August 31, 2010

Are you ready for early mornings?

How about getting a little you have a basket laying around?
Well fill it with these!
Quick and easy grabs for the kids to make a selection for themselves.
Healthy fixings ......buying in "mom approved"
Every kid needs a sweet treat........what's best, is mom's homemade sweet treats!
Thank you Idea Room for your clever ideas for a quick more need to feel your in a rush!

August 30, 2010


It's great to get back to a routine though I love summer I think I really like my routine better. Now that the older kids are back to school, do you need some ideas for those little ones who are still at home?
How about attaching those flash cards onto a ring.

it's wonderful to have in your purse/bag for those days your waiting for something.....if it be at a doctors appointment or as simple as waiting in line at the store. Found over at Little Birdie Secrets......thanks for the idea!

August 20, 2010

baby postcards

This happened to be a invitation for a baby shower done in postcard style

So simple but oh so cute

August 19, 2010

PeRsOnAliZeD Subway Art

Have you seen theses?They are GREAT! What a cute way to personalize something special.
If it be a person, places you've visited or something that means the world to you. (family)oh so clever!
I bet you are wondering where I came across these creations....
at According to Kelly
She has tips on how to do it right so go check it out. HERE
Here is my two favoritesThank you KELLY!

August 18, 2010

Caramel Popcorn

Doesn't this look YUMMY?well it is soooooooo yummy.
I've got a great recipe from my sister and there's a trick to it to make it taste even better than your average caramel popcorn. (if you look close you can see that the popcorn is sticky)
Do you want to know???
ok here it is (bake it in the oven after you mix the caramel mixture on it. The popcorn becomes crispy and ohhhh so yummy. Did I mention that already?
and if you want to you can drizzle melted almond bark or melted chocolate chips over the caramel popcorn for the extra sweetness.
patience is worth the wait!

Caramel Popcorn:
12 cups of popped popcorn or 1/2 c unpopped (you can either use microwave or pop your own)
1 c brown sugar
1/4 c corn syrup
3/4 stick of butter/margarine (which ends up to be 6 TBSP)
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 salt (if you use microwave popcorn no need to add extra salt)

How to: Make popcorn to your desire and set aside. Mix remainder of ingredients in sauce pan until it come to a boil. Once caramel mixture is boiled, in large bowl pour popped popcorn and pour caramel mixture over popcorn *not all popcorn may fit in bowl so adjust how much of the mixture you need to and save for the remainder of the plain popcorn that still needs caramel. Stir and mix together, once the caramel mixture is evenly coated on the popcorn you can do one of two things.

2 options:
you can eat the caramel popcorn you just mixed, leave as is.....sticky and good or
Bake @ 250* for 30 minutes - stir/mix popcorn every 10-15 minutes for an even crisp to each piece. Once removed from oven, I lay out the popcorn flat on a open brown grocery bag. This will cool the popcorn quick for the little fingers to eat or you can add more.....

option: melt almond bark or chocolate chips and drizzle over caramel popcorn.

Can I say yUmMy!! Thanks sis for sharing with me and the kiddos........they LOVE IT!

August 16, 2010

so simple so quick.....birthday card

This can be done with any scraps of paper you have in your scrap pile (as long as they match - so it turns out cute)

Leftover ribbon, leftover scraps of paper and a little "happy birthday" stamp too.

August 13, 2010

button headband

Came across this adorable headband made by
Ashley over at Little Miss Momma
This is what she used to make's how it turned out. LoVe It!
Follow Ashley and her how to
if you want to make a button headband.

Thank you Ashely for allowing me to share........keep crafting can't wait to see what you come up with next!

August 11, 2010

Birthday Card Invites

This can be used for a little girls birthday invitations or even a card on a gift!
I went crazy with card making but love how simple there are to make....especially when you make mass quantity of the same card.

I just 1 - 12 x 12 paper cut it into equal papers to make 12 cards, adhered each rectangle with a little glue to each card, sewed it down at a diagonal, stamped the cute cake on a white piece of card stock, glued that down and added cute ribbon tied in knots. So simple so cute!

August 9, 2010

stretchy baby headband

Little Birdie Secrets is one of my favorite blogs. You'll have to go on over and check this out....there's a tutorial.
would you believe it's made from little tights!
Hurry up and check it cool and clever! HERE

thanks to Little Birdie Secrets for allowing me to your blog!

August 8, 2010

Bike Basket

My girls would love this on there bikes even the bell.
It just might be a Christmas gift for them this year.........shh!Found this cute idea over at Noodlehead
there is a tutorial too, wahoo!

Thanks for allowing me to share your creative side.
Anna, you are Fabulous!!

August 7, 2010

Giveaway @ The Idea Room

Head on over to The Idea Room for a wonderful Giveaway.
It's a Silhouette!
sorry for the short notice giveaway ends today August 7th 11:59pm pt
So hurry on over and follow the requirements to get signed up for the giveaway.
and Good Luck!

Here are some and I mean just some of the cool things you can do with it.

August 5, 2010

Baby boy cards

Quick and easy card making...
Sometimes the simplest way is the best. I love how these cards turned out.Now go out and make some!
What was used: solid paper, pattern paper, stamp/ink, ribbon and staples.

August 4, 2010

buy a blizzard helps kids

Go get a Blizzard!
Thursday August 5th go to the Dairy Queen and buy a blizzard.$1.00+ will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network to help kids.
"One thing's for sure, Dairy Queen loves kids and kids love DQ®. That's why $1 or more from every Blizzard® treat sale on Miracle Treat Day, August 5, 2010 will help sick and injured children in your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.* Since 1984, DQ has raised over $81 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Let's make 2010 a record-breaking year! Join DQ and help make miracles happen."

August 3, 2010

Fun ideas for hair

Ever been stumped for ideas on how to do your hair or even your girls.
Kori @ Princess Hair Styles
can help you out. Here a few of her new creations.
The wonderful thing about Kori is she does step by step or even videos of how to.
TShe has an amazing talent and what cute little models she has as well. I can't wait to try some of these fun designs on my little girls as well as myself.
ChEcK iT OuT!
Styles for Mom. Kori is inspired every where she goes or what ever she sees.
Thanks to Kori for allowing me to share! Now go check her site out
Princess Hair Styles

August 2, 2010

A trick to get out spots

I've had a daycare in my home for 2 years now and well the carpet has seen better days.
Thanks to a wonderful friend, she told me her trick to get out those spots that just won't come out with normal spot remover. It's this............
and WOW what a difference...........try it you will not be disappointed.
(I mixed a gallon of hot water and 1 cup of Clorox 2 to the first line and used a brush to get those yucky spots out.)