Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Too Cute Not to Toot!!

I feel like I've been posting Easter ideas since . . .2010 LOL  So . . yes, I'm getting a little tired of them but there are still some cute ideas out there - both related to Easter and not! 

First up is actually a new blog I just found.  I love to try new recipes - especially easy, but good recipes.  When I started reading through the posts on Val So Cal I started drooling and kept on going.  I already through all of her posts and copied the recipes I want to try so I can  put them in the "recipes to try" section of my recipe binder.  Make sure and check out her site - you might find something you like too!


This next one is a really cute rugged fishing game for boys (not that girls can't play) by Frugal Decor Mom.  This is something I really want to make for my boys  . . .I hope I can remember :-)
I do like this Easter idea because it is easy and cheap - plus it would be cute as a centerpiece.  It is an Egg Bouquet by Ms Not So Perfect (I like that name!).  It looks really easy but makes a big impact.
Scissors and spatulas shares a really adorable idea for a baby shower favor.  She found the boxes at Hobby lobby and than shares a really good popcorn recipe to fill the boxes with for the favor.  I think the next time I'm  in Hobby Lobby I'll have to look for these - I have a  few friends expecting in the next few months and they would make a cute "thinking of you" idea even a few weeks before they are due!
Now this is a really easy, adorable idea for spring/summer and it used up all of those plastic water bottles we aren't supposed to use because they fill up the garbage dumps. :-)  Crissys Craft gives a very easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial to make these flowers.  I think they would be a cute Mother's Day project for older kids to do.
When I saw this I had to share - it is a recipe for something called Peanut Butter Confetti Cake and it looks so good!!  Check out the recipe A pretty life in the suburbs.  I had to share it because it really is just too cute (and delicious looking!)
If this doesn't get you ready for summer, I don't know what will!  What a cute way to turn a cheap pair of flip flops into something really fun and whimsical.  Check out this idea over at Craftomaniac
This is an idea I've seen a lot around Halloween but have never seen these cute Bunnies that Oopsey-daisy shares in this cute post.  They are very easy to make and you probably have most of the supplies at home.  Instead of fabric, I've picked up clearance cloth napkins to make these as well (at least the ones for fall!)
I was looking at a blog for another idea and happened across this one which really looks like cute artwork.  I love it because it uses Hands :-)  Kid hand projects are just too great.  Check out the idea t Come Together Kids

Krafty Kat shares some really neat crafts to make with those plastic eggs which are so inexpensive!  (I found them cheaper at Hobby Lobby than the Dollar store too!!)
So many cute ideas out there and I'm noticing a tread, are you?  There are starting to be some really cute ideas for summer too.  I just keep saving them and am trying to not get distracted by all the great ideas while I'm trying to simplify my life (that lovely theme word of mine).  I have plans for so many of these cute crafts for next year . .. another theme word away :-)

From A-Z, everything you want to know about me!

I've seen this on so many other blogs and liked reading other people's lists so I decided to play along today!

A. Age: Almost 39!!

B. Bed size: Queen - I bought the set when I was still single and have loved it . . but if we had more room, we would upgrade to a king!

C. Chore you dislike: Cleaning the Bathroom.

D. Dogs: One - China.

E. Essential start to your day: A shower, without a doubt!

F. Favorite color: Green. 

G. Gold or silver: usually gold but I love my silver Pandora bracelet!

H. Height: 5'6"

I. Instruments you play(ed): Piano, Clarinet, and Voice :-)

J. Job title(s): Wife, Mommy, Creative Memories Consultant

K. Kids: Joshua and Nathan (and technically Darryl, he's just an older kid LOL)

L. Live for: Being the best I can be in all areas - my walk with God, with my kids, my husband and family.

M. Most embarrassing moment: I try to avoid them at all costs and therefore, I will avoid naming any!

N. Nicknames: My oldest brother calls me Jack-Baby and many people call me Jack.  But for the most part I'm just Jackie.

O. Overnight hospital stays: Yes - Tonsils when I was a kid; Gall bladder surgery when I was in my 20's, and that multiple hospital stays with both pregnancies both before the kids were born due to complications and than of course, when they were born.

P. Pet peeves: Being late. 

Q. Quote from a movie: Seriously?  I'm not sure!  I don't tend to remember lines from movies but I do love Anne of Green Gables and watch it a lot.

S. Siblings: 3 older brothers.  Did I mention they are all older than me? LOL

T. Time you wake up: The alarm goes off most mornings at 2:15  but I don't wake up until 10:00.  (think about it, you'll get it - I'm not a morning person  haha) Honestly - I do get up at 2:15 (or whatever time my husband has to get up on a given morning for his route) and make his coffee/pack his lunch.  Than I go back to bed.  I'd like to get up at 5:15 so I can take care of me first . . but a lot of mornings I push it and get up at 7:00 . .mornings are so hard :-)

U. University attended: Northland International University and Bob Jones University

V. Vegetables: Only if I have too :-(  I have recently learned to like asparagus...

W. What makes you run late: My Husband.

X. X-rays you’ve had: Dental x-rays, Chest x-rays, MRI for an ankle injury, Foot x-rays; x-rays when my gall bladder was asking to come out;

Y. Yummy food you make: Lets see - snickers pie would be one of the favorites along with Southern Peach Cobbler.  My husband says just about everything I make is yummy but sometimes, there are some big time flops! ha!

Z. Zoo animal favorites: Giraffes, Lions, Tigers . .ect.  Think African safari!

Hope you enjoyed that - I'm a pretty simple, complex person.  Yep, that's me!