Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins

1. I'm happy, I'm alive, I love Friday!

2. Why do I have bills and not money?

3. How does this computer work, anyway? I hate not knowing how to fix computer problems. My life would be so much easier if I did.

4. Every morning, I put hairbands on my baby's hair. Wouldn't you if she usually looked like this??

5. I consider myself lucky because I have the BEST boss in the world. It makes a world of a difference when you actual love the people you work with.

6. One day we’ll see a picture of me and my family outside of the U.S., seriously I want to travel!!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to seeing my kids, oh okay and the hubby too, tomorrow my plans include possibly going to Pocatello and visiting my brother and Sunday, I want to make a yummy lemon dessert! I have soooo been having major lemon cravings lately. I guess it's good to mix it up from my usual chocolate pig sessions.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

How to Make Washcloth Roses

Strawberry Diaper Cake

I have always wanted to try and make a diaper cake. They are so cute and so fun! My friend Josie from work is having twin baby girls next month so this was the perfect opportunity to try to whip one up.

Materials I used:
2 58 packs of Luvs size 1 diapers
2 Strawberry cuddly blankets
2 Strawberry nightgowns and hats
4 washcloths
2 bears
4 Dr. Brown's bottles
2 onsies
5 Felt Strawberries
Curling Ribbon
Pink Tulle Ribbon
Wrapping Paper
2 Cardboard boxes
Hot glue gun
Straight pins

Where I got stuff from:
This website has adorable sleep gowns at discounted prices. They have coordinating hats and blankets. Too cute! I also found some funny sayings onsies. Everyone loved them.
Type in a search for felt food. So many cute cute items! I did a search for felt strawberries and found the adorable fruit seen on the cake.
The dollar store: I found the cute bears, washcloths and ribbon here. Just can't beat a dollar!
Walmart: I admit it. I'm a Walmart shopper. It's always our last stop when we go to town. I got all the diapers there. I've also seen Dr. Brown's bottles there although this time I picked 'em up at Toys R' Us to make sure I got what I wanted. Our Walmart doesn't always carry them. They were THE best bottles for my kids. They sucked in a lot less air so they didn't spit up as bad. When I gave them milk from the other bottles they just spit it all back up.
Home: I had everything else already although I had to borrow pins from mom. Thanks mom!

To make the base you need the bottom of one medium size cardboard box. Start by folding some wrapping paper down the sides of the box.

Fold the paper down on the ends and secure with tape.

Your base is complete!

Take out half a package of diapers.

Start layering 1/3 of diapers in a circle.

Secure with a ribbon.

Wrap more diapers around first layer.

Secure with another ribbon.

Repeat with remaining diapers and secure. You might not have to use as many steps as I did but I couldn't get my hands to hold onto that many diapers at once!

One layer down, three to go!

Stack two layers together.

Wrap blanket around both layers and secure with pins.

Cut out a circle to fit top of layered diapers. Notice how I used the box the nightgowns came in? It's all about recycling and using what you've got!

Wrap paper around circle and secure with tape. You'll need two more of these.

Place on top and pull blanket around sides of circle.

Repeat with the next package of diapers and blanket.

To make the cake topper start by hot gluing three bottles to the top circle. Don't worry the glue comes off easily.

Tie a simple cute bow around the bottles.

Now the fun part! Dress up your bears in cute sleeper gowns and hats. I pinned a strawberry in one hand of each bear and then pinned them onto the circle. Glue remaining bottle in the front in between them.
Pin another strawberry on back by the bottles.

Pin remaining strawberries by the bottle in front.

How cute are they?

I used four washcloths to make rose accents at the bottom. (Quick tutorial on next post.)

I folded up the onsies and pinned them on the corners of the back of the cake base.

This one was my favorite!

And there you have it!

So much fun to make!

Just keep it out of reach of the kids in the party. One little girl kept pinching one of the bears noses. Before we knew it she threw out her arms and tried to take off with the whole top layer. It was too cute.
Josie just loved it and it was a big hit at the party. I can't wait to make another one!


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pebble Creek Ski Trip

Thursday night we took Mr. Wayne skiing for the very first time. It was free ski night sponsored by Jim at Diagnostic Imaging (the ultrasound tech that travels to our hospital). Every year he reserves the hill for a night so the employees of local hospitals and clinics can join together for some fun. We got free ski lift passes, free hot dogs and chili, free hot chocolate and juice, and discounted ski rentals.
Collin had all kinds of trepidations before we even hit the slopes. He was NOT going to go down a steep hill. He was NOT going to go on the chair lift. He was NOT going to go fast. Boy did that change once we got there! The man teaching Collin to ski (whom we think was Jim's son) had to keep telling Collin to slow down! He did an excellent job teaching Collin to snow plow and Collin said he had a blast. He even went on the chair lift twice. He told me later that it was scary. It was to me too but I didn't tell him that!

I wasn't sure how my body was going to react to skiing. This is my first time trying since I was diagnosed with lupus. I must say the cold sure did not agree with me! I felt too stiff to move so trying to maneuver down the slopes was a nightmare. Oh well, it was definitely worth the pain to see Collin having so much fun. I wouldn't have missed it for the world! Now daddy wants to take Collin back sometime during the day. Maybe if it's not so cold I could go too even if it's just to take pics!


Friday, February 20, 2009

Fun Challenge

My mom had this challenge posted on her blog,
and I thought it would be fun to participate!

The first 5 people to respond to this post
will receive something made by me.
It will be my choice what I send to you.
But...there is a catch...ready?
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
(But I hope you do!)
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It'll be done this year!
4- You have no clue what it's going to be.
5-The catch?
Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog! (then come here and post, that you put it on your blog.
The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did will win a homemade gift by me!
Anyone up to the challenge?

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