Saturday, September 28, 2013

 Ally's 3rd Birthday Party was a huge hit, she loves Doc McStuffins! I had to make all of the party supplies cause Springfield doesn't have anything out yet. But I loved every minute of it. :)
 The cake was purple but in the picture it looks blue! ????  The cake topper is just a free clipart that I got online, I just printed on cardstock and cut it out. You can get a whole bunch of free stuff online and use it for the decorations.......yay for Pintrest too! I found all kinds of cool ideas on there! You can visit my Pintrest board *Ally's birthday party ideas* for all kinds of stuff!
 It was the first time I ever made tissue pompoms and they are soooo easy. I will be making them again! :) I made the DR. jars that are on the shelf out of peanut butter jars, just added the knob and spray painted them pink!
 The cupcake toppers are another print and cut that I found. The cookies took me about 7 or so hours to make. I didn't have the cookies cutters I needed so I used chipboard cutouts and just cut around them with a knife. Except the stethoscope, I used a double heart cookie cutter.
I made the banner using Scraptastical Creations svg file.
I made the DR. bags using files.
 Ally was a very happy little girl!  The Doc McStuffins clinic is  her favorite present! 
If you have any questions on where I got the stuff online just leave a comment and I will try and find it for ya! :)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Chicken crazy

Well girls I have finally lost my I have decided to raise chickens. Ten of them. So far it has been a very fun learning experience. The chicks are about 7 weeks old now and are in the coop we just finished building.( Pictures to follow)
 A few things I have learned:  1.  Never I mean NEVER have your chicks in the house, we had them in the basement and they are SO VERY dusty. It will take me a week to get the dusting done down there, and they stink! lol  I enjoyed watching them grow and change and fight over a treat! :) 2.  I learned they are messy eaters and they love to knock over their feeders a lot. 3. They scratch the pine shavings into their water so I bought poultry nipples and made them the kind that hang,( much better) 4.I learned you can kind of train a chicken by feeding them out of your hand and talking to them......It was so sweet the first time I took them outside they stuck to me like glue they sat in my lap or on my shoe and didn't get to far away from me. Now they love it outside and don't need momma to sit 5. They are kind of like your kids you hate for them to leave the nest but you know they have to, so we put them in their new home (inside the coop as soon as it was finished). I think they are doing really well. 6. Our dog Samson doesn't like them,,,,yet... I am hoping he will adjust soon. We had to put up a secondary fence to keep him from charging the fence. 7. I learned that Pintrest is a treasure trove of information on raising chickens. LOVE IT. 

May 3rd 2013, it snowed all day, but the chicks were nice and warm with the heat lamp inside the coop.
This is the girls trying to decide if they want to come out or not, it was a little chilly outside. I need to build them a better ramp. Yes I am handy with the power tools. While my husband was at work, I worked on the coop by myself. I built the nesting boxes, the roost, the chicken door, the windows and the vents. We did the rest of it together. I still need to paint it! :)
 My Granddaughter Rachel loves the chickens and they love her too!

 The nesting boxes, there are 5 of them, just couldn't get them all in the pic.
 The roosting poles(they are 2x4s).
 The water bottles I made with the poultry nipples, they work great! I need to get a bigger feeder too!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my chicken adventures... More to come so stay tuned! :)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ok, so I got a little scrapping done this I know its about time huh?  I hope you like it! I used some 50s paper I got from SCRAPJACKs Place on E-bay. (Thanks Donna)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Jimmy's 60th Surprise Birthday Party

 This is the cake I made for him, it looks just like his real car. 53 Chevy Bel-Aire
 Our 4 lovely Granddaughters. I made them each a poodle skirt!
 I made these for the table center pieces. I used Rockin and Rollin pattern for the dice, car and record. I bought a roll of wrapping paper for the checkered paper!
 I made the box for the spoons and forks using football party pattern but I used a napkin that I purchased for the party as the side panels.
 The cookies took me 2 days to make and decorate because I had to hide them for
 Papa and 3 of his G-babies......His brother made the car for me so we could take pics. I love the license plate, its  Jim's initials...JHR_60 and it looks just like his real car.... 
I made the background on the wall for a place  to take more pictures! We really had a blast and he was really surprised!