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Oh, How Pinteresting!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I'm linking up for Oh, How Pinteresting again! These are just random pins I found this week...no theme, just cool stuff!

Love this nail polish!
Source: thequeenofthenail.com  via Sheena on Pinterest
 
I do this all the time!
 Source: tasteofawesome.com  via Kayla on Pinterest
 
My husband hates when I do this.
 
Source: tumblr.com via Kayla on Pinterest
 
My daughter should be a crazy cat lady like this!
 Source: costume-works.com via Kayla on Pinterest
 
Ain't that the truth? Darn Muggles.
 :)
Source: someecards.com/  via Karlie on Pinterest
 
I need to do this in my sewing room! An ironing board attached to a storage shelf...genius!
 Source: tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/  via Mary on Pinterest
 
So cute! My kids would love these.
 Source disboards.com:  via Samantha on Pinterest
 
Good to know. I need to try this!
Source: cleanmyspace.com  via Michelle on Pinterest
 
Love this big font on a large canvas.
 Source: /kalbarteski.bigcartel.com  via Angie on Pinterest
 
Yes, I will totally drink you under the table.
Source: repinly.com  via  Repinly on Pinterest
 
 I don't want to think about snow, but these are so pretty! Must do this winter.
 Source: vintagejunky.com via  Melissa on Pinterest
 
And I haven't checked these out, but I pinned it for later. Good to know!
 Source: agirlsguiltypleasures.blogspot.com via Brianne on Pinterest

            
Hope you guys are having an awesome week! And Happy Halloween :)

And don't forget to vote for our Pinspiration Project Queen!

Painting Pumpkins!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Last week we finally had time to do pumpkins with the kids. We invited one of my husband's co-workers and his little boy over for dinner, pumpkin carving, & caramel apple treats for the kids. It was a fun night!

We let the kids paint their pumpkins this year rather than carve them. Why? Because for one thing, I hate carving pumpkins. Yes, I said it. Secondly, my kids always refuse to even touch the pumpkin guts, so I end up having to do the entire thing. So no carving this year! They actually had way more fun painting them because they could do the entire thing without our help, and what kid doesn't like being able to do something without the help of mom or dad? 

Here are the artistic dads (both tattooers & amazing artists) giving a little advice to the kids on how to start.

Think they're having fun?

Ayden hard at work. He's so talented, seriously.

My pretty little pumpkin.
Don't get me started on her outfit...I have no say in her clothing selections nowadays!

They were comparing techniques here I think.

Ayden's scary pumpkin!

The back of his pumpkin (he painted the "Scream" guy!)

Lily's pumpkin (I think she tried copying....errrr I mean was inspired by her brother).

I'm so proud of them! These are the best jack-o-lanterns (minus the lantern part) that I've ever seen!
 I'm seriously impressed with their painting skills.

Next, it was time for caramel apples. Now, if you're like me you might have a child with a few loose or missing teeth, and apples are just not a good idea for kids with loose teeth. So I decided to cut the apples up into wedges and then I'd dip each little wedge into the caramel. That way it's easier to eat for the little ones and you don't end up having to waste most of the apple. The only thing was I forgot to buy some sticks for the apples (I thought the caramel was supposed to come with them! Mine was missing the sticks). So I decided I'd just dip them myself by hand and then let the kids add their sprinkles. It wasn't anything fancy but it worked out great and the kids loved it!

Yummmmm!

I think Lily liked hers.

These were definitely a huge hit with the kids.

They loved that they got to do the sprinkles themselves.

The great thing about doing it this way was that it was quick & easy, and I didn't waste any apples. In fact, I actually had a few leftover. I bought 4 apples, but only used one! Those Granny Smiths are huge, so one of them sliced up & covered in caramel was enough for all 3 of these kids to split! They each had like 3 big wedges and then they were done and said they were full. So yeah, I will definitely be doing caramel apples like this in the future :)

I'd say our Halloween night was a success! 

The Pinspiration Project- Voting Time!

Monday, October 29, 2012

It's time to vote for your favorite link up from The Pinspiration Project for October! Remember, the winner gets ad space on Lulu & Sweet PeaMy Three Bittles, & Fortune Favors



Today we won't be linking up...just voting! So take a break from creating and take a moment to vote for your favorite link up from TPP this month. These are a combination of the most clicked on link ups  as well as Amber, Sarah, & my favorites from the month. All you have to do is click on the little star under the picture & name of your favorite one. The winner will be crowned as The Pinspiration Project Queen and will also win large ad space on all three of the hosts' blogs!



Weekend Wrap Up & some crafties

 Thanks to everyone who participated and linked up! I so appreciate all of you who come back every week to link up your Pinterest-y projects. We really love seeing them all & I hope you enjoy linking up with us.

The top 3 most clicked on link ups this week are:

My Sew Called Life 

The DIY Dreamer // Halloween Coasters 

Come What May // 2 ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

And my personal favorite for the week is...

Pressing On // French Linen Dresser
I just love this! It's such an amazing transformation...you have to see the before pictures.

Grab a feature button, gals!
Don't forget to check out my lovely co-hosts Amber & Sarah's favorites from this week too :) If you don't already follow them you should!!! They are awesome.


This week is our voting week where we choose October's Pinspiration Project Queen. This is the determined by you guys based on your votes for your favorite project from October. The lucky winner not only gets the title as Queen, but also wins large ad space on all three of the hosts' blogs! That's an awesome way to get some extra traffic to your blog. This should be an incentive for you to link up your projects every week!

Now, what happened this week?

Things got Pinteresting...
This is probably true, and we're all suckers.

My kids and I played around with the Halloween stuff on PicMonkey. With their help I edited these pictures and some of my Facebook friends found it disturbing. Hey, it's just Halloween! Get over it.
  
 I had to take out my Monroe piercing. This was when I first got it (baby Lily!) It was irritating my gums too much & I was afraid it was actually starting to do damage.
  
 We got a package from the kids' Auntie & Lily found the box to be more fun. 

I blogged about this new Twilight Breaking Dawn nail polish I tried out.

I linked up again for Coffee Talk & we shared funny YouTube videos.

And here's a little sneak peek of a quilt I'm working on for my niece (who will be making her debut around Christmas!)

Oooh, and my DIY Painted Halloween Bottle was featured over on This Gal Cooks! Yay.

Hope you had a great weekend :)


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400 followers?!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Holy moly. 
My little ol' blog just hit another big number. 

I hit 400 followers earlier this week. 400!

When I first started this blog I wasn't looking for a ton of followers. I mostly blogged for myself and as an easy way to keep friends/family updated on what we were up to. I'm so happy to see that over the last few months it has started to grow and grow and grow! I'm so thankful for my loyal followers and I can't wait to see what happens next. I have lots of fun & exciting things planned (errr, not really planned, but I have the ideas floating around inside my head). It's been crazy trying to adjust to the amount of time and work that goes in to my blog now and I'm still trying to find some balance, so bear with me as I navigate these new waters.

Thanks again to my lovely followers! You guys are awesome.
Also, a big big thank you goes out to my 2 bloggy BFFs Amber & Sarah
 You guys are a great support system and have helped me and my blog exponentially. I'm thrilled to be teaming up with these lovely ladies and combining our blogging forces to do some fun stuff. Love you girls!

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