Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Last minute EASY neighbor gifts!!

Looking for a few CUTE last minute neighbor gift ideas? I have the best and SO creative friends and neighbors. This cute litte snowman was a present that my oldest son got from church!!

You'll need:
A large candy bar!
white paper
Tissue paper-different colors
First wrap your candy bar in white paper!
Next you'll want to tie a bow with tissie paper around the bottom
Make a hat with tissue paper, you'll need tape to make it stay and some ribbon to tie the top!
Then all you need to do is draw on a cute snowman face!!
Cute huh!!
Thanks to all the cute ladies that do so much for our kids!!
The next one I found on my door step last night from my cute friend Katie!!
My camera is not the greatest so its kind of hard to see. I LOVE it. Such a great idea for a photo holder!!

I'm not sure how she made it exactly, but this is what I would do.

I would mod podge the paper onto the clip, then depending on what you have, add vinyl letters,stamps, stickers, or paper letters to write whatever you would like your holder to say!!
Then add a little bit a flair using whatever you have.

I am loving both of these great ideas!! And the best part......they are calorie free!!!

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! I am looking forward to spending it with my family!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Gotta Try This

When I was packing my bag for the hospital right before baby
#3 came along, I went to the store looking for a sample size
shampoo to take with me. I stumbled across

Dove Damage
Therapy shampoo and conditioner.

Let me tell you, I LOVE it! I have used tons of professional brands when I was in cosmotology school and loved them, but if you are looking for a great product with a small price tag......this is the one to try!

My hair feels so healthy and bouncy! As a blonde, natural and with some help, my hair gets really damaged by bleach and all the other fun things we all do to our hair, flat irons, blow driers, curling irons, you name it. I really think this is the best my hair has felt!

So give it a try and let me know what you think!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Yummy Hamburger Soup

My friend Claudia made this soup for me when we first brought our new little guy home from the hospital! ILOVE IT!!

So when I woke up this morning and saw the rain that should turn to snow I decided its a soup day!

Hamburger soup

Brown 1 lb Hamburger (or ground turkey)
Put hamburger in bottom of crockpot
Peel and cube 5 or 6 potatoes
Add celery (optional)
Dump potatoes and carrots on top of meat
Mix 2 cans cream of something-mushroom, chicken, ect.
1 envelope dry Beefy Onion Soup mix
Spread creamed mixture over the top of veggies
Pour HOT water slowly down the edge until water is visible on top (2-3 cups)
Cook covered in crock pot on high heat
After 1 hour, stir, Cook 5-6 hours until potatoes are tender
Can also cook in covered pot in oven on low heat for about 3 hours!

Its yummy! Enjoy this nice fall/snowy/rainy day!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Activities for Kids

Hello!! Anyone else looking for fun activities for your kids this Halloween? We are always trying to find something fun to do.

Jamie over at CRAFTING CHICKS has some FUN and EASY ideas that I think are fabulous! We are going to try these this week.
Head on over and take a look!

Do you have any fun Halloween activities for kids? Lets hear about them. Leave me a comment and you could have you activity featured

Monday, October 18, 2010

My Family Blocks

I have had these letter blocks FOREVER!! I just had them sitting in this exact spot just painted! I had finally had enough and NEEDED to craft! So when the kids went down for a nap, I finally started to do something creative! Here is my version of the family blocks! I know everyone has these and has shown them, but I am proud of them because its my first craft in sooooo long! I am LOVING the lime green! I wish I could redo an entire room this color...someday!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

...Super Saturday/Friday Continued.....

Here are some more of our Super Friday Night activities!
We found this idea HERE! Such a cute idea! We decided to do 2 sizes, the regular binder and a memo size! The memo size is great, it holds recipes on 1/2 sheet of regular paper!

Next, Emily made some adorable Christmas cards that she will help you make! Think of how cute they would be to send out to all your friends and family.

This is awesome! Julia made this 72 hour food kit that fits in the #10 can! Such a great item to have in food storage for an emergency!

And Amber made this Emergency heat and cooking source! Another amazing idea that would be wonderful for food storage and an emergency!
And last but not least, these amazing Temple Pictures by Poppyseed Projects! They are beautiful! You can choose from quite a few temples OR you can bring your own family picture to do!!
Well, there you have it! Our fun activities for Super Friday Night! We are so excited. Watch for signups every Sunday or Get ahold of any of us on the committee!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Super Saturday...I mean Friday Ideas

Hello! Its been way too long! I'm happy to say our baby is here and growing like crazy,much too fast I think!

Super Saturday, well for us, Friday is right around the corner! We like to do ours on a Friday night. It seems easier to get all the kids to bed, then come hang out all night! You should try it!

Here are 2 of our project! I'll be posting more tomorrow!

First candy topiaries, its hard to mae Christmas ones because Christmas candy isn't out yet! So this is all we could find! Anything will work though, imagine gum drops, cute, cute, cute!

These are super easy, just need a little creativity!

This next idea i found here. Cute aren't they! They are even cuter when you see them for real!

More to come tomorrow! If you need instructionson anything just leave a comment!

Friday, February 5, 2010

UPDATED!!! Working Girl Stew!!!


Its been so long since I have posted. Hopefully things will slow down soon and I can start finding time to craft again!

With the COLD COLD weather that we have been having around here (which by the way I would be ok if spring came) I have been craving soups and stews! They just sound YUMMY!!!

When we were growing up my mom would make this stew in the morning, head of to work and it was ready by the time she got home! I went to her house and searched through recipes because I have been wanting it sooooo bad! I finally found it and just have to share it with you.

Working Girl Stew


2lbs stew meat
4 carrots peeled and cut into chunks
4 large potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
1 can tomato sauce
1 bay leaf crushed
1 pkg onion soup mix (updated)
1 can cream of mushroom soup (you can substitute cream of chicken if needed)
1 can cream of celery soup

In large roaster or casserole pan combine all the above ingredients, rinse cans with water and add water to mixutre. Stir lightly.
Cover and bake @ 275 for 5 to 8 hours!
(I don't see why you couldn't do this in a crock pot either, never tried it, but I'm thinking it would work)

This is so yummy after a long day! To come home and have a hot hearty meal all ready to go!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Fancy Tables!!!

This year for our Relief Society Christmas activity we had a progressive dinner. We went around to a few different homes and had appetizers, then came back to the church for the meal.

It was so sun to see other homes decorated for the holidays. SO MUCH FUN!!!

A few of us were asked to decorate a table, just to make it nicer than eating off of paper plates and to give it a more personal feel to it! I think all the women did a great job with their tables. I am so glad I brought my camera so I could show all of you the wonderful job they did!!

This is table #1. I love it, such cute Christmas dishes and I LOVE the candy in the middle! Table #2 was just beautiful! I wish I would have got a better picture of it. The colors were so pretty and the plates were amazing!
Table #3, How can you not LOVE this, so pretty and classy! That totally describes the lady that did this table. The topiary is my favorite! I think I need to try and make one!

Table #4, So FUN!! It is the perfect table to describe Christmas. It just feels Christmasy! Another pretty table.

Last but not least, My table. My mom was asked to do a table, but wasn't able to get off from work so she asked me to do it. I was a little frantic trying to get everything together (I started an hour before I had to be there, and that included a trip to the Walmart holiday section) so I was running very short on time!
SO here is what I came up with, don't mind the red jam on the table, that isn't part of the display!
All in all I think it turned out pretty well considering the amount of time and money I put into it. Which I can tell you was pretty much nothing!!!

Such a fun evening! We all had a great time and the food was WONDERFUL, homemade chicken cordon blue's and twice baked potatoes that were so yummy! Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great night!