Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Teacher's Gift

I cannot believe that summer is so close!
If only the weather in Utah would agree.
Our Memorial day weekend was full of cold, wet, just plain out icky weather.
My oldest son is about to graduate kindergarten!
His class could not have been better.
For most of the year his class averaged about 17 students.
With TWO teachers!
So their one on one time was pretty much amazing!
I wanted to make them something special that they can use for a while.
They were just plain basic wood when I bought them at the Wood Connection in Salt Lake.
For any Utahns out there if you haven't gone to the wood connection you should go!  They are amazing!

This is my end result! 

I hope they will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed them as teachers!

My short story of May

Ever had one of those months
The ones where it feels like you are going and going from the moment you wake up until the moment you go to sleep? 
Well that was May for me! 
May was crazy busy for my little family! 
So here are the short notes from what this month as brought us!

First and probably the most important. 
SGT Army Pants in no longer a SGT, he now proudly wears the rank of a Staff Sargent!!!! 
He was promoted over drill weekend a couple of weeks ago! 
I couldn't be more proud of that goofball! 
This has been a promotion long coming and he deserves it!

Second of all, for Mother's Day I got a surprise via FedEx.  I had this delivered to my house!!!!
To say I was shocked is pretty much an understatement! 
I had only mentioned a Silhouette briefly to my husband and didn't think he was really even paying attention! 
I guess he proved me wrong!
I can only imagine the things that I will be making with this lovely machine!

Next I have been trying REALLY hard to learn to sew! 
I have been blessed with some wonderful friends who are extremely patient with me!
It took me almost two afternoons, and about fifty phone calls to my girl Thais.  (I know you are reading this)
Also one stop by from my friend Thais.  (she loves me I know this)
It was all worth it though! 
In the end I made this!
On my very own!!!  WHOOP WHOOP!!!!
I got the instructions and template from The Dating Divas

One of the very last highlights from my month is pretty exciting to me!
I went with my hubby SSG Army Pants, and a few men from the unit and shot a gun. 
Without freaking out!
Except when they wanted me to shoot the M16, ya right that wasn't going to happen.
I played it safe and went with a 9mm. 
Here is my target!
Not too shabby right????
Except for the one I missed.
I am calling that my warning shot.... That is my story and I am sticking to it!

Also if you ever need motivation to clean our your closets watch a few episodes of Hoarders on TLC.
I have cleaned out every single closet in my house it feels. 
I didn't want to turn out like them!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


So I kind of suck and didn't know that it was Mother's day this Sunday until my hubby told me a couple of nights ago. 
I rock what can I say!
 So I have been searching and searching for projects I can do that are last minute. 
While looking though I found a cute idea for some more Spring decor that can transition into summer. 
I saw these cute caterpillars painted onto glass and wanted to try it out for myself! 
Turns out it was super quick and only took me about an hour (with drying time). 

Here is what you will need!

Glass block (or any glass you want to use)
Foam stencil brush
Fine point paintbrush

First you will want to clean your glass with glass cleaner or alcohol.  This will make the paint stick better.  Next take your foam stencil brush and dip it into the paint.  Put however many circles you want for your caterpillar.
Let the paint dry. 
Next take your fine point paint brush and paint little legs and a face onto the caterpillar. 
And there you have a cute decoration!!!  
My husband laughed when he saw it. 
 But I think he was just jealous he didn't think of it first.  

I wasn't so great at painting the face.  Oh well I like it!

Now onto trying to figure out Mother's day gifts.

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