Tuesday, March 30, 2010

House of...

I recently made one of these for someone, and thought it was such a

cute idea that I just had to make one of my own.

Our other St. Patrick's Day decorations...

I thought while I was posting our new St. Patrick's Day stuff I might as well post our old ones as well.
I love this little guy. About 12 years ago I started getting this little frogs for each holiday. I have kicked myself for not getting the ones for Valentine's Day. I have this one, some pilgrim frogs for Thanksgiving, and a frog in an egg for Easter. Sometimes I use this little guy to guard the pot of gold I hide for my kids to find.
I have to have a few vinyl crafts right! ;)
And here is my cute little wooden leprechaun.

A few new St. Patrick's Day Decorations

I pulled out my St. Patrick's Decorations this year. There wasn't very much stuff. Even my daughter remarked that we didn't have very many decorations. In the past, I have tried to make a new item for each holiday every year. The past few years I haven't done that. So this year I decided to make up for it and make two things. The only problem was that I waited until St. Patrick's DAY to actually make them. We kept them up through the weekend so we could enjoy them for a little while.
The very first thing I made with my band saw was a heart garland. I have made similar ones for almost all the other holidays. I have wanted to make one for St. Patty's day too. So here it is. My stair rail is the perfect place to put it.

I also wanted something fun to put on my front door. I knew I wanted a big shamrock, but didn't know what to do to make it cute. I dug around in my craft stuff and found these white berries that I have had for YEARS. Sometimes it pays to keep things! I love the way it turned out.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Valentine's Day

Here I am posting about something that happened almost a month ago. I seem to get behind so quickly on my blog. We had a great Valentine's Day. We started the fun the day before Valentine's Day when DH brought home a big bouquet of flowers for me, and a pink rose for each of the girls. They felt so special getting roses from their Daddy. I felt pretty special too!
I found the girls some little heart shaped baskets at the thrift store. I filled them up with some chocolates, a Little Pet Shop, and a new outfit.
They got to open them up before breakfast so they could wear their new pink and red clothes that day. I wish I had gotten a picture of them all together in their new cute clothes.
We had heart shaped pancakes with raspberry morsels for breakfast. For lunch I made sandwiches and cut them into heart shapes with a cookie cutter. Since it was also Chinese New Year we had chinese food for dinner. I made Sesame Chicken, rice, and oriental green beans. Yummy! The girls and I also made these cute heart cookies filled with raspberry jam.
The girls and I made these for their school friends. I got to help in M's class for her Valentine's party. I got to help decorate cookies with the kids....man those kids like alot of frosting.....we are talking an inch thick. Gag!
DH made me some giant dominos for our playroom. This is a picture of them before he distressed them and antiqued them. They look totally awesome now. I should have gotten a new picture of them. When I post about the play room I will have to take another picture of them so you can see the finished product.
I gave DH a bag of different things with little sayings on them. This one was a box of shot gun shells. They said, "Cupid must have SHOT me through the heart because I am totally in love with you." A little cheesy I know, but true.

We had such a great day....but wouldn't everyday be wonderful if we all went around telling each other how much we love each other all day. :)