Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fun in the Saturday Sun

It's too sunny and too beautiful to stay indoors...
so we put our little guy to work..
he scrubbed and scrubbed...
and my car turned out better than a professional car wash...
(yes, his daddy was there to scrub too:)

Simon finished off the hot day with
a little run in our make-shift sprinkler...

(otherwise known as the garden hose)...

even daddy joined in the fun!

Gotta take advantage of the
weekend family fun!

Friday, January 21, 2011


I decided to
on some Nutella...
YUMMMM-O is all I can say!Well....Simon saw me and decided to
partake in mommy's indulgence...
How can I say NO,
when my spoon was filled with this ooey-gooey yumminess?!
we BOTH enjoyed a treat,
giggled at each other...
and took another lick!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

This is January???

Love it!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Keeping the Boys Busy...

The ground was covered with leaves from our big tree outside...
after an hour of raking...
no gardner is needed
thanks to Simon and his cousin, Ryan.
Thanks, Boys!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Upcycled Glass Bottle Project

So sorry I haven't updated my blog lately!!
Here's an easy Up-cycling project to try...
You'll need a funky old glass bottle,
a glue gun,
and a strip of fabric.Begin by using hot glue to stick the twine
on the bottle.
Start at the base, and glue a little bit at a time,
laying the twine on the glue...
repeat all the way up to the desired height on the bottle.
Be sure to use about an inch or two of glue at time,
and not more,
because the hot glue will dry.

I went up to the neck of the bottle...
I may add more twine later up to the lip,
but for now, I wanted to experiment.

Finally, I added a double-layered strip of fabric
that was cut with pinking shears on the edges.
I tied it around the neck of hte bottle,
to add some color to the neutral twine.

Then, I placed it on the mantle next to a cool beachy picture,
that picks up the colors in the twine and fabric.
It cost pennies,
took 20 minutes,
and adds a little somethin' to a naked mantle:)
Happy Crafting!!