Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rainbow Pancakes

My kids new favorite breakfast is Rainbow pancakes.  I just divide the batter into four bowls and add food coloring.  I then make my pancakes a little smaller so that they will get one of each.  This is huge hit with my kids.  You could even add whipped cream and it would look like a cloud.  100_0521100_0520

Monday, April 18, 2011

Gone to long

Wow I can’t believe how long it has been since I last posted on here.  My only excuse is my life has been busy.  I have been busy sewing and here is one of the things I have been working on.
Reusable Swim Diapers
These are so wonderful.  In Arizona we swim all the time and Disposable Swim Diapers can be expensive. 
Years ago I used the disposable swim diapers.  I later started purchasing reusable swim diapers through a magazine.  I have reused those diapers for years and they are still doing great.  One reason I switched was the cost and the other is that disposable diapers don't hold pee in.  Their main purpose is to keep poop out of the pool.  I discovered this while in line at the post office and my daughter was dressed for swim class and peed all over the floor.  When I asked her swim teacher about it she confirmed that disposable swim diapers don't hold pee in. 
With that said these swim diapers will do the same thing a disposable diaper does and that is keep poop out of the pool.  But these are machine washable and can be used over and over again.  I am using a pre-shrunk cotton fabric on the outside and a vinyl/plastic material on the inside.  This is great for easy clean up if you do have an accident at the pool.  This is my first year making them for myself and I wanted to share it with everyone else so they can save money.
I am currently selling them locally and should have them up on my esty shop soon.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Foot Pillow

Growing up my mom made us these great foot pillows with our names on them.  My kids were invited to a friends birthday party and I like to make the gifts.  So the kids and I decided that their friend Ava would like a foot pillow.  I think it turned out so super cute.  I love the name on the toes. 

I have added a foot pillow like this one on my etsy account if anyone is interested.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Found it at last!

Every time I go to the fabric store I see the magazines for quilting and a few for sewing but nothing that really spoke to me.  Well last week I went and there it was a magazine that was speaking to me saying, "Take me home."  The magazine is "Sew It All".  I love this magazine and thought I should spread the word.  It has some really great projects in it.  I have already marked like 10 that I want to make.  This is only the second volume so I hope that they keep making them.  Here are a few of the items I plan on making:

Saturday, December 25, 2010

December 24th and 25th

Well this is the end of our reading count down to Christmas.  The funny thing is that we had "Silent Night" both nights.  Last night we read "Silent Night" by Darcy May and tonight we read a scholastic book "Silent Night", which is a board book.  Both books are the first verse of the song "Silent Night". 

How fitting is it to read the beautiful words to "Silent Night" on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  What a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of my Saviour Jesus Christ.  My heart is full of gratitude and love on this Christmas Day!  I am grateful that Heavenly Father sent his beloved son to this earth for all us.  To give us peace and hope in a world of turmoil and strife. 

I hope that all of you had a very Merry Christmas.  May we all remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Friday, December 24, 2010

December 23rd

"Here Comes Santa Claus" by Gene Autry and illustrated by Bruce Whatley is a book made from Gene Autry's famous song.  The illustrations shows a little puppy who is with riding along with Santa on his way to a little boys house. 

The kids liked this book because they kind of already know the song.  Really great illustrations!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

December 22nd

Merry Christmas Mom and Dad" by Mercer Mayer is a cute story about a little critter who wants to help with Christmas.  Everything that he helps with just doesn't turn out like he had hoped for.  Like when he wanted to decorate cookies for mom and dad but he couldn't stop eating them.