Friday, December 9, 2011

JOY Blocks

I told you I was obsessed with making blocks.

I know these have been done over and over again by others, but I had to do them because it was all new for me.

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I purchased a Silhouette machine a couple of months ago and it has been so fun being able to vinyl projects. I can tell how people can get hooked. I keep thinking of what else I can do with vinyl.

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Oh yeah, and guess what? I'm done making gifts and it is only December 9th-booyah!









Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Zoey's Apron

Awhile ago, I made all of my kids aprons. Zoey wasn't even born yet and so she doesn't have one. She doesn't seem to care because I see her wearing her sibling's aprons with no problem.

I thought I would make her own today.

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I hear Santa is probably getting her something to go with that apron for Christmas-we're pretty close, Santa and I.

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Can't wait to see her with everything! She's going to be a little mom.

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Maybe she'll cook me something!



Friday, December 2, 2011

Evie-Sneak Peak

Evie is almost a year old and I got to take her pictures today. Her mom had so many cute things for Evie to play with.

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There were ornaments. . .

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a stocking. . .

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silky fabrics. . .

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a mirror. . .

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a cute hat. . .

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lights. . .

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and more lights. . .

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What a fun day! The right props certainly make a photo shoot more fun!













Thursday, December 1, 2011

Last Name Wooden Blocks

I love making blocks! I love making blocks so much that I need a new blade on my table saw.

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I made my Mom some for a Christmas gift. I really like making Christmas gifts for the Moms because they always seem to enjoy homemade gifts.

Or maybe they are just to nice to say otherwise.

I love visiting my parents house, and seeing what homemade "treasures" they have kept over the years. Makes me feel special and valued seeing the things they have kept that I have made!



Sunday, November 27, 2011

Anderson Family Sneak Peak

Ben's sister, Betsy and her family came to visit us for Thanksgiving. We were SO excited that they came!

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We danced. . .

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We ate. . .

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We shopped. . .

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We ate. . .

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We played games. . .

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We ate. . .

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We watched movies. . .

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We ate. . .

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We took them to Ben's work. . .

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We ate. . .

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We took them to the Adventure Playground. . .

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We ate. . .

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We took pictures. . .

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We ate. . .

then ate some more. . .

Most of all, we had SO much fun!

Thanks for coming to visit us!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Gobble Till you Wobble" Blocks

Okay. . . I think it is safe to say that I am obsessed with making blocks.

I can't stop.

I keep thinking of more and more blocks I can make.

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And. . .

who I can make them for!




Thanksgiving Day Table Crafts-Kids Project

Thanksgiving Name Plates

Using dried beans, scrapbook paper and cardstock, these name plates are easy to make.

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Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

Here are the directions. I used clipart for the hats to make the project easier.

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We've got some family coming into town and the kids and I thought this would be a fun way to decorate the table them.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Baby Kadence-Sneak Peak

Kadence is 12 days old and is so precious and tiny. I think I could have just held her the entire time! There is just something about a newborn that is so special.

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Maybe it's because they are heaven sent. . .

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Or maybe it's because they depend entirely on you for everything. . .

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Maybe it's because you made them from scratch. . .

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Or the instant love you feel for them. . .

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Maybe it's because they have made your family complete. . .

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Or maybe it's because they are so innocent. . .

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Maybe it's because they mean everything to you. . .

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Or maybe, it's all of the above!

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Thank you for a special session!










Friday, November 11, 2011

"Whatever I have" Yarn Wreath

I was putting away the Halloween decorations when I came across a lonely wreath. It used to look like this. . .

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But had since been striped of anything sparkly or lovely.

Since, I didn't want to go to the store to buy anything, I just looked around my house and gathered whatever I could find or had leftover.

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I found some leftover yarn and ribbon.

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I also had some flowers from another wreath that I took apart.

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I love taking apart things to make other things. The fun can never end when you do it that way!