Friday, September 18, 2009
Piece a cake decorating: Kim has awesome tips on cake decorating and sells edible images which as most of you know I used just a last week for my sons birthday cake. She is great about answering any questions and super fast on her shipping!!
Mother Trekker: Jen talks about traveling and how to make it easier on your kids . She gives some great travel activities for kids ages 3-5.
Boutique Stitches: Jennette features some of the most beautiful jewelry I have come across yet. She promotes other peoples jewelry to help spread the word . She also has a esty shop where she makes handmade bibs, washies and baby bottle wraps..
Mommy's Online Garage Sale: Jen has it all, baby, girls, boys, giveaways, handmade, junior, men, women, toys, reviews, and misc. No matter what your looking for you can find it here.
Stop by and check out these great blogs who knows what you will learn or find!! If you want to join the Party feel free and link with us.
Have a great Friday. I get to spend the day cleaning out my youngest closet. For the last six years I have used it as a place to store all the kids clothing, baby clothes everything. I am now going to go through it all. My oldest wants to change rooms and have her own room. I am going to move my youngest in with her brother and give my oldest her own room for awhile. Of course I have help of my two younger kids. My son does not have preschool today and my husband took Lexis to school. Lyssa already wants to go outside and jump on the trampoline. When I told her it was to cold out yet her response was no mommy its HOT HOT... OUTSIDE PLEASSSSSEEEEE... I can already tell how the day will go cleaning for maybe a hour if I am lucky and then outside for us...
Thursday, September 17, 2009
1. I am thankful for the things my family does do all the little things that makes me smile!!
2. For all my friends that listens to me and are here for me no matter what.
3. I am thankful that my family is healthy!
4. I am thankful I can be a stay at home mom even if it frustrates me to no end sometimes.
5. I am very thankful I started blogging and got to meet some wonder people. You all inspire me to be a better person and always make me smile.
Thanks so much to Shelly for making me see the brighter side of life and now I am going to go spend time with some friends and family..
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I can not believe that two years has flown by. My baby my last one I will ever have is turning two years old on October 2nd. I know I have a couple weeks still but I have no idea what to do for her birthday party. She does not really watch t.v. or have a favorite character. She does love her little gray stuff kitten "GRACE". I am debating on another edible image from Kim that worked great for Trevens birthday but not 100% sure. I do not know what to do... sigh. Plus I have no idea what gift to get her. The worst thing is she has everything because my older two just passed down all their stuff. My mother in law is getting her a little pink car that she can sit in. We have legos, playdough, baby dolls, tons and tons of stuff. I want something that is just for her. Not a hand me down. UGGGG I just do not know what to do. All ideas suggestions are need and welcome...I want it to be a special birthday, I know she won't really care but I care!!!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I do love art and when I was in high school and college I used to draw all the time. It was a stress reliever. When I get time I still draw. If I was at home I would scan in one of my works of art. I love drawing with pencil and painting with oil. My oldest daughter also takes a art class after school on Mondays. She loves to draw, paint, color, anything and everything that is art... I do some graphic designs I am working on many but have not done enough for a website yet.
I also have a great friend that is a Artist. Brandon Parkinson he is so talented and a really great guy. I still have some of his artwork and some jewerly he made for me. He is also a designer for a new company TATCo. The Artist Tattoo Company, brings to the fans the artwork featured on performers around the globe. Conceived by guitarist Scott Bartlett on his tour bus, over a bottle and conversation with a former band mate. Our unique original designs reflect the deeply personal imagery of our Artists. Their ink on your gear, join us in sporting the artwork inspired by the artists who wear it.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Treven turns FIVE today!!!!! We celebrated on Saturday with a family party. I got a cake from Sams club and then ordered a Edible Image from Piece of Cake Decorating. Who is having a contest right now for a FREE Edible Image. Click on the link above to enter and your next birthday will be as simple as mine was. I had to modify my cake a little. There was three balloons on each corner so to make room for the image I took off four of the balloons. The image came in a plastic protective cover. We were suppose to put in the freezer for 90 seconds then let it sit for 5 seconds and peel off then lay on cake. Well we had a little trouble I think since I had the images for over a week sitting around which this is my fault totally.. I put the sheets in between my cookbooks to keep straight and not get bent. By doing that I know I pressed the images harder against the sheet making it harder for them to come off. All I had to do was take a sharp flat knife and score the edges then slide the knife under the image only one spot was tough and tore a little. I think you can kinda see it in the picture but over all it looks so neat. Everyone that seen it loved it. Designing the image was so much fun. I took a picture of my son sitting in the tractor and then added the wording I wanted and a frame around the picture. I sent the image to Kim who then printed it and mailed it the same day. I was originally going to make the cake and use some of his little tractors and fencing on the cake. My time got to busy and buying the cake pre-made ended up working out better.
His big gift this year was a trampoline. We put it together on Friday and had to keep it hid from him for a full day which was very hard. I drew him a treasure map to the trampoline and made him open that package last. Then we all went outside while he followed the map. His face was priceless and the first thing he said was.. I was going to order this for Christmas with Santa. The kids spent the rest of the day and evening on the trampoline.
Sunday we put together one of his other gifts. It is a seven foot rocket and it goes about 100 feet into the air. First you have to fill this little bottle on the side with water then it takes around 160 pumps with the air pump ( which about killed my arms) then you squeeze a blue ball and it releases the pressure and shoots it in the air. We did it three time before my arms were about to fall off. The kids really enjoyed it and we were able to put it all back in the box for another day. Over all he had a great birthday party him and his sisters jumped on the trampoline most the next day also. Around 6pm on Sunday night Treven crashed in the chair. Normally he doesn't take a nap but the two days caught up with him and he never even complained when I said it was bedtime at 8pm.....
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The Sleeping Sheep Baby Basket: This Baby Basket is excellent for a baby shower gift. A newborn baby gift. A first birthday gift.
• iParenting Media Award Winner. The soft, fluffy Sleep Sheep is baby's perfect night time companion to help soothe them to sleep in a safe, calming and effortless way. A sound box tucked safely inside of Sleep Sheep lulls babies to sleep with soft sounds from nature and the reassuring sound of a mother's heartbeat. Sleep Sheep's soothing sounds are an audio pacifier that can calm even the fussiest babies to sleep. When babies sleep better, parents sleep better.
• Set/2 extra thick, beautiful, 100% cotton diaper burp cloths are perfect for a baby shower, newborn baby gift or first birthday gift, choice of color for a boy, girl, or neutral.
• The fun loving plush crinkle vibrating caterpillar. When it is extended watch the body shimmer back to its original position. It is also great fun when attached to a baby carriage and entertains the little one.
• The Crazy Daisy Squeaking Wiggler that makes fun noises when shaken or pulled on. It can be attached to the crib or stroller as well.
• A Baby print which is a great way to capture a baby foot or baby hand print.
Find this great basket and many more at Litte Ladybugs Boutique!!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday the 14th my son will turn 5 years old. He is so excited and keeps changing his mind on what kind of theme he wants. First it was John Deere, then he wanted Walle, then back to John Deere, and now he wants Spiderman.. I thought my little girl was bad about changing her mind. We finally agreed on John Deere for the cake at home and Walle rings for the cupcakes I will take to school. The picture that is post I am using on the cake. I found a fellow blog that sells edible images. Piece of Cake Decorating offers edible printed on a 8x10 sheet of wafer paper. I ordered and the next day she had it printed and in the mail. She even sent me a test one, her printer messed up a little on one and she sent it to me so I can test one out without messing up the real one. I am so excited and can not wait to make the cake. We are having his birthday party on Saturday the 12th so the family can all make it. I will be posting more pictures.