Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Conference is this weekend! Is everybody prepared? Are you having trouble coming up with good ideas to keep your kids involved? I love coming up with traditions for my family. Here are some great ideas to incorporate into your own family traditions at conference time! I'm so excited to try some of them out (o:
This would make a cute centerpiece with a haunted house in the middle or a huge pumpkin etc.
Home Depot gives paint stir sticks for free - I tried to pay but they wouldn't take my money.
You'll need quite a few....like 30. I cut the bones out on my cricut and used black paper to add a shadow. I reccomend using the cheapest $1 spray paint from Walmart. It looks more rustic.
The paint job doesn't need to be perfect because most of them will be covered with bones on one side.
My husband cut most of the sticks down for the cross bars of the fence. We used wood glue to assemble the fence and actually added some hinges so that it could fold up and be used in multiple ways.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Here's a great DIY fall wreath that will cost around $5.00
I started with a piece of cardboard cut into a square. Paint your cardboard ( I didn't and wish I had) a fall color. I hot glued dollar store fall leaves to cover the front. The wreath is super light, super cute and super cheap!
Last year, that is all I did to my wreath. This year, I cut a foam pumpkin from Michaels' 50% off bin in half and glued it to some brown paper (burlap would look way cute too - I just didn't have any) and taped it to the back of the wreath. I really like the way it turned out. If you don't want to do the pumpkin, it should cost only $4.00!
Friday, September 16, 2011
I am in LOVE with the way my new temple blocks turned out! They're way easy and way cute! I used a scrap chunk of board, painted it black and roughed up the edges. Mod-podge worked great for glueing the picture on. I find if you use a roller to do your top layer of Mod-podge, you get a more professional looking texture. Sometimes I'll just use a spounge brush and tap it on after applying the glue - same result as a roller. I put a small finial on top and a small candlestick on the bottom with e-6000. My inspiration comes from Lil' Luna who offers these BEAUTIFUL pictures of so many different temples distressed for FREE! I also drew inspiration from Shanty2Chic.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Well, we're back into the swing of things and these little routines help SO much. Rahel can't read yet so I just made them both with pictures. The girls love marking off the items as they accomplish them. I had them laminated so crayon can wipe off easily. If they accomplish their routine each day, they can mark one of the boxes on the right. If they finish all five boxes at the right, they get to choose a book from D.I. and earn a dollar. They love it so far...
I couldn't fit the box of colored pencils into Faith's pencil box, so I used a paper towel roll and taped one end shut. I hot-glued ribbon around the tube and glued a strip of stripey ribbon to hide the seam. It fits perfectly and doesn't need a lid. Faith LOVES it. She's my artsy fartsy girl (o:
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
There is a spring in Logan Canyon that we decided to visit. It was just breathtaking. The water was SO blue! There was a cave right next to the spring that we explored.
From the outside looking in...
From the inside looking out
The water really is this color! It's FREEZING too (o;
Here are some ferns hanging from the ceiling of the spring cove
Look at the reflection of the sunset shining on the cliff above
We enjoyed a great dinner at the Pickleville Playhouse. BBQ - yum!
The girls spent Labor Day weekend at Grandma Lemon's house. Hey ADORE Grandma Lemon's yard and the fun things there are to do there!
We all went hiking on Friday in Deep Canyon. We used to go all the time when we lived in Mendon. I miss how BEAUTIFUL Cache Valley is!
The girls used huge leaves as umbrellas on the hike (o: