Saturday, February 26, 2011

{ mayce as a photographer }

 Here is a small smattering of Mayce's photographic ventures!
Her newest issues of Highlights magazine.

Daddy and Maggie, slightly on the blurry side!!!

This is a page out of her cookbook, she really wants to make these...whatever they are.

Addy, Mayce and Aunt Baylee

Self portrait...I think she was saying OH YEAH...Oh YEAH.....

Her trusty steed.

Another VERY stylish self portrait!

Mayce and her horse.

A very blurry Momma....how i feel at the end of every day!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

{ Audette as a photographer }

Our girls LOVE to take pictures with their cameras! Here is Audette's latest takes!
Miss maggie playing tug-a-war with mayce

Daddy and Ben after goose hunting.

Me and Buck in a very blurry way! It makes me dizzy!

Mr. Cooper! TOO CLOSE!

Mr. Cooper! Being his absolute cutest self!

Audette's pet frog, Aurora. This frog is only 2inches long...don't let the pic fool you!

Audette's self portrait. NICE LIPS! A little Angelina Jolie action.

Audette's zuzu pet family!

Mr. Marley. Who I must say puts up with A LOT from out girls and LOVES them a TON!
Coming up....
Tomorrow, Mayce's pics!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

{ lots to do }


I have A LOT to do today, so this seemed appropriate!



I came to town to kick but and blow bubblegum...


and now, I'm all out of bubble gum!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

{ first picnic of the season }

Yes, you read that right our first picnic of the season. We had a picnic OUTSIDE on Saturday, February 13th 2011! We've had such weather extremes this winter, it's been up and down. Below 0 one week and sunshine and 40's the next! On Saturday it was 55 degrees. A & M begged me to get out their flip flops and shorts!  Of course I said NO, knowing that we still have LOTS of winter to go. A & M played outside all morning in the mud and sun and then begged for a picnic outside on the deck. Flip flops NO, picnic YES! We soaked up the sun while we had it. I'm glad we did, because now today we have 2 inches of snow and ice and it's 20 degrees! Addy had me count on the calender again this morning how many days it was until spring. Little does she know that just because the calender says it's spring, doesn't actually mean it's spring! It comes in it's own time here in Montana!

Friday, February 18, 2011

{ wall art }

Here's a fun way to make wall art with scrapbook supplies! * DISCLAIMER: these pics are NOT very good. Sorry. I will scan them in when I bring them home. Right now they are on display at The Scrapbook Hide-a-way.* 
Gina, at The Scrapbook Hide-a-way is selling these 12x12 plexi glass page frames right now and asked what kind of project I would do with them.....and this is what I came up with. I wanted something I could hang in our living room. I used one of my favorite quotes and some of my current favorite pictures of the girls. It's of course shabby, because that's how I like it, but you could do any kind of wall art with these page frames. These would make great chalk boards or chore charts!






Wednesday, February 16, 2011

{ fabric flowers }

I've been working on some fabric flowers again. I LOVE these flowers! The girls and I wear them on everything.....scarves, shirts, belts, hats, in our hair.......here is a great tutorial on fabric flowers if you've never made them before! Also, here's another great blog for flower tutorials.

Monday, February 14, 2011

{ valentines #14 }

Happy Valentines Day! Tell everyone you LOVE how much they mean to you today! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo



Sunday, February 13, 2011

{ valentines #13 }

This is what Buck got the girls for VALENTINES DAY today! He is just sure this is going to cure my baby fever! Her name is Maggie. She is 6weeks old. She is half border collie and half golden retriever. So far she is very sweet! Not to mention stinkin' cute!




Saturday, February 12, 2011

{Valentine #11 change}

OK....for some reason the link for the pom-pom tutorial didn't show up on the post the first time....it's fixed now! enjoy!

{ valentines #12 }

The girls and I have been working on cards for family and friends. We did then pretty simple this year. We used scraps of scrapbook paper, cut into small random sizes. Folded them in half to make a card. Then punched hearts out of matching paper scraps. We made the hearts 3d by folding them in half and only gluing them on the fold to the card. Then we glued on small sayings and phrases that I printed off the computer.





Friday, February 11, 2011

{ valentines #11 }

I made these this week for A & M's class valentine parties. My girls LOVE them!  Score for mom!
VERY Easy to make... these pom-poms are made out of newspaper. Normally though they are made out of tissue paper. ....here is a tutorial on making pom-poms out of tissue paper just swap it for newspaper if you want!  I added these sewn together hand-cut hearts at the bottom and a long red polka dot ribbon to the top for hanging. As Mayce would say, "easy peezy nice and chezzy"!






Wednesday, February 9, 2011

{ valentines # 9 & 10 }

#9 I found these very ornate frames at a ......yep...you guessed it... a yard sale. They were gold, so I painted them black. Last week when I working in my scraproom I thought to myself... jami, those would be fun with 3D flowers, hearts, jewels, words and...........These are now currently my FAVORITE valentines decoration in my house!!! You could do this with any frame, big or small and any romantic decor you have in your house!





#10 This is an easy, cheap but. super adorable idea to decorate  your house or for your kids class party. I cut doilies from the dollar store in half and sewed them together to make a banner and then I strung white, red and pink puff balls also from the dollar store on to red thread with a needle.