Saturday, September 18, 2010


Here are 10 Ways to use those buckets of peaches most of you have!

  1. Peach Cobbler/Crisp----1 cup brown sugar---1 cup flour---1 stick of melted butter--mix together and put on top of peeled, cut peaches in 8x8 greased pan and bake @350 for 30 mins. MMmmm

Friday, September 17, 2010

Big girl!

So today Allison has done many exciting new things!
Just today she crawled over to her toy and pulled herself up so she was sitting on her bum. She was sitting up by herself until we had to go and pick her up. She also ate the Little Puff things like a big girl. She has been trying to "bite" and "eat" things with her 2 little teeth!
Oh, by the way! She is now crawling like crazy (too fast and smart already!), has 2 bottom teeth, eats baby food, rice cereal, formula (of course) and bread here and there. She is 14 lbs 25 in long, healthy and very happy! She's getting way too smart! She is in to anything with cords. Including the VCR/DVD player. I just covered it with a't fool her! She just pulled it off and went for the VCR. Oh goodness...lock the doors she's out of here!
Oh goodness she is SO CUTE! OHHH Did I tell you a couple of days ago she said very clearly over and over and over again MAMA! She even said it in her sleep the other day and lights up when anyone says mama! She's currently starting to walk like a monkey over to me:) So ya...she's becoming quite the little girl! I'm sure she'll be walking by Christmas! so that's all the excitement! Cya all soon!


I'm a wiiiner!:)

I am so excited! I never win anything! Get this! I won a $50 gift card to Target! Ya, I know awesome right! Want me to prove it!?:D
This is the email I got:

"It's your lucky day!!! Guess who just won the $50 gift card to target on the HowDoesShe website sponsored by groopdealz?!"

Then of course they ask you to send your address to them and they sign it, etc. Want to see the link to there site that shows my name and everything on it! This is SO COOL!:)

I WON on the How does she website! HERE

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Alli Update

I thought I would post a little update on Allison. She is crawling and getting around very well now. She is across the room and chewing on cords and getting in to things in no time flat. She has also gotten 2 teeth on the bottom. Both already broke through and nice and sharp. :D So ya! She's quite the cute little button. Some of her fav. things:
* Turtle water toy
* Rubber wii remote cover
* Kiwi Bird Toy
* Smiling-- at EVERYONE
* Laughing until she can't laugh any more (Grandma is apparently the funniest person in the world)
* Chewing on feet and shoes
* The Outdoors!
* Eating/Chewing on anything she's not supposed to:) And the things she can!

Although she's teething she is doing VERY well with it. She's only slightly grumpier. She still doesn't scream bloody murder which is nice. Just a bit winier than usual. She sleeps great at night. Last night she slept from 11pm-7:30am and there have been a couple nights where she has slept 10pm-9:00am. Her normal is still 10pm-around 5or 6am. She of course goes back to sleep after eating at the am times and sleeps until 9 or 10am! So can't complain there:)

New things for her:
* 2 Teeth (and no doubt more on the way)
* Traveling to Missouri
* Swinging in a real baby swing. She wasn't quite sure what to think of it.
* Going to the park
* Seeing my cousins--She loves watching people! She does considerably good with strangers too.

Anyway, I'll have to post pictures soon. Take Care!

Ideas, Ideas, and MORE Ideas:)

 celtcraft necklace tree
make a jewelry bust HERE
necklace bust
 Jewelry Display TUTORIAL

make necklace displays

necklace display bust with roses
T-bar display made from firewood, dowels and old deck boards 

Unconventional, rustic materials make great jewelry displays

 Necklace holder idea HERE
Custom cardstock necklace holder - ready to hang on a hook

How to Make This
Easy Necklace Holder / Hanger:

You take cardstock in pretty colors or designs (whatever suits your design or display) and cut it in 4"x2" strips.

You can take your cardstock to Office Depot or Office Max or any store like that, and they will cut it in strips for you at very little cost - and they are even. :-)

Fold one of these strips in half.

Now it open up again.

On each edge of the crease, punch out a hole so it goes off the paper (as shown in the middle photo above).

Now thread the necklace through these holes.

Fold the strip again on the fold line with the necklace inside, and staple at the top (as shown in the last photo above).

Just below the staple, punch a hole in the middle for hanging.

(Optional: punch two extra holes to hold matching earrings, as shown in photo.)

Put a small label with your name on it, and there ya have it - ready to hang on any hook.

What you can do with shoe boxes 

Click pictures below
Dark Brown w/ Silver Hardware, Light Pink w/ Black Hardware and Bright Red w/ Gold Hardware
Click on picture below
Flea-market bottles with wired twine branches
Necklace Panels and Magnetic Folding Jewelry Screen
"Sweet" card idea found HERE
I like the idea of stapling it on.