Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More Dollar Store Design...

Okay, I've already shown you the cake stand made with the dollar store purchases. I bought 4 things that day. Well, I guess 5 if I include the glue. lol Here's what I bought...

This time I used the glass bowl and the ashtray. (yes, an ashtray!!) I turned the ashtray upside down to make the base for the bowl and glued them together.

Then I decided that the bowl needed something to bring out some of the design so I painted part of it.

I haven't decided yet if I like it or not.

But, the great thing about it is that I just used cheap craft paint so it wipes right off with a little glass cleaner. If I decide for sure that I don't like, I can get rid of it. AND, if I want to, I can change the colors to go with particular decorations.

Mostly I have to say that I'm loving trying to look at things a little differently when I'm out and about. It adds a whole new dimension to shopping.....like I needed that. lol

Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday Morning Check In

This is what my scale was doing this morning. lol I don't blame it either. About mid-week pms hit and I swear I've been eating every freakin' thing in sight!! Even Dax had noticed by Friday. lol Fortunately I was able to get a grip on my self control by Saturday to help control the damage a little. Needless to say, I'm hoping to do much better this week. Wish me luck. lol Hope everyone else fared much better than I. :0)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dollar Store Design...

I've been playing around looking at other blogs (that happens a lot LOL) and came across a lot of neat things that other people have made. Sooooo, I ran to the dollar store while I was taking a break and picked up some things. I got these...

I took the plate and the sundae glass and glued them together. It gave me this...

A simple little cake stand!! I know it's not the most beautiful thing out there, but I thought for $3.00 (that includes the glue for them) it turned out great. I think that it can be put in the center of my table, or even the island, with some cute decorations and be great. You should give it a try. For just a few bucks there's not much to lose.

I glued the other items together but I'm not done with them yet. I'll show them to you later. :0)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spring flowers

I saw these cute flowers made with pipe cleaners on a blog somewhere. Unfortunately, I play around going through so many that I have no idea where I actually saw it now. Sorry. I'd love to give credit to whoever's idea it is. They're so easy and quick to do.

Anyway, here's mine...

I showed the kids how to make them also. Abigail is the most artistic of them and it just comes to her so naturally (makes me sick - lol). She headed off and made one like I had shown her. And then made a variety of other flowers too.

She even made a bee to buzz around the flowers.

I know I'm her mom and all and but I think she has such imagination and ability at only 10 years old. Don't you agree? (only yes answers relevant - *giggle*)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday Morning Check In

Monday! Again already!! It seems that my weight is about the same as last week. I'm considering that a huge plus though. We spent the weekend in San Antonio and after the huge burrito and 16 oz. margarita (not to mention everything else we ate) it's quite the accomplishment indeed. I think going into the weekend I was actually down about .5 pounds, but hey, like I said I'm not complaining at all.

I did try to be good though. I had a decent breakfast yesterday morning while my kids were eating these:

Now that's will power, right?

And I did get in a lot of exercising because we did a lot of walking. We also wound up carrying all of our stuff down 5 flights of stairs (got tired of waiting for the elevator) so that counts, right?

All in all it was a pretty good week as far as the diet goes and I really didn't do too badly even on the weekend considering the possibilities before me. lol

Oh, and as a side-note.....

While we were at the pool I was able to photograph how NOT to sit while wearing a bathing suit.

Okay, yes, you're right. I can't think of an occasion that would call for sitting like this in public either. And, I was waiting for her to start biting her toenails, but she just picked her nose instead. EEEWWWWW!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Moving schools

The kid's will be going to a new elementary school next year. (and I do mean a new school - it's being built right now) So the teachers have already started packing up some of their stuff. They're also going through it so they don't have to move so much stuff. Addison's teacher knows that I like to sew and all that stuff so she's sent some fabric home to me.

She also sent home one that's black with hot pink polka dots on it. I can't wait to make something with them. And, hey, we all know that free is the best.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I just love looking at blogs out there that are done by people with so much creative talent. I'm learning so many new things, but I'm most excited by learning how to look at things differently. I made up these little framed prints for Easter decorations.

I got these little frames at Target awhile back. (I bought several packages. There were three in a pack for only $2.50 - I think.) I just bought the Benjamin Bunny book a couple of weeks ago for $1.00. I flipped through and picked out the pictures that I liked best. I thought they turned out really cute, especially for the price. lol And I still have the book to use for other things that I want to try too. Woohoo!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday 'Morning' Check In

Yeah, I know it's not really morning.

I guess I just could have changed the date on the post below. It was a crazy week and I really didn't get anything done in the craft department. *sigh*

This week I'm hanging in about the same. I'm down a little but it didn't even amount to 1/2 a pound. *sigh, again* lol Although, I was very proud of myself because I didn't eat much in the way of sweets yesterday. I was really good. I just hope I can stick with it. :0)

Here's to a great week for everyone. Let's all get the losing going.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday Morning Check In

She looks so sad because we have another week with no change. *pout* I decided to try to be true to the first to weeks of the south beach diet and see if I can get things kick started. I hope this works. :0) I did exercise a couple of days over the past week but it's obviously going to take some time to work myself back up to being in shape. Sharon, I've tried the alphabet thing twice and still haven't made it all the way through. That is a big time killer for the legs. lol

Well, here's to a great losing week for everyone.