Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Still Here!

Hi all, sorry that we haven't posted in a while we have just both been pretty busy!!! Karen and her family have recently moved back to our home town (YAY!!) and I have started a new job. Then today we got a new puppy!! We will be back to posting soon!!


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cute and Comfy Shoes

Okay so I have to admit that I love shoes!! I have recently found some shoes that I am absolutely in love with!! They are really cute and SUPER comfortable!! I originally found them in pink (on clearance for $10 I might add!!!) and now I have them in an animal print (got these ones on sale for about $25)......what are they you ask? CROCS!!! These are not the original crocs though, they are really cute ballet flats!! I know a lot of people aren't a fan of traditional crocs so these are a great alternative!! I am keeping my eye out for new patterns to add to my collection! Below are the pictures of the two pairs I already have and love!!

Happy Shopping!!


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Great Music Videos for Kids

My little man absolutely LOVES Choo-Choo Soul on Disney Junior. Below is a link to Disney's site where they have all of the Choo-Choo Soul videos free online! On this site they also have Choo-Choo Soul activities that are free. You should definitely check it out if you have little ones. These short music videos are a saving grace in our house at times!!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fun Hot Dogs for Kids

While browsing Pinterest one day I found a great idea for a fun way to make hot dogs for kids. This recipe comes from These were really easy to make and turned out really cute!!

Hot Dogs
Crescent Rolls

Step One: Take two crescent rolls and lay them out in a rectangle. Press the creases together.

Step Two: Lay your hot dog on the rectangle and roll it up. You will press the ends together to seal in the hot dog.

Step Three: Take some extra crescent roll dough and make your tail, legs, ears, and head.

Step Four: Bake at 375 for 13 minutes or until golden brown.

I served these with ketchup to dip them in! They turned out so cute and were really tasty too!!


Monday, June 24, 2013

Shutter Makeover

When we bought our house it had these AWFUL and I mean AWFUL baby blue shutters! They are an odd size shutter that is hard to find so we decided we would just give the current ones a makeover. We bought Krylon Fusion for Plastic spray paint in a navy blue and two coats later we were finished!! This was so easy to do and we only needed two cans of paint that were about $5.00 each. The best part is that the paint dries within 15 minutes! Check out the before and after pictures below!!


Shutters Before

Shutters After

Side by side comparison

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Homemade 4th of July Shirt

Want to have fun with your kids and make your own 4th of July shirts?! I have a fast, fun, easy project where you can do just that. I originally saw these 4th of July shirts on Pinterest and I thought they were super cute! All you need is a plain white t-shirt and red and blue paint.

First, lay out your shirt (I put paper in the middle so the paint didn't soak through onto the back) and then you are going to get blue paint on your little ones left hand and put their hand print on the upper left part of the white shirt. Since my little guy is only one, I made sure to have my husband there to help wipe his hand off with baby wipes right after we did his hand print.

Next, you will have your little one dip a finger in red paint and make the stripes of the flag. (With really little ones like my little man, mom or dad will have to do this part!) After that all you need to do is let your shirt dry!

Happy crafting!!!!


Saturday, June 22, 2013

DIY Crib Teething Guard

So I recently caught little man standing up in his crib biting his crib with those tiny little teeth of his! I knew right then and there I needed to get something to protect his crib from those little teeth marks. I knew somewhere I had seen a DIY crib guard made out of fleece (I can't remember where so I kinda just did my own thing!) so away I went to JOANN FABRICS. I found a nice fleece that was green with white polka dots that was on sale for $3.99 a yard and I only bought 1/2 a yard so it cost me a whopping $2.12 tax and all!! I however should have bought a whole yard because his side rails are wider so I didn't have enough to make those. Luckily the side ones are a little taller and he has yet to nibble on those ones! All I did to make this was lay the fleece over the railing and measure how much I would need to be able to tie knots (like the fleece tie blankets) between the slats of the rail. I then cut off any extra.

 Next I cut the fleece on either side of the slats so it was like little fringe.I did the first one with it on the crib so I knew how far up to cut it, then I took it off and cut the rest on the floor.

The last step was to lay it back over the crib and tie the knots between each slat (I double knotted them). You will have fabric that is left hanging directly on the slats and all I did was tuck it up inside so you can't see it. Below you will see the finished product.

This was so easy (and cheap!) to make!! I looked into ones from the store that are a plastic and they ranged $20 and up! So far it has worked great! I am thinking about going back and getting more fabric to do the other two sides but so far we haven't needed to yet.