Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Garden at 6 weeks

It always amazes me how quickly plants grow. I mean, the lettuce was just seeds 6 weeks ago and the other plants were tiny! Now they are huge and producing food for my family to eat.  So cool I tell ya!!!

Here is my tomato plant.  I am very pleased with is so far this year.  Last year every tomato split and never got big.  These have not split and seem to be growing nicely.  The key "I think" is not to over water them.

Check out my cucumbers!  I have 3 about this size and maybe 10 more just starting out.  These are going to be delicious in salads and hopefully turned in to pickles.

My cute little bell peppers.  As you can see, I have 3 growing.  My other pepper plant doesn't seem to be doing quite as well.  I had to transplant it, because my squash plants leaves were over taking it and I feared it wouldn't grow well.  Now I am not so sure transplanting it was a good idea, but I shall see.

My yellow crooked neck squash are doing amazing!  I have about 10 growing, but this is the biggest.

My zucchini plant isn't doing as well as the yellow squash.  It is hard to see in this picture, but there are 2 zucchini's.  One is on the very bottom sticking it's head out below the branch and the other it on the top middle; you can see its flower on the very top.  There were 4, but one got eaten by a critter and the other just went bad. I am assuming a critter got to it too, but I couldn't see any markings so I am not positive.

Our strawberry plant produced about 10-15 strawberries.  Non of them got very big, but they were good.  I didn't get any pictures, as the kids ate them up way too fast!  Now it is working on making its 2nd batch.

I will try my best to take pictures when I harvest the food.  Can't wait to eat them!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Just Married

Here is a card I made for a wedding we attended this weekend.  The card base is a black cardstock cut into 5.5 x 4.25 inch.  The white cardstock is 5.25 x 4 in. embossed with a wild flower print.  I used a shimmer gold paper for the window, bumper and cans because I ran out of the shimmer silver.  The car is a sky blue. I  hand wrote the words "Just Married" and "Love".  I used red stickles to highlight the tail lights, pink stickles on the heart and gold stickles on the cans.  The stamp is by My Pink Stamper.

Inside of the card is just white cardstock cut at 5.25 x 4 in and another My Pink Stamper stamp.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Summer Gifts

I have had the privilege of being the coordinator of my MOPS group this year.  I have also  had the opportunity to work with some amazing and creative leaders.  Our last day of MOPS was today and I presented each of my leaders with a small gift.  I started out with the following items: Diet Snapple Singles to Go, Sunscreen, Aloe Vera, Flip Flops and Hershey Nuggets that I wrapped and put into a treat bag.  (See my post below for further info.)
Then I bought this mini milk crate in the dollar section at Target and lined it with colored tissue paper and put the above items in it.
Here is a close up picture of the inside of the box.

Here are all five them.  Cute he?

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Kitchen Cake

I found this cute project on Pinterest. Instead of doing the traditional diaper cake for a baby shower, I made a Kitchen Cake for a bridal shower.

The supplies needed are: Two cereal boxes (I originally was going to use a flower pot, but it was too difficult), Cake Disk, Kitchen Towels, Fake Flowers, Kitchen Utensils and Ribbon.

Take your cereal boxes and open them up, cutting off all the tabs.  Shape them into round pillars and use hot glue to hold the shape and then glue them to the cake disk.  Wrap the kitchen towels around them.

Next, wrap the ribbon around the towels to hold them in place and also add dimension and add the flowers to the top.

Take your kitchen utensils and stick them in between the layers of towels.

Then I used my Silhouette to create and cut out the first letters of their names.  C for Cristoff & A for Anna.

Then I used glue dots to ad-hear the letters to the ribbon and the cake is done!  Font of cake and

back of cake.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wrapped Chocolate Treats

In our church, we like to acknowledge all the mothers on Mother's Day with a flower. We also like to acknowledge those mom's with the most kids, youngest kid, most grandchildren etc.  Usually the pastor just has them stand up, but this year I thought it would be nice to present them with a little treat.  These are super easy & quick to make.

All you do is buy a package of Hershey's Nuggets.

Trim paper to 3in x 1.5 in. and 4in x 3.5 in.  Be sure to measure you treat bags, as they may be a different size, but basically make sure you have a quarter inch sticking over on each side.

Then you just apply adhesive to the smaller paper and wrap the candy.

Stick them into the clear treat bag.  I bought mine at Michael's.  50 bags for $2.99 w/o a coupon.

Take your lager piece of paper and fold in half, apply adhesive and stick on top of the treat bag.  See, I said it was super easy!

Then I took my 2in. flower shaped punch and punched out 16 flowers out of white cardstock and stamped with a Happy Mother's Day sentiment.  To adhear the punch out to the tag, I used a small pop dot, but you could also adhear it with 2-sided tap or adhesive.

Stick them in a basket and take to your event or in my case to church!  I also made a few extra to put into a gift box for my MOPS leaders next week, but used a stamp that says Thanks For Being You.  I will post more on that next week.  These would be great to use as baby/bridal shower favors, at a Mother & Daughter Tea or anything else you can think of.  All you do is change the paper and stamp sentiment.