Thursday, September 30, 2010

Say It on The Wall Winners and Special Discount!

The Two Say It On the Wall Winners of the
$20 gift certificates are:

Lovely Lizzy who said:

I love the Create your own happiness, FHE board, or a growth chart.


and

The Simmonds' who said I became a fan on facebook!!!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

General Conference Packets 2010

Our church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) is having General Conference this weekend. Conference packets are something that my children look forward to doing every General Conference. There are lots of conference packets out there on the net, but this one was created for younger children.

Click HERE for a printable conference packet by Stephanie from Somewhat Simple.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cheerleading Outfit and Korker Bow Tutorial

Amy from, Nap Time Crafters is here to show us two great tutorials! Perfect for football season and could also work great for a Halloween Costume!
And you know she'll just love it:)

Materials:




  • T-shirt

  • Team Fabric (I used a 42 x 9" piece. Little miss has a 19" waist, so use a little more than double your girly's waist measurement and then pick whatever length you want)

  • Double sided fusible web (optional)

1. Pleat your fabric pinning as you go. I didn't bother measuring the pleats and it turned out just fine.

2. Using a basting stitch, stitch all of your pleats into place


3. Pin your skirt right sides together and sew up the side seam- I only had one, but if you are making this in a bigger size you might have seams on each side instead of just the one in the back. Anyway make sure your pattern matches up (I may have goofed this up the first time around...)


4. Hem the bottom end by folding over twice and topstitching.


5. Ok- I accidently deleted a few pictures and then it was all put together and on little miss, so this will have to do. Sorry about the belly button:) Slip your skirt over a t-shirt (I trimmed a bit off the bottom), so that they are right sides together and then stitch down.

6. This part is totally optional. I cut a little logo out of the fabric and then ironed it down with my double-sided fusible web. I didn't even stitch it down since this outfit probably won't be worn super often. I think it adds a nice little touch without too much more work:

Ta-Dah. Go cheer on your team!

Don't you love all those darling pleats?


I think she loves them too:)


Happy game day! I'd love to see pics. of your finished outfits - send them to naptimecrafters{at}gmail{dot}com and I'll show them off for you:)




I really love korker bows- they are super easy, cheap, and just plain cute!
Here's what you'll need:
  • Grosgrain ribbon- I just used 1 color, but you could definitely do a couple different colors
  • Hair Clip
  • Hot glue gun
  • Knitting needles or something else similar in size that can go in your oven (wood dowels work well)
  • Bobby pins or clothes pins
  • Cookie sheet
  • Oven:)
  • Clear nail polish or a lighter
  • Embellishments (optional- I didn't bother)

*Remember anything you use needs to be oven safe and when you get it out it will be hot, so be careful!

1. Wrap your ribbon around the knitting needle and secure each end with a bobby pin. For my bow I used only 2 needles, but you could do more for a fuller bow. Bake at 250 for 20 minutes. Cool

2. After everything has cooled down, slide your ribbon off the knitting needles and cut into chunks. Mine were about 2" but you can make yours bigger or shorter depending on the bow shape you're going for. Seal the ends with clear nail polish or a lighter to prevent fraying.

3. Group together and tie a string around the middle (double your thread over or you might break it)


4. Hot glue onto a hair clip and you're done!


The perfect sassy bow for a little girl who loves making sassy faces:)

Thanks Amy for your great tutorials who shared with us today!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Weekly Menu

Monday: Shrimp, baked potatoes and veggie

Tuesday: Hamburgers, chips and fruit salad

Wednesday: Whole chicken, rice pilaf and veggie

Thursday: Sour cream chicken enchiladas

Friday: Pizza

Saturday: Fajitas and Chips & Salsa

Sunday: BBQ Chicken, baked potatoes, rolls and veggie

{Alish}

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cake Decorating Party

McCall from lee me and the girls shared her daughter's cute cake decorating birthday party with us.
Check it Out!


This Saturday we celebrated my first-born's sixth birthday...in a big way.


And I can't wait to share it with all of you.








Since we were going to be decorating cakes, we served cupcakes to our guests.


And what cuter way to display cupcakes than with one of these:
















The little ones loved it, especially the pin wheels.




They also loved these:






Each guest had her own place setting.


It looked like this:











Libby loved her 'Happy Birthday Libby' banner that we hung on the mantel.








The six inches cakes were the perfect size for little hands.






Our guests had these cake toppers to choose from once their cakes were iced.




















The Libster said, "It was the best party ever made!"














It was so much fun to sit back and watch what each girl chose.








Personally, I liked Lib's cake the best. Of course, I could be somewhat partial.












The girls loved it; the parents loved it; most importantly-- the Libster loved it.


It was a complete success.








The proof is in the pictures.




***If you want to know more on how I planned this party, made everything here at home, and did it all on a stay-at-home mom budget, check back soon. I'll be posting more on the planning process and little details later this week.***


Friday, September 24, 2010

Cookie Salad

This is a pretty easy salad and I love the crunch of the cookies in it!
1 6. oz. vanilla pudding (inst.)
2 C. milked soured with 2 tsp. vinegar
16 oz. cool whip
2 bananas
2 to 3 C. strawberries or raspberries
1 pkg. Keebler striped cookies

Mix pudding and milk. Then add cool whip. Mix in bananas and strawberries. Break up cookies into small pieces and add before serving. If you add them too soon they get a little too soft.

{Whitney}

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Say It On the Wall Giveaway

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Thinking Spot

I got this vinyl from Staker Sensations and love it! It is only $5.00 too! Staker Sensations also carries "The Naughty Spot" I couldn't decide which one to go with they are both so cute! You can get the vinyl in a variety of colors. I decided to put mine on a stool from Target.
I think it will work great for this little missy when she needs a little "Thinking Time"!

{Whitney}

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stella & Dot Giveaway Winner!!!!!

And the winner is.........
Kristin!
Congratulations! What a great prize to win.

Kristin said...

I really like the Kristin set for the little girls. My daughter would have so much fun wearing those.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Weekly Menu

Monday: Sour Cream Enchiladas, Chips and Salsa

Tuesday: French Dips, Chips, Fruit

Wednesday: Beef Stroganoff, Green Beans, Rolls

Thursday: Scalloped Chicken, Green Beans

Friday: Skillet Lasagna, Salad, French Bread

Saturday: Steak, Baked Potato, Corn

Sunday: Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn on the Cob

{Whitney}

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fresh Blueberry Pancakes

My mouth is watering just writing this post!

1 1/4 C. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 TBSP. baking powder
1 1/4 tsp. white sugar
1 egg
1 C. milk
1/2 TBSP. melted butter
1/2 C. blueberries

Mix flour, salt, baking powder and sugar together. Add egg, milk and butter. Mix. Fold in blueberries. Don't mix to much or all your blueberries will get smashed. Pour batter onto griddle and cook pancakes. Enjoy!

{Whitney}

Friday, September 17, 2010

Satin Flower Tutorial

These are my current favorite hair accessories. They are so simple and easy to make and look darling.



We made patterns out of cardboard in each of the following sizes for the different layers of the flower.

Cut 6 circles out of the satin fabric. One in each size. They do not have to be perfect. You will be burning the edges.

Burn around each circle with a lighter.


Use a brad to hold the circles together and make the flower. Attach an alligator clip to the back of the flower.

We love these pearl brads that we found at the scrapbook store.
*To make these for a baby, I just did the first 4 layers for a smaller flower.

{Alish}