Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Silhouette Give Away!

I found this fun give away opportunity at Tatertots and Jello for a Silhouette cutting machine. It looks so awesome and you can make your designs online which is cartridges! I'm giddy thinking of all the fun and gorgeous projects I can make!

The designs are nicely priced at like .99 each! Wow!

Check it out and enter today!
Blessings and prayers!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Awesome Giveaway!!

Check out this super-duper give-away from Flirty Aprons on Sumo's Sweet Stuff!

You can enter to win the cutest aprons! Like this...

So many cute designs! I can't decide which one I love the most! 
Best of luck in your entries!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Potpourri of catch-up

I haven't posted in a while. I was spending some time attempting some of the fun crafts that I have been reading about on the different blogs I subscribe to. And then I got sick...ugh!! So here are just a few pictures of some things I worked on...they are so-so, but I'm trying new things and figure that practice truly does make perfect  better!

I got the idea from Under The Table and Dreaming, here. I found the frame for $1 at Goodwill on a tag sale day! Spray painted it black, hot glued the burlap on (I think I used a little too much and need to trim some off the back) and cut out the letters with an Exact-o knife. It was fun and my kids look forward to checking the menu for dinner every night. I even put "leftovers" on there some nights!

The second thing I made was this cute sign for a friends birthday.
I got the wood from a broken pallet in the parking lot of my workplace, sanded it, had some paint from the clearance section at Lowe's ($2.00) and got the lovely vinyl from a sale that Shelly had at Wonderfully Wordy. I really loved it. I nailed a small hang-y thing (which the name escapes me) so it can be wall mounted. 

Next, my daughter and I spent an afternoon together and fumbled our way though this bracelet and headband craft with some scraps of fabric, a couple of hair bands and some thread. My skills  have much to be desired, but it was fun to do with her and she enjoyed them. 

I suppose this is probably on the "10 Commandments" of the blog world, as in "Thou shalt give proper credit to other bloggers for their ideas" BUT....I cannot find the blog I got this idea from. So, here's a link to another one with a great tutorial.
Lastly, in honor of my husband, for Father's Day, we made some candy sushi! His favorite food is sushi (mine too, that's part of the reason I love him so much!) and since we were all sick and couldn't go out for sushi, I thought the kids and I could make him the next best thing!

See how here.
Well, I have to make soup for my daughter, who now has strep throat!! Only weirdos like us would save our flu season for summertime! 
Blessings to all!

Friday, June 4, 2010

The consequences to a one vehicle family, finally realized!

We have been a single car family for about 5 or 6 years now. The thought of almost 900 or more for car payments makes me cringe! The only way we have truly managed to make this work, pretty much without a hitch, is because my husband has a work vehicle that he drives during the week. Oh....the other thing that's helped us is God's GRACE!!! 

Last night we finally were hit with the biggie! Our car died when we started coming home after dinner! 

There was something wrong with the power steering or some such thing ( I don't even pretend to know anything about cars or how they work) so we called the tow truck!

The cab of the tow truck didn't have enough room to fit the four of us so we got to sit in our car, the kids thought that was really cool! We could see the tops of everyone's car! The most fun was when the car was being taken up and then taken off the tow truck, we pretended we were in a rocket ship! 

Luckily a good friend my small group through church was able to give us a ride from the mechanic once we got our car towed. Thank God for kind people! 

Today I had to take the day off of work, since my office is about 27 miles from my home! Hopefully the car will be back in working order by the end of the day! Please pray for that with me!!

Have a blessed day!

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