Saturday, December 28, 2013

Princess Castle

 For Christmas Lena wanted a princess doll castle.  When I looked into buying it I was surprised by how much it cost and then when I read reviews that all said the pieces break pretty easily, I was not too excited to buy it.  So I decided to make one myself.  I bought this bookcase at the thrift store and turned it into a doll castle.  I had a lot of fun doing it and Lena absolutely loves it.  Just don't tell her that mommy made it because you know she asked Santa for it.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

More metal stamping

I decided to try some more metal stamping so I made this necklace for my mother-in-law for Christmas.  It has her and my father-in-law's names in the middle and all their kids around the outside.  I didn't take into account that some of their names are longer than others so some of them are too squished, but hey I'm learning, right?  Other than that, I think it turned out pretty good.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Family Home Evening Boards

I made a few family home evening boards for my siblings' families for Christmas this year.  It didn't turn out exactly how I had planned but I think they turned out pretty good.  I just painted the board and hammered some nails into it.  Then I stamped metal washers with the family members' names.  

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Costumes

For Halloween costumes this year we went with a Wreck-It Ralph theme because Thayne's favorite movie is Wreck-It Ralph and we just love the characters.  Our kids totally fit the parts.  Thayne was Wreck-It Ralph, Lena was Vanellope, and Landon was Fix-It Felix. 

Aaron and I kind of went with the theme because we were arcade game characters and they were in the movie for a second.  Anyway, we were pac man and a pac man ghost. We had a lot of fun with the costumes this year. I love Halloween.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween clothes

I always love doing these kinds of holiday clothes for the kids and they had plenty of opportunities to wear them this year because there are so many fun Halloween activities.  

Halloween food

We had a fun little Halloween get together and this was some of the food, banana mummies, pumpkin oranges, ghost lollipops, chocolate drizzled pretzels, cupcakes, etc.  Simple and fun!

And I had way too much fun doing snack for preschool, bats, pumpkins, and mummies.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Lena's room

Lena's room has been a work in progress for a while now.  A few years ago we bought this bed frame for when she got older.  But it was black and hard. And I wanted Lena's room to be soft and bright.  So I painted it white.  It was a royal pain to paint, I don't want to do that again.  Then I got a bunch of shiny white tulle and created a canopy.  I think every little girl should have a canopy bed. It is a butterfly princess room.  Lena and I love it! I am tempted to sleep in Lena's room, but my mattress is better.  haha