Monthly Archives: March 2013

Easter Saturday for us!

Since the weather is supposed to be rainy on Easter Sunday, we decided to celebrate Easter on Saturday with family.   Today’s weather was perfect, not too hot and it certainly wasn’t cold!!!  Grandma, Uncle Rhett and cousin Jory came over hang out and do some exciting things today!  Unfortunately Grandpa was at home sick.  🙁    A lot of this post will be in pictures because I surely took a lot, but I will also tell you a little about the pictures!!!

 We started our afternoon off with an Easter Egg Hunt.   125 eggs for three children was definitely enough!   The funniest part of our hunt was that there was a silver egg that was the prize egg and no one could find it.  It was the last found egg! DSC_0543 DSC_0551 DSC_0556 DSC_0565

After our Easter Egg Hunt, we decided to do some fun inside activities!  We did a “Guess how many jelly beans are in the jar”  guessing game!

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Benjamin guessed 1 million!

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Daddy won!   He’s such a smarty!  The total number of jelly beans in the jar was 148!  The prize for winning was the jar of jelly beans!  And because he is so nice, he decided to split the jelly beans between the three boys!

Then, we did a couple of Laura Kelly’s fun activity sheets (  The first one was a Spring Time word search!


Uncle Rhett helped Benjamin out!

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The first one to finish got a Reese’s chocolate bunny!   Yay Jory!!!

The boys decided they wanted to spend a little time outside.  And what do boys love to do outside?  Play sports!   A mini football game!  I love Benjamin’s expression after hiked the ball!

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Next, we did the jelly bean sorting sheet!


Benjamin worked so hard on his and was concentrating really hard!


Jory got all of his sorted and counted!




Benjamin was the only one to do the third sheet.  It was a Design your own flowers in the pots sheet!


Then there was a little time for a game of chess, well at least the start of one before dinner was ready!


After our lovely Easter dinner, it was time for  Easter Egg dying!  But mommy must be a complete idiot, because the directions for dying eggs doesn’t make sense….    It just says to add 3 tbsp of vinegar to the cup with the tab.  Well, 3 tbsp is not enough to cover the eggs.  And I couldn’t remember if I was supposed to add water to the mix or not.  But anyways,  I ended up just pouring more vinegar into the cups.  Hopefully our hard boiled eggs will not taste like vinegar!   It was fun though.  Grandma helped the boys with their dying!


While at BJ’s today, I spotted this yummy S’mores kit!   What a fantastic idea!   So, guess what dessert was?!?!


The kids love some S’mores!!!!   🙂


After a long day, a nice glass of red wine was necessary!


Now it’s time for bed!   Hope everyone has a fantastic Easter!

Happy Easter banner

So, I have been wanting to make a banner, and so I finally started on one! And I am super excited about it. Using felt and some of Laura Kelly’s Bunny Hop Easter fabric for Doodling Licensing LLC, I appliquéd the Yonders Alphabet and the Bunny and Egg from Planet Applique on different colors of felt and then trimmed them up.



It took me a while to decide which way I wanted to cut them, weather I wanted inverted triangles or rectangles. I went with the rectangles for my first banner.


I doubled up on the felt rectangles just to hide the back of the appliqué and then I sewed them together. Next, I took a long piece of pink ribbon, folded it in half, ironed it flat and then sewed the rectangles between the folded ribbon.


After getting it done, I decided to add some embellishments. The buttons I used are Laura Kelly’s line by Buttons Galore & More! And I just embroidery floss to tie them on!


And now, for the final products:





I am really loving it! The boys like it too! 🙂 HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!!

Getting to know me!

Getting to know me…..Hmmmm, I am a wife to a wonderful and encouraging husband named Bruce, a stay-at-home mother to two wonderful boys, Landon (age 5) and Benjamin (age 3), a cook, a crafter of sewing, glueing, drawing,  etc., a student at Wake Technical Community College, and a philanthropist in the Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh.  I guess I am a lot of other things too, but those are some just to name a few.   I love my boys and I love to do crafts with my boys.  Although, I like to do crafts by myself as well.   I love a good bottle of red wine.   The wine with the crafting is always good!  I love hanging out with my friends, neighbors and family.   I have also come to love reading.  We have two labs, Maggie and Taylor!

I am new to blogging, so you will have to bare with me.  Throughout my post, I will be blogging about being a mommy, crafting, cooking and other things that happen in life!  🙂