"Noooo, Mommy please tell me that really wasn't the last episode of All My Children!"
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Somebody had a BIRTHDAY over the weekend!!! Yes, my first born turned 3 over the weekend. We had a little party and made tacos, opened presents and had birthday cake. Tippy wants to thank everyone for all of the well wishes.
|Tippy blowing out her candle as Alex wonders what is going on!|
Thursday, September 8, 2011
I probably should've blogged about this a long time...but....well, I just haven't gotten around to it. Do you remember here where I went to my first home maker class? Well the group is called Paper Kutz and I paid my annual $8 fee and joined the group.....back in December. See, I told you this was long over due. Basically, the group meets once a month and each month, you have two demonstrators, one person who brings snacks, and another that brings drinks and you sit around and make cards and socialize. Pretty fun. So I thought I would go back and show you all of the cards that I have made so far. Oh, and not all of these are cards....they can be pretty much anything that's made out of paper.
I thought this was really cute because you can slide the card in and out of its little holder.
Made from real dried flowers.
So cute and sooooo easy!
This demonstrator made ALL of those little flowers out of string....for 25 people!!
A bracelet....all made out of paper. This actually drove me a bit batty!
I really liked this one :)
This was one of my favs!
Our little "Kell-ki" demonstrated this one for us!
Some people got a little frustrated with this one but I love it because we got to draw and paint!
A little ornament. I really need to find that nail polish I'm wearing because I loved it so.
A box....in case you couldn't figure it out.
This was pretty cool....a fry bag
And this one really got me ready for fall!!
So there ya have it! Everything I have made in Paper Kutz so far. I hope I didn't leave anything out. In case you're saying, "But Shari, I want mooore!" Well you're in luck! We will be meeting again next Thursday and I will be back to show you what I come home with. I'm going to try to post every month to show you what I made. I mean, I AM the CRAFTY Bachelorette, right??
* Sorry, if the photos seemed a little wonky. Blogger has added some new features and I'm testing them out.
** I REALLY need to get a better camera, like an SLR camera. These yellow pics are driving me ba-na-nas. Speaking of ba-na-nas, did anyone catch the season premiere of Rachel Zoe the other night? So good. Anyway, if anyone knows how to fix my yellow pics, let me know!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
You know we love us some Pops! We participated in this fun-tabluous event for the 5th year in a row. Click here to see what we did last year and also in the years past. It's definitely a good trip down memory lane! We decided to have a Royal Wedding theme and I'll give you three guesses who dressed as Kate and the first two don't count. We also had Pippa and the rest were wedding attendees. Oh, and I can't forget about a cardboard version of William! The good news is we had lots of fun. The bad news is we didn't place this year :( I guess placing 3 out of 5 years at an event with hundreds of people isn't too bad but I was still disappointed.
I thought I would take the time and share the project that I worked so hard on for this. I knew we had to have the British flag somewhere. Did you know that the British flag is actually called the Union Jack? Gotta love those Brits. Anywho, I had a hard time finding Union Jack decorations so I thought, "I'll just make one and we can use it as our tablecloth!" So I went to Lowe's and bought a 9x12 drop cloth. I ended up trimming the sides since it was a bit big for a table but I just winged it so I'm not sure what the final dimensions ended up being. Next came the hard part.....Math. I swear, if pigs fly and I end up getting married one day, the dude has GOT TO be good with numbers. Shari + numbers = smoke coming out of ears. Once I got it all drawn out, I used frog tape to tape off my lines.
I didn't know if I should paint it with acrylic paint that I already had or use spray paint. I opted with the acrylic until I got this far and realized how much I would actually need to cover this beast.
So I went to Lowe's (again) and bought spray paint.
But then I got this far and ran out of spray paint. So off to Lowe's (again) I went!
After I got all of the paint on (2 coats), I was left with this.
I thought it needed some type of clear coat since we would have our food and drinks on it so I found this stuff at the Hob-Lob. Let me tell ya, this stuff staaaaanks!! Not stinks, staaaaaanks. Poor Tippy could smell it from inside the house. How do I know this? Because she told me. No not really, but she kept sneezing like 5 times in a row. I hope I didn't kill any of her brain cells because if I did, well she might have an IQ of 2 now.
And here is the final product. You can see at the top where I started using acrylic paint, but it wasn't that noticeable when it was laying on the table.
Once I got all measuring figured out, it was actually a pretty fun project to do. Now I have this giant British flag and I have no idea what to do with it. If anybody needs over sized British decor, I've got ya covered!