Friday, December 31, 2010

In the New Year I will be doing more of this...

Organizing my home

Reading!  My Christmas present from my sweet/handsome hubby!

Spending time with this cute bunch

What else?  I guess you will just have to wait and see...


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year's Resolution+Accountability=?

I stumbled across this blog awhile back and saw that she was doing a 21-day challenge for organizing your home.  Now if any of you really know me you know that I am a wanna be organizer! :)  I try, succeed, fail, fall off the wagon, and procrastinate. OOPS!  So I am hoping this challenge will motivate this mama.

 I ALWAYS tell Brian, "I think we get better and better with our household duties/organizing every year!"  He just looks at me like I am crazy.  I think my husband has heard me say these words every year since we have been married! Ha

I have only been successful at one other New Year's resolution and that was 3 years ago.  Brian and I decided that we would not drink soda for an entire year.  We also stiffened the resolution by making a harsh punishment for the one who quit early!!  The punishment would be to make the other spouse breakfast in bed every morning for a week.  Well their was NO WAY I was going to lose I already cook every meal as is.  That resolution was a success and I am hoping that this one will be too.

So friends/bloggers: CALL, EMAIL, COMMENT, BUG, BUG, BUG, ME IF YOU DON'T SEE A POST!  I need accountability and that my friends is where you come in!  So have I convinced you to jump on the bandwagon with me?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Boys will be boys...

We were just giving the frogs a drink...

That was what they told me when I saw this!  Enjoy the giggle.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Elmer's Christmas Ornaments

This is one of the easiest and fun Christmas crafts!   My boys loved mixing the glue, applesauce, and cinnamon together.  Miles will be taking these to school so his classmates can decorate them for the Christmas party.  These also make great family gifts and cute tags for jars and presents!


Take 1 cup of applesauce, 1/3 cup of glue, and 1 1/2 cups of cinnamon and mix together in a bowl.  I sprinkled some cinnamon on the counter instead of flour and rolled the dough out (next time I would roll out a little thicker) and used my favorite cookie cutters to create fun shapes.  We have a Christmas light, stocking, and mitten. Then take a straw and poke a hole.  Bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour and cool on cooling rack.  The house smells wonderful and so will your hands :) 

I purchased glitter, pom poms, bells, puff paint, and yarn to decorate.  Have fun!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Bath Baby

Lila loves her bath time and starts clapping when she sees the water.  Look at all that hair!  It is sooo cute. Today Lila is in the kitchen sink getting a bath.  Normally the boys convince me to let them all take a bath together and they teach her how to make a mess but for now this is easy and quick for me.  I love all her facial expressions and hair designs.  Miles was right beside me making her giggle and smile. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Super AW-esome gift

I now have 2 boys in school which means lots of Christmas parties, gifts, treat bags, etc. In Owen's class of 15 there is a set of twins, 2 sets of cousins, and only 3 girls so those helpers/teacher have their HANDS FULL!  We are very thankful that they volunteer their time to help all the students! THANK YOU LADIES!

I chose a 2 liter bottle of AW soda, a bag of chocolate, and a Pizza Hut gift card. This idea is from eighteen25 and I tweaked it a bit.