Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Baby blessing dress

For Pioneer day, Faith and Rahel insisted on dressing up like pioneers and asked for more and more stories of their pioneer ancestors.  While watching a special on the trek west, Handcarts were introduced and Faith excitedly exclaimed:  Look Mom!  Finger carts!

Here is a family heirloom.  It was my blessing dress in my infancy and we also dressed Faith in it for her blessing and Rahel also for her blessing.  It's beautiful and I'm glad it's finally on my wall!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Butterfly art

The girls' room needed some color and this worked perfectly!  I started by painting an 8x10 frame pink and cutting striped scrapbook paper to fit.  The butterflies are from the Cricut and glued along the body and antennae.  The wings are folded forward (you can't really tell from the picture).

Monday, July 25, 2011

A fun birthday gift recipe holder or picture display

I got the idea to make this from Shanty 2 chic.  They have a tutorial here.
I LOVE these!  I've made them in every color for every occasion!  So cute and so easy!

Friday, July 22, 2011

No more naked Barbies!

Who isn't tired of looking at naked barbie's perfect body lying around the house?
I put my nail polish to the best use it's had making swimming suits for the girls' barbies.  The one on the right was already painted. The girls were pretty excited to see their barbies in swimming suits ready for the pool!

I have received some valid comments from readers who have understood that I am teaching my girls to be ashamed of their bodies.  I hope I can end your anxiety over this and let you know my reasons for the swimsuits on the barbies.  Like these readers, I feel very strongly the importance of teaching my daughters the beauty and sacredness of their bodies.  We talk freely and openly about our bodies in our home and in covering them up around others, we are showing respect for our bodies.  Our bodies are so special and beautiful, we don't feel that they are to be flaunted for the public to see.  We demand respect for our bodies from those who we associate with.  We should NEVER be ashamed of our bodies.  My girls know this and are very comfortable in their own skin.  As beautiful daughters of God, my girls have love and respect for the amazing blessing of beautiful female bodies. 

 I hope this eases anxiety any of you are feeling about my decision to teach my girls respect for their bodies.  If not, please know that I have the best intentions in my heart.  Please keep comments respectful.  My girls visit my blog and it is meant to be uplifting and edifying for them.  Thank you for your concern.

Super cute grocery bag storage container

This is the greatest idea for bag storage ever!  You can throw one in your car and one under your sink.  Isn't this so much cuter than wadding your bags up and stuffing them somewhere?

I got the idea from Tatertots and Jello.  Be sure and check out the tutorial she posted.  There is a special way to roll the bags so they come out just like wipes!  It's way easy and so worth the little time it takes!

Instead of doing mod podge first and using spray adhesive, I hotglued the edges of the fabric to my container and then put a coat of regular mod podge.  Easy peasy!  Faith and Rahel each made one - They love doing projects with me (o:

Houston, we have Hair!

Isn't she beautiful?  Sigh...

Although I love natural hair the best, Rahel's hair is finally at a length that I just don't have the time or patience to deal with it being natural.  We drove to Salt lake and spent the day at the salon getting Rahel's hair braided with these fun curly extensions!  She LOVES them!  "Look Mom!" - while running, "Look Mom!" - while jumping, "Look Mom!" - while flipping her hair over her shoulder (o:

Ahem...Faith got a little jealous, so she got a braid too (o;

Here's our night time look - hahaha!  She can't sleep on all the hair so I pulled it up - so funny!  I think there's more hair than head there!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Our 4th of July

Faith is the queen of fireworks

Breanne's red white and blue hair

The girls did some camping and made s'mores out on the balcony.  So fun!  The fireworks were amazing this year!  Hooray for new legal fireworks!

The camping ended up inside in the end.  Fireworks were too loud!

We packed a picnic and headed up Big Cottonwood canyon to hike doughnut falls.  The girls had a blast!  We all got so dirty!

Some hikers we passed were wearing these crazy shoes!  I had to snap a pic.

Here's the cliff we scrambled up to see the top of the falls.  Rahel even climbed it.  You can't tell from the picture, but it is very steep and very high.  We had such a good time.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Owl buddies

This is a late Christmas post actually - oops!
I made these owls for the girls and they weren't sure exactly what they were - Monsters maybe?
The owls grew on the girls and they finally love them.  They can't sleep without them!