Friday, May 13, 2011

The Rubarb Is Ready

Today was wet, rainy and gloomy so what else is there to do? Bake, of course. We all ventured out through the soggy yard to collect the rubarb from the garden.

My Little Helpers

The end result.......

Yummy! We ate an entire loaf for an after school snack.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Little Bit Of Spring

I was inspired to work on this little project about six months ago. I had even bought all the supplies I need to create this beauty. Well... I do have 4 kids so needless to say I just got to it this weekend. What perfect timing with Spring having just arrived along with the arrival of many fat robins that look as though their bellies are full of eggs.

Here is what you need to create this:

Wire ( I used Parawire, in natural brass color/ 22 gauge) Hobby Lobby

Beads for the eggs, any color, but I like the blue. The ones I used were pea size

Chain ( I bought a spool of chain at Jo Ann's that matched the wire).

Miscellaneous beads to accent wherever you'd like.

Round end Pliers

Follow this link from Cathe Holden for instructions

I followed the instructions as a guide to get started but then I added my own touches and this is how it turned out.

Good Luck and Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rylee Is 10

Happy Birthday Rylee, We Love You!

I can't believe I have a ten year old. I remember when I was ten and it doesn't feel that long ago. Rylee is such a blessing and it is so fun to watch her grow up into such a wonderful young lady. She has been a great helper with Nora, dinner and cleaning since Steve has been working out of town. I am so lucky to have at least one of my kids with the same need for a tidy house. I hope the next few years start to slow down because the thought of having a teenager in 3 years is a bit much for me to think about.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sharing A Friends New Blog

Trains, Bows, Two Cosmos

Just wanted to pass this link along to you all. April and Holly are two friends of mine that just started a new craft blog , trains, bows and two cosmos, and to kick it off they are hosting a "Give Away". So check it out any maybe you could be a winner!! Plus that have lots of fun super craft ideas with directions.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Coupon Queen

So I went to the grocery store yesterday and it got me thinking. I am such a coupon freak.! I love getting the Sunday paper so I can get my scissors out and cut it all up to little pieces and then file them away in my handy little coupon holder. Then the day I get to get them back out and maybe combine with a great sale or even better yet combine a Manufacturer and Store Coupon and possibly get something for free or super cheap, that is the best feeling. I have been known to save $20 with coupons alone at Target or even more if it is double coupon day at the grocery store. Oh, the excitement of looking at the receipt and thinking " Well done Laura".

The whole idea is rather ridiculous though. Me wasting all this time clipping, clipping, searching ( on the computer) printing, clipping, printing, searching clipping, filing. Wow that exhausts me just thinking about it. Oh and then there is me with my kids in the grocery store, searching, searching for the coupons in my handy little coupon file while holding my one year old in the cart because she now likes to wiggle out of the straps and jump out of the cart or reach in the back of the cart and pull out anything with in her reach and throw it out of the cart which causes me to CONSTANTLY , stop and pick it up and put it back in. On top of that I usually have a hand full of coupons in my other hand along with my grocery list and ad. All this causing me to drop at least one good coupon which I then have to go on a treasure hunt throughout the store until I find it. Of course, I am still doing all this with one hand on the baby so she doesn't go overboard and corralling the 4 year old from disappearing or putting any unwanted Pop tarts or candy in the cart.

I am sure if someone followed me around the store I would be very good entertainment. I wouldn't even know they were following me because I would be too busy cleaning cheerio's up out of the middle of aisle 5!

Pretty ridiculous! Of course this wont stop me from wading through the snow in my jammies on Sunday morning to pull the Sunday paper out of the snowbank in my front yard!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Nora Is One!

Happy Birthday Nora

I can not believe it has already been a year since we were blessed with are beautiful, little Girl, Nora. I keep thinking back to how before I was pregnant with her we thought our family was complete with our other 3 beautiful, perfect children and then low and behold God had a different plan and blessed us with Nora! I can't image our family without her and I am so thankful for how blessed we are. Now, I am not going to say our family is complete because that is not my decision to make although if you ask Steve he still thinks we have some control over this?? I am also not saying that we are going to have more because me just saying that would put my husband into a huge defensive panic. All I can say is I can see why my sister has 7 kids . I think with each child it gets easier and by #4 I feel as though we have things figured out for now. New things come up constantly and we deal with it and learn new ways to be better parents, but I love the excitement. Steve always reminds me that regardless of how many kids we have they do all eventually grow up. I is just so hard to think this the last baby and she will eventually be in school and I will be all by myself. Then what do I do?

So for now I will just love on my Baby Nora and enjoy every snuggle she gives my while we are both lathered up in baby lotion so I will always remember that smell

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Finished Product

Thought I would share how the girls hair bows turn out. Hopefully the actual taking of the pictures goes as well as me making these little things.

I also included a picture of some other hair things I made recently. What will I do when my babies grow up?