Tuesday, February 26, 2013

American Girl Doll Dress

I actually have something crafty to show today.  I made a birthday present for one of Harper's friends a couple of weeks ago.  She requested a dress made with lace.


I thought it was sweet that her friend wanted me to make her doll a dress.  The best part of it though was I did not spend a dime making it.  I used material I had on hand.  Gotta love that.


I used Simplicity 4786 as a starting point.


The back is velcro so it should be easy to get on and off.  I didn't get to see her open it, but Harper said she liked it.  

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

This Makes Me Happy

Isn't it great how just the smallest things can really brighten your day?  A couple of weeks ago I actually pulled out the sewing machine and made these pillows.


I found the flower print at Joann's and already had the chevron and yellow prints.  I really feel like the pillows really tie everything together.  The splash of color is still making me happy two weeks later.


Now I just need to put up some artwork, which is the story of my life right now.  

We have been working on Harper's room the last few weekends.  Her grandfather built her a loft bed. So we painted her room and the loft bed. Once we have it all put back together I will take some photos.  She is very excited about her new room.  

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

The kids wanted to make photo valentines again this year.  I showed them several ideas, but they were stuck on the "Rock On" theme with pop rocks attached.

Miller Valentine 2013

This is very much like Harper's valentine last year. She really wanted to do another one this year, so that's what we did.  She processed hers using picmonkey.  Miller lost interest after the photo shoot, so I processed his for him.  He didn't want any funky colors.

Harper Valentine 2013

We have been battling the funk at our house this week.  Miller had strep throat over the weekend.  Then Harper starting feeling bad on Monday.  Instead of strep she has the flu.  Ugh.  She had the flu back in December too.  I mean what are the odds of her getting strain A and B?  We all got the flu shot after our bout with the flu in December, but I guess it didn't really help Harper.  Poor thing.  Hopefully the rest of us will dodge this round.

I hope everyone has a healthy Valentine's Day!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


The kids were out of school on Friday because we got a dusting of snow.  I seriously think the school system just wanted to use a snow day because the roads were completely clear.  The snow was gone by mid morning so the kids didn't get to play in it too much.  Then we woke up Saturday to another dusting of snow.  This time we took advantage of it and did some sledding.





The snow was gone again by lunch time, but at least we got to have a little bit of snow fun.  

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fun at the Circus

We went to the Circus a few weeks ago.  Here are some of the photo highlights.


Cousin love....


The elephants never disappoint.


That guy is blindfolded. Crazy, huh?




Can you tell we had a great seats?  


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