Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Oh how I love Halloween decorations!

My newest Halloween decoration...

A little vinyl on a picture frame.   So easy!
Happy decorating everyone!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Star Wars cookies

My husband and my son love Star Wars!  They watch the movies all the time.  They even build a fort and call it 'yoda's house' so they can watch the movie in there.  

When I saw these cookie cutters... I just had to buy them.

Yup, they are well worth it!

Noodle Fun!

The other day my son wanted to play with glue. 
So I pulled out some dry noodles... and we played with glue!

We even got out the water colors and added some color to our creations.
Fun and cheap!  Gotta love it.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fall wreath

Fall is my favorite season... hands down.  I just wish it lasted longer!

A few years ago, I made this wreath.  It was SO easy!
I bought a wreath from a local craft store, along with a strand or two of fall leaves.
Wrapped the leaves all around the wreath, added a bow and there was my festive wreath.

I added auburn lights to my wreath.
(wrap the lights first and then the leaves)
I love plugging it in at night.  The glow is fabulous!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Movies while running?

And in case you wanted to watch a movie while running on the treadmill...
I made a holder for that too.  
I haven't tested this one out yet... so we'll see if it holds up while running.

Off subject... I'm a terrible runner.  Any tips for me?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

iPod case for treadmill...

My husband and I have started running on a treadmill... which is great.
The problem comes when we put the treadmill in our unfinished part of the basement... no TV.
So we listen to the iPod... but where to put it?

I made this iPod holder for it.  Velcro on the back, so it holds nice and tight.
I had to make a hole at the bottom, so the earphones can disconnect, if we happen to get our arm caught in the wire.
I tried it today... works great!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Father's Day gift idea

Ok, so I'm just a few months late at posting this idea.  But everyone takes the summer off, right? 
Thanks for putting up with us... if you're still out there.  ;)

My boys had a great time making this art piece for Father's Day this past year. 
(I have seen this idea on another blog... but can't remember where... so sorry that I don't have that reference for you)

I had my 4 year old paint the blue background one day.  I just told him that we were painting and set him up with the right colors.  (last year he ended up telling Daddy what the present was before Father's day... I learned my lesson)  Then I put it up to dry and let him continue to paint on paper.  

A few days later I did their hand prints.  A one year old makes it REALLY difficult to get a decent handprint from.  Thus, his looks like he has 6 fingers.  Oh well.  Then I put it up to dry for a few more days.

I took it down to add the finishing touches.  
Then I let the boys help me wrap it right before we gave it to Daddy.