Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's Raining! It's Pouring!

Today we had a down pour! It was raining hard for about an hour. It was also still 90+ degrees. So what do you do? Go outside and play in the rain of course! I LOVE summer storms!


Hi! Sorry to go missing! Me and the fam decided to go on a spur of the moment trip to Price, UT. To visit my hubbies family. We visited, relaxed and ate lots of good food. We also took a drive up Spring Canyon which is full of old mining towns. Here are a few pics I took. I feel nice a rejuvenated!

And here is one of all the grandkids that went with nana!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Felt flower clips

Here is a little craft love for you all... I am so sorry I have been slacking. These are quick, easy and cute!

They are pretty self explanitory but I thought I'd go through the steps real fast...

I cut out three circles in different sizes and a couple of leaves from felt. Then just glued them to a hair clip and stick on a button. SO easy! And will be so cute for back to school!

My exciting weekend....

I had someone back into my car last Saturday.

Boo hoo...

Guess What???

I Found my Camera!!!!!! (I love this camera by the way, it takes a pretty good pic and almost calms down my need for the Nikon DSLR camera I want sooo bad...)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Hoo Are You?


1. Do you sing in the shower or car when no one else is listening?
I love to sing in the car! The kids now join me!

2. Do you have a nickname you go by now or growing up?

Well, Renae is technically a nickname my legal first name is Leslie and Renae is my middle name. I have gone by Renae since 5th grade

3. Do you speak another language?
Not really, although I took french for 6 years in school.

4. Where is you favorite vacation spot?

Anywhere warm! I love the heat!

5. What do you cook the most for dinner?

I love to cook anything Italian. It is in our menu at least 1-2 times a week!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Savings Jars

Please excuse my pic quality. Had to take it on the phone. My camara has gone missing :( Anyways it's an easy craft for today. I have been busy with PTA meetings the past 2 days. School is starting for the other tracks at our school on Monday. (Can't Believe it!!!) I took a couple of Peanut Butter Jars and covered them with scrap book paper and cut out some initials on my cricut. We are going to use them to put the kids savings in for souviners from our trip this fall.

New Sig

Just wanted to let you all in on my new knowledge of the blogworld!
I now have a signature! I feel so geek chique!
Thanks for the tutorial Design it Chic!

Wordless Wednesday

Ok I am cheating I have to say a couple words... This was after our childrens parade. Maddison wanted to give me a break and pulled the wagon home! So Sweet!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hoo Are You?


Here are this weeks questions!
1. Have you ever broke a bone or anything on your body?
Not really. Unless you count toes, I think I have broken each toe several times when I used to dance.

2. What is your favorite drink?
Probably Water. I know kind of boring but it can taste oh so good!

3. When is your birthday! You don't have to tell the year you were born!
June 30

4. Do you have an allergies?

5. What is one of your all time favorite movies?
Fools Rush in is my all time fave movie!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Maddison likes to ride her bike!

Today Maddison conquered her fear of riding her bike without training wheels! She has been ready for while but has been afraid. Well today she decided it was time. She was off and riding within an hour of taking them off! I am so proud of her! Good Job Maddison!

She's so excited!

Daddy helping her get started.

She's doing it!!!

Still a little bit nervous

By the end she was too tired to ride home. She she hitched a ride with Braden and one of his "girlfriends" in the wagon!

Ribbon Canvas Art

Hi! Yay I'm finally able to post up some of the crafts I have been working on! I am so sorry I didn't take any pics as I was making these but they are so super easy I promise you won't need them! Here is what I did...
I started out with some canvases one was 11X16 the other was probably 18X18.
I then took some cute fabric and glued it to the canvas.
I hot glued it to the back.
I then picked out 2 colors of ribbon and hot glued them on the back as well.
I admit I eye-balled them but you could measure them as well.
There you go so easy but so cute. I will then pick out some of my fave pics and such to slide in the ribbon. Enjoy!
*Oh ya I almost forgot the big one is for Mad's room and the little one goes in my craft space!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The M

The time has come. Time to Redo the Giant M. This was one of the first crafts I made for Maddison when she was born. I love it but it is just not going to match with her big girl room. So here is the before...

I first painted it With DecoArts Dazziling Metallic Elegant finish in Black Pearl. It's a really neat color because it has a bit of Silverish glimmer to it. It's really pretty!

Here it is painted. See the shimmer in it...

I then Mod Podged on some pieces of scrap paper. I cut them in different sized squares and rectangles and pieced them together. Then I used some of the same paint and mixed it a bit with water and painted it around the edges for a little distressed look.

Then all I had left was to glue on the new hot pink ribbon and hang it! taa daa! Love it! I can't wait to keep going with her room and see it all finished!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Technical Difficulties

I am really struggling to get my craft posts up... will try again tomorrow. I have some fun stuff to share!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hoo Are You?


1. Do you prefer sweet or salty foods?

Def sweet! I can NOT live without chocolate!

2. Name your 3 BEST personality traits!
Always willing to help, creative, loving

3. Name your 3 worst personality traits!
PROCRASTINATOR, I'm a yes ma'am (can't say no), perfectionist

4. Do you collect anything?
corks out of wine bottles (I know it's random), purses, jewelry

5. What is your favorite season of the year?
Fall- but I really love any but winter

Saturday, July 10, 2010


I have 50 followers! Thanks to you all it really makes me happy to know that someone is reading what I write. Please enjoy a piece of virtual cake :) wish i could really give you all a slice...

Calendar board redo

I have a really easy craft today but I just love the way it turned out. I took this really cute calendar board from target (under $3) and hot glued on some ribbon then stuck on a few of the magnets I won from the Shabby chateau and now it's ready to go in Maddie's new room!

Is it Christmas???

Wow today feels like Christmas! I got a big old box of goodness in the mail! I recently won a give away at Bobbypins boardwalk. I won a $25 gift certificate from The Shabby Chateau. She shipped them wrapped like this with the cutest note! So I got to even open them! So Fun!

I got this amazing candle stick for my family room

This cute tin

That had these cute magnets.

She has the most amazing etsy store I really wanted to just get one of everything! Thanks so much ladies for this fun giveaway! Love it

Friday, July 9, 2010

This is the place Heritage Park

Today This is the Place Heritage Park had a free day. This is the place is a park dedicated to the pioneers that founded SLC. They have old buildings, items, and actors being the pioneers. So I threw my to-do list to the wind and took the kids on down. I am so happy I did! We had such a fun time! They had a whole bunch of activities going on. They had crafts, singers, and games. We had so much fun doing all these then checked out all the old buildings. It was a great afternoon and I always have tomorrow to do my projects... (right?)

Anyways here is a few fun pics from today...

In front of the old hotel
Donut eating contest. (Not really sure how this involves pioneers but was still a lot of fun!)
Train ride with popsicles. Life doesn't get any better for Braden.

In front of an old house.