Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

I finally got to this project that has been on my to-do list FOREVER!!!
I got the idea and a great tutorial from
Little Apartment on the Prairie.

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hoo Are You?


Here are this weeks Hoo are you Question for this week...

1. Do you have any siblings?

Yep one sister who is 2 1/2 years younger than me

2. Do you have any children?

Yep one darling daughter who is 7 and one handsome son who is 4

3. Are you a morning or night person?

Def a night person! I work a grave shift 3-4 days a week but have always been unable to sleep at night...

4.Are you organized or spontaneous?

I would say a little bit of each. As I get older it seems I become more and more organized. I also think having my son with Aspergers has really made me more of a planner. But I still cherish spontanity!

5. What is your typical 4th of July like? Laid back at home? Community celebrations? etc...?

We wake up and go to the morning parade and walk in it all dressed up in our 4th outfits. And pull along our decorated wagon. Then we go over to the carnival and play some fun games. We usually eat lunch out. Then we head home and start decorating and getting ready for our family BBQ. We then have Hubby's fam over (usually over 50 people) for our BBQ. Then we watch the Town's fireworks from our yard. They are super close. Then light of our own. It's one of my fave days of the year! So excited!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

I was featured!

My patriotic Center Piece was featured here today at Veronia's Korner! YAY! Thank you!

Ten Tasks in Ten Days- update

Here's a little update on how my list is coming along. I think I might just get it done :)

1. Write up diet for next 2 weeks- Done
2. Take kids swimming- Done
3. Set up craft area
4. Make my dreaded calls
5. Taxes
6. Paint Med Cabinet
7. Print out Name Wall Art
8. Make to do list to prep Maddie's room for redo
9. Start daily lakeshore/ reading time
10. Organize my side of the room

Utinsal Art

Today i finally got around to making this cute art work I found here at Crap I've made... I LOVE it!
It matches so well with my new kitchen decor.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Taylorsville Dayzz

Today we went to the Taylorsville Dayzz Parade! It really gets us in the mood for the 4th! It's like a giant pre-party! Tonight we will be having a BBQ and watching fireworks then my awesome mom is making me a fruit pizza to celebrate for my Bday next week

Cheering for the parade!Riding home...
( Don't worry it's just down the street in our neighborhood :) )

Friday, June 25, 2010

Medicine Cabinet Repaint


Now I my ugly light fixture is REALLY obvious! Yikes! I better move that on up on my list.

Patriotic Cupcakes

Today we made Cupcakes! And they turned out so YUMMY! I think my kitchen table scape is finally complete.

Here they are along with the stands I made. I have seen versions of them all over blog land. Here is my take I actually got the table and bowl from the dollar store then epoxied them together.

Princess Maddie hard at work on her cupcakes.

This is Braden's. LOTS of sprinkles.
He is very proud of his hard work :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My fave pic of all time!

Sorry it's a little on the blurry side. My bathroom has horrible light. Anyways looks at Braden's little baby wrinkles... need I saw more :)

Our Room

This is one of my fave little shelves! It is on a small little wall I couldn't figure out what to do with in my Room

Braden's Room 2

Braden's Room

I'm entering a contest over at the CSI Project and need to enter some of my fave wall art. So these are from Braden's room...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Little Sneak Peak

I have had to take a little break from my crafts (sigh ) but for good reason. I am making myself a craft space in my upstairs landing! YAY! Here is a little sneak peak of what I have been up to. I have been sorting through my many little craft areas and putting all my misc. things in containers. It sounds easy but has been no small task. Now I'm ready for the shelves to put them on! Hopefully I will be able to post those really soon!

Ten Tasks in Ten Days

Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage issued a challenge to get 10 things done in 10 days! So here is my list of things to do...

1. Write up diet for next 2 weeks- Done

2. Take kids swimming- Done
3. Set up craft area
4. Make my dreaded calls
5. Taxes
6. Paint Med Cabinet
7. Print out Name Wall Art
8. Make to do list to prep Maddie's room for redo
9. Start daily lakeshore/ reading time
10. Organize my side of the room

Wordless Wednesday

Winner. Winner. Chicken Dinner!

Oh my heck! I am so excited! I won two blog give-aways this week! I need to hurry and go enter the lottery ;)

The first was at 733! Love this cute blog they have so many cute ideas and fun give aways!

Visit them here...

I won an item of my choice from Made in the Pitts etsy shop! She has such cute stuff! I am hoping I will be able to get this cute jewelry...

Then I won a 8point8 3 pot herb garden from Take it from me... Take it from me is a review and give away site and always has the coolest items!

And it looks like this...

Sooo excited to get planting in this! It's made from recycled wood. How cool is that!

Thanks for the fun giveaways!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hoo Are You?

1. What are some of your pet peeves?
People who complain but don't do anything to try and change the situation.

2. Do you have a favorite or lucky number?
7 and 14 are my lucky numbers!

3. What is one of your family traditions?
We have so many I don't know if I could choose just one. We make every holiday a big deal. I guess I will talk about the 4th since that's coming up... We decorate bikes or wagons and ourselves and walk in the parade, then go to the carnival, then we have a BBQ at our house with all of my hubbys side of the family (100+ people) watch the fireworks (from our front yard) then light our own

4. Is there anything you are OC about?
Schedules! I like thing to be done the same time every day. Or on the same day every week.

5. What is your favorite kind of food?
Anything Chocolate!!! Or type would prob be Italian.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Could not stop laughing... This is SO funny!


Woo hoo! It has only been a few weeks since I decided to take my blog public and I have already had over 1000 views. Who knew?!?!?! Thanks to all who have stopped by :)

Patriotic Center Piece

I absolutely LOVE the way my center piece turned out and it was super easy to boot! First I took a large terra potta pot base and painted it blue and red on the outside and white on the inside. I then took a large votive and glued star shaped rhinestones to it. For the firecrackers we wrapped toilet paper rolls and a paper towel roll in decorative paper and put decorative toothpicks into the tops. My daughter decorated the one in the front for girl scouts and it just fit in perfectly! And we threw in a 4th decoration we already had just to help fill it in!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Father's Day

I think it's close enough now to Father's Day I can post the projects I made this year. First off this is for Tom. 8 X 10 Photo collage of the kids and Tom. We also got 2 more Wii controls and nunchucks and a charger so that we can all play as a family. Yay!

The rest of these gifts I made for Tom as well as both of our dads... thanks to all of you fantastically creative people out in blog land! You made my life so much easier this year helping me figure out what to do :)

These great cards came from Oopsey Daisy.

I got the great idea for these cards from Helping Little Hands.

And of course the so famous washer key chains that I found first at Helping Little Hands as well.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

New chore system- Part 1

So here at the Flores house we have a bit of a problem getting the kids to do their daily chores. I feel like lately it has been nothing but me nagging. So now we are going to start a new system. First off they are getting a raise... (Mad is SUPER excited) they will be going from .25 a day to a possibility of .50 a day.

I made all of these cute little magnets by printing pics off the internet gluing on little scrapbooking paper squares then laminating then gluing magnets on the back. I then stuck them to my magnetic kitchen door. They will then move the magnets from to do to done after doing each item. First thing the next morning we will sit down and go over the magnets from the day before together and they will earn .05 each for each one that is done. No more nagging. If they are done they get paid if not they miss out...

We are also going to start up a different system for dividing up the money for savings, spendings, and charity. But that is not quite finished so stay tuned...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Swimming Fun

Today we went swimming with my Forever Friend Gwen! We had so much fun here are a few of my fave pics...

Patriotic Tutu Tutorial

We are getting ready for the 4th of July at our house! It is no small holiday around here... We have been getting Mad's outfit ready to wear in the parade. We made this cute tulle tutu. Sorry I didn't take pics as I went but it's pretty easy to figure out.
Step 1- First cut a piece of non-roll elastic the width of your little ones waste. Then put around a book or binder for stability.

Step 2- Cut out strips of tulle 6 inches wide and double the length that you want the tutu to be Step 3- Tie and double knot tulle strips to elastic band until satisfied with fullness.

It also looks really cute if you add in ribbons! Just tie them on as well. I still may do this but am currently short on my patriotic colored ribbons. Enjoy!!!

Hoo are you

1. What is your favorite thing about your dad?
He is always willing to help. He loves me no matter what! He has taught me so much useful every day stuff. He is a fun grandpa.

2. What are you favorite smells?
Wow so many! Lemon, lavender, citrus, vanilla, chocolate, fresh washed laundry, babies, after rain

3. What is your favorite Holiday?
Christmas! But we try to make every holiday really special!

4. What did you want to be when you grew up?

So many things... First a pediatrician, then a nurse now it's a teacher

5. How many different places have you lived, towns not houses?
Well I have pretty much lived in Salt Lake my whole life. just different parts. All about 10 or 15 mins. from each other

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lamp Shades- The dollar store craft challenge-

So on one of my new favorite crafting blogs they have a contest going where you have to make a craft from stuff you find at the dollar store... So away I went. The kids found treasure after treasure but I had the hardest time figuring out what I wanted to do. Then I stumbled across these little night light lamp shades. But the fabric and trimming on them were UGLY!!! So home they went...

Step 1- Rip off all the creative fabric and trimming choices. Then I used that piece of fabric as a pattern to cut out from some reminents I already had. (This one goes in my kitchen)

Step 2- I then glued on the fabric and then some ribbon on the edges!

I also had to do some repair work to make the ring stay in the shade! Thank you hot glue!!!

And voila! Here is the finished shade for my kitchen. Super cute and Super Easy! And it only cost me $1 to make! Can't go wrong there :)

And here is the one I made for my little fellas room...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sock puppet Dust Bunnies!

Today we made these lovely bunnies! These were so easy & the kids have really been playing with them all day today! We started with a pair of micro-fiber socks then I drew a bunny face on them and the kids traced with fabric paint. We then glued on a large pom pom. Now the best part we spritzed these with dust wax and the kids run around the house seeing how much dust the kids can pick up! Love it- Entertainment and getting my house cleaned in one!