29 October 2010
Today has been CRAZY!! Between school Halloween party and going Trick or Treating at Hubby's work with the kids soon. I need to squeeze in laundry, find costumes (they are around here somewhere!), and do some tidying, figure out dinner and see if I have enough time to do some small organizing, and figure out a winner for the Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE tickets! Yeah.. Lets start with that, cause it's fun!
Well I used Random.org and I cannot get it to copy to show y'all.. but it was 9!
So Vicki, congratulations! I will email ya in just a little bit :)
I am pretty sure I won't be getting any organizing of any rooms or area done today.. but I DID do our laundry room a week before I started sharing, so y'all haven't seen it yet, not sure you want to, it was MESSY!!! Some of the clothes just needed to be sorted for the resale event, I swear we don't leave HUGE piles of clothes in there! You ready to see the mess?
Then I did the resale event and it was like this
And these are the cabinets.. yowsa!
And the after.. now the room is absolutely not DONE.. I need to find some black ruffle eyelet for the curtains and I am sure I will use some chalkboard paint in there somewhere, the wall opposite the machines is EMPTY! It needs something, just don't know what yet!
And those big clothes pins, pretty sure they will get a coat or 2 of red paint!
I also use our laundry room to hold the majority of my craft supplies.. they were taking over the garage, I sorted and made spots for all of it in the cabients in here.
The tide bottle has the homemade stuff in it, a total pain to get it in and out for every load, I am hoping to score something like this to replace it! I only use 1/8 C for each load.. if I could get 2 of these for a deal I would get 1 for the vinegar and 1 for the soap!
So it looks MUCH better than it did, and it has stayed very clean, since there isn't that much extra stuff in there! Once I find the other things to finish it off, I'll share those too!
now.. laundry, dinner, trick or treating.. and maybe a little organizing!
Oh, and if you didn't notice in the very first before picture, on top of the cabinets.. is the extra drawer, that drawer (that has been there for a year minimum) turned into this!
Yay for re-purposing!
Hope Everyone has a great Halloween weekend!
27 October 2010
Our kids still don't know.. but they are going to FLIP when they finally figure out what we are doing! There are STILL tickets available for the Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE! Presented by Kia Motors! Go HERE to get your tickets! And check out ALL these places the Gabba Gang will be!
Wednesday, October 27
Jacksonville, FL — Times Union Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, October 29
Kissimmee, FL — Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park
Saturday, October 30
Tampa, FL — St. Pete Times Forum
Sunday, October 31
Miami, FL — American Airlines Arena
Tuesday, November 2
Columbia, SC — The Township Auditorium
Wednesday, November 3
Knoxville, TN — The Historic Tennessee Theatre
Friday, November 5
Tulsa, OK — BOK Center
Saturday, November 6
Kansas City, MO — The Midland by AMC
Sunday, November 7
Broomfield, CO — 1st Bank Center
Tuesday, November 9
West Valley City, UT — Maverik Center
Friday, November 12
Spokane, WA — INB Performing Arts Center
Saturday, November 13
Tacoma, WA — Tacoma Dome
Sunday, November 14
Portland, OR — Memorial Coliseum
Monday, November 15
Eugene, OR — Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, November 18
Sacramento, CA — Memorial Auditorium
Saturday, November 20 - Sunday, November 21
San Francisco, CA — Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Tuesday, November 23
Fresno, CA — Save Mart Center at Fresno State
Friday, November 26 - Saturday, November 27
Los Angeles, CA — NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live
Sunday, November 28
San Diego, CA — San Diego Sports Arena
Tuesday, November 30
Bakersfield, CA — Rabobank Theater
Thursday, December 2
Las Vegas, NV — Orleans Arena
Saturday, December 4 - Sunday, December 5
Phoenix, AZ — Comerica Theatre (formerly Dodge Theatre)
Tuesday, December 7
El Paso, TX — Abraham Chavez Theatre
Thursday, December 9
San Antonio, TX — Freeman Coliseum
Friday, December 10
Houston, TX — Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 11
Cedar Park, TX — Cedar Park Center
Sunday, December 12
Frisco, TX — Dr Pepper Arena
That is a ton of chances to see them!
And they have a great contest going on
And if you aren't familiar with the show, check out the site it explains a little about each friend!
And now the Giveaway!
My first ever!
4 Tickets to the Eugene, OR show on Monday, November 15th!
And all you have to do is
1. Become a follower if you aren't already
2. Leave me a comment (and a way to get in touch!)
3. Be available to attend this show!
~1 entry per person please~
This will close tomorrow (Thursday, October 28th) at 10pm PST
so hurry and enter and then spread the word!
I will announce the winner sometime on Friday!
26 October 2010
I love the Harry Potter Books.. LOVE them! We listen to the audio books in the car, and the kids like to watch the movies (but not the scary parts!) Hubby and I are going to see the new movie next month, but the kids aren't. We like to filter what they see and that is pretty hard to do at a theatre. But I am sure they will pick up on some of the excitement and I wanted to make them a couple little things to take to Grandma and Poppop's when they go. And a couple things for us to do the day of, while we do our regular day to day stuff. I'm going to make them Butter Beer with lunch, and I am sure we will make time to watch one of the movies. Carsyn loves any that have a house elf.. she thinks Dobby is cute.. EWW!
Pumpkin Pasties would be good for them, if either one liked pumpkin pie or pumpkin anything! Going to make some Chocolate Frogs instead!
I ordered some frog candy molds and usually have the chocolate on hand.. but didn't want them to be solid chocolate. Decided for this run I would try a Nutella mix in them.
I melted the chocolate
put it into a frosting bag
filled the bottom part in partially..
tap it on the counter to help the air bubbles escape then
stick it in the fridge to set up.
While they are setting in the fridge I
Mixed some nutella with a little milk, really a tiny tiny amount of milk.(to help smooth it out)
Filled a different frosting bag with the Nutella mix
Filled the frogs with the mix, smoothed it out on the top (the bottom of the frog though)
Filled the frogs with the mix, smoothed it out on the top (the bottom of the frog though)
Then finished it off with more chocolate and back in the fridge to set again.
once they are set, I will put 1 in each of the kids little goodie bags, and then a few to share too!
I also did a couple marshmallow filled ones.. but didn't take pictures! Super easy, just stuck a big marshmallow in the microwave for about 10 seconds, sprayed my spoon with cooking spray and scooped some into the chilled shell and then spread it out a little and covered with more chocolate! You could make these any color or add the shimmer dust to them. I love how easy the candy melts and molds are! There are SOO many molds on etsy and ebay you can just about anything!!
And if you don't want to buy a frog candy mold (not sure what else I will use it for) you can also just dip these in chocolate... the inside might be a little weird.. but I think most kids will try anything atleast once! These are avialable in lots of places, I think Target even has small bags of them!
For the butterbeer I just use Cream Soda, a little vanilla coffee creamer and some butterscotch ice cream topping. I mix the butterscotch and cream soda together first then add a little of the coffee creamer. There are about a hundred different recipe's for Butterbeer online. I use this one because I have all 3 things or can get them easily and for not a lot of money, just needed the cream soda this time!
If we have any pretzel rods left I might make them into candy wands, just using the candy melts, roll one end in the melted candy then put some sprinkles on them! Kids can help with these, so maybe I will have to pick up some pretzel rods if we are out!
Not doing any more than that though, we have a crazy busy week already! I don't want to overfill it!
24 October 2010
23 October 2010
Here is what we have done with the extra drawer.
Took the drawer front off, picked up some pink glass knobs at Target.
Then Hubby drilled some holes in and we screwed the new knobs in, attached a couple picture hangers on the back and mounted to the wall.
Behind the door, but close enough to her little table that she can keep her apron's on it.
She already has her little cupcake chef hat and apron hanging up!
With this done AND the toy boxes a little easier for her.. let's hope she can keep her room a little more tidy now!
My friend Michelle took these pictures, she takes amazing pictures and does such a great job and capturing little things I would never have thought of! Enjoy and feel free to ask questions.. I made most of the paper stuff...
Mini Pennant Banner
Mini Water Bottle Wrappers
Toddler Wagon Wheels
Black Licorice Wheels
Matching M n M's
Wagon Wheels ( Whoopie Pies)
Frosted Sugar Cookies
and cupcake picks
Birthday Boy's Cake!
Favor Bag Labels
Little Random Things
Hope everyone has a good weekend!
I should be back later to show off the drawer front project!