Wednesday, June 29, 2016

{Recap} November 2015

November for us means Ellie's birthday and hosting Thanksgiving.
This is only my second year hosting, it took a long time to finally be able to host!

This year it worked out perfect, Miss Ellie wanted a Sophia the first birthday and a cousin had one for her daughter over the summer, so I was able to reuse all the decorations she had purchased!
This pregnant mama, loved the hand me down decorations it helped so much!

Ive always made the kids' birthday invites, I used to mail them. 
Nowadays, I create them on the computer and send the file to my guests.My sister makes the kids' cakes for their party, and I make them a cake on their actual birthday.
This was the cake I made Ellie for on her birthday. Didn't it come out pretty? She loved it!

I don't think I have ever mentioned it but in the past year or two my husband has taken up woodworking!  He made Carter a twin bed, then he made us a gorgeous queen size bed and in November he decided to make us a dining room table!  

The wood has an awesome story to it too!
A coworker of my husband had cherry logs that he cut down, but didn't want to use them for firewood. My husband had something he wanted so they bartered.  So that's how we got the logs.

Once we had these giant logs, we needed to have them milled.  In comes another co worker! 
Who uses firewood to heat his home, and we had just taken down a tree in our yard... 
So we know where our dining room table logs grew, and know who milled them and that my husband built it! Talk about a piece of furniture with a story!

Lastly, Thanksgiving!
Like I said, this is only the second time I have hosted and it went really well. 

Carter brought home this little first thanksgiving diorama from school, and Wyatt immediately added some friends to it!   So if you were ever wondering if Super Heroes were at the first thanksgiving, Wyatt would tell you yes!!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Calling All Crafters 2016: 25th Edition

Welcome to the 25th Edition of Calling All Crafters 2016! 

Calling All Crafters is a place where you can share your craftiness!
Each week, I ask my readers to link up what they have been up to! 
Recipes, Organizing, Crafts, and more!

I love checking all the links, and seeing what you are creating!

Especially since life has been so crazy I haven't been creating, it keeps me optimistic I will finally find the time to create, and blog 
about it! 

Jay Tried and True's
Zesty Carrots

Here are the "rules":

-I want YOU to stop on by, and share what you are up to, cooking, cleaning, crafting, you name it!
If you can copy and paste the link, I want to see it!

-If your not a follower, please become one, this let's me easily find and visit your blog too!
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-Tell your friends to stop on by, pin it, link up or just visit!!
Come back next week to see if your great idea has been featured!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

{Recap} October 2015

October, where it starts to feel like fall.
Routines fall into place. Or out the window, again.

This was also the month we found out we were welcoming another boy to our family! 
So if you are keeping track that makes three boys and one girl!

Anyone else with me? Once you have a baby of one gender and go to have another of the same gender, doesn't it make it so much harder than picking out a name for the opposite gender?
October was also the month of Applesauce making!
All these years we thought it was a crab apple tree. Sure enough, it wasn't! We think because we moved our apple trees, it helped pollinate it! So we made lots of applesauce!

Ah, I am loving going through my pictures to share.  
I was working with Wyatt on his letters, and e wanted nothing to do with it.
I started to feel like his fine motor skills needed some work, but he didn't want anything to do with pencil and paper.... so out came the chalkboard, chalk and a wet q-tip to erase what I had wrote!
Worked like a charm!

October is the time of picking the last of the garden before frost threats!
Itty bitty squash anyone? 

This year the kids could not decide what they wanted to be for Halloween. 
I could ask daily, and it would be so different than the day before.
So this year, I sucked it up and just bought their costumes.
At first I had mom guilt. But I couldn't have made them for $10 each and thats all they cost!  So no tutorial on what I made them!

But! I did make these for Carter's Halloween Party at School! So fun right?!?!
Some of the kids loved them, others thought they were too gross to eat! Ha!