Wednesday, November 24, 2010
For years it was always me, my mom and my good friend Amy. Now Amy and I continue the tradition. Its fun! Another fun tradition we have is that in the last couple of years I started wrapping up Christmas books and starting Dec. 1st we read one book a night. It's fun because the kids never know what Christmas story we will be reading each night!! The best is that Emmah has figured out how to find her favorite story The Polar Express!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
I am looking forward to my years ahead at their school and thank them all for their love of kids!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Today I am thankful for Game Nights!! I am in LOVE with the fact that my kids are really getting into playing games!! We have always sorta had a game night, but now that they are a little older we can play some really fun games!!
Uno has been the recent favorite along with of course Candyland! I am looking forward to adding some fun games to our game cupboard this Christmas! They can learn so much from games and it is FUN! We still play games as adults with friends and family and I am happy to pass this along to my kids!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
I am thankful that he works so hard for our family to provide us with what we need. He is a wonderful husband and father!! I don't know what we would do without him!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Recently I picked up the book Cupcake Bites by Bakerella....oh the inspiration!! I can't wait to try all the fun designs she has in there. The tips are great too!! She makes it so easy!!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Fall is one of my favorite things about fall is all the beautiful colors and even though I know that these fall colors will quickly fade to white....I still love them!!
There is such beauty in the nature that we see, I hope you will take some time to enjoy it!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I love to see my kids smile, even if it is their cheesiest smile. To me is just means happiness and pure joy. I hope you will share a smile with someone, you never know you just might make their day!
Monday, November 15, 2010
I love being able to share my craftiness with others and make them happy and able to give others special handmade gifts. I been lucky enough to really make it happen and have fun doing it. I have wonderful customers and love coming up with new ideas!!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
1. I started with 3 pieces of canvas, you can go big or medium. I got mine from Big Lots for $5 each. Nothing fancy needed.
3. I traced my shapes out to make some patterns and layout the design.
4. When we were happy with the design, I went ahead and traced it on the paper I had chosen for the design.
7. Once we had it all glued on (You might want to put something heavy on it just to secure it.) I sealed it with one of my favorites Mod Podge.
The final product!! I think they turned out great and my daughter does too!!
Hope you will try some of your own! Have fun and be creative!!
We have found this to be a HUGE blessing as it has brought out a lot of Emmah's personality. She is such a funny and spunky little girl and sometimes you just can't see that. With this choice we are hopeful to be off the perscription meds altogether sometime early next year.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I can't believe how far my eye for the crafty things in life has gone. I love that I can make fun projects to make our house more of a home, give people gifts that are made with heart, and just plain have fun.
Who knows where the next crafty bug will take me, be sure to keep your eyes on my blog I have a long list of must tries!!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I am thankful today for my freedom. By living in this country I have been given some incredible rights. I don't think we think about how many people have given their lives for our freedom. I am thankful for their service and for their ultimate sacrifice of their life.
Many soliders have come home, but many are still far away from their families. I had the pleasure today to attend the Veteran's Day assembly at my kids school, it was a honor. I think it really made a real connection for the kids.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I love that I can share these talents with my friends and family. I hope that My kids can see their talents and put them to good use.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Many are not so lucky and for those I continue to pray and hope.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Here is one of the BIGGEST favorites in the house! My kids literaly jump up and down when they find out that we are having this for dinner! Here is our family favorite...Meatloaf Muffins!!
They are so great and fun for the kids, perfect to bring for leftovers for lunch and weight watcher friendly!!
2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey
1 box stuffing mix
1 cup water
1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Spray muffin pan w/non-stick cooking spray.
3. Press equal amounts of mixture into muffin cups.
4. Bake for 25-30 mins. at 350.
What are you having for dinner??
Saturday, November 6, 2010
I am thankful that she was able to be there when both my children were born and that they remember her and have great memories of the fun things they did with their Memah.
She is truly missed and will be everyday. A day doesn't go by that I don't think of her or see something that reminds me of her.
Because I knew you...I have been changed for good.
Lyrics from For Good
Wicked The Musical
Friday, November 5, 2010
When my mom passed away we gained a house, a house with memories, a house with space, a house with TWO bathrooms, a house with a big nice backyard, and a house with a basement with some nice usable space.
We are so thankful to have the extra space and room to do all the fun things we want. I also love that I am able to share my memories as a child along to my kids. I especially love that Emmah has the same room I did growing up as a little girl. Living here we are not taking away from the memories, but adding to the memories this house will hold.
"May your walls know joy;
May every room hold laughter
And every window open to great possibility"
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Another great part of my job is that I work part-time which allows me to run my small business Bloem & Grow as well as help out at school and in their classrooms.
What are you thankful for today? Please join me on this thankful adventure, comment on this post or better yet post your own.
Hope you will share why you are thankful today, I would love to hear it. Be sure to follow my blog and keep up to date on all the happenings in our house! Craft experiments coming this weekend!!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Emmah is our silly, crazy, sports loving, skirt wearing, goof ball! She is very much like her father, with her quick wits and vast knowledge. She keeps us guessing and laughing. And although she is a girl and now wears lots of skirts and dresses, she is still the one who can tell you the entire line-up for the Detroit Tigers either by name or number. I would say she is pretty well rounded!!
Jake on the other hand is more of the caring and nurturing type. Some might say he is a little bit of a mama's boy, but he is quickly growing out of that!! He is very athletic, and I am sure will play everything at least once! He makes the best faces, and has the cheesiest smiles! He is smarter than he puts on sometimes. He is like his mother a little, but we are noticing how much he is like his Uncle Kyle....hmmm things could get interesting!!
All in all we love them both for just who they are! I know they will continue to make us proud and bring us much joy...and probably some grey hairs too!!
What are you thankful for today?? I encourage you to share in your comments or on your own blog.
Monday, November 1, 2010
For day 1 I am thankful for my wonderful hubby!! I don't say it nearly as often as I should, but he keeps me grounded and sane!! I love him to the moon and back a thousand times!! There are so many things that he does for us and for me. He is a wonderful dad and husband and we are truly blessed to have him!
What are you thankful for?
Come back tomorrow to see what is next on my list!!