Friday, December 25, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Preparing for Christmas!

Two days before  Christmas I planned a couple fun things for my girls.  I got up a little early (who am I kidding, I'm always up early) and wrote out some clues for a Nativity scavenger hunt!  We just used their Little People Nativity (one of my favorites!).

Then I hid all the characters according to the clues.

Next, I just set the clues in a bowl next to the stable.

When the girls got up, we mixed up some cookie dough and cut out sugar cookies.

And while the cookies were cooling, they did the scavenger hunt.  They took turns reading the clues, finding the character and bringing it back to put in the Nativity!

They LOVED it!! Then they spent the next couple hours decorating their Christmas cookies!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  
I hope it's good and you get lots of candy!

My girls were Snoopy and Woodstock this year!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Yarn Ghosts!

These are super simple!  I am going to be making them with both my daughter's classes on Friday.  All you need is some white, black and orange yarn.

Supplies: Yarn, wiggly eyes (the sticker kind), cardboard (or book)

 Wrap white yarn around cardboard or a book about 30 times.

Pull yarn off the board and run a piece of yarn through the top.

 Tie it at the top.

 Then tie again to make a loop for hanging.

 Cut the bottom loop.
 Tie a bow around the kneck.
 Put some wiggly eyes on.

 And tada....a spooky ghost!
Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Weekend Situation - 10/17

To start off our weekend, Mr. Mac and I took the kids to see a friend's band play at Hardywood Brewery in Richmond.  The girls played Shopkins with a friend!

On Saturday, Mr. Mac had a work day at his hunt club.  So the girls and I hit up Sky Zone.  We got there right when they opened and we were the ONLY ones in there for about 30 minutes.

My friends and I are going to The Price is Right show in a couple weeks, so I made us the price tag shirts to wear using freezer paper!

Saturday night, we went to a Halloween party at our friends house.  This year, the girls were Snoopy and Woodstock.  I easily made their costumes out of hoodies and we had the tutus and leggings already :)

I also added a few more items to my shop this weekend!

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Weekend Situation - 10/10

This weekend Mr. Mac was out of town.  So, the girls and I did some fun stuff together.  Friday, we went to see Hotel Transylvania!  It was a pretty funny movie and would recommend seeing it.

Saturday morning, I made the girls Halloween costumes, then we went to a friend's birthday party.

After the birthday, we checked out a local winery, Spring Run Vineyards, with some other friends.  The winery had a small band and some vendors selling things.  The girls had a good time going into the vineyard and climbing trees with the owner's daughter.

When we left the winery, the girls and I went to dinner at a local Mexican restaurant and then stopped by the Halloween store for a few supplies I needed to finish up their costumes.

Sunday, I taught B how to latch hook, then we went bowling!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Birthday Tracker

My mother-in-law posted one of these on my timeline a couple months ago saying she wouldn't mind one for her birthday.  So, a few weeks ago, I went out to get some supplies to make her one.

I found this chicken wire frame at JoAnne's and painted it blue.

I also purchased some wooden circles and drilled a hole in the top and bottom of each.  This is where the names/birthdays will go.

Then I forgot to take pictures of most of the next steps.  It's pretty self explanatory however.  I made a simple banner with some scrap material I had and stuck scrapbook letters on it to spell 'Happy Birthday'.  I used jewelry rings to string the circles together and attached them to the frame using some metal loops I found at Lowe's.  Each loop will be for a different month.

Next I made a few flowers out of material.

And here's the finished product!  I gave this to her for her birthday.  It took a couple trips to the craft store and Lowe's throughout this project to get all the pieces and parts right, but in the end I think it turned out cute!