Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
To get sub par conference packets together this year was a miracle. But I have some tips for myself in six month time.
1. Have a apostle bingo so they pay attention to who is speaking, with fill in the blanks for the women and seventy who speak.
2. A tally for sheet for how many times they hear the word amen. A tally for how many times they see the prophet.
Currently our packets include a cover sheet and then are mostly coloring sheets. They love bingo sheets, and because of their young ages they all get treats when one person gets a bingo as long as they are in the room with conference playing.
I also included some dot to dots. And my oldest got word searches and crossword puzzles.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Remember the fiasco that was my May? Well the deal was my husband was suppose to watch the kids on Saturdays while I sewed my pillows BEFORE he went to Guatemala. If he was going to be gone for 10 days without cell service, I at least wanted to love my pillows. (I also got a new mattress for my bed.)
So in April I made three pillows.
Here is my low light close ups. I would tell you this one is my favorite, but then I would have to say this about ever one, except for the one I just finished...
And then this one, and that one and this one?
Well I had one more pillow form waiting, waiting for six months for me to finish it.
My husband asked why are you making another pillow? We don't need another pillow, which he had a point. All of our pillows are always on the floor because we have three kids and kids have a radar in their head that says, what a pillow is on the couch I better throw it on the ground. I can only assume that radar is connected to the radar that says, what a book is on the ground let me go out of my way to jump on it.
Also when lots of family members sit on the couch there are too many pillows, but if dad or mom lays on the ground then heaven forbid each person doesn't have their own pillow on the floor to lay with. So reason speaks we should have six pillows. Which we now have!
But really I made the last pillow because I had the form waiting and waiting and waiting. It was taking up valuable craft space and so I figured the last form should be downstairs taking up my husband's valuable couch space instead of my craft space...
He honestly didn't think this was a valid argument. But my 8 year old and 5 year old absolutely love the new pillow. Which is funny because I really don't.
Friday, October 3, 2014
|This is not my dress or creation, I found it on pinterest.|
Unfortunately, my oldest has of course come up with an unique Halloween costume idea. Imagine that, J- unique Halloween costume? Every time I brought up buying a costume he looked willing but sad.
He wanted to be a piece of Modern Art like Jackson Pollock's pieces. I offered to buy a poster of Jackson Pollock's art, but he really wanted to make it himself. So I figured why not he is the one doing the work isn't he?
He started tonight,
Other unique J costumes. Grass and Rock Monster
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Not exactly what I had in mind to do during naptime. This is what we made. She wanted very tiny beads so I mostly did it, luckily we didn't use a pattern.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Kraft's Pudding Recipe, because its easy and delicious. I wondered how it would work as a decorator's frosting. Since I wasn't trying to be professional, and just please three kids it worked great. It has a bit of solid mass and fluffiness anyway because of the pudding.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
a stocking board on your fireplace. *Say what? mine blown*
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Oh how I'll miss hearing this toddler voice yelling for his big brother one day. I love the way he says, "Osh!"
Friday, July 11, 2014
I also remade the wreath, but I can't find an original, it was pink. It was too much pink.
Here it is seeing both sides.
darling white sheer curtains that went to the floor, but those don't block the sun and this room faces east. So now my window looks a little top heavy. It use to look perfect....
I also wish I had a different light. But you know, I've been pondering what to put there for three years. The room probably needs a fan.
Here is some history on the room,