Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
It's funny how things work. I posted all these buttons over the weekend, and then I just check to make sure they are posting. But head over the Craftaholics Anonymous! She's having a great giveaway today! Oh, darling little girl hats!
These last two ladies are pretty famous and very well loved. Read daily for inpiration and messages of hope and a lot of laughs!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
We've had a rough week.
My hubby was playing church ball last Tuesday,
he jumped, landed wrong and broke his L3 in his back!
I've been kinda busy. No crafts at our house right now!
But here are some good reads to keep you busy.
I'll share 5 more each day this week.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
We have a button, we have a button, we have a button, hey, hey, hey, HEY! After many hours of trying to figure this out, we have a button. I feel so cool now!! I know it's not a fancy button, but it's a button!! Feel free to grab one! We'd love you forever.
This is the first button I got to work. I will be playing with making some more in the next few day's. So you may see others pop up on the sidebar. I'm looking to makes something that screams Mandee and Brandy. Thanks for your patience.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The saddest thing was that my little girl who I made it for, won't wear it. But it's for about a 6 year old, so we have a few years for her to change her mind :). I put it on my 5-year-old little boy and he wouldn't let me take a picture of him. He said if I made one in boy colors he'd wear it. I'm tempted to make one and put on a blue ruffle!!!
Anyway, if you want to give it a try, you can get the pattern from Skip To My Lou. I found the pattern on a link party on The Creative Itch, which is also a great blog. Misty is awesome and she does so many fun projects! You should go check out her blog too!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
This was taken about a week ago, there have been oodles more since then!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I got the idea for this skirt from Ruffles and Stuff. She did a guest post on Somewhat Simple, and I stumbled across her blog. AMAZING!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
See, even if your scared to try something and don't think you can do it, the experience alone is worth it. And who knows, you might just find that you really enjoy it. Learning something new is never a bad thing!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We got half way through and we both realized we hadn't taken a "before" picture but take my word for it....it was a disaster. I keep opening the pantry door each time I pass by to look at the masterpiece. :) If you are interested in modular mates, you can go here to order them. They are on sale until next friday the 19th.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I don't remember my Mom doing all the things I do. It doesn't mean she was a bad mother, oh no, she was a fabulous mother, but I have contemplated often, what the difference is between us. I think that times were much simpler when I was a kid. I played sports and was very involved in many different activities, but I don't remember the constant stream of activity that my kids have today. And I must admit, that my kids, stay busy, but I do not allow them to be involved with more than one thing at a time. I have friends who spend their entire afternoon running several kids to different activities, practices and rehearsals in different parts of town. It pretty much consumes their entire life! I don't want to be that mom.!!
I had an interesting conversation today with a couple of good friends, and we were talking about how much women judge each other. It's sad, but true. We do judge one another. We judge ourselves against our neighbors, friends, co-workers, and the women we see on the street and in the grocery store.
It's easy to feel that you could be replaced. I feel that way often. Anyone could come in and do my dishes, cook, clean and all of the other things that I do on a daily basis. And some women, could probably do it much better than I do and make it look good!! My friend told me that I should make a list of all the things I do, that no one else could do. I couldn't think of any off the top of my head. And then she told me that no one else could be a wife to my husband the way that I am.
Okay, well, that got me thinking. No one could be the kind of mom I am to my kids. No one can kiss their owies, or read them stories the way I do, simply because they are not me. I am the perfect mom for my kids because I am me. I have qualities that attracted my husband to me and that he fell in love with me for. Others may have those same qualities, but they could never be me. No one could be a friend, like me. I have abilities and thoughts that are all my own to share and bless others with.
It's an interesting concept to think about. The list could go on and on. It was interesting to see how much I could come up with, when I thought about it. My list was full of little things and some pretty important, big things.
I love this quote by President Monson:
"My dear sisters, do not pray for tasks equal to your abilities, but pray for abilities equal to your tasks. Then the performance of your tasks will be no miracle, but you will be the miracle."
We are truly miracles, each of us in our own right. We are blessed with the ability to be mothers, wives, friends, sisters, daughters and so much more. Why the judging?
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
1 & 1/2 cup crushed ice, or ice cubes
enough cold water to make 2 cups w/ the ice
1 pkg. strawberry flavored crystal light
10 medium frozen strawberries
fresh lemon juice 1/2 to 1 full lemon, to taste
Blend until smooth. If you would like you can add truvia, or vanilla flavored stevia. You don't even need to have the crysal light. It adds more flavor, but it does add 10 calories. It counts as 1 serving of fruit and this amount will make a huge cup. It makes you feel like your getting a great treat!!!