Monday, January 23, 2017

Wanna go sky high?!

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

It's amazing what you can do with Peanut Butter!

This has been one crazy winter here in Texas. Once again it's 70 degrees on New year's Eve. We were under freeze warnings for 3 days, thunderstorm watch and now sunny skies with no breeze and warm enough to be outside so that's what we did! The grass is dead our trees are confused and haven't she'd their brown dried up leaves. The birds flying around looking for food and I habe no clue if they are even finding it, so we thought we'd help. What you're gonna need! Peanut Butter (creamy)is Cardboard toilet paper holder or paper towel cardboard holder cut in half. Bird Seed Ribbon. Grab you a spoon or knife and spread peanut butter. Completely cover the roll. Grab the burd seed and either pour it out on a towel or bounce it up and down in the bag. (I prefer the bag) Grab your Ribbon and cut a piece off and slowly slide it through the cardboard hole and tie it. Go hang it on a tree . That's it and extremely easy and quick to do with the Littles..

Sunday, December 25, 2016

It's almost over!

Christmas... You know I'm not that big of a fan. I love seeing my daughter excited though. Her face light up and watching her open her presents. As you get older though, Christmas just isn't there anymore. That feeling disappears. It totally sucks. I try every year to be happy or completely excited but I can't. I watched polar express and The Grinch. Now I feel like the Grinch.. just blah. I used to love singing Christmas songs and now I avoid them. I absolutely Loathe the sappy holiday love stories they play on tv. It's just not a happy holiday. The start of a new year sounds interesting though. The fact that maybe next year will be better and I can lose the blah attitude and hopefully enjoy all the holidays. Anyways. Here are pics of my adorable daughter.. She's extremely happy. I'll be back soon with a new craft and recipe for humans and dogs... maybe cats too!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Just Keep Swimming

So Christmas Break is in FULL swing here and my Sweet P is having cabin fever already. I have literally been searching everywhere for something easy that can keep a toddlers attention and be interesting. I have figured out that keeping my child's attention is quite simple as long as she has something healthy to munch on. Apples, Mandarin Oranges, Peaches, Mott's Gummies or Sunkist (no artificial colors or flavors) or even a bowl of goldfish. That is when I found this amazing little craft that is just perfect for a Mommy/Daddy and kid(s) craft. I LOVE doing them with my daughter, great bonding time. So, what you're gonna need is 2 Paper plates, goldfish (any color, any size. We used Pretzel just because I LOVE them), construction paper, crayons, Glue (parent supervised super glue), Cherrio's, Saran wrap in blue if you can find it. Silver fingernail polish, crayons and hot glue gun, (Parent supervision of course) You begin by cutting a hole in one plate, grabbing those cherrio's and gluing them down onto the outside of the plate. Paint the oh's silver and set it to the side. This is where it get's fun! Grab the other plate. Grab your construction paper and start cutting out underwater weeds, and coloring on the plate to make it resemble the ocean floor. Don't forget it does NOT have to be perfect. This is a do it yourself and make it special project. After you get your plants and back ground done, grab those cute little goldfish (if you haven't munched them all gone) and starts gluing them to your paper plate. No specific order. Grab the Other plate and grab that blue saran wrap and cut a circle big enough to fit over the hole. Glue it down and make sure it's completely dried before you do anything else with it. Start adding your Plant Life on your plate and you'll see it's turining into your own personal porthole to the sea. After you secure your plant life down, grab your other plate and begin to secure it with your glue gun. You can add any type of hanging device. I wouldn't recommend you putting in the bathroom though. To much humidity might mess it up. I hope you enjoy this project. It's a complete blast to do with your child. I'm going to post a stock photo of it because Paislie's is down stairs and I didn't get a picture. It's extremly cold and I'm not getting out of my covers. I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Holiday break!

Picture Perfection

As usual I'm always snapping pics of my child. This day and age snapping pics is so eat and less time consuming so of course you can be walking around somewhere and see peyote doing selfies, tourist pics, family pics, and of course the mommy taking pics of her littles. Then they are either stuck on your phone or Facebook. I don't like using quick print places because I'm not a fan of glossy finish. If I'm gonna place my photo in a frame that already has a reflective surface why would I want a shiny picture? Anyway, this year I had the perfect pic for the Christmas Cards and of course I was to late to send them so I only ordered one so I could stare at how absolutely BEAUTIFUL it is. Tree quality is absolutely flawless! I swear I order everything from Adoramapix. I know their quality and I know it is always packaged correctly an in perfect condition even it gets here. I'm just obsessed. This Christmas card just makes me so happy even if I only have 1. It's ON the fridge like a child hangs their prized drawings! This is a prized card and I'm pretty sure I'll frame it and leave it up all year round. #Adoramapix #usfamilyblogger #igotitfree

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Kid Crafts - Natures a friend

Sometimes during the holidays money is tight and it's pretty frustrating to have your kids home for close to 2 weeks repeating how bored They are. I know it used to drive my parents nuts. Here's a fun little craft that gets them outside (only if you aren't covered in that white fluff, I'll give you the same idea for an in home craft.) Here at this house we love nature. So get yourself outside and grab some sticks or twigs. When you get inside you'll want to break those twigs in 5 inch pieces and have a few 3 1/4th inch pieces. Put them in a rectangle shape and tie the overlapped corners with twine. Find some acorns or small leaves to Decorate it with and then spray with clear sealant. That's it! Let it dry and there is your new photo frame!

Pumpkin and Peanut Butter

As you can tell I absolutely love my dog. I hate buying over the counter dog treats. They smell horrible and they have very little healthy nutrient in them. It seems most of them consist of oils and crude fats. I care about my dog much more than that and have found some amazing recipes for natural dog treats that are simple to make and very easy to clean up. Today my daughter and I made Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Treats. We used 2 cups of wheat flour, 1 egg,1/2 cup of pumpkin and 1/3 cup of peanut butter, parchment paper, cookie sheet, cookie cutters and a rolling pin pre heat oven to 350... Do not use a mixer of any kind. This is a very dry mixture and I ended up using my hands to mix it. I really hope that you have a rolling pin because it's very needed with this. As soon as we got it all in a ball I started kneeling it more. It's so crumbly. I pretty much looked every where for a sturdy cup though and used it as a rolling pin. I grabbed my parchment paper and plopped that big ball down and started smashing it. Now I realize how weak I am. I couldn't even begin to get it flat. About a 1/2 in thick..It took a bit for me at first but I got it! Cookie cutters of course make it tons more fun. I do not make them in biscuit shape, it's so boring. We used lips, a dress, a high heel shoe, a heart and my favorite, Batman. We rolled and places and rolled and placed. After we places as many as we could on the parchment covered cookie sheet, we pipped it in the oven And set the timer for 40 minutes. We kept going though and just kept repeating until we used every bit of dough. I had a tiny quarter sized piece left so I flattened it and threw it on the extra cookies we needed to bake. I can't say to a human they smell great in the oven to human noses but it's not to bad. Over all, it was pretty fun to make. I think 40 minutes might be a bit long so check after 20 minutes. The 40 minutes was a bit crisp which I'm sure she won't mind. Anyway, enjoy making these and if you have littles let them help. This is a very easy mess to clean up.