Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Open Ended Art-Mosaics

This is our next project, egg shells!

We didn't quite get around to open ended art last week. I was planning on doing a lid mosaic. So here it is. She wanted to add some drawing to her artwork. Get involved with Open Ended Art by going here.

edible crayons

I have been on a blogging break I guess??? We went out of town and then my little boy was sick, so I am finally uploading some pics! I made these edible crayons from here for my daughter to take for her snack day at school. They are not perfect by any means, but still fun!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Open Ended Art-Mosaics-beans

This on is my fave-she made the moon!

Today for open ended art my girly girl got to have fun with glue and beans. I gave her the suggestion of drawing a shape first and then filling it in with beans. She did a great job! I had some trouble getting the new button so to see some other great art projects go here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I am hoping the remnants of the freezer paper will come off in the wash:)

Could this little guy be any cuter?

Our MOPS group is starting up tomorrow. This year and last we have started tmaking shirts for your kids to wear so that the teachers know their names. We use stamps to create the shirts, but this year I decided to try and use a freezer paper stencil. I wanted to get mine done ahead of time since I help with the meetings I didn't think I would have time tomorrow.

I should not have used black shirts, too hard for the paint to show up. Chloe's looks okay, Coleman's not so great. Anyone have any great ideas on how I should help cover up where his went out of the stencil. I thought about sewing some buttons on it to help hide the mistake, but I don't want it to look girly. Give me your thoughts:)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Muffin Tin Monday-Apples

Today for MTM, we did dessert.
Top-Left to Right: Raisins, applesauce, sprinkles, apples, graham crackers and caramel sauce.
Check out what others did for their MTM@

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

Friday, September 11, 2009

Another tablecloth finished!

I know this is not the best picture and the tablecloth is very wrinkly, but here is my latest Birthday Tablecloth. It is for a friend. I really love the fabric. Now, it just needs some cute buttons. To see another post about my tablecloths, click here.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Open Ended Art-Mosaics-paper

This weeks open ended art was mosaics and paper. I cut Chloe a bunch of different shaped squares for her to create her masterpiece. I showed her some examples of mosaics on the computer and then just let her do her thing. Head on over to Teaching My Little Book Worm for some more great examples!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Open Ended Art-Mosaics (supposed to be pebbles

This month's Open Ended Art began a month long theme of Mosaics. The first one was supposed to be pebbles. I really like to stay with the theme, but I wasn't really sure how to do pebbles. So from a comment from the master mind behind Open Ended Art we decided to do flowers. Everyday I am asked, "Mommy, can I pick some flowers?". So, I let her pick a bunch of flowers and we made a flower mosaic. In the final picture the glue hadn't dried yet, so that is why it looks a little funny. At first I was just going to take a picture for her book, but I am trying to press the flowers so we can keep the real thing. We will be sticking with the themes in the future. I do have an idea though for another mosaic that involves some recycling. I will post that at a later time. I think she loved this week's theme!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Free UGG Boots

uggs on sale
I really want a pair of UGG boots.

I have always felt weird about buying them b/c I am just not sure if they are me or not??? I am a short girl and sometimes short girls don't look great in boots. So imagine my surprise in a free boot giveaway! What a great way to try the boots without the risk! If I love them I might just order one in every shade!

Whooga is giving away a free pair. Click on the above button to see how you can get your free pair. I am really hoping I can win!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Nap mat

I have always thought nap mats are so expensive! So, I decided to make one myself. I have now come to the conclusion that they are not so costly, b/c they are sorda costly to make. If you want to make one I suggest taking the time to look for bargains. This project cost about 40 dollars to make. My friend Kristi sent me this tutorial. The changes I would make are in the amount of fabric for the mat. Instead of making it a square, I would make it a rectangle.

First Day of School Gifts

This was the best smile I could get! She looks like she is in pain!

As a former teacher, I know how great it is to feel appreciated! So my LO brought these to her teachers for Meet the Teacher Day. These are some little flower pots I found for 3.99 each. I decided to fill them with some snacks, notepad, gum and a bottle of water.