Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday FAB Finds!

Oh Man! This could be dangerous!!

Wish I would have known this WAY back!

so pretty, would be gorgeous to decorate with at Christmas!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

DIY - cloche

I am in love with all the cloche's around blog land and pinterest....but I am not in love with the price tags when I find them at estate sales and antique festivals..........I have seen a few crafty sites making their own from cheese plates and candle sticks....just so happens I had a cheese plate from salvation army & chunky candlestick that would be perfect!  I have had these for months now and the plan in my head but thanks to my sister for getting my butt in gear with the project by sending this yesterday ! 

Used my handy E6000 glue, I swear there is nothing this stuff cannot hold together! Quick coat of cream spray paint & voila!

Just in time for my Fall mantle....still working on it but this looks super nice up there!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weekly Menu!

Meal #1 Spagetti & meatballs w/ tossed salad & popovers
Meal #2 4 packet roast w/ carrots, potatoes & fresh rolls
Meal #3 Breakfast burritos - {I LOVE brinner! +I will have freezer stock too}
Meal #4 Mac & Cheese w/ hotdogs & fresh fruit
Meal #5 Chicken stew w/ herbed dumplings & tossed salad

Yummy treats to try!
Pull apart cinnamon sugar pumpkin bread
Wendy's Frosty

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday FAB finds!

I have been MIA this week, BUT I am working on a few projects to share soon, this whole job outside the home thing is seriously cramping my style & taking my creative time away! ;)

Galaxy play dough

who knows if it works but looks amazingly easy!

this looks DELICIOUS!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekly Menu!

Meal #1 Lasagna with tossed salad & fresh bread
Meal #2 Fajitas with spanish rice & chips w/ salsa
Meal #3 Chili w/ honey cornbread
Meal #4  Egg noodles w/ alfredo sauce w/ tossed salad & breadsticks
 *1 meal left from last week's menu since things were crazy busy with fundraiser held on Saturday*

snacks & yummy treats
pumpkin whoopie pies
apple braid bread
~ Fall is in the air and it is our favorite time of year, pumpkin & apple treats galore ~

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday FAB finds!

What?!? Amazing & how did I not know about this, especially with all those supplies on hand?

This recipe is all over pinterest and was too easy not to try! Really moist but a little plain, next time I will add chocolate chips for some vaa-vaa-voom!

Feeling very fallish lately & this looks super cute!

This looks like a fun kiddo project!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Super Hero Cape for my super nephew!

My nephew is turning 5 next week!  I made a cute super girly custom birthday gift for my niece here, for her birthday so I could not leave out my nephew for his!  He is 100% boy, monster trucks and football all the way!  He has a great imagination and so I had seen capes all over blogland and my sister Paula has even made capes for both my girls.

I found a tutorial on one of my most favorite blogs and was determined to rock it for Brock! I was going to add some stars or something with a patterned material but Dave kept telling me "he's a boy! Keep it simple, don't get all frilly with it" So, its just red & blue with a big B for Super Brock!

I tried to get Uncle Dave to try it on for a photo but Mr. No Fun would not do it, knowing it would be posted for the entire Internet to see intimidated him I guess!?!

Just put it in the mail to him today! I hope he loves his cape and has countless adventures in it!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Look who is a Sprout!?!

Emerson had her first day of preschool this morning!  She is part of the Cazenovia Children's House program again.  Last year she was in the Sunshine program and now she is a Sprout!  She was so excited for her new preschool and seeing old friends again! Thanks to grammy for the awesome ladybug backpack, its just perfect!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Weekly Menu!

Meal #1 Steaks on the grill w/ sweet corn & fresh fruit
Meal #2 Cheesy Pasta Bake w/ easy peasy breadsticks & tossed salad
Meal #3 Cafe Rio Chicken tacos w/ spanish rice & chips w/salsa
Meal #4 Pepperoni Pizza Puffs w/ tossed salad & mozzerella sticks
Meal #5 Meatloaf  w/ green beans & rice pilaf

snacks & treats
sugared biscuits
Giant double chocolate cookies

Friday, September 9, 2011

Get Well Gabby!

There is this little blond haired blue eyed girl...a sweet, precious, special, little 5 year old girl named Gabriella Vogel.   You can find her story here!

Instead of heading off to kindergarten she is battling a brain tumor.  While I do not know Gabby, or her family personally her story has touched my heart.  As a mom I cannot fathom what this family is going through right now.  I am helping to sponsor a fundraiser for the Vogel Family,  if you are local in the CNY area please spread the word!

The event can be found here

Saturday 9/17 9am-5pm
Chittenango Falls State Park
$100 donation scores you a 20 minute timeslot with amazing local photographers.


Friday FAB finds!

endless possilibities are running through my mind!

Apple sandwich!
image via pinterest

I know my girls would LOVE it, must try soon! Apple slices w/ PB, granola & chocolate chips.

Ghost Poop!
How funny is that? Love it for halloween time!

AWESOME! I am making one of these ASAP, between a preschooler, 2nd grader and going back to work outside the home I NEED this to keep organized!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

1st day of 2nd grade!

Back to school today!  Savannah is officially a second grader! 

She picked her entire outfit {& this is TAME considering where she started from!} all the way down to the rainbow socks & twinkle toe skechers! She is excited this year which is leaps and bounds from where we started 2 years ago with kindergarten!

Sent her off this morning with one of these cute lunch box notes inside her brand new Littlest Pet Shop lunchbox and new puppy backpack stuffed right full of supplies!

Daddy & his girls on a rainy 1st day of school!

We made this little treat for her teacher to wish her luck with her new group of 2nd graders!

Here is to a good year with a new teacher, new friends to make & lots to learn!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Goodbye to summer!

Tomorrow is back to school for Savannah so this Labor Day weekend was her final farewell to lazy summer days!

We harvested an insane amount of roma & grape tomatoes from our garden!

another load of cucumbers too..

Lots of outdoor play time

finished off with smores!

We had a great summer and are all ready for Fall {hopefully a nice long Fall} not for what inevitably comes after, but we are ready for cooler weather, apples, pumpkins, and jumping in leaves...

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Weekly Menu!

Meal #1 Cruncy garlic chicken w/ pretzel bites & fresh fruit

Meal #2 Spagetti w/ fresh bread & tossed salad

Meal #3 Corndog muffins (this recipe for cornbread then just put piece of hotdog in each muffin cup before baking) w/ fresh fruit & carrot sticks w/ ranch dressing

Meal #4 Cheeseburgers on the grill w/ sweet corn & watermelon

Meal #5 Chicken Lo-mein w/ egg rolls

Snacks & Treats
Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
1st day of school cookie! (I started this last year & it was a big hit!)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday FAB finds!

super cool site for ideas on any party you can imagine!

I freeze a lot of sweet corn this time of year & its always a huge mess, I saw this & tried it, amazing!
image via pinterest
Bleach Pen T-shirts
very cool idea & cheap custom t-shirts!

Monster Spray!
 Great idea for the little ones who have trouble going to sleep or wake from a bad dream! Keep the monsters away with a quick spray just like bug spray!
image via pinterest

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Locks of Love!

So proud of my girl!  Savannah has already donated her hair once to Locks of Love..just before kindergarten we got her very first haircut EVER!  We took off 15" and donated the ponytail to Locks of Love.  Since then she has only had 1 trim and waited to grow it long enough again and the day finally arrived!

Back to school next week so it was the perfect time for a haircut!  We donated 10" this time and I am just so proud of her wanting to do something so amazing for some little girl out there who really needs this gift!

She is already saying she plans to do it again in another 2 years!

Shout out for Miracles Hair Studio in Fayetteville. This salon is amazing and Little Miracles is the only place Savannah has ever gone for haircuts, the staff is awesome and super sweet with kids! Not to mention the girls get "princess sparkles" in their new haircut!