Saturday, December 29, 2012

Poinsettia Hair Flower

Well here's the thing.  I started my own blog, and linked it over here but I just don't have it in me apparently to post to two blogs.  I will just label my posts over here Hairbrained Ideas, and that will be that. Still a little slice of the web to post my creations but not the pressure (so much pressure, ahhh) of my own blog.  

With that said, here is my first creation to be posted.

We were gifted this gorgeous dress from another manager my husband worked with when Miss. Avery was born.  It also has a beautiful red winter coat to go with.  Back then I couldn't have imagined the day it would have actually fit her, but this Christmas was it!  A dress like this doesn't need much, who am I kidding anything, extra but I just had this vision of a beautiful poinsettia flower in her hair.

On a trip to Wally one day I was on the hunt for supplies.  The hair clips, and bundle of flowers cost me $2.25!

First I plucked apart the bundle of flowers and combined together the four flowers into two to make the flower a bit more full.  I had some red ribbon at home and hot glued it around the clip.

Then hot glued the flower layers to the red ribbon hair clip.  I didn't like the stuff that was in the middle of the flowers originally (don't know what it's called), so I replaced it with a large clump of sparkling yellow beads.
I squeezed out a large dot of hot glue and mounded on the beads, and added a little more glue and repeated.
I loved how it turned out and I ended up with a hair flower for Miss. Avery and one to share!

Simple, pretty, and cheap! Can't beat that!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Kids these days are all hopped up on...

...Mommy's coffee with white chocolate raspberry creamer!?

I was playing around with these fake poinsettia flowers I got at Wally yesturday (I'll post later what I am doing with them) and Levi walks in the dinning room holding my coffee cup.

Without a moments pause he tips it up like he's just casually getting his morning pick me up.

I see a little brown coffee on his undershirt, so I opened up his jammies and BAM!, it's like a flood of coffee! 

And what happens you ask, when you take away the coffee cup and start cleaning up the little monster?

He pitches a fit! :)

And wants to hide away from the world as most do when they don't get their morning cup of joe.

Oh Levi, what on earth am I gonna do with you?

I guess start soaking your shirt in cold water.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Farm Take 2

No, we didn't go to the pumpkin farm twice.  I just thought I would share more!

Right away the kids were drawn to the birds to look at.  
We wanted to get the whole picture thing done with first so Jen and I scoped out a good spot by the corn and dragged everyone over there.

Well if you know Levi at all by now he just goes where his little heart and feet lead him.  He would have kept walking if we didn't stop him.  He has no fear of not knowing where I am, he just doesn't care.  Which scares me to death.  Funny how that works though, because at home if he doesn't know where I am he freaks out.  What's up with that?!  Anyway.

Then there was the pictures we tried to take, here is just an example of how it all really went down.

After we had bugged the kids enough with, "SMILE", "HOLD STILL", "LOOK AT JEN"...
we moved on the the main event.

Pumpkin heaven!

Best. Day. Ever!

Until Mom wanted to try and get a few more cute pictures.
Levi really tried to put his foot down.  I actually think this picture is hilarious, he really blends in with his cameo and hunting orange.

After they once again showed me how crazy I was to try and take more pictures I let it go.  And they took off and checked out the ostriches. 

Seriously those birds freak me out.  Something about those taller then me, faster then me animals with beady little eyes just freak me out.  I don't even like being directly on the other side of the fence from one, so I was happy to take this picture from a far. 

Of course the kids loved it.

I am just glad their Dad is an ol' farm boy from back in the day, he handles them in these sort of "Mom is freaked out by the giant bird" moments. ;)

See, like I said, Dad handles that part.

Adam's grandpa calls Levi a mail man, I think you all pretty much get why. :)

Miss Avery was content doing her own thing, collecting leaves from around the pumpkins and such.

Then Adam took the kids around in a wagon for a bit, just long enough for me to snap some more pictures which I happen to love.

Yup, those are my goofy kids!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fake It 'till You Make It

This last week we went to the pumpkin farm with our long time friends Ian and Jennifer. We decided we were going to take a family picture of each other, and have some fun too.

Here's the thing, one tiny problem...


Like I said, tiny problem.

Then the one picture we thought looked pretty good from the display on my camera, my eyes are closed.  Yup, true story.

So what's a Mom to do?

Copy, cut, paste, and doll up pieces from the 10 or so that we took.

Here's the thing, I will look at this picture 10 years from now and remember my wiggly, crazy, uncooperative kids and laugh.  I guess it doesn't matter how you make memories, just that you do!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Green and Yellow, Green and Yellow

Adam and I were lucky enough to be able to attend a regular season Packer game against the Saints on September 30th, during some pretty great Wisconsin weather!  We also got to see Samantha when we were up there, let's just say we "Packerized" her for the day.

There were so many people it was one giant Packer party outside.  I had never been to a regular season game before so I had no idea what to expect.  There were quite a few of these "Packered Out" vehicles.

It was like a giant block party in the surrounding area.  Cheese, beer and brats were flowing. ;)

After walking around outside and getting some lunch we headed into the parking lot where yet again, it was one big party.  Lots of people dressed up in the green and gold in interesting ways.  Sorry I don't have any pictures of them.

Avery came along with us to Green Bay and walked around with us and Auntie Sam until it was time for us to go into the stadium.  Then Avery and Auntie Sam went to go have some fun of their own.

 A big huge thank you to Samantha for watching Avery!

But where is Levi?  We left him with Herman, those two are like two peas and a pod, snuggling in Herman's cage.


Levi, that lucky duck, got to spend the day with Grandma Z, Uncle Nathan, and Papa.  And the evening and overnight with Nana.  We got these pic's from them when we were at the game. :)
A big huge thank you to them too!  Without everyone helping watch our kiddo's we couldn't have gone.  You guys rock!

A-Rod entering the field!

The energy there was so awesome!  I think it might be my favorite way to watch the Packers!  How many years long is the season ticket waiting list again... ;)

We had such a great time!  It was nice to spend some time without the littles.  I love 'em but a little time away is refreshing and helps you recharge.  Being at Lambeau for a Packer win doesn't hurt either!