Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cute kids and birds in the house

It's a flock of birds! Aren't they beautiful? I did the design myself and wonderful Jill did the vinyl cutting. I spent about an hour getting it all in place, but it truly is the perfect touch to the room. I wish the pictures were better:(
And here are my cute kids. Feel free to ooooh, aaaah and drool!

Friday, December 4, 2009

It's Christmas!

I love Christmas time, and things have been especially fun this year with the girls. They're really into all the fun holiday stuff this year and we've been having a good time doing the activities from the Advent Calendar. I've had a few people ask about it, so I thought I'd post a few pictures. It was SUPER easy and cheap to make. I used a piece of metal that I already had, paper from my stash and some sticky-back magnets. I used this box tutorial, placed a magnet on the back and a piece of paper inside with a fun holiday activity to do every day. They're all EASY and cheap. Did I mention I like cheap? Seriously, today we wrote a letter to Santa and yesterday it was have hot chocolate. Tomorrow's is have a picnic by the Christmas Tree.
Speaking of tree's, here she is. No star, because I can't find one I like and we're about 150 ornaments shy of the usual tree, but I opted to leave off all of the glass bulbs. They're so pretty, but I do hate sweeping them up, so they just had to go. And this picture is priceless. Yes, we're classy people who don't make their children wear clothes at home and Sophie got a hold of mine and Brent's stockings and decided to wear them. I love it!

I Hope I win!!!!!!

Today's Mama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.
1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year? towels, microplane, full length mirror, jewelry, nail polish
2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received? a quilt
3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? clothes, or a painting
4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? When I was 9 I got a pink belt that had a silver buckle. It had a kind of "western" look to it. I loved it! I also got some boots with white fringe that year that were awesome!
5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year? Jessie doll, Tinkerbell, Barbies- can you tell we have girls????
6. What is your favorite holiday food? Do I have to pick just one? No! Chow-Mein Chunkies, Carmels, Shrimp Cocktail, Aunt Betty's Cheeseball
7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? PJ Pants for some of my neices and nephews, and some hair bows
8. What is your favorite holiday movie? Elf
9. Favorite holiday song? White Christmas
10. Favorite holiday pastime? Eating!!!!!