Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Lego Advent Calendar

Can you believe it's almost December? My, where does the time go? Well if you like keeping track of time, or counting down the days until a certain someone comes with a sack filled with presents, then you’ll love making this little Lego advent calendar :) My little guy and I had fun putting this together in a matter of about one hour. Here’s what you’ll need: One metal cookie sheet Super glue or E6000 adhesive Roll of magnets Various colors/sizes of Legos Scrapbook embellishments Scrapbook numbers and days of week Or Black Sharpie Ribbon Drill to drill holes into the cookie sheet   First gather up all the Legos you will use. I simply went through my little guy’s humongous tote of Legos and picked out the reds and whites to use as the background for the numbers. I used some of the skinny tan Legos to separate the weeks as you can see from the pictures. Lay them out on the table to make
Monday, November 28, 2011

One Stop Christmas Hop Giveaway {$30 Kohls Card}

**giveaway is closed*** I hope everyone had a great relaxing Thanksgiving weekend. I am so excited to bring you my latest giveaway to get you started on a great Holiday season :)  I am participating in my very first link giveaway Sponsored by Mama to 4 Blessings! This is a big event everyone! There are lots of bloggers participating and giving away tons of prizes! When you enter mine be sure to enter their giveaways too! Click on this>>> Christmas Blog Hop Giveaways to enter all the other giveaways :) And what am I giving away?? Well, nothing less than a $30 gift card to one of my favorite stores! Kohls!!!! That's right! Kohl's! Enter by commenting below for one chance to win. Make sure you put your email address if you don't have your blogger set with email.  *For an extra chance-become a follower of this blog with google friend connect and comment below telling me so *for another extra chance follow me
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CSI Project Cute Lego Advent Calendar

I am guest posting over at  The CSI Project   where I am sharing a tutorial on making a cute and very EZ Lego Advent calendar!! Go on over there and show me some comment love!! Come back here tomorrow for some more cute Christmas crafts!! Patty
Sunday, November 20, 2011

Relaxing Time For Us {Lake Conroe}

This past week was hectic and relaxing all at the same time. At work I had to hurry up and finish all my month end stuff to get ready to attend a conference at Lake Conroe. After all that was done the hubster and I headed down to the conference together. It was nice to be away alone. It was so pretty. We stayed at a really nice resort in a pretty snazzy room .  {view from our balcony} We arrived Wednesday evening and after checking in and registering me for the conference we went out to dinner. We found a little Mexican place off the beaten path and enjoyed a nice meal. We always like to venture a little out of the main streets to see what we can find. On the way there we saw this place called Fajita Jack's all lit up with colorful lights and lots of flash. We decided that we wanted a nice quiet dinner...and more authentic if you will. Hence, this little Mexican place. It was quiet and the food was very good. It was called El Bosqu
Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankful Thursdays {Can't Make It Without His Support}

The title of this post refers to two "Hims" -  if that makes any sense. First Him, is of course my Father in Heaven who knows me beyond compare. This leads to the second him -my husband. And let us not forget how God knows me so well He sent me this fine man to take good care of me. I can't make it without his support. I am thankful that the Lord loves me so much that He created this wonderful person to hold my hand (literally) through eternity. My husband is a special man. He doesn't make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. He doesn't run a multi-million dollar corporation. Fans don't adore him or shout his name. He isn't on a cover of a magazine. Instead: He has a reading disability. He drives an old little truck. He prefers to work with his hands. He likes to work "behind the scenes helping others" He is a good listener. And a great father. But.. He often puts himself down. He calls himself a lucky guy to have married such a smart perso
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Black Friday Sales and Ads

With Thanksgiving right around the corner all the merchants are busily readying themselves for the Black Friday shoppers! Following are some links you may find helpful in planning your shopping day and scoring some great bargains. I have even read where some retailers are starting their sales early. My daughter and I love to wake up early on Friday morning and try to score some good deals. I don't know if we'll be doing that this year. We'll just have to wait and see :) Walmart Ad Scan Staples Black Friday Ad Scan JC Penney Ad Scan Kohls Ad Scan As soon as I find Target's and the rest of the most popular ones I'll post those too. Happy bargain hunting! Patty  All these links were obtained from Black Friday Ads.net
Friday, November 4, 2011

Making Pretty Glass Bottle Arrangements

I don't know about you but I love to make pretty arrangements out of ordinary things. This past summer while I was home convalescing from my ailments, I decided to try some simple projects but I just never got around to posting them on my blog. One of them was making small pretty arrangements out of Starbucks painted bottles. Now, I don't drink coffee, but here's where freecycle.org came in handy: I simply put out a request for someone who drinks those Starbucks frappuccinos to save the empty glass bottles for me and I'd be glad to pick them up.  Well a sweet lady emailed me saying she had a big box of them for me :) So here's what you'll need: *Several of those Starbucks frap glass bottles or any pretty shapped glass bottles *any type of paint (I used plain white latex paint) *ribbon and any other embellishments *fresh or silk flowers First I took all my bottles and soaked them overnight in warm, soapy water to remove all traces of

Kid's Homework Space-Room Redo

Happy Friday everyone! This is a project  that has been long overdue! My little guy's homework space! When we first moved into this house, his room, which he shared with my older son was covered in hideous wallpaper. We removed that and painted it a celery green color. Well after my older son moved into his own room I decided the little guy needed a room revamp and so this project was born :) Here is a before pic: My little guy is always doing his homework downstairs in our dining room, but he is easily distracted, as most nine year old boys are, so I decided to make him his very own space to do his homework. I started by painting his room in a calming blue-gray color, courtesy of the folks over at Dutch Boy paint. This shade is called Surfin USA-how fun is that? I then sketched out how I wanted his space to look on a piece of paper. It always helps me to jot down ideas as they happen so I won’t forget later on. I have a notebook in which I keep all my
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

One Stop Christmas Hop Giveaway

I wanted to give everyone a heads up on a really cool Christmas giveaway that I'll be participating in a few weeks. It's called the One Stop Christmas Hop Giveaway. I'll be giving away a $30 Kohl's giftcard. The cool thing about this is that many, many, bloggers will be participating so when you come enter mine, you'll be able to enter all of theirs too! Yay! More chances to win cool prizes :) So come back on the 29th and let the fun begin! One Stop Christmas Blog Hop 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Kid's Homework Space-Guest Post

Hey everyone! Today I am guest blogging over at   The CSI Project   "Create Something Inspiring!" A very cool blog where I am showing off my little guy's new homework space :)  Hop on over there to read all about it and while you're at it enter to win 2 gallons of Dutch Boy paint. The same kind of paint I used on his room :) 


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