Monday, January 23, 2012

Deleting This Blog Soon

I will be deleting this blog in the near future.  Feel free to join me at the new site,

Monday, November 28, 2011

HUGE giveaway!!

There is the giveaway to end all giveaways going on right now (but it ends tonight, so HURRY and enter!) at Laura Winslow Photography.  Check out the details HERE.

Good luck!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pinterest Craft

I love, love, LOVE pinterest.  It's a great way to keep track of the hundreds of great
ideas I see online, and a better way to find more ideas.

I found myself with a problem, however....I would pin and pin and pin and then - 

All these great ideas, and I wasn't doing anything with them except organizing them
onto my (fabulously named) boards.
And then one day I was shopping and decided to buy the supplies for a cute
Halloween craft.

Here's my version:

Styrofoam 'trees': $3
Yarn: $4 (with leftovers)

And it's super cute!  Here's the link for the inspiration.

And once I finally find the other camera, I will post the other pinterest project I completed recently.

But a warning if you're not already on pinterest, it's addicting!
Tread carefully.
But it's FUN!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Birthday Gift

We are celebrating a family birthday this weekend, so I thought
that a fun thing for a toddler is THIS great fishing set.

I made it a little more girly, though.

I am also in the middle of a project that Grandma is helping out with -
FHE flannel board stories from the Book of Mormon.
You can download them HERE,
and I am using the technique described HERE to put them on felt.

Spring 2x4 Projects

My mom, sister, and I decided to try out some 2x4 crafts.
I found the ideas HERE and HERE (scroll down past the words to see hers).

I still want to add a ribbon to my chocolate bunnies (I made 2),
and to one of the chicks, but I thought I
should post these before Easter is here.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

St Patty's Rainbow

I wanted to make some sort of RAINBOW craft, and I figured since I have a ton of felt
that I am using for another project (which will take some time before being posted),
I would use felt.

And then I proceeded to make something that was in my mind very cute.
But I didn't really think it through, and stopped at this point:

And then my daughter stood it up, and I realized that it was great the way it was. 
Hope you had a great day wearing green!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Book Review - Tarzan of the Apes

I finished reading the 1st Tarzan book last week.  I had no idea that there was more than 2 when I picked it up from the library.  And I only knew there were two because there was another one on the shelf.

It was pretty good.  I can understand why it was so popular, and why he ended up writing more than one.  Do you know how many Tarzan books there are?  Well, if my memory serves me right, there were 22 written!  Twenty-two!!  Needless to say, I will not be reading them all.

Don't get me wrong - I liked the book, and am happy to say that I've read it.  But it just wasn't superb enough to make me want to read more.  Although it does kind of leave you hanging at the end, because he has come to America to get together with Jane, but she agrees to marry someone else (and the guy's even a relative of Tarzan's!). 

I thought it was great.  It explained things in an interesting way, as well as a believable way - so that it didn't seem to be too far of a stretch that a man raised by apes could teach himself to read, and be the perfect specimen of physical perfection. 

I would recommend this book to any reader - there's a little bit of violence (he grew up in the jungle!), but it's not graphic.