Sep 6, 2014

DIY Halloween Treats - Mummy Cookies


It's Fall, Y'all! I am so excited! It's still in the 90's here is Texas, but that doesn't mean we can't gear up for Fall! Today I'll be showing you how to create these adorable mummy cookies! These are great if you're in a pinch and need to throw something together fast for a Halloween party or an easy DIY you can do with the kiddos. With only three ingredients, it's win win win!

Things you'll need:
- Milano cookies
- Wilton candy eyes
- Wilton white cookie icing




Jul 14, 2014

Finger Knitting - Animal Ears in 30 Minutes!

Seriously y'all...how stinking adorable are these finger-knit animal ears?! Because finger knitting and arm knitting have become so popular here lately, I wanted to come up with something original that you could create with your finger knitting that wasn't a scarf, since that is what many tutorials cover. I thought these would be adorable for a newborn photo shoot. You could even use them as an accessory for a Halloween costume or just for dress up fun with your kiddos! They are fast and easy to make which makes them perfect for craft time as your little one naps or a fun craft for your older kids to make! Continue below for a materials list and how-to video!


Materials:
- super bulky yarn (size 6)
- scissors
- hot glue
- your hands

Instructions:
 



Jul 11, 2014

Baby Update - 6 Months Old


Another month has come and went, just like that, and little man will be 7 months tomorrow! I can hardly believe it. The hubby and I actually celebrated our four year wedding anniversary on Peyton's 6 month old "birthday." I thought that was pretty neat! We had a couple of first during Peyton's 6th month. We visited the zoo and went swimming for the first time, both great experiences! Peyton loved watching all of the animal at the zoo, especially the HUGE coy fish and goats in the kids zone. Swimming was a fun experience too, and we've been a few times now. I can't wait till he can walk and splash around in our community splash pad!

We also had fun making a father's day gift for my Dad! We bought a Dallas Cowboy's shirt (his favorite football team), then took pictures of Peyton in the shirt, and had a print made. We then gave both to my Dad! I think it turned out pretty stinking cute.


I'm learning a lot about being a momma bear, and find myself being a little too nice at times. I never realized how annoying it is when random people touch your baby!! I mean, I never was one of "those people." I would maybe touch my actual friends' baby's feet, legs, and hands, but only because I knew them. I am amazed at home many strangers think it's okay to just walk up to my baby and just start touching him! All my mommy brain thinks now is, "germs, germs, germs, stop touching my baby!!" Haha! I couldn't care less if my friends and family touch my baby, because I know them. I know they wash their hands and have enough sense to not rub their hands on my baby if they've been sick or touching something dirty. I actually had some woman with a "service dog," a HUGE, 8 month old dog sniff my babies legs and get way too close for my liking. All I could imagine was the dog smelling my dogs on Peyton, snapping, and biting his leg! This lady was old and didn't look like she could control him if he bolted. My hairdresser informed me that the lady just says he's a service dog to get away with taking him into public places that wouldn't allow dogs unless they were service dogs...great, that made me feel sooo much better (detect the sarcasm?). I didn't say anything, just watched very closely. I didn't want to be rude, but I'm learning I need to care less about being nice, and just let my momma bear instincts come out. We learn as we go, right?

6 Month Skills and Events:

+ Sitting up...wobbly, but still sitting none the less!
+ Eating puree three times a day
+ Loving our high chair
+ Banging toys on tables
+ Loves standing (with help)
+ Making silly sounds
+ Drinking water through Mommy's straw
+ Sleeping 10 to 11 hours a night