Wednesday, April 30, 2014

1st Birthday Party Ideas

This past week my baby turned one!!!  It's crazy.  I wasn't to do something special for him, but I wanted to something simple.  We just had a little party for our family with a few decorations.  Even though it was simple, it turned out good and he had a blast.  

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Here are the cupcakes.  In order to get the striped look, I put the blue frosting into the pastry bag and frosted a couple of cupcakes.  Then I added some green.  The blue was on the outside and the green inside.  I kept on doing that, just alternating the colors.
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I made chicken nuggets and fries, perfect for a one year old.
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I made a little banner out of washi tape. 
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I also made a #1 using paper straws
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Here is my cutey in his party hat.  I was so excited that he actually wore it!.  
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Lastly, I made him a cute simple birthday shirt.  I just cut out the fabric with my Silhouette and then sewed it onto the shirt.  
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Monday, April 28, 2014

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Ideas {MMM #222 Block Party}

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"Motherhood is more than bearing children. … It is the essence of who we are as women." -Sheri Dew
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Birthday Party Idea: Washi Tape Party Hats

This week my baby turned one!!!  I'm not sure how that happened.  Even though I knew that he was going to have birthday, I didn't plan ahead of time.  And since I don't live close to any stores, I had to use what I had.  I made several last minute decorations.  I just happened to have some party hats, so I covered them in washi tape to match the colors of the party.  These would be so easy to make with just card stock too. 
Here are the hats that I had.
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I just covered them with the washi tape and trimmed off the edges.  Very easy.
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Here are all the fun hats that I made.
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And here is my cute birthday boy in the party hat.  Isn’t he so stinkin’ cute? 
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Minecraft Kids Craft Idea: Melty Bead Tools #kidscraft #minecraft

This past week my husband was out of town for a business trip.  Whenever he leaves, I like to plan out the week and do fun things with the kids, to help the time go more smoothly.  My kids love melty beads but I don't get them out too often.  Well I got them out last week and it was awesome!  We spent 4 hours (okay, I spent 4 hours, the kids only lasted about 1-2 hours) making things.  Melty beads are PERFECT for Minecraft because they look exactly like the pictures.  The kids had so much fun, that the next morning they did more! 
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They are very simple to make, just a little time consuming.  Here is the creeper I made before melting it with the iron.
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For the tools and swords, I just looked at pictures online.  I found that tweezers are very helpful when it comes to taking them out.
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Here are my boys doing it.  They were able to make the tools all by themselves.  I made them first and then they copied mine.  Or they looked it up online.
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This is what we made.  We actually made several more that didn't make the pictures.  I now know all of my Minecraft tools, are you proud of me? :)
Double emerald sword, gold sword, iron sword and diamond sword.
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Creeper, Steve and TNT.
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Bow and arrow, diamond axe, torch, iron pic axe, iron hoe and gold (butter) shovel.
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My kids even made them into necklaces.  Here is a emerald pic axe that he made and turned into a necklace.  He even got a compliment on it when we went to town that day.