Thursday, February 14, 2013

Spreading the Mushy Love to the Littles

Sometimes it's just the simple things in life. 


I have a love/ hate relationship with holidays that fall on school days.

Yes, my little ones have  class activities that they love and they love telling
 me about them when they get home. 

But this mama misses the days when they were home all day and we could
 do heart filled crafts and eat pink foods all day !! 


So since Valentines fell on a weekday this year, I had to do a few simple things just to spread the mushy love to them while their at school. 

And of course it all started with heart shaped pink pancakes for breakfast ! 

Happy Valentines Day everyone.
 Hope you all have a great day with your Luvies !

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

...Happily Ever After

Look what I made a few days ago ... Isn't it pretty ? ? ? 

And guess what... it was super easy and only cost me $2.00 !!!

Supply List
Wood * Paint * Wire * Stickers * Optional: Sander 

Only thing I had to buy was the stickers, two sheets $1 each... technically they aren't stickers, I couldn't find letter stickers big enough for the size of the sign I wanted, but instead, while roaming the dollar store, I saw these Wall Decals ... Perfect size and font !!! 

And we're off ....  
I precut my piece of wood and laid out the 'stickers' on the wood, carefully to set them gently on the wood, just in case I had to move them around ... after I checked and double checked that it looked right ....and checked one more time (okay, two more times) I pressed each one down, making sure they were really stuck on there. 

Next, came the paint ...
 I covered the wood with two coats and waited for it to dry to peel off the stickers.

After peeling off all the stickers I sanded the whole thing ... taking away the shiny, bright color and making it more rustic and soft. 

So I should point out that a few of the stickers 'leaked' BUT believe it or not, I love it, because life's not perfect so its fitting this signs not 'perfect' right ??? 
Even though in my opinion its perfect ;) 

Thanks for stopping by !!! 

Happy Crafting !!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

6 Months& TP Christmas Trees

Hello ??? 

Is anyone still out there ??

Crickets chirping ..... chirp ....chirp .....

Well, here's hoping someone is still out there.

I can't believe its been 6 months since I've done a post here on Simply Crafty. 

We have been so busy these past six months, between continuing to improve our home, remodeling our kitchen and volunteering at my boys schools, the past year seems to have flown by, much less the past six months. 

BUT, I'm trying to make more time for crafts again and doing projects that I enjoy. * I've done quite a few here and there these pass few months and hope to share some of them with you all soon. *  And I have quite a few projects on the ol' To Do List. 

So to get things going again, I wanted to share with you all, a few crafts for the kiddos that are easy, peasy !! 

Supply List:
White Paper * Toiler Paper Roll 
Green Paint 
and different colored paint for the 'lights'

*First thing first: Cut your TP roll in half. I found cutting it in half, made it easier for them to hold in their little hands. 

*Spread some green paint on a flat plate, make sure its flat so when they dip their TP rolls the paint gets all over the rim. 

* Next have them dip the TP roll in the paint, and start making their tree. 

* We didn't wait for the tree to dry, but you can, before we used our fingers to make the 'lights' and the trunk. 

* Hang and enjoy your one of a kind Christmas Trees.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kool-Aid Playdoh

Today we crossed another thing off our Summer Fun List 

* Koolaid Playdoh *

For this you'll need the following: 

Two packets of KoolAid any flavor
1 1/3 cups flour
1/4 cup salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 tbsp Oil 

Start off by putting a pot of water to boil. 

Than get enough bowls for each KoolAid flavor/ color. 
Stir together all the dry ingredients 
(Both packets of KoolAid, Flour, Salt, & Cream of Tarter)

Add the boiling water and oil  to the dry ingredients and 
watch the color and scent Pop !! 

Watch the little ones with the hot water!!!

Once all the ingredients are mixed together and its cool enough to touch, empty it onto the counter and knead away, mixing in flour as you go, 
until the Play doh is no longer sticky 

(This is how it looks all mixed together, before kneading)

And here it's all kneaded together. 

(Caution this can get very messy with little ones )

 I was able to knead three of the play-doh's while the boys worked on their dough.
Its tough having little hands to work with !!
Our favorite turned out to be the Grape (Purple) and Cherry (Red). 
They turned out to have the most color and smelled Yummy !!! 

After the play doh was all set it was Cookie Cutter time.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Fun List: Potato Stamping

Holy Cow Batman !!! 

Its been almost four months since I've been on here. 
Time sure flies in the Blog world when you have tons of house projects going on and remodeling a kitchen/ dining room  ! 

We've been on summer Break for just about two weeks now and have been busy, busy. Today has been the first day that we've spent the entire day home.
And we've also crossed three things off our Summer Fun List !

Including potato stamping, which the boys thought was awesome 
Painting + food = tons of fun for little men 

(As you can see in the background, we're still in remodel mode, hoping to be able to show off the before and after pictures in 3-4ish weeks ) 

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