Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sunday Confessions

I can't cook, like not at all.
To the point that I've screwed up boxed mac and cheese before.
The only thing I can make with out screwing it up is grilled cheese, and I still mess that up about 30% of the time.
I saw this on Pinterest and died laughing because this is the story of my life in the kitchen. I'm actually surprised I haven't killed my self or anyone else the few times I've tried to make dinner.






Friday, May 24, 2013

Fur baby Friday





Happy Friday ya'll!
I couldn't be more ready for this long weekend!!! Be safe and enjoy!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. (link up)

 Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.

Yay this is the first time I've linked up for this and I'm pretty excited. Maybe this will give me motivation to actually do things I pin!
Hubby and I have always saved tickets/notes/silly stuff like that in a little box that sits on our dresser in our bedroom. I love our box for personal things like notes but I always wanted to do something "cute" with the tickets so when I saw this on Pinterest I went nuts!



How perfect! I swear it's like Pintrest can read your mind sometimes.

I showed it to Hubby and he immeditly said "you need to make that for the stuff in our box".

Now I did change the look a little bit but kept the same idea.

What I used:
- Card stock (measured to fit in the shadow box)
- Stencils
- Sharpie
- Water color paints/paint brush


How I Did it:
- Stencil lettering on card stock (I decided to change the wording to "The Stuff We've Done" instead of the "Admit One" since more then just movie tickets were going in the box)
- Color in the letters with a sharpie
- Paint the back ground to match your decor (or you could leave it the color of the card stock)
- Using double sided tape/or glue, attach your card stock to the back of the shadow box
- Grab your collection of ticket stubs/air plane tickets/etc and filler' up!








This only took me about 45 minuets (I was making cupcakes at the same time which is why it took longer then it should have) and was super simple and a great way to display things that normally would just be put in a box or hidden away.





Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lozilu Run

Why yes
I did another 5k


LoziLu


I'll admit I woke up at 7am the day off convinced that I wasn't going to do it. I had a root canal on Thursday (if you don't follow me on instagram you should because I posted a pretty epic photo of yours truly at the dentist before my procedure), and did NOT think I was up to run 3.1 miles since I'm NOT a runner, hell I'm not even a work outer...
But these crazy women talked me into doing it


Yes that is a half-tu, not a tu-tu just half of one haha. At the point of this picture being taken I still wasn't planning on actually running. But our wave started and I somehow started running and from that point on I was determined to just "get it over with"

It all started about a month ago when the girls at work found this mud run online and I got talked into signing up. At that point the bets were on about how far in to the run I'd cry, but I'm proud to say that not one tear was shed!

I made it over the first obstacle and ran through a field, rounded a corner and there was Hubby with the camera. He actually ended up walking part of the course with me (yes I walked, don't judge me)


I rocked the balance beam


 The over under was brutal on my knees (a lady behind me did tell me she liked my tail though)





If you know me you know that I'm not a fan of being dirty...




I didn't want to do it but I did it. I finished my second 5k! Which means I deserve a drink!




 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Puppies

If you know my father you know he is a softy at heart.
Sure he looks like a big bad biker dude and tries to act like one but he has the heart of a lamb. 

Keeping that in mind I get this picture message from my dear father on Saturday with no text to explain

Yup that is my father with a little furball. 

My first thought was "mom is going to be so mad!" 

My dad is known for bringing animals home, and the way he was squishing that little baby I could just see him sticking that fur baby in his motorcycle vest pocket for the ride home. 

When I finally saw my dad Sunday and was able to ask him about the little creature I found out a lady at his Saturday morning meeting had found the little booger on the side of the road 6 weeks ago! I don't understand how anyone could just dump a helpless puppy on the side of the road. 

So no I do not have another fur-sibling but dad did say "if she had asked if anyone wanted to take him I would've said yes in a heartbeat! But I figured Candy and Casper wouldn't have been to happy" 

The point of this post obviously is to point out that I get my heart for animals from my dad... And I'm ok with that 



Thursday, May 2, 2013

Crayon art

For Christmas I bought my niece a box of crayons and told her to hang on to them until the weather got nice and we would make some art.

Well the weather finally got nice so it was art time!

Everyone has seen the photos/videos of the melting crayon art and it looked like total fun!
And I'm pretty dang proud of the final product that we came up with


What you'll need:
  • Lots of crayons (depending on how big your canvas is you'll need a TON, we used a 64 box plus randoms we dug up around the house)
  • A canvas (any size you want)
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hot glue gun/glue
  • Masking tape
  • Paint
  • Brushes/sponges
How to do it:
 
  • Arrange your crayons along one side of the canvas in a rainbow pattern (if you mix colors it will just turn brown.. just an FYI)
Now the first part was not very kid friendly and will take forever if your as OCD as I am and want the crayons to all face the same way...
  • Hot glue the crayons to the canvas (again not very kid friendly, sorry)
  • Grab your kid and let them tell you where they want the masking tape (let them know that where the tape goes will stay white) and have them design away!
I figured out it was just easier for me to put down the masking tape to make sure it was down good
  • Head outside and lay down craft paper to protect your drive way and plug up your hair dryer
  • Set up your canvas with the crayons at the top and start drying (this part takes forever) 

 (no thats not my niece that would be my brother in law.. this part isnt kid friendly either, it just takes to damn long)
  • After you've melted the crayons to your liking grab your kid and let them have at it with the paint
(it also helps if you have an awesome dog to hang out with while you craft, I also promise the niece and I were a lot more excited then we look in this picture)
  • When they've painted to their hearts content carefully pull off the masking tape (I grabbed an exacto knife to cut the wax that had melted over the tape so it wouldn't pull off all the wax)
  • Have your bro-in law add a hanging feature on the back and hang it up in your nieces room
 

It's a great Saturday project and totally stressful fun to do!