Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Kyley's "big girl" room!

So, with the help of a lot of people contributing to this, Kyley's room is now a 'big girl' room :)





She is absolutely in LOVE with it.    Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday Kyley Grace!

I love you more than you could ever know! You are one special little girl!




Friday, December 3, 2010

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

 (I want to point out that our ornaments are NOT finished yet, we  are still in the drying process, but I'll post more pictures when they are complete!)

My kids are all about the crafts.  Photobucket
Ok KYLEY is all about the crafts. So we made some ornaments. Here is the recipe we used:
Craft Supplies:

Apple Sauce
Craft Glue
Cookie Cutters (cut by hand if you like)

Craft Project Instructions:

Mix equal amounts of apple sauce and cinnamon and add 1 teaspoon of craft glue for every cup of applesauce.

Mix all the ingredients until you have a firm but wet dough. If you like you can substitute small amounts of cinnamon for a little nutmeg or ground cloves.

Roll out your dough to at least 1/4 inch thickness (less than this will make your ornaments a little weak and they break easily) and cut shapes with cookie cutters.

With a toothpick, poke a hole at the top of each ornament that is large enough for a ribbon to be pulled through. Place ornaments on a cooling rack or tray to dry completely. Depending on how large your ornaments are, drying could take a couple of days; it's best not to touch your ornaments during this time.

Once your ornaments are dry and if there are a few rough edges, you can easily remove the roughness with a little fine sandpaper. Sand your ornaments gently, as it doesn't take much to remove the little edges.

Tie a ribbon through the hole and, if you like, you can paint these ornaments or add a little glitter. Be sure not to cover the entire ornament with paint or the wonderful scent will be lost.

oh and Elijah thinks they're cookies... and he wants this one.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Rockin around the Christmas Cards

Ok, so I am SERIOUSLY the worst Christmas Card sender in the WORLD! I have always had good intentions of buying cards and sending them out, but I somehow always seem to run out of time! 

I've been browsing the Christmas Cards at Shutterfly, trying to pick just the perfect card, for the perfect picture for our card this year. 


They have so many awesome cards to choose from, that I can't make a solid decision.

Do I go with a traditional, simple card?  With just a single family portrait?

Or how about something with more pictures, where I can share my faith as well? 

Or, maybe even something fun and whimsical with fun pictures of the kids

I just don't know! I even like this for whimsical and different!

or how about another simple one?

I don't know. What would you choose? They have TONS of Christmas Photo Cards to choose from!
Or if you choose to go with something more "holiday" rather than "Christmas" to meet all of your needs they have PLENTY TO CHOOSE FROM HERE AS WELL! 

They even have INVITES for your favorite holiday party.

AND I still don't know what I want to order!
Thankfully, Shutterfly has made it easy for bloggers like me to jump into the Christmas Card giving this year!
I just joined in on this FUN PROMOTION and I'm going to get 50 free Christmas Cards delivered right to me! I can't wait to get my order and ship them out to our family this year!