Saturday, April 26, 2014

My first quote printable!!!

I'm so excited to have made my very first "church quote" printable. I'm still getting used to this, but I'm so happy! This quote is from President Henry B. Eyring's talk from the October 2013 General Conference called "To My Grandchildren." I'm teaching it in Relief Society tomorrow!

Monday, April 7, 2014

The UWMD Method

 So lately, since it's actually starting to feel like Spring, I have felt the tug once more to purge stuff! I've used this Depression Era quote in our home before, but I think it's high time it becomes one of our mottos! 


I really do love this quote. So, in thinking along these lines, I needed to spruce up Baby Girl's room! We are kinda tight right now on funds, so I have to use what we have! Enter said quote. Here's what we had before. This wasn't awful, but I was tired of looking at the food storage ever time I walked in there. The curtains had been there since we moved in....two years ago. I know. DISGUSTING!

I am proud of our food storage though....
We had bought the wire "curtain rod" and the clips last December while my honey and I were in Chicago! We live a minimum of 8 hours from the nearest IKEA and sometimes it kills me. My honey put it up for me without asking where I wanted it, so needless to say, I was nervous!
I used two flat sheets that I had gotten in our church's "No Sale, Garage Sale" we had where people bring their junk and end up taking home junk someone else brought. It's fun! Plus, how can you think to call these awesome sheets junk? 

Now You See It!
Now You DON'T!
The rest of the room was easy. I used a green flat sheet we had and replaced the yucky curtains (we have lots of sheets). We ended up having to buy this little shelf since we didn't really have a dresser, nor the space to put a dresser. It was cheap and extremely easy to put together, so I'm not complaining. The dresses were hung on an extra curtain rod I had stashed in a closet. Somehow we ended up with extras so I thought this would be perfect for now. Eventually, we will have to think up something else, but for the time being, this works great!
All in all, I say we spent about $36 on this whole thing. The pictures I had from when my oldest was a baby and I had bought them at the dollar store! The lamp was given to us and the rocking chair was my mother's. Excellent! A good use of the UWMD method if I do say so myself! 
Look! She loves it!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Princess Dolls

So, I've decided to pick myself up and get back to posting stuff. Some people asked about my peg dolls I recently made, so I thought I would share!

First, I saw this post by Lil Blue Boo and loved it. Then I walked into this local craft place - just a modge podge of local crafter's goods - and saw these peg dolls!
 That was a YEAR ago people. I am as good at finishing projects as I am at blogging. 
After I finally purchased new paint brushes (the littles all destroyed mine) I decided to finish these buggers! 

First, I looked at pictures and drew with a pencil what I wanted to paint.
 Then, I used my box o' paint and painted them up! Some took three, but most took two coats. 
 I outlined them in black after the colors were all done. Then added pom poms for buns and small jewels on some. Not bad for a mama with a hand tremor! lol

Here they all are! From left to right there is: Snow White, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Rapunzel
 Tiana, Ariel, Aurora, Merida
Mulan, Cinderella, and Belle
AREN'T THEY AWESOME!? I'm super proud. I even downloaded the Box o' Princesses from Lil' Blue Boo to go with them! Now they are an awesome quiet church toy. I'm even thinking about selling sets. I don't know, would you buy them?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Life gets crazy....and you let stuff slide.

So, a lot has happened in the last well....almost a year (hangs head in shame). Although I do say that I think the last time that I actually wrote in my journal was more than a year ago, so I am doing good!

Catching up, I've had a baby! What!? Yep, a baby girl. She was a chunky monkey! I ended up being induced and had so much fluid, it was crazy! She was out in one big swoop. Probably a surfer chick....

We also lost our dog, Atlas. Poor thing got hit by a car. It's awful but we are sure he's feeling better now and he has all four legs!

Hopefully I will be able to come back on and do my blog. My friends have been doing more to theirs and it's pushed me to come back to mine.... I just didn't realize it'd been almost a YEAR since I've written on it. Oh well.... it'll get better.