Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Bucket List (Kids Chore Version)

This summer I made a "bucket list of things to do with both girls before they BOTH start school in the fall. It was the same exact concept, just a different bucket. ( I cant believe I don't have a picture to insert here for you) ANYWAYS... It had fun stuff like road trip, slip and side, make shaved ice cones, camp outside, Nature hike, home made ice cream, you know stuff like that...So because It has been such a success I decided to get ready for the fall with both girls. I want to be able to see if they did all their chores at a glance and just how many are left for them to do. So here goes...

Here is what you need:
~Bucket, Can, Jar etc...(I got this one from target on the dollar Isle) 
~Clothes Pins (Pack of 25-50 at dollar general for a back as well)
~Sharpie FINE PRINT marker
~Colorful pompom's (optional- I just used these to spice things up a bit) Hobby lobby or walmart !
~Glue If you decide to use the pompom's ( I used my glue gun, its quick and easy)
~I also used an index card to write a few chores and things down (you can have as many or as little as you would like of course...

My little tin can bucket thingy I purchased for ONE DOLLAR !! I actually bought several of them, I have my pens in one on my desk too...

Here is a Pic of the FEW supplies you need for this fun little project !!!

First things first I made sure I had enough clothes pins for each little chore I listed.

After I wrote all the little chores on the clothes pins with my sharpie marker, I took my glue gun and put a little spot of glue on the tip and added the colorful pompom's to them.

See, so fun and colorful...I hate that I had to use pink twice, but thats my over active OCD kicking in...LOL.

 Here is the Finished "Bucket List" Chore craft... See, its fun, colorful, and super easy.

So after you finish your particular chore pin, take it off the side, and drop it into the bucket !

Cold Springs Senior Rep. LOREN BOOKOUT

Loren just happens to be a part of my family... I married into some pretty people I tell ya. Loren is a Varsity Cheerleader that keeps everyone cheering and smiling while on the side lines and on the court, where She also is on the Varsity Volley Ball team. I know she makes everyone proud being a member of the National Honor Society, Leo Club, & Spanish Club... WOW !!! What a bright Future this young lady has !

Baby Angela

Angela is the cutest little baby girl...she is always smiling and I just love her expressions. she couldn't crawl, pull up or move around much so we took advantage of her just being able to sit up...LOL..

ALSO, I have been trying my hand at making a few head bands for photo shoots, I have sold several beanies and here is a quick look at the head bands for this summer..

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Glow in the dark FIREFLY Jar

Summer time is full of fun. One of my favorite things about summer is the “lightning bugs” as we called them. I think the actual name is Firefly though. Just the other day I was thinking how cool it would be if I actually had time to catch enough fire flies to put in a jar before all the mosquitoes carried the kids and I off…lol… Unfortunately, we often have problems at the end of the evening when they have a jar full of fireflies and its bedtime.  They don't want to part with their glowing, flickering jars of light, but I don't really want a jar full of bugs in the house.  So here was my AH HAA moment.
Here I’m gonna show you how I made the Kids a Glow in the dark Firefly Jar… Its super doper easy, so here goes…

1.Gather all your supplies, I literally had all these things at home…

What you need is:

  • A plastic or glass CLEAR jar with the lid. (plastic jar is much easier to poke hole in the lid, and you don’t have to worry about you or the kiddo’s dropping it and breaking it…)

  • Sharpie Marker

  • Paint brush

  •  Glow in the dark acrylic paint (found at Wal-Mart)

·         I used finger nail polish, because I couldn’t find all my craft paint…and this was still in my box from Halloween!

2.  Paint small ovals on the INSIDE of your jar using the glow-in-the-dark paint.  Add a second coat if it needs more coverage.

3.  Using your Sharpie, add the lightning bugs' antennae and wings on the OUTSIDE of the jar.  

4.  That's it!!  On the next nice evening, take your jar outside and fill it with flickering fireflies.  When it's bedtime, let the real fireflies loose and bring your jar inside.  We put ours near a bright light while we brush our teeth, then put it next to our beds to watch the glowing lights as we fall asleep.

It was so simple and has worked great for us!