Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Crafty little Playhouse

I found a cute pattern for a playhouse made from scraps of material.  Every once in a while I get a wild hair and want to use my sewing machine.  My mom always has tons of fabric, so I raided the fabric bins and found some cute fabric to use for this crafty little idea!
I had some major assistance from my mom and she finished out the windows and trim for me.  The girls love it!  I made it to fit over my dining room table.  Partly because this is the only table in my house, but also because this was a great size for the girls.  

This is a picture of one end of the house.  Notice the cute little scrap curtains that my mom added.

This is a better picture of the window.  This is on the front side.

It has a little door that the girls can go in and out of and also has some grosgrain ribbon so it can be tied back.

As you can see, they crammed as much as they could into their little house.  I was frequently reminding them that EVERYTHING they got out, they would have to put away.  That didn't go so well;)!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Seriously...we had a deal...

Seriously...we had a deal...I was going to pinch and save and pay for my very own laptop computer.  I had asked my family to just give money for my birthday because I had my sights set on this computer.  I even told Stephen to skip the gift giving because I might want to tap into those cash resources to speed along the saving process (wink, wink).  Well, if any of you know my husband you know that he LOVES to give gifts and he's really thoughtful in doing so.  Well, this birthday was no less!  He surprised me, broke the rules of the deal and bought me the MacBook Pro for my birthday.  I have to be honest in saying that I felt a little guilty.  I felt guilty because I know him well enough to know that I should have kept my plans to myself.  I should not have told him that I was planning to use my "birthday money" on the computer.  I should have known that he wouldn't let this gift slip by!  I am grateful because I'm sitting here now, in my bedroom, in my bed typing this blog post on my very own computer.  

I am so thankful to my family for giving me this gift.  It's one of those gifts that was strictly a WANT on my part.  I am grateful!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Fun!!!

 We celebrated our sweet friend Case with a bit of water fun!  
 I made these tasty strawberries stuffed with a sweet cream cheese mixture and a blueberry to make them 4th of July perfection!  Yummy!!!
 Addilyn showing her patriotism!;)
 And making a little noise too!
 All the kiddos chimed in!
 Stephen enjoying some grub!
 The ladies watching the kids swim in the lake as the sun went down.  It was finally pleasant at this point.  This ended up being a very bearable East Texas evening!
 And my yummy treat for our second 4th shindig were these yummy Rice Krispie Treats made in to a flag.  I was pretty proud of my creation;)!!!!
And this it how it all ended.  A good time was had by all.  Addilyn got up from her nap, got onto the cozy sofa and fell asleep just like this!  Pooped!
I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July....The Bills did!!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

When Momma's away...

So I was out with the Ladies and I come home to my house calm, girls in bed, house spotless and Stephen relaxing (ok snoring) in our bed....I wake up to these pictures and a video that I will load if I can ever figure that part out.
Into momma's make-up I see.  Addilyn LOVES to wear my eyeshadow.   Most days she looks as though she has been beaten to a pulp because she wears blue and gray eyeshadow under her eyes instead of on the lids;)!  This night was no different except that tonight the theme was MONSTERS! 

So here she is...all smiles because she had received a "makeover" from the newly famous in our house...
"Monster Makeup" company!!!!!

I will say that seeing the smiles makes me stop and think about how blessed I am to have a husband who loves our girls from the very core of his being and allows them to dream a little, act on it and lets them use their imaginations with absolutely NO stipulations...obviously;)!