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A Busy Easter Weekend

Sorry for the lapse in posts. It was a crazy busy week last week and this weekend was just as busy! It started Friday with getting the house ready just in case someone wanted to come look at it (who does that on Easter?- Whatev, hubby insisted.) Then once I got the house together it was time to head to the in-laws for Easter Weekend. My mother in law and I had all kinds of things planned. We HAD to make the banner for our Relay for Life team so that was first on the list. For some reason she was thinking we could use these two napkins she had to make the banner????? Yeah…. not so much. So we headed to Hobby Lobby and picked up some Canvas and Iron on Letters. We decided to work on the banner Saturday. We decided that our banner would have not just the team name but iron on appliques of all of the cancer color ribbons. So I traced all a ribbon in each color (using disappearing ink or tailors chalk- depending on the color) and we cut them out. We also cut out double sided adhesive. We had an embroidered purple ribbon from the quilt my mother in law made so we made that the focal point of our banner. We then decided that the banner needed some more pizzazz and headed back to Hobby Lobby for some blanket binding to put around the edge of the banner and a car that we could applique since our team name is The Pit Crew. Anyways, during that trip I picked up other craft stuffs that I wound up doing as well. Once we got home I sewed the blanket binding around the edge. I did my best to mitre the corners but honestly it wasn’t great…. Oh well, no one will see it on a galloping horse! No, there are no horses involved, it’s just a saying. Anyways, once the binding was on we appliqued all the lettering, ribbons, and the car. Here is the final product:

Relay for Life Banner!

 I think it turned out pretty great. I have to give my mother in law credit for the end result as it was her vision. I just helped to execute it.

 We also made Rice Krispy Eggs with M&M’s in the middle:

Make just like regular rice krispies and shape them into eggs!

 And of course Stink dyed Easter Eggs for the first time!


Stink LOVED dying the eggs! We all had colored hands afterwards though......

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Happy New Year!

Well another year has come and gone. 2010 was a great year for my family. Hopefully yours was too. So what did my wild and crazy family do to ring in the new year. Well, hold your hats for this one. The little one went to bed at 8 as usual. Then the hubby and I watched a movie (The Hangover)- so stupid it was funny. Then at approximately 11:51pm I fell asleep. Yup. Way to go me! I was trying so hard to make it and was soooooooo close. Now, you may think “ha ha ha she got drunk and passed out before midnight.” Sadly there was no alcohol involved in my snooze fest. It was the CVS brand of Nyquil that knocked me out because only I would have a sinus infection/cold from hell on New Years Eve. I took the medicine at 11:30 pm thinkink it wouldn’t kick in until after midnigt. I was mistaken. Apparently the liquid stuff works waaaaaaaaaay faster than the pills. Thankfully my wonderful hubby woke me up at 11:59 pm to make sure I was awake (thanks for looking out for me dear!) Once midnight hit I got my New Years kiss from the hubby (on the forehead because apparently the tissue shoved into both my nostrils blocked the path to my lips- and he was attempting to avoid cross-contamination) I curled up in my bed and went back to sleep. Craziness abounds here. I’m telling you we are way too WILD in our house…. All in all I can’t complain. I got to spend New Years with my two favorite peeps.
Hope 2011 brings you and yours many blessings!


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Bye Bye Ho Ho

So Christmas has come and gone in our house. Stinkerbell now calls Santa “Ho Ho” & says “Bye Bye Ho Ho” when she sees him on tv. As usual Stinkerbell was spoiled rotten with toys and attention. This means I’ll spend the next week picking up toys and fending off attempts from Stink to have my undivided attention. Stink got a rocking horse that she is LOVING. She also got an art desk, play kitchen and art easel. She got tons of clothes which she will most likely outgrow by next month. Playdough has also infiltrated our house. Today she decided to cook her play dough and new barbie in her play oven. Guess she was making something special…. Poor Generic Barbie. Anyways we had a great Christmas here (except when I dropped a stupid chair on my foot!) Hope your family had a great one too!

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