Monday, July 27, 2009

Mousepad Makeover

So I saw a glimpse of Chris’s mouse pad in her classroom and decided if she had a cute one I needed to have one. I confess I am a copycat girl.  So I googled a few places and couldn’t find  anything I wanted buy which led me to making my own with the help of of my new favorite blogs).  I didn’t even know what Mod Podge was….I know your mouths are wide open in utter shock.  I’m here to tell you I am not a crafty person.  I love the outcome but to actually do it it’s just not me.  She got me to thinking I could just use some cute scrapbook paper and mod podge it to the mouse pad.  So that’s what I did.  I would have used fabric but I have not figured out where all these girls get the super cute fabric.  I have looked at Hobby Lobby  and JoAnne Fabrics here and they don’t carry it.  Past that I’m not sure where to look.  Let me know where you go.   What do you think? You don’t have to point out the fact that it doesn’t resemble a circle any more.  I messed up a few spots when I was cutting but the overall cuteness is there still.    I have another project in the works with the Mod Podge I’ll be showing you this week.



Super Cute


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Weekend Fun

Last weekend the boys were at grandma’s so we took full advantage of the weekend.  If you like beer, which I do not but the other half does, you can have a fun Saturday afternoon at Rahr Brewery in Ft. Worth.  It is a free thing, however, if you want to purchase a $5 glass you get 3 tokens and a big glass to “taste” the beers.  I don’t think they keep tabs on the tokens because I thought hubster put them in and he thought I did, nobody ever said anything to us.  The best part of this place, for me, was the BBQ sandwiches from Longoria’s BBQ.  OH MY GOODNESS.  YUMMY!  There isn’t any chairs but I did notice people brought their own and camped out in the back.




Babe’s in Roanoke

That evening we went to Babe’s.  It’s a local “must” we had been told.  You bring your own cooler stocked with beer and wait outside in the chairs. The 1 hour wait outside was the best.   I wonder what people think when they leave their house, do they even care.  I’m no fashionista  and I’ve been known to not look my best when I leave the house but I have NEVER assembled my wardrobe this strangely.  She is listening to an ipod so she is bound to be somewhat with the times but why oh, why does she have on socks and sandals and to show them off wear athletic capris?  I was waiting for the What Not to Wear to swope in and grab her, I know they had to be taping it.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Great wall art

When I started this blog I knew I wouldn't be showing you my own crafty stuff, I'm just not that crafty. I love to read blogs and I love what everyone else can do, it's amazing that you guys can just think up these things with what you have. I wanted to share (and keep track) of all the great ideas out there. I'm not sure how you're suppose to do this either when featuring someone else, so please let me know. How do you get their picture onto your site?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Keeping cool

I have loved Texas from the day we arrived here 9 months. I love the weather, I will not complain about the 100+. Okay, I wish somedays were 90 so we could ride our bikes comfortably. Now there are only a few things that I miss about Indiana and now one of them I have found a replacement for.....Frozen Custard. If you have a Wooley's frozen custard in your area you must go. I am completely addicted!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

School supplies

(photo courtesy of some other poor mom)

This is the boys first year of school combine that with an over planning mom and you have a crazy parent. As soon as I saw Walmart putting out their school supplies I ran home and got the list I was given when I signed them up and came back up to gather supplies. This should be easy go down the isle grab everything on the list…done. NOT EVEN CLOSE. Who makes these lists and then why does no one in the area carry what they are asking for!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously who determines the quantity 50 ct when the packages come 40 ct. A certain color construction paper and they only sell it in a multi color pack. Laminate folders with pockets, what exactly is that the plastic ones or the paper ones that are shiny. Big pencils….really. I’ve been to Walmart, Target and Walgreens. Why would the area not carry the supplies you need!!!!! So you know what I did, I freaked out called my mother in law and told her what I had left to buy. My mother-in-law (who doesn’t live in the same state) can hunt down and find ANYTHING you are looking for. A day later she called to say she has got everything I needed. THANKS!

Now if only I can figure out what to do about lunches. What do you send for your kids lunches. One of the boys will not eat sandwiches and I was told (not confirmed) that they make the kids throw all the food they don’t eat away, even if they didn’t open it or fruit they don’t eat. WHAT!

What’s a girl to do

My husband came home yesterday to find me freaking out, hunting down super glue, wood filler anything that would save my beloved item.  You know how when something you have had for 8 years starts breaking down you start repairs.  I just can’t part with it yet.  Most would say go shopping there’s so many cute ones out there, you’ll find something you like better.  I have been looking but I have never found anything better.  Now I’m not going to post any pictures (I know I hate posts without pictures) until I finish the project I’ll leave you guessing what it is?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

This kid is too cute

This kid is quite funny he is terrified of BUGS….ant, water bugs, spider….yet he loves to catch frogs and this one was one of the bigger ones he’s caught.  YUCK!  I will battle the bugs for him if he continues not to ask mommy to touch frogs.  This frog tried to turn into a prince…he turned the frog around to look at it  and well…it must be a prince frog and he is no princess but it leaped right at his lips and missed thankfully yet he still loved it.  GROSS!!!!P1020731