"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Friday, December 4, 2009

Some FUN

Easy Bird Feeder
The neighborhood feathered friends will love visiting your yard for this homemade treat. Mix peanut butter and vegetable shortening; melt in a microwave for 1 and 1/2" minutes on high. Mix in quick-cooking oats, cornmeal, and flour. Pack mixture into two paper cups, then cool. Remove from molds, and place in mesh bag, plastic clip side down. Secure open end of bag, and hang feeder from branches at a good height above ground

Bath time finger paints

If it’s bath night at your house and your looking for a quick and easy paint for the bathtub, I’ve got one for you.
1 T cornstarch (I used waaayyyy more)
1/3 cup dish detergent (you may want to use something that won’t make your kidddies break out if they decide to paint their bodies. I used an eco friendly brand)
Food coloring

I of course doubled the recipe because 1 is never enough! But 2 was!! It was really too much but it can be saved and used later.
So mix it all together and continue to add cornstarch until desired consistency. Seperate into smaller containers or ice cube trays and mix food coloring in. Then let your kids make a huge mess in the tub and just rinse it away!! Or better yet you can always make a print of their work by laying a piece of paper over the fingerpaint! Have fun!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday boutique

The Holidays are just around the corner
Join me for some fun, food, and craftyness at my
Holiday Boutique
while doing some early shopping
no malls or crowded stores
Vinyl lettering is a great gift idea for
your family,
or yourself

There will be prizes
earn one raffle ticket for each:
Be on time
Bring this invitation
Bring a friend
Cutest pair of shoes or socks

Tuesday Dec. 1, 2009
My house
(email me for address)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I LOVE fall

I really love fall. i love all the colors of trees and all the leaves on the ground. It was beautiful up at Rylie's Farm.

Rylie's Farm

Yesterday Hollie's class went to Rylie's Farm in Oak Glen. She was SOOOOO EXCITED to ride the bus.

I t was kind of a cloudy day but never rained while we were there.

The kids had to stay in line and listen to the rules when they first got there.

First demo was crushing apples and making apple cider. The kids each got to drop an apple in the crusher. All the apple was cought in a next and then smashed and all the juice came out.

Then they fed all the apple "stuff" to the farm bull. Trevor even got to come along.

The next activity was playing games with wood sticks and circles. They really liked that.

the best part was everyone got a carmel apple. Ohhh soo good.

Then it was lunch time and a class picture.

One last picture of me and the kids next to the pretty trees. We had a fun time.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

2 more Halloween

Trick or treating with the Katz family
Two ghostly beings. i thought this picture was really cool

Happy Halloween 2009

Carving pumpkins. In their undies.

Here is the final result

Ready to trick or treat with the princess and spiderman.

Spiderman climbing the light pole

California Utah Women's (CUW)

Back on the 24th of October I had a booth at California Utah Womens craft boutique.

They have it at the Disneyland Hotel 2 times a year.

Here are some pictures of some of the crafts I made this time.

I had a lot of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas things.

I ended up having a very successful time. The next one is in March. Starting to make things for that one.


A couple of weeks ago we went to see papa Sox

Grandma Joyce. We had a fun time

Elder Hall

A couple of weeks ago Elder Hall went home. We will miss him.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

L.A. county fair

Hollie had her first field trip of the school year. The whole school went to the L.A. county fair. It was so much fun. We all got in FREE too.

I guess we had a FUN day. This was the ride home.