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Friday, May 31, 2013

Sweet little piggy dresses

Sometimes fabric just shows up on my doorstep!
I love when that happens.
My friend dropped off this adorable pig fabric:
She needed a few coordinating dresses for her two little girls.
I love them!
I know they will have lots of fun twirling around in them this summer.
There was even enough fabric to make an adorable tote.
Peighton thought the pigs were cute too and now wants a pig dress!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

One Strap kids bag

My two kiddos LOVE to carry their own stuff.
This one strap bag featured on Sew Mama Sew looked like a great one to try!
Picture from sew mama sew.
I had pinned it awhile back thinking it would make a great summer bag for trips to the pool, the park or on car trips.
It was fairly quick and easy to sew (even making two of them) and they are just the right size for carrying a few important things!

Try to ignore the outfit choices Peighton made...the dress is quite cute by itself ( or with normal leggings) but when paired with floral leggings and turquoise reindeer socks it's a bit random.

They LOVE their new bags!
And so do I since that means they will actually carry some of their stuff and I won't be quite such a pack-mule this summer!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My kids eat a lot of Oatmeal...

Lately, I've been buying a box of the Quaker instant oatmeal boxes every week.
The kids LOVE oatmeal.
Preston will ask for a bowl of it for a snack.
Quaker Instant Oatmeal - Maple and Brown Sugar
Thanks to Pinterest I found a simple mix to make my own.
I kept it pretty basic so that we can add in dried fruit or chopped apples or whatever flavor we're in the mood for!
Instant oatmeal
2 cups quick oats
1/4- 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon

I measure out about 1/3 cup, add hot water and toppings like chopped apples, raisins, chopped banana, blueberries, raspberries and sometimes a few sprinkles too!
The original recipe had maple flavoring in it but I left that out so it doesn't have to be maple every time.
It also had nutmeg in it but I don't think the kids would like that too much.
I love that we can stir in whatever we're in the mood for!
I like that it didn't make too big of a batch so we can tweak it and have a new kind next time!

I should figure out the cost per serving because I'm sure it's cheaper than the Quaker boxes!
Sounds like a future 4-H project to me!!!!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Mushroom Hunting Crew

Dustin was determined to find some mushrooms in our yard.
He got the kids into it as well even though they had NO IDEA what they were looking for.
Following Daddy, trying to find a few.

They took a break from their hunting to pose for me.

Still looking....Peighton was losing interest by this point!
All they found were ticks but they had a good time!

Dustin did end up finding a bunch of them when we went to visit his grandparents.
So everyone ended up happy!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Pattern Testing!

I love when I get to test a pattern!
Mostly because I get a free pattern. ;-)
The Eden dress from Petite Kids Boutique looked like one Peighton would love.
All of her favorite things:
A dress
Lots of ruffles
Lots of twirl!
It will be for sale soon on her site.
But until then, check out a few shots of Miss Peighton enjoying her new dress!

She loved the back of it.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Paci Prince and a Grain Cart

I decided it was time.
Time for "The Paci Prince" to make his appearance.
We had been talking about it for a month or so.
But I had put it off since the kids were going to be staying with their Grandmas a lot in April.
I didn't want any extra trouble while we were gone-especially in the sleeping department!
Peighton was a BIG help and assisted in getting Preston excited about The Paci Prince coming and taking all his Paci's.
I asked Preston what he would like the Paci Prince to bring when he came to get the pacis.
His response...."Ummmm...Me need grain cart!!!!"
Santa had brought him a big combine for Christmas and then he noticed that he didn't have a grain cart to unload into.
Such a little farmer.
Watching the combine unload into the grain cart is one of his favorite parts of picking corn.
Perfect idea that I probably wouldn't have thought of if I hadn't asked him!
Luckily I found one that was the same size as his combine!
He was so excited to get his equipment all set up!!!!!

He was totally fine with the pacis being gone too!
He asked for them once that night and hasn't mentioned them since.
He is now officially a Big Boy: big boy bed, potty trained and no more pacis!