Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Sweater That Keeps on Giving

You know the cute blogger chicks who do posts of detailed Quiet Books, Handmade Clothes, Refurbished Furniture, or Delectable Desserts and then claim they are not creative or crafty in any way. Liars. They ARE talented and artsy, and I wish I was them; but I can honestly tell you that I am Home-Ec-Disabled. For reals.
This is why I am making this post, because I am baffled by my craftiness!
Let me introduce you to my good friend,"Eddie Bauer XL", I found her at DI last month. I bought her lovely self for $6 and have been reaping the benefits ever since.

Though her textured exterior and comfy appeal would do quite nice as Mr Bauer originally intended for her (a sweater), I had other plans. It started when I made the decision to make stockings for Xmas this year. I copied someone else's fantastic idea: cut the shape of the stocking, then sew up the sides! Easy Schmeasy! It's not perfect(I told you I wasn't crafty), and it was a little lumpy around the edges, but I loved it!

But then other ideas began to stir and Pinterest, that dirty temptress, had her way with me. I soon found myself cutting out Miss XL's sleeves and turning them into Boot Leggings! What's better than a new pair of boots?....A wicked sweet pair of leggings to go with them.

I was beginning to feel guilty about the remains of my new friend. It seemed like she still had so much to offer the world. So, on my way to the garbage to toss the rest of her out, I was teasing when I turned to Kris and said, "Should we use the turtleneck as a beanie for Jellybean? Haha"......this "haha" slowly turned into a slow cackle, "Wahaha! We're not done with you YET my blue eyed friend!" I exclaimed as I began surgery on her once more with a crazed look in my eye.
Cut, cut, snip, snip, Hummm of the Sewing maching....Bam!

The Bean looks fantastic!

With threads of soft blue cotton caressing my gorgeous, frizz free and perfectly straightened brunette strands of hair, I turned to my old friend. I believe I heard a voice. Much like the one heard from the deceased Giving Tree. It whispered, "Rice babies..." Ah yes, my wise comrade, why did I not think of that.
(If you don't know what a rice baby is, ask a grandma from Idaho)

Two, I got two rice babies out of her.


I felt she deserved a memorial.

Monday, August 29, 2011

California Lovin'

I am a horrible blogger, sorry. In case anyone still looks at my blog:
We spent two weeks in California. And by "we" I mean, me and the kids. I missed Kris more than ever, but I'm still glad we went 'cause it was a lot of fun! We did it all; San Francisco, Santa Cruz (twice),Bonfires and late night talks with sisters. I official called it a success! Truan and Jellybean had way too much fun playing with cousins and getting into trouble. Truan still asks if we can go back to grandma's house. We'll be back for Christmas!
Here's a small preview of the good times.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Party at the Donners

What's that you ask? What are we doing this summer?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Between The CornMaze, Boo at the Zoo, trick or treating and sipping Apple Cider, it was a successful Halloween! I love having a kid big enough to walk around the neighborhood with. SO much fun!
Truan is not into looking at the camera when I ask him to, but I snapped a bunch of pictures anyway. They're mostly out of focus, blurry or not centered because of the constant motion of this kid! His face might not look like it, but he had a blast!

Truan in the Corn Box. It took him 5 mins before he started hurling corn at other kids....hence the sneaky face

Is that a Jelly bean face or what?

Cheese! Good pic Kylie, I like the part where your eyes are open.

Truan went down this slide probably 100 times. Loved it! I guess he doesn't realize that we can go slide any day of the week.

Boyz Boyz!

This face definitely doesn't represent the enthusiasm that was had during the train ride.

So much fun at the top of the slide!

LOVE this excited face!

Family Donner

Ultimately cheesy "Before" picture. By the way, that pumpkin was so freakin' heavy!

Nice! Truan had no idea what he was getting into....

This was serious business

And required a co-pilot...

JellyFace helped out by being ridiculously cute!

The final Products!

Nothing like a good pair of Jack-o-Lanterns!

Ready to head to Boo at the Zoo! All "Inja Turtled-out!"

We were made for Boo at the Zoo

Kris and his Nunchucks! Homemade.

Mom and The Bean

Boise's nothing like the East Coast, but I am enjoying what I've got!

Sadly this is the best out of the three pictures we tried to take with me and the kids...I need to train them to perform better.

No, You're seeing this correctly. I DO realize I posted a picture of Truan picking his nose, and Kris yawning. Hilarious. I love these guys.

Truan really liked the giraffe, but was hesitant to get close to him...Santa at the Mall, here we come. Expect tears.

Truan and Dad helped frost and decorate cupcakes....and then ate them! Yum!

The witching hour is HERE!

JB was a willing participant.

And we're off!

Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles.....Heros in a Half Shell!

Trick or Treating was a lot of fun, but it took a few tries for Truan to understand the concept. The first person who opened the door, Truan walked right into the house looking for grandma, "Grandma? Grandma!" The lady was a little confused why this 2 year old was invading her home....oops.

Here's Truan practicing his "Trick or Treat" and some of the door to door excitement!