|Daddy and Me Magnetics necklace designed by Cora|
Monday, January 30, 2012
I came across this store while browsing Etsy. I could window shop on Etsy all day.
Daddy and Me Magnetics is a store run by a family with 11 adopted children, all with special needs.
Richard Wampler of Kingsport, Tennessee, set up this business on Etsy to give his sweet kids a way to earn an allowance, and have a sense of accomplishment in making something and having others enjoy and buy. All of his proceeds go to the children, and supplies. The jewelry is beautiful, and seems well made. I'll have to buy something, so I can do a better review, lol. (and of course have an awesome piece of jewelry as a perk.)
I think my favorite part about Daddy and Me Magnetics, is that each piece showcases a photo of it's artist.
Click on over there, and meet this inspiring family.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I also love to share though, so here's the link where you can enter to win also.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
going to put some random photos up that i took with my camera phone. i still can't find my cord to my real camera. it's really bugging me. ah well. i think i'm going to be getting a new camera with our taxes. (crossing fingers and toes)
Giddy and I made Coffee Filter Snowflakes
I put up a little Paper Station, to display the school papers and art for the boys.
The coolest Invisible Shelves that i got for Christmas
Set up my little Vintage Nook in the hallway
Gloomy Day, no milk for cereal, so we had waffle sundaes. <3
Shari's Pasta Surprise- no surprise, really, and lots of yum.
(Bowtie pasta, black olives, ham, sliced fresh tomato,
garlic, olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, italian spice)
This is what happens to Ivory soap when you microwave it for 2 minutes
French Dip Crescent Rolls- got the recipe from Pinterest.. big hit.
Fun Marshmallow Sculptures with the boys
Snow Painting with Giddy
Powdered Donut Wreath (AKA Coffee Filter Wreath)
Chocolate Edible Playdough! awesome!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
this is a girl i've been enamoured with for a few days now. i've been reading her blog from back to front, and truly enjoying her whimsy. her name is katie... and this is a video interview with her.
I would love to adopt some of Katie's projects of leaving random fun things lying around to brighten people's day, and her own in the process.
Monday, January 02, 2012
We had such a great New Years evening, even with the boys and their crazy bad coughs. We stayed in, and I planned some crafts, and games for us. Chrissy came over, and then later, my mom came over too. I told them they could come over as long as they were ok being in a sick house. I still can't find the cord to my real camera, so I'm including the low quality, but perfectly adequate phone camera photos.
I made ice ornaments with fruit inside,
and we made pine cone ornaments when Jeff got home from work. I'm hoping to keep doing this every year.
Later, when Chrissy came over, we made mini pizzas with english muffins, and LOVED it. I think that's going to be made much more often.
I made a really easy bean bag toss game out of rice filled balloons, and baskets with points marked. We all played and it went really well. I also made balloons with glow sticks inside, but couldn't get a good photo of them. I tried making a little hover craft, and remembered the directions wrong, and used superglue instead of hot glue. oops. It did work for a few minutes, so we'll try it again next time we have junk mail cds.
Side note, and aHAH moment.. figured out that Parmesan cheese containers make GREAT cinnamon shakers.
Today, Jeff was off work, and the weather was perfect to put out the feeders, so we took a mini outing to the side of the apartments. There is a little stretch of woods, so we were able to just hang them there.
The boys and Jeff played for just a little while. They both still have pretty bad coughs, so they just threw a few snowballs and then came back inside.