Friday, May 28, 2010

Just enjoying the weather...

Thought i would let you in on what my family will be up to this long weekend.....

A little splash in the new pool...
And of course some Superhero Popsicle's....

Yummy beef kabobs for mom and dad.....

And my absolute favorite part about summer.......WATERMELON!!! I LOVE IT! Yes that much!!

Hope you all have a wonderful and safe Holiday weekend!!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

I found the funnest idea over at Tidy Mom. These grilled pizza's sound like a great summer idea, i have never thought about making pizza on the grill before. We love to grill as much as we can during the summer so i was excited to find this idea, one more way to keep me out of the kitchen, i love that. We haven't tried them yet but they are on the menu for next week. Head on over to Tidy Mom to see all the directions to make your own grilled pizza's.

Grilled Pizza's


Monday, May 24, 2010

Cookie Cutter Art

I am in love with this idea that i found over at A girl and a glue gun. It definitely looks like my kind of project. She used a canvas, paint and cookie cutters, how creative. I love the Choo Choo one and may have to make one when i redo boy #2's room. 

Go HERE to see the tutorial on the cookie cutter art.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kids Growth Chart

I finally got around to making a growth chart for the boys. I have been wanting to make one for, oh about 5 yrs now. I really wish i would have got this done last month because boy #1 had a major growth spurt this month, all his pants are suddenly floods.
Anyway here is the growth chart i made with my cricut......

The boys love it. They have been asking me to measure them every 5 minutes.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I joined the Gym....eekkk!

I realize that i have been MIA lately. I don't have too many excuses except that i have been pretty busy. I have been spending more time than i ever thought i would at the YMCA. Yep i did it, i joined the Gym, deep breath......Actually it's going quite well and i feel a little better about myself already. I have only been going for a week and a half but i have high hopes that this is the time i drop some weight!
I joined with one of my favorite gals and it's so much more fun to workout with a friend....and it's so nice to talk without little voices interrupting us every 2 seconds....i think we are both quite enjoying it.
I will be back tomorrow with a project that i have been working on and it's almost finished!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I can't play sign

I finished the other sign to implement it!Please pay no attention to the fingerprint smeared storm door. I think the sign turned out cute. Boy #1 thought it was a great idea but quickly pointed out to me that he didn't think  his friends could read yet, good point oh wise little one. Hopefully they will associate the "Red" sign to the fact that he can't play right now. Maybe the dogs will be able to take a afternoon nap uninterrupted now, yes they lead a rough life.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Please Knock sign

I saw these signs made over at How Does She and it was the perfect idea to go with a baby gift i was getting together for my friends new little baby. Here is a pic of the one i made for my friend, hopefully she doesn't see this until she receives it in the mail, if you do, pretend to be shocked and amazed at it's wonderfulness! These signs are so simple and cute and straight to the point....
I had my hubby cut out a 6x6 square and drill a couple of small holes in the top. Then i Modge Podged some cute paper on, added some vinyl lettering, stained, sanded, inked the edges a bit, and added the wire and I was done.
I have plans of making one for our door. I want it to be more of a "We can't play" sign. We have a awesome neighborhood filled with all my son's best buds which is great and i am really grateful for the great playmates he has. The one problem though is the little window that we have by our front door. All day long i see little heads peeking through that little window. This would be fine if it wasn't for my two attack dogs, who are all bark and no bite. If they see or even hear anything at the front door they bark, and bark, and's not my favorite trait of theirs. My youngest still naps, thank heavens, and when the dogs bark, he usually wakes up which makes Mama not so happy.
So that brings us back to me making a sign that lets the little neighbor boys know to turn around and come back later when the sign is no longer there.
I'm not sure what the sign should say...."We can't play, please come back soon." Or maybe "Hey kids scram." Ha ha OK maybe that's a bit harsh.
Do any of you have a good idea of what i should put on it??
If you have a baby or any age napper in the house this sign is a great idea.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - Grands Taco Melts

Tasty Tuesday

 Today's Tasty Tuesday recipe comes from the Pillsbury website. I found this recipe a few years ago and have made it quite a bit ever since. It's a great kid friendly recipe and a easy one to throw together on a hectic night.

Grands Taco Melts


  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands refrigerated biscuits (any variety)
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  •  1 1/2 C. thick and chunky salsa
  • 2/3 C. water
  • 1 C.shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican blend cheese
  • 1C. sour cream (optional)
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
In medium skillet cook your ground beef and drain then add taco seasoning mix, water and 1/2 C. of the salsa. Cook until thickened.
Take the biscuits and press each one into a 6-in round. OK this is where i do it a little different from the recipe. I find it hard to press the biscuits into a large enough circle without tearing them apart of making holes in the dough. I usually press 2 biscuits together for me and the hubby's and then 1 for each child.
Next fill each flattened biscuit with some of the taco mixture then add one tablespoon of cheese on top of the mixture.
Fold dough over filling and press to seal. Take a fork and press the edges shut, you all know what i mean right?
Place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake 9-14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with remaining salsa, cheese and sour cream if desired.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mothers Day gift ideas

Hopefully all of you know that Mothers Day is this Sunday. If you are still scrambling this weekend for a great idea for the mom's in your life here are some fun, cute and easy to put together crafts for you to get working on....
This first one is from Get Your Craft On. It's a dry erase memo board backed with fabulous fabric, great idea....
Click HERE for the Tutorial

This next one is from U create. It's a great idea for any mom. It's also a great idea for a bridal shower or wedding gift.
Click HERE for the Tutorial

This idea is from a blog that i have become obsessed with lately, it's eighteen25. This brag book would be perfect for Grandma's, you know they love to show off how cute their grand kids are...there is even a free download of the different sayings, perfect!!
Click HERE for the Tutorial

You could make a monogram letter, it's easy and a great look. I found this letter at Blue Cricket Design. This one just happens to be the first letter in my last name and my maiden name, so it kinda jumped out at me and yes i do think i need to make one soon!
Click HERE for the Tutorial

Hopefully you got a good idea or two. Make sure to let that mom in your life know how much she is loved. I hope my mom knows how much i love and miss her. I never realized how much work being a mom is until i had my boys. It's a job where time off doesn't come often but it's also the best job in the world and i wouldn't trade it for anything!! Enjoy your weekend Mom's, we all deserve it!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

This week is Teacher appreciation week. I saw a few of the cutest ideas at eighteen25. She even has a free download with all of the sayings on it, boooyaaa! I can't tell you how much i LOVE free downloads!
Check out the cuteness.....

Who can resist Chocolate...

So cute and fat free:)

This saying would go great tied on top of a wonderful smelling Scentsy Bar...hint...hint!! Scentsy Rocks!!

Cute, Cute!!
Click HERE to get the free download and instructions.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - Navajo Taco's

Tasty Tuesday

This weeks Tasty Tuesday recipe comes from one of the first blogs that i became thoroughly addicted to....Or So She Says. These ladies are expert bloggers and have developed such a great blog, they discuss just about every topic under the sun including great recipes. 
My hubbys loves a great Navajo Taco, it's a very manly food, i guess? And it reminds us of good ole Scone Cutter in Logan, UT. so when i saw this recipe on Or So She Says.. i knew i had to give it a go. It is wonderful and the hub thought i was awesome when i made this for him. The boys love it too. I usually just end up making there's into a "cheese pizza" which they love.

Navajo Taco's

Here's what you will need:
  • Roads Rolls
  • Canola Oil
  • Shredded Lettus
  • Chili
  • Cheese
  • Tomato(optional)
  • Avocado(optional)
  • Olives(optional)
  • Sour Cream(optional)
Thaw out some Rhodes rolls, smush together 2 for the kid size and mom portions and 3-4 for Man size portions. Then flatten them with your hands and work them into a flat circular shape.
Heat about  one to two inches of oil in your skillet over Med-High heat. If you have a little deep fryer(yes i do and yes i am a bit embarrassed about it) it makes this job not quite as messy. To make sure it is heated enough dip the corner of your flattened dough in the oil,  if it starts sizzling it is ready if it doesn't then wait a while longer.

When ready gently place one or two flattened dough patties into the oil. They cook fast so watch them. I turn them after a minute or less and let the other side cook too. Remove when browned and place on paper towel and then dab with more paper towels to get some of the oil out, be careful though it will be hot. If making kids cheese pizza's immediately put cheese on so it can start to melt.
Now just top with whatever topping you like. It's so yummy and we usually make extra and have scones with honey butter for dessert. I know it's a pretty big carb load but go on a walk after dinner and you'll feel better about yourself:)
Go HERE for more pictures and the Or So She Says instructions.

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