Friday, December 12, 2014

The Whoville/Grinch Christmas Party

Had so much fun
decorating for our ward's Christmas Party this year.
Had some great friends who all rallied together to get decorating and a
 program ready for the activity.
A backdrop was made for people to
come and take a picture in front of. 
Everyone was told to dress as a Who from Whoville,
the outfits and hair were amazing.

That's right we had a Grinch too.

Fun ward christmas party.
*See the program below for a link to the Grinch's performance*
 This is the gym during set up,
 before the napkins and cups (red)
 were set and
all the center pieces were on the table.
 It ended up looking so colourful.
Wrapped the tables in paper
 so the kids could color on them
and had
extra Grinch colouring sheet
and cups of crayons on the tables too.
We made coloured poof trees (tissue paper puffs) and garland for the walls
and one of our friends made the 3D snowflakes

 We had 3 different center pieces.
This one was made from a dollar store tree. 
We squeezed it into this
cute "whoish" shape
and glued mini pom poms on it
and then hung an ornament from the tip.
We decorated the cute white pot
with red circle stickers and green garland.

This one was just bought from the dollar store.
So easy and a nice pop of colour.

The red springy red balls were also bought
from the dollar store and
added to a tall
 glass vase full of
 green Easter basket filler
and then tied with a ribbon.

The program was short and sweet, with a great message at the end.
We modified and shortened the
story of the Grinch for our narrator
and had some musical numbers through out.
Everyone sang the Whoville song "Welcome Christmas"
 and then my father-in -law sang "Your a mean one Mr. Grinch"
and then two little 6 year old girls came and sang "Where are you Christmas"
and then the whole Primary came up and sang "Silent Night"
and we ended with a portion of Pres. Uchtdorf's message on the Grinch.
*Here is the link to the performance of the Grinch in the middle of the program*
the worm is my favorite part.
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and
remember the true meaning of Christmas.
The birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Chalkboards Cards

I bought a box of 40
blank chalkboard cards
 from Michaels
with my bistro chalk marker
have been having way too much fun.

I love having cards done ahead of time
 so that I'm not rushed when I need them.

Can't forget the thank you
 and get well
 cards too.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Chevron, Jack and some Ombre

Who knew that when I mentioned on one of my
 posts that you could hire me to paint you a
Union Jack
 that someone would take me up on it.
A nice couple phoned me and we discussed
4 pieces of furniture
that they were interested in for their home.
I found the pieces on kijiji
that had
the modern lines
that they were looking for and bought them
 (they were all in really good condition, not something I get to buy very often)
The first thing I did was
a cute chevron pattern
 on these
two bedside tables.
A long Union Jack dresser in grey on this long one.

( I love how this one turned out)
and the last one was a tall dresser done in an ombre

It was so fun to do these and I am so
 happy that they
travelled well to their home.
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Summer Chalkboard

My friend bought a
 frame for her mother's birthday
 and wanted some cute quotes and sayings
  that she could change
out as the seasons change.
This is the summer one.
We've a had a great summer so far and life has been so good.
 Everything from
Logan's Pass
two lakes
excellent live shows
water skiing
party island
glow in the dark dodge ball
root beer chugging contests
and the list goes on
and on
 and on.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Light Green Dresser

Ah, I'm so glad summer is here.
 I love the warmer weather
(as long as I have my shade umbrella)
and long nights.

Living in the north means that at 10:30
 at night the sun is still up
and you can still be out playing. 

In fact I don't think the kids have gone to bed before
10:30 since school ended. 
With the return of warm weather, means the return of furniture hunting and painting.
I found this beauty
 I know, she looks rough and I
 almost forgot to take a before.
  (I think is just adds to the magic of the transformation.)

And now it's beautiful.

My husband did not "appreciate" the hardware,
but I love them. 

That's what made this piece.
The lady who bought it said that the unique drawer pulls are what sold it for her.

I couldn't agree more.
I love finding things like these.

 So well made.

 Solid wood.

 Nothing could be better.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wedding Chalkboards

My friend's daughter is getting married
and for some of the decorations on the wall
we are going to have chalkboards.
Found some cute quotes about love and marriage and did them up.
Here are two of them
(we are going to have six in total)
This is a quote the bride wanted.
These were done with a chalk marker
 black poster board so that they didn't smear
 if someone touched them and then slipped the
 poster board onto a frame.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mother's Day Chalkboard

With Mother's Day right around the corner I
 found myself looking for a good quote for my chalkboard.
I came across this Mother's day quote.
I changed it a little to fit my chalkboard.
I love it.
But not as much as I love my mother!
Happy Mother's Day to everyone that has:
Slept on the floor next to a crib
Who's been puked, peed and spit-up on
Eaten the crusts on a PB&J sandwich for her lunch
Played  hours of pretend
Became a free hire taxi driver
Found everything that was "lost"in the house
Brought oranges for the whole soccer team
Embarrassed their child in public
Who actually listened to their child do home reading
Held a sick child through the whole night
Dropped everything at anytime
Replaced the toilet paper roll
Kissed all boo boos better
Packed a kajillion lunches and snacks
Put up with a public tantrum
Been a cheerleader.
Loved unconditionally.
Thanks MOM.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

4 Easy Steps to Art

It's spring break here and I'm trying to keep the kids busy.
So far we've....
We've gone to a movie
(Mr. Peabody and Sherman)
Iced sugar cookies
Played with our friends
and made some cool looking art with our cousins.
I found this artist on
pinterest and thought it
would make a fun project for the older kids.
It's so easy and I think the final results are terrific.
1.First we cut out shapes from cereal boxes and covered them in magazine pages.
2. Then we covered out canvases with paint
3. Then we glued around the edges of the cardboard shapes with seed beads (which then were painted gold) or "dot art" with gold paint.
4. Then we arranged them and glued them down.
This is a close up of the seed bead technique.
and this is a close up of the "dot art" technique.
Super fun and super easy.
I think I might have to try my hand at it.
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Donkey Kong Party

Ah, another birthday party has come and gone.
This one was very busy, but I had lots of help from my older girls and their friends and I think it turned out wonderfully.
First we made tiki masks with clay and cereal boxes.
I think they turned out cute.
Some of the kids really got into the acting of the crazy tiki's.

Some of them just make me laugh.

Then there were the games.  This one was animal hockey.

These belonged to the tiki knockdown where kids got to shoot a nerf gun and hit them.
The kids had to focus and try and find the gold (chocolate) coin under the cup
 This was toss the banana into the barrel.
At each station they earned tickets that they got to redeem at the prize table.

This is the cake.

And this is the birthday boy and his donkey kong pose.
(I saved you from a billion more of this pose and opted for only one)

Happy Birthday!
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