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!!!
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
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 :) )
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 :)
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!
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
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.
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!
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 :)
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...
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 beStep 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!!!
So on one of my new favorite crafting blogs thecsiproject.com 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...
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!