Friday, May 6, 2016

Cub Scout Mother's Day

I am the den leader of some wolf cub scouts. We worked through our whole book. Instead of doing an elective badge, we made mother's day presents.
Sure the boys *made* them, but it took a few hours out of my week to prepare.
Like painting the jars.
Their tags are either coupons for chores or things they like about their moms. I think this boy could have used a few more sticks, I should have taken a picture of a different one.

 I also made these tags. Although the phrase I saw on pinterest.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


I should post pictures of my house. No crafts being done, but my house is cleaned spotless everyday. It is on the market, and I think it might be borderline high. We get millions of showing but no offer yet. Lots of good reviews but no offer yet.
I've had 15 showings, in less than 3 weeks.
Whew, I'm tired.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

General Conference Packets

Posting for my own reference, hopefully I remember this is 6 months.
Years ago I started a tradition of General Conference packets for my kids, they were all the rage you could find multiples to choose from on pinterest. Now its the same packets there were five years ago, rarely does anyone update them. Most of the stuff I don't mind it not being updated, but I do love an updated version of the apostles.
I found one site that consistently updates apostle lists. Mormon Cartoonist
And then the next site took me a while to find....
Duh, when I realized it, I felt stupid, their Conference Notebook is always updated!

Other than that I usually print off personalized things for each kid. Whether it be coloring pages or word puzzles with churchy themes.

As a note, my children never! fill in their conference notebook, notes or pictures from the Apostles talks, but I like the hope if I keep giving them the opportunity they will one day. I like to hope that day is just around the corner for my oldest.
Even if they ignore the note taking section, they do seem to love their personalized coloring book I give them bi-annually.
Their ultimate favorite conference page is coloring in bingo squares. They don't use candy, I'm sure one year I tried to teach them how to play the game with candy but for them they color it and then ask for a piece when they get a bingo. And of course since their little brothers are too young everyone gets a treat for each persons bingo.

Lastly, I didn't do it this time, but next time I want to print off this packet (The Ultimate General Conference packet 2). She makes the MOST FUN packets.

But Grammy and grandpa are visiting us this weekend, and so my kids don't need millions of coloring activities.

Monday, March 7, 2016

St Patrick's Day Easter Wreath

Having Easter in March use to really put a bee in my bonnet for decorating for holidays, but this year I fully embraced it, since I didn't have an Easter wreath I liked so it was a great opportunity. 
Best part of this is, I have far too much fabric stored so the wreath was FREE to make.

I used these two pins as inspiration.
This is by far my favorite Easter pin ever!

Then we decided to put our house on the market, so I had to take my wreath down... :(

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Lightening McQueen Book Bag

Well the almost 2 year old was jealous of the the Sunbeam's Book of Mormon book bag. So a few weeks after the first bag, I make him his own Lightening McQueen Book Bag.
 Needless to say, the almost 2 year old is thrilled beyond belief. He likes it with Lightening McQueen on the outside. I didn't have enough Lightening fabric to make handles in red.
 His barely fits a board book. He feels really awesome walking in to church with his own scripture bag, you can see his swagger in the way he walks when he thinks he is a big boy. Its the way he walks in the grocery store when its only him and me and I let him walk.
The unfortunate thing about his swagger is he walks EVEN slower. He is my slowest walker at this age. He can run fast but he walks slow. I was worried about him in nursery without his older brother with him. They are BFFs and for many months he was very unsure about his class, but boy does he love being the big man on campus. He is the second youngest in nursery, but he is positive he is now in charge. He spent 6 months learning the ropes, and now he is ready.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Book Bag

 In the beginning of the month my 3 year old became a Sunbeam at church so I made him a little book bag for his own Book of Mormon.
 Its been super good for his self confidence at church to have his own Book of Mormon especially in Primary. Plus we read out it at night during family scripture study.
I lined it with Cars Fabric. So technically its reversible, but I assumed he would keep the stripes on the outside. I was right, he gets so angry when his older siblings flip the bag inside out. I think its embarrassing for him.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Pillows Pillows Pillows

I'm always making new slip covers for my pillows aren't I? How do you other people handle your boredom? The best pillow is a new slip cover that cost zero dollars.
If I bought all my pillows I think my husband would ban them from my budget.

We redid our living room floors, and so I needed new pillows.
 I went with traditional pillow covers this time, mostly because they were the texture I wanted and the colors. I don't love the floral but the colors were right!
(You know how magazines and pinterest have their couches filled with pillows, well they do look great that way, but they annoy my husband to the high heavens, for a while I didn't care, then I decided it was his house too.)
My pillows actually weren't free I spent $5 on WAY too much floral fabric for a different craft I never did. Then I spent $1.50 on trim to make my home pillow. At first I wanted to make a "be nice" because I tell my children that all day long, before they go to school, while they are at home with their family, etc etc, but be nice was too many characters.
 I also added a deer to the front of my polka dot pillow. I guess I should have a close up of it... My brain is out to lunch. It never came home from vacation in Spain.
I was hesitant about the deer, because I didn't want it to be christmasy, but I don't think it is, its rustic, and with as much oak as my house has that I'm not replacing, I feel like my house is rustic, since we live so close to the mountains.
(Best part of that picture, I'm always keeping it real, ideally I would have hidden my broken laundry basket full of fleece blankets. Didn't even realize.)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tandem Bike Printable

This picture is on all my other blogs today too. But I did make it so I figured I'd been fair and add it here too.
First off, I know senior LDS missionary couples do not ride tandem bikes. But I thought it was a cute idea. Based off all those other LDS printables for primary kids.
I found the bike from graphic fairy and the background came from one of my favorite flickr pages.