Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Day 3 of taking wallpaper down...

Well, 2 1/2 days technically I guess...

anyway....it's going slowly, but I have only messed one wall up by removing too much drywall...Grant messed the other wall up, so only 2 walls no harmed! HA! I have removed the front of the wallpaper and now I'm working on spraying Piranha Gel Wallpaper Remover. It's working like a charm! I love this stuff! What a great invention! The paper backing just peels right off.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

And so it begins...

I began tearing the wallpaper off the bathroom walls this evening. I read that you should try to remove the top portion (or whatever will tear off) before trying to spray the walls with any solution. The paper is coming off some, but it will definitely need the solution to help dissolve the backing and paste.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

No-Sew Fleece Doggie Bed

I loved this tutorial from Craftster! I pulled out my scrap fleece and started making a bed for my dog right away since she has destroyed her store-bought bed! She's a very rambunctious year old puppy. I did not do the round pattern as suggested, I decided to try and make a rectangular bed. However, after getting halfway through the cutting I realized that the bed would be smaller than anticipated. I continued however to make the bed since I do have a smaller 6 year old Chihuahua. Once completed with the knot tying, I decided to stuff it with a used pillow from our house. It worked out perfectly! However, the BIG PUPPY wants the bed! HAHAHA! I'm going to have to work on it and make it larger---probably 2 pillows wide.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A creative craft/gift idea!

Check out this really cleaver idea for gift giving....if any of my teacher friends and children's teachers see this, you might get one one day!

Got the idea from "The Polka Dot Chair" blog I read....she got the idea from a blog she reads!

Anyway, check it out!

The Big Apple VBS is over...

Well, a week long vacation bible school is officially over. Rosie and I enjoyed working with the children in grades 1-5 during our craft section. It was tough at times, there were many children, tough crafts, lots of paint and glue everywhere, but overall....IT WAS A GREAT WEEK!

Our crafts this week included: 

Day 1: Big Apple Stress ball to remind the children when they get stressed about things they should have FAITH that Jesus will be there for them always to help them.

Day 2:I love(heart) Jesus bookmark to remind the kids that we should LOVE Jesus the way he loves us.

Day 3: Pillowcases with tall skyscrapers outlined in paint. We had the kids write TRUST in the skyline and draw stars. This helped the kids to remember that they can Trust Jesus just as Nicodemus trusted Jesus one evening.

Day 4: Apple Coasters to remind the kids that the Samaritan woman went to the well to see Jesus and show her love for him. Every time the kids drink water and use the coaster they will think of Jesus at the well.

Day 5: Taxi Cab Tic-Tac-Toe Game to remind the kids to make connections with others and share their faith with them.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I know it's been a LONG time since I last wrote, but it's been a super busy month! I've baked cupcakes, cakes, had Luke's birthday party, retested CRCT-M for students who did not pass the first time around, helped my co-teacher move her entire classroom to the 4th grade wing, and began my summer.......FINALLY!


Lots of fun!!! And I intend to have fun ALL SUMMER LONG

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Easter Wreath 2

I found an inspiration on one of the blogs I follow. I loved the idea, so I made an easy and inexpensive decoration with plastic Easter eggs, Easter grass, and cardboard foam backing. The glue gun does most of the work and you're done!
Sent from my Blackberry

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Easter Wreath

I wanted an Easter wreath and I saw so many beautiful, yet expensive, wreaths in the stores. So, I ventured out and decided to buy the flowers, eggs, and noodle (YES...POOL NOODLE) to make my wreath. I think it turned out very well........considering! 

First, I strung a wire through the middle of the noodle and looped it together to hold it's shape. Then, I took Dollar Tree flowers with the Easter Eggs and stuck them through the noodle. I used florist tape to hold to go around the noodle and hold the ends of the flowers together. I was short on flowers and didn't feel like going to the store to buy more, so I used a LARGE pink ribbon that was left over from a baby shower that my mother-in-law and I hosted a while back to place at the bottom.

My opinion..........it turned out great! As a friend of mine pointed out though, it's FUNNY to see it on MY front door because we bought the house 3 1/2 years ago from a Jewish family!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

First Harvest

Luke is holding a handful of our FIRST harvest of lettuce EVER! It was a wonderful salad too! Something about harvesting your own lettuce makes it taste so much better!
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Well, I'll be taking a break to Florida this weekend.

Lovely Alligator Point near Panacea, FL

I really can't wait to go. I'm leaving work behind and only going to focus on LUKE, READING, & CROCHETING. I'm not great at crocheting, but I'm going to get on You Tube (again) and relearn how to do a granny square. I'm almost thinking I need to make a bunch of granny squares, then link them altogether. Is that possible? I'm sure it is and I intend to find out. Once my squares get a certain size they really start going LOPSIDED, SLANTED, CROOKED.........whatever you want to call it! LOL!

Look at this link to You Tube to see how to crochet your own Granny Square!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Construction Zone Party

Yes, Luke's birthday isn't until the very END of May, but I have to start getting ready for it because otherwise I won't be able to find the supplies to make the party great (at least not at a reasonable price). I went online today to Birthday Direct and got a very good deal on Construction Zone plates, cups, napkins, hard hats, stickers, a table cloth, and goody bags. I'm VERY excited about his birthday.

Luke and I went online today to see about what type of cake he'd like (and as with any 2 1/2 year old he COULDN'T decide which cake he wanted). Here are some ideas I have that I'm going to ATTEMPT to make!

Who knows what I'll actually make!

I also found some cute decorating tips online that I'm going to use. I think we're going to have the party OUTSIDE since it is the end of May and shouldn't be too hot. It'll also make for an easy clean-up afterward.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


This is my first post EVER on a blog of my own. I'm new at this and will be drowning in this at first, but I love to read blogs, so now I'm going to try one of my own. 

I get most of my inspiration from the web. If I have an idea I want to try, well......I look on the internet. For instance, Luke's birthday cake last year. I wanted a dinosaur cake, I looked on the internet and found several I wanted to try. BUT, Luke ultimately got to choose which one he wanted. He chose the one that to him looked most like a dinosaur. And it turned out great! 

My nap mats were inspired through the internet, but I put my own touch to them. And they really are great mats. I've made several for my friends and a couple for my two year old. 

I hope you enjoy seeing my posts and maybe learn something about me and even gather your own inspirations from here.