Saturday, April 18, 2009

Anniversary and Status Change

Today is this blog's one year anniversary! Although, I didn't complete 52 projects this past year, I did complete some- so I count it as a success. I love to craft and still have tons of unfinished projects to complete, however I won't be posting weekly on here for a while. Tuesday I will have baby #4 in my arms and I will be busy taking care of him and the rest of my family. Soon we'll be moving half-way around the world again too. I will craft again though, and I will post my completed projects on here. Now that I'll have my first home I have a million more things on my list to do: painting, decorating, gardening, cooking, projects with the kids. I'm excited for all the upcoming plans!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Inspiration

Next school year, I plan on having twice monthly activity days for my older kids with a few of their friends. Once a month we will do a "fun foods" class and then once a month we'll have an "arts & crafts" class. With all of the fun holidays and seasons it will be so fun! Here's some projects I already want to make with them.

These Easter Cake Pops are adorable and can be found at Bakerella.

This Easter candy dish is also super cute! Unfortunately, I could only find the picture on-line, but not the instructions. It looks easy enough though, just a small terra cotta pot with a larger draining dish, straw hat, felt ears, silk flowers, acrylic paint, and candy- voila!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Best Creation

I haven't done any crafts for a while, but my body has been working overtime creating a new little body to house one of Heavenly Father's precious spirit children. I am honored and humbled at the amazing calling of "Mother" that I have. One year for Christmas my mom gave me a recipe book she had made with all of my favorite family recipes. On the very first page was a recipe for a "Daughter." Since I am now making a "Son," I wanted to share the recipe here:

1 Year of Breastfeeding
3 Parenting Books
5 1/2 Bedtime Stories
17 Educational Toys
4 Reliable Babysitters
2 Important Talks
5 Sleepover Birthday Parties
18 Years of Education
377 Rides Home

Mix ingredients. Let stand 18-21 years, opening bedroom door occasionally. Release. Hold breath. Results may vary!