Monday, May 4, 2015

Baby Monkey Card

Grandma Tutu asked me to make a baby shower card, that went with our jungle/safari shower theme, for her to give Shelby. This is what I came up with:)

"Advice for Mom"

This idea for an "Advice for Mom" shower activity idea came from Pinterest (of course) :). I made ours to go along with the theme of the shower. You fill out the little green leaves with your advice for her and pin them with tiny clothespins to the ribbon vines:) I will have a stack of paper leaves sitting beside it. Also, two mason jars. One filled with pens and the other filled with tiny clothespins:)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Create A Critter Baby Shower Pennant

"It's A Boy" Baby Shower Pennant. Made with the Cricut Cartridges-Storybook, Create a Critter, Ribbons & Rossettes, and Baby Steps:)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Shelby's Baby Shower Favor's

Create a Critter, Cricut cartridge. Gable box made from an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Married People Night Out! at River Ridge church

(The food table after the event)
I was tasked with decorating and cooking for the Married People Night Out events at our church with Kacie. This is the second event that we have done so far. I came up with an idea for the centerpieces for the 15 tables I had to decorate (and the small cafe tables in the food area). I didn't want to spend a lot of the church's money so I took a look around my house to see what I had a lot of. I had been collecting bottles to make a wine bottle chandelier but never got to it. And, I had bought around 60 framed mirrors from the Dollar Tree to make the Chippy Window Pane mirror from the Pottery Barn but never got to that either! So, I decided to prime and paint the 23 bottles in chalkboard paint and make easels out of the Dollar Tree mirrors. I went online searching for an easy cheap way to make the easels but couldn't find anything. I am posting here what I ended up doing to make the little easels for my church. (And the chalkboard bottles)

My idea board for the "LOVE" theme:

The "LOVE" sign I made out of silverware:

The smaller chalkboard bottles I made for the small cafe tables in the food table area:

was so busy that night I never got a picture of the centerpieces on the big tables but someone had taken this and posted it to Facebook:

I had added these little metal bait cages (for fishing) to hold the chalk onto the larger bottles which were on the he larger tables in the sanctuary.They were there to write love notes on the bottles by the attendees ;) I had bought them at the 100 Yen store while living in Japan. You can buy them here: Metal bait cages

These are the Hobby Lobby Bottles:

To make the Cheap and Easy Chalkboard Easels
You will need:

2 Dollar Tree 8x10 framed mirrors 

Spray Primer 
Chalkboard paint-for small jobs
Chalkboard Paint-for bigger jobs
Paint brush
Glue gun/ Glue sticks
Card stock

The next Married People Night Out event theme possibility...."Let Love Grow" Spring theme 

Peek at Idea board??

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Lil David's 18th Birthday Party-Epic Meal time Mega Burger!

David with his "MegOreo" birthday cake:)
I baked 2 boxes of devils food cake mix in a 12" Wilton cake pan. When it was cooled I cut it in half horizontally to make a top and bottom. 

2 pkgs. devil's food cake mix
2 pkgs. (4 oz.) semi-sweet baking chocolate
1/2 cup butter
2 pkgs. (8 oz.each) brick cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
4 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
24 OREO Cookies, coarsely crushed
HEAT  oven to 350ºF.
PREPARE cake batter according to boxes and bake in a greased 12" round cake pan. Cool cake in pan 10 min. Invert onto a wire rack; gently remove pan. Cool cake completely. Cut cake in half horizontally. 
In a double boiler melt chocolate and butter. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool 5 minutes. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gently stir in whipped topping and crushed cookies.
PLACE cake bottom on plate, spread with cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining top cake layer. Spread top with chocolate glaze; let stand 10 min. or until firm. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and toffe pieces. Keep refrigerated.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Our New Years Eve Dinner Menu

Garlic Prime Rib
Au Jus
Romano Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Corn and Crab Bisque
Winter fruit salad with Lemon poppyseed dressing
Crescent rolls
Molten Lava Cakes