Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Crafts

I've been having some fun with Thanksgiving crafts lately.  First, this turkey project looked fun:

idea stolen from someone more creative than me (www.themotherhuddle.com actually)

So, in about 30 minutes at work, using scrap cardboard and google images, I made this:


Please stop by my house and add a feather to our turkey!  The feathers are already cut out and are waiting to see what your a thankful for this year.  

The second Thanksgiving project in our house is this really cool bunting. (Who knew that's what they were called!?!)

idea from cousin Wendy (someone else that is more creative than me)

With cousin Ashlee (Bryon's niece) coming to visit, I thought it might be a fun activity for the girls.  What could be more adorable than three girls making handprint turkeys?? 

Needless to say, our turkeys look more like tie dye.  My plan is to try our hand (get it?) each year until the flags are full.  Hopefully next year's will be more turkeylike...Purchase a blank Fall bunting for yourself, and see if your turkeys look better than ours!  My cousin-in-law, Wendy, is selling them at www.etsy.com/shop/twirlytutus.  

Just wait until you see my Christmas crap crafts.  If only there were more hours in the day and less toddlers wanting to get involved!!




Saturday, November 13, 2010

Blast From the Past

Remember these?  Yep, good ol' leg warmers from the '80's.  I'm sure I didn't look this hot in mine.  If any of you five readers out there have pictures of me in a pair, please feel free to send all originals straight to the shredder!

So, after Shelby started crawling a little, someone told me about Baby Legs, basically leg warmers for babies.BabyLegs Leg Warmers, Sweet Heart

I quickly shelled out my $12 and ordered some.   As a bonus with her crawling around in them, my floors got dusted.

Jump ahead a few years, and I came across this awesome tutorial on how to make your own baby legs using a pair of women's knee high socks.  Low and behold, Target had them on sale for $1.  I managed to whip out TWELVE pair in one day.  If you do the math, I made TWELVE pair for the price of one.  And, I had fun doing it.  Here's Haley modeling hers today, while climbing as high as possible in a bounce house.



Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pumpkin Carving 101

How to Carve a Pumpkin in Three Easy Steps

1.  Line the floor with a plastic trashbag and let the kids scrape out all the nasty insides from the pumpkin.

2.  Marry an engineer who is a perfectionist and is also handy with tools.  While said husband is carving, do your best to keep kids away from sharp tools.



3.  Place candle inside your jack-o-lantern and shower said husband with lots of praise, all the while thanking your lucky stars you didn't have to carve a thing!



How to get some "me" time

Hey, Moms!  Do you need 15 minutes to check your email and catch up facebook?  I learned the hard way today that the trash-bag stash is a great way to keep your toddlers entertained for just a few minutes.