Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Teachers Appreciation Gifts

We have some new craft ideas to help you show your appreciation to your child's teacher at

 Click on the links to get materials and instructions.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter Decorations on a Budget

This year my family is on a toght budget due to anouther deployment to Irac for my husband. I wanted to make my home warm and welcoming for Easter using just the things I had around the house.
For the front door I added some lest over easter grass and eggs to a wreath.
Foe the kitchen table center pirce I added some pink tissue paper to a plant I had and sat one of the kids stuffed bunny by it.

I created a spash of Easter on the counter top in the kitchen. With a jar filled with some toy carrots, a jar with colorfil candy and a cookie cutter. Kinda cute, dont you think
I just had to carry my Easter them to the walls. I gues some ribbon to plastic eggs and hung them from a mirror. I put some pink flowers in to frames to complete the color.
When making the flowers I put some into some other frames for anouther wall.

Under the clock I added a wire with more eggs from ribbon.
I hope you have become inspired to make your home look like spring. It doesn't have to take money, it takes imagination. Happy Easter everyone.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Christmas Tale for Moms

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas…Mom Style

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the abode
Only one creature was stirring & she was cleaning the commode.
The children were finally sleeping, all snug in their beds,
while visions of X-Box & Barbie flipped through their heads.
Yes, and dad was snoring in front of the TV,
with a half constructed bicycle propped on his knee.
So only the mom heard the reindeer hooves clatter,
which made her sigh, “Now what is the matter?”
With toilet bowl brush still clutched in her hand,
She descended the stairs, and saw the old man.
He was covered with ashes & soot, which fell with a shrug,
“Oh great,” muttered the mom, “Now I have to clean the rug.”
“Ho Ho Ho!” cried Santa, I’m glad you’re awake.”
“Your gift was especially difficult to make.”
“Thanks, Santa, but all I want is time alone.”
“Exactly!” he chuckled, “So, I’ve made you a clone.”
“A clone?” she muttered, “What good is that?”
“Run along, Santa, I’ve no time for chit chat.”
Then out walked the clone – The mother’s twin,
Same hair, same eyes, same double chin.
“She’ll cook, she’ll dust, and she’ll mop every mess.
You’ll relax, take it easy, watch TV and rest.
“Fantastic!” the mom cheered. “My dream has come true!”
“I’ll shop, I’ll read, I’ll sleep a night through!
“From the room above, the youngest did fret.
“Mommy?! Come quickly, I’m scared and I’m wet.
“The clone replied, “I’m coming, sweetheart.”
“Hey,” the mom smiled, “She sure knows her part.
“The clone changed the child and hummed her a tune,
as she bundled the small one in a blanket cocoon.
“You’re the best mommy ever. I really love you.
“The clone smiled and sighed, “And I love you too.
“The mom frowned and said, “Sorry, Santa, no deal.
That’s my child’s LOVE she is going to steal.
“Smiling wisely, Santa said: “To me it is clear,
Only one loving mother is needed here.
“The mom kissed her child and tucked her in bed.
“Thank You, Santa, for clearing my head.
Sometimes I forget, it won’t be very long,
before they’ll be too old for my cradle and song.
“The clock on the mantle began to chime.
Santa whispered to the clone, “It works every time.
“With the clone by his side, Santa said: “Goodnight.
Merry Christmas, dear Mom, you’ll be all right.”
As a mom it’s easy to get discouraged and there are days that you want to sit down and throw a temper tantrum. On the days when you wished for a clone, take some time for yourself and remember the joys of being a mom. Please have a happy holiday with friends and family. I wish for you all of the joy and peace of the season. Merry Christmas Moms from

Monday, November 22, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award

I was just awarded the Stylish Blogger Award from Carla.
Thanks for the appreciation.

  I've been awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by the great blog Jansen Family Adventures. Carla is a writer and her blog is well written with great content.

Carla has been posting the things she is grateful for on her blog in celebration of Thanksgiving. Make sure you visit her blog for some great impiration at

Many thanks!!  I am very happy to accept it and share some blogs I've recently discovered!

Rules for accepting this award are: 

1. Thank & link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pay it forward to 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their Blog Award!

Here are the 7 Facts About Myself:
1. I am a transplant patient. I am on my second kidney.
2. I love to make crafts.
3. I love to decorate my home.
4. I love to decorate for every holiday.
5.I am a military wife. 
6. I am a Harry Potter fan
7. I am married to a gamer. 

Well, I hope you feel like you know me better!  Here are 15 blogs  that I've recently discovered and totally love.  I think you will enjoy them too.


Check out these blogs:

1. The Wright Hair 
2. Random Things Kids Say

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Glitter Pumpkins

Plastic pumpkins


This was a really easy project.  I picked a color for each pumpkin. I did a brown pumpkin with gold glitter. I painted the pumpkin and then before it dried I sprinkled the gold glitter on to the pumpkin then let it dry
I did this with the rest of my pumpkins I did a green one and a black one and then a pearl. This is easy and you can put whatever colors you would like 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Indian Corn

2 bags of candy corn
One with brown bottoms
One with orange bottoms 
Butter knife
Lemon frosting

This is a fun craft that you get to eat and really easy for the kids to do the first thing that you need to so is unwrap your Twinkie and place on the plate then with the butter knife frost your Twinkie all over then take the candy corn and place in the frosting with the small side down to make it look like Indian corn then in joy 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Turkey Door Hanger


9 sheets of 12x12 scrapbook paper, in colors for the tail feathers
1 sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper tan or light brown for the body.
Scraps of red, brown, white and yellow paper
Ribbon, 24 inches
Hot Glue gun, glue sticks and paper glue
Oval Google Eyes
Print off the pattern. Pattern will be posted at Cut out the pieces and glue the turkey together using paper glue. Glue on the eyes with the hot glue. Set aside while you make the feathers.
Take one of the 12x12 sheets and roll it into a cone shape using one corner as the point. After you have the cone shape, staple the end to hold the shape. Repeat for the rest of the feathers. Pick your color pattern for the feathers. Starting with the center one,  glue it to the back of the turkey (using your hot glue). Next glue the next feathers on each side of the center one. Glue to turkey but also along the length of the feathers. Continue with the nest two feathers lower the points to match the shape of the body. Make sure each feather is right next to the previous one.
Tie the ends together and glue across the back of the center feather at 4 inches from the tip with the knot in the middle. Glue the ribbon along both sides of the center feather up the back until you are at least 2/3 up the feather to support the door hanger. Pattern is posted at