Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Crafts

I saw this on a blog and wanted to make them for myself. The picture is not the best but they are actually a light blue. I love them and they were super easy to make.

 I also saw this on another blog (see i'm not very creative, I just copy) but we made these today for a Sunday afternoon activity and tomorrow for FHE we are going to fill with candy and deliver to out friends.

First time ever Shaun has helped us with a craft. I pretended to like it for the kids sake, but didn't freak out about the cutness as I did =)

Here is Millies Easter dress. Simple ...yes I know but I like simple. I'm very proud of myself because it turned out great and is fully lined on the inside and I didn't have to call my mom once to ask her a pattern question!! I enjoyed every minute of it and Amelia is so excited to wear it. I'm glad she loves all the things I make for her. I will post a picture of all 3 kids wearing their Easter clothes. The boys have Gray vest so our sweet dollie pulls it all together with her pretty pink dress.

So before I had kids I DREAMED of 2 things....having twins, and boy and girl and they would match EVERY DAY OR having 2 boys and 2 girls and I was so excited to make matching sister dresses. Well what do you know I didn't get either. But luckily my sis in law is due with her 2nd girl in May. So, being the amazing Aunt I am, I made them matching summer dresses. I have a feeling these 2 sweet peas and going to reap the benefits of my obsession for sewing =)  I hope you like them, Briss Briss and baby Kinley!

Look I made something for a boy. My friend Amanda was having her first boy finally (after 3 girlies) so I knew they needed some boyish things in the house. I saw this bright fun Robot fabric at Hob Lob and made a few things. A onsie appliqué, a taggie blankie and a felt Robot quiet book. I also made the same for Riggie and he loves the taggie blanket.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Spring is finally here.......

and you know what that means...........
dresses and skirts!!! 

I love them and wear them 10 of the 12 months!!! So of course Millie has a bigger selection than I do and here are 2 I made the other day.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Get ready for some Green

Don't forget...St. Patrick's day is coming are a few ideas to get you ready. 
These are my post from the last 2 years: 

I just think this is a fun day. It always is during spring break so it gives us something to look forward to do since we never go anywhere.

                     Love this

I have many more....perhaps I will add more ideas later. But until then....I'm sure you have lots to get started with.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Amazing Monster tote bags

I REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLY want to make these. Seriously how cute are they!!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hoodie towels and wall hangings

So my kids love hoodie towels and with 3 of them needing towels now I wanted to make it simple.....I bought a large towel for each of them and a hand towel.

You cut the hand towel in half then sew it to the middle of the large towel the sew the top...and have a hoodie towel.

I used my cricut to cut out their short names and placed then above their hook.  It turned out just perfectly.

These are big wood plaques that I screwed a decorative knob onto then with my cricut again, cut No. 1 etc.... in vinyl.  Love it!!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Constitution- A Heavenly Banner

This is an AMAZING speech given by Ezra Taft Benson back in 1986. Please take the time to read it. It is worth it.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Prop time

It is almost that time, November 2nd is right around the corner and this 2010 election year is possible one of the most important elections that will take place. Not for our state but for our country. Lets PRAY the toss up states will vote the "right" way and we can take back the house and senate. It won't make everything perfect but if we hold those we elect responsible, we might be able to get America on the correct path again. Ok if you are sick of BIG government and a fiscal conservative like me, you can check out how I am going to vote on the props. Lets get started. =)

Prop 106 - YES- Healthcare
This is NOT healthcare reform, but laying the groundwork so we don't have to be apart of that terrible Obamacare. 1. It makes it so you don't have to buy insurance if you don't want to, unlike Obamacare you will be FORCED to buy it or will pay a fine. Very unconstitutional. 2. You will have the right to spend your own money and 3. It will not effect medicare. This is the most important prop, so spread the word!!

Prop 107- YES - Preferential treatment or discrimination prohibition
This is a no is basical saying no special treatment for government workers or discriminating against them.

Prop 109- YES- Hunting and Fishing
This is protecting those who hunt and fish from the environmentalist. Their is nothing wrong with hunting or fishing and this let those who get their tags and do it legally, to be able to continue to. This is the preferred way to control and manage wildlife.

Prop 110- Yes- Exchanging or paying for land for development
This one is hard to explain but in a nutshell, it lets the government pay you or give you state trust land, if you own property around a military base, school, prisons etc.. to help with the development.

Prop 111- NO- Changing name titles
This one sounds great and nice but their is one part of the prop I don't like. First off it is basically wanting to change the title of Secratary of State to Lieutenant Governor, because many people don't know that is a Governor resigns or quits, then the current Secretary of State takes that spot till the term ends. Example, Janet Napeloitano left to go work at the White House to be Homeland Security, so Jan Brewer bumped up to Governor. If that was all the prop did I would vote yes but another part of the prop is the person running for Governor would have to be on the same ticket as the Lieutenant Governor. So what if you like one but not the other. You have no choice and have to vote for for both. Hope that made sense.

Prop 112- YES- Filing ballots
This is great because gives those sending in a ballot 2 extra months. Therefore gives more time to also check signatures.

Prop 113- Yes- Secret ballot
This just guarantees the right to vote by secret ballot

Prop 203- NO- Medical Marijuana
Ok, don't even get me started on this one because I'm upset people are giving up on this and saying "lets just legalize it and then tax it to death so we can make money" Really people you are willing to have dope users all over the place just to make money? Or when people say "we waste lots of money having the police try and regulate this". Well think about want someone growing dope next door to you and you can't do anything about it. Yeah that is just what I want, to be in the backyard playing with my kids and having the smell of someone in their backyard smoking pot, lingering over to our house. PLEASE be smart and vote NO!!!! Also don't try and give me the comparison to alcohol, so not the same!!

Prop 301- No- Transferring 152 million dollars that was set aside for Land Conservation to the State "General" funds.
I say no because they (as in the legislature) need to have a plan for this money. I don't want 152 million dollars to just go to the "general" fund. If voted No it will force them to go back and make a better argument as to where the money will go specifically.

Prop 302- Yes- Terminate the "First things First" (Arizona early childhood development program)
This Program was voted in back in the late 90's. It is funded by a tobacco tax. This is not as great of a program it sounds. Most of the money goes to the administration and little actually goes to the children. We already have ACCESS for the kids, we don't need lots of other little programs claiming to help the children. This is worded very weird to make sure you remember to vote YES, don't be fooled.

Ok please let me know if you have further questions, call me, text me, email me, facebook me.....whatever. =)