Aug 31, 2011

My Snap Pliers Have Arrived!

I really wanted to add plastic snaps to my diaper covers but could not afford a snap press, well another mom online told me about plastic snap pliers and I just had to buy some!
Here is my latest diaper, with the pliers I got a bunch of different colored snaps and I have been having a blast making more diapers for Colten.
The snaps in the middle are for making the diaper smaller, its a medium diaper but when you snap it down it becomes a small cover.
Colten seems to like his new diapers too!
This is what my snap pliers look like, I got a package of 200 snap sets in different colors and a few other tools with my press for 39.99 at

Here is a diaper I already had made but had Velcro I removed the Velcro and added snaps
It looks a lot like the other one but if you look close you see red star snaps!

Aug 29, 2011

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This week I had so many favorites! Thank you everyone who links up making this party so much fun! So check out some projects and link up, also I have a GIVEAWAY going right now so leave a comment and enter to win!

It's Just Called Spicy shared these super cute gift bags made out of envelopes! What a fun way to use up envelopes you aren't using.

I loved all the different ideas Uncommon shared from her Butterfly Breakfast Party, I love her pink nectar, butterfly lanterns, cupcakes and more!

Not only are these cupcakes, but these cupcakes have a yummy surprise in the middle, Lady Behind the Curtain has got me thinking about fun cupcake fillings!

This Crazy Blessed Life made this beautiful Gathered Pillow and has a tutorial showing how to make it!

I am so excited to give this homemade ice cream a try, you don't even need an ice cream machine for it, It's Just Called Spicy shared her recipe for Homemade Birthday Cake Ice Cream...YUM

The Outlaw Mom (TM)'s No Bake Oreo Truffle Cake looks amazing! Lets just say I am craving chocolate now!!

Lastly Messy Business has given me laundry room envy! At our place we don't have a laundry room but she sure makes me want on after seeing her Laundry Room Makeover

 Again please check out my giveaway going on, this is my first one and I really want it to be successful!

Aug 27, 2011

Giveaway: Customizable Stickers by UPrinting

I am so excited to bring you my first ever giveaway!!
I was really excited when this product was brought to my attention and I can't wait to get my stickers that I am going to use with my packaging for my bow ties I sell on Etsy!
I was looking at the UPrinting web site and was impressed with how customized you can make your stickers from picking what size stickers, to the image you want. If you already have an image you use for your business you can simply upload it or there is an option to create a new design right on their site.
These personalized stickers can be used for just about anything, they have the option to do a roll of stickers which are resistant to water and oil damage so you can use them outdoors and the standard stickers come in so many sizes. There are so many different applications for these stickers: you can use these with- a business for advertising or labeling product, or home use for labeling things around your house. One suggestion was to even make a caution label sticker, or bumper stickers, there are numerous things you could make with these custom stickers.

Here is what you can win:
size  2" X 3.5" on 70lb Label Matte,
 Front Printing, with 4 business day turnaround.

Limited to US residents and you must be 18 years or older
If you have won Custom Stickers from UPrinting in the last 6 months
please let others have a chance to win.
Here is how you can enter:
There are three ways to enter, you can do just one, two or all three!

1. Leave a comment telling me what you would use these stickers for
(business, home, labeling, for fun)
2. Like UPrinting on Facebook and leave me a comment telling me you have
3. Follow UPrinting on Twitter and leave me a comment telling me you have
Please do each submission separate so you can have three chances at winning and leave your
email address so we can contact you!
The giveaway closes September 17th 2011
This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive Stickers for hosting.

Aug 26, 2011

Family Friday: Exploring Utah

Our family has had a bit of cabin fever with all the unpacking and trying to avoid the heat so we took the boys on a couple fun trips!

First we visited the Provo Temple, Sam loved seeing all the water features.

Aug 22, 2011

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I have been struggling to get back to schedule with the move, next week I will work very hard to have my features up in time! There were many wonderful submissions here are some of my top favs!
I love this wave wrap ring by Be Uniquely You she even shows you how to make it yourself!
I have really been loving all the refinished chairs, I am wondering if its because I have some kitchen chairs that are calling for a face lift! I love the color Taking a Sunday Drive chose for her Mermaid Chair
This fun Ladybug Picnic was shared by Uncommon
Last I love this Hutch remodel by The Inspired Collection.

Aug 20, 2011

Kalahari Resorts

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I found out about Kalahari Resort in Sandusky Ohio today and it sounds like a dream vacation.

This resort has so much to offer, a safari where you can feed the animals and even take a camel ride! Pottery, arcades (including bowling!!), shopping, spa, and an indoor and outdoor swim park including little water slides for the young adventurers and large ones for the adults including a water slide called the Zimbabwe Zipper which reaches speeds of 40 MPH!

The outdoor safari adventure also includes a three level rope course, and 400 foot long zip line, I have always wanted to try out a zip line!!

 If we visited the park I would be so excited to try all the different exciting adventures available, I know my boys would LOVE the Tree top play area that is available, it is a jungle themed play area with slides and climbing structures as well as a ball cannon where you can load soft balls and shoot them in the air! Sam would have a blast with that!

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Aug 15, 2011

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I'm running a little late this morning, but here are my top favs from last week. There were so many great submissions!

Polka Dots on Parade shared her fun ideas for a ballerina birthday party, I really want to make one of these balloon wreaths!

This chalkboard wall frame is an adorable addition to Heck Fridays new kitchen

I LOVE cheesy garlic bread and this looks AMAZING (can you tell I haven't eaten breakfast yet!) you can find the recipe from Jam Hands

I had no clue you could make fruit leather from the pulp leftover from juicing fruit, head over to The Crafting Bakers to find out how she did it!

Aug 12, 2011

Family Friday: Brownies!

For Sam's birthday he got an apron and a box of brownie mix. We decided we needed a break from all our projects, school work and unpacking and made some yummy brownies, sadly we couldn't find Sam's apron, he wore it to bed one night so I am sure its lots in his bed.
I tried to let him do almost everything. He loved licking the spoon!
He was very proud to show off his yummy work.

Aug 8, 2011

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I have finally taken the time to get these up, sorry it took so long!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas had such a fun idea of making frozen finger paints!
This granola from Seven Alive sounds so yummy, I really need to make a big batch of granola.
These Orange Cream Pop Cupcakes from Lady Behind the Curtain look amazing! I love dreamsicles I so want to try these.
Eating My Way Back posted her guiltless Alfredo sauce, not only does it sound yummy but look at that plate my mouth is watering!

Aug 5, 2011

Family Friday: Fun in the Sand/Rocks and more

On our last beach trip I really wanted to collect some sand from the beach to make a sand box for Sam. Well the beach we went to had small little rocks instead of sand but Sam still loves his little box.

I put an empty tums bottle, an empty Easter egg, and tongue depressor in with his rocks and let him borrow a garden shovel and funnel.
He found some small twigs and was pretending they were plants and kept planting them.
The grey lid is to catch the rocks he misses (which is a lot!) we just pour it back in when he is done playing.
I am also really excited that we have our cloths line set up again! It saves us so much money not having to dry everything, even though these diapers got rained on twice (random thunderstorms) so I did end up just drying them because I needed a diaper for Sam to go to bed.
My last big news is I have really been wanting to get back in shape, and I really enjoy running but I don't feel comfortable going by myself and we can't afford to pay someone to stay with the boys if we went together. Well I found a great deal on craigslist last night and we got this double jogging stroller! We took it for a nice walk today and the boys loved it! Can't wait to take it for a jog tomorrow!!

Aug 1, 2011

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 We have been slowly unpacking here in Utah, my parents went back home leaving behind lots of sadness. Our place is really hot right now due to the air conditioning being out and it being between 85-95 outside making it 80 inside our house ( I know many have had much worse weather, but I am a big baby when it comes to hot weather!)
Well on to the fun stuff I have lots of inspirational and yummy things to highlight this week!

I love this adorable potato salad by Lady Behind the Curtain

Cryaon Freckles had a great idea of how to use a muffin tin, tongs and poof balls...thats what we call them :)  to make math fun

I had no clue that you could make your own finger nail polish, Heck Fridays had a great tutorial on how she made her very own polish, I can't wait to try this!

I was so excited for GeorgiaBE's tutorial on using button hold elastic I didn't know you could buy button hold elastic and now really want to put it in Sam's pants, he is really tall and skinny so his pants are always falling down or too short.
Mom to 2 Polish Lil Divas shared a fun idea for making hand print fish, Sam loves to paint his hands!

I fell in love with these Flip Flop and Flamingo candy cupcake toppers that Lady Behind the Curtain created, so cute!
Domestic Deadline made this cute Lake Lounger, I could see myself lounging in our community pool on these hot days!
I really want to make a water table like the one Mom to 2 Polish Lil Divas made for her girls for Sam, I know he would love it!