Sunday, February 14, 2010

Hearts to You!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hearty Paper Bag Book

So hubby gets some candy and the girls and I made him a paper bag book this morning while he was grocery shopping. The idea came from Rosy~Posy via The Crafty Crow, and I'm so excited at how it turned out!

Page 1: Cover-- used decorative tape I've had for awhile at the edges and stickers from my stationery stash

Page 2 (Viv was trying to help): V's page. Paper doilies from Target's $ Spot and decorated by V

Page 2: Q's page. Q wrote her name on the doily. The valentine scrapbook paper was also from the Target $ Spot!

Page 3: The girl's favorite page. I put red lipstick on them and had them kiss the page. Heh. Q drew the hearts on the right page.

Page 4: on the right page is Ryan's old dog, Brentwood. When asked why he was included in the valentine book, her response was, "because he's dead." (?)

At the end, little inserts with stapled-on ribbon pull tabs. Insert #1: pic w/ Q in the hospital.

Insert #2: Asked Q what she thought of her daddy when she looked at him.

Insert #3: love note from Q (she told me what she wanted to say, and I told her the letters, but I didn't have to help her write the letters at all).

Insert #4: Ryan w/ newborn V. Note the panic/terror in his eyes this time around.

Insert #5: I asked Q one reason why she loved her daddy. The note below means he makes her forts out of cushions...close enough translation.

Insert #6: the little doobies...

Before you go thinking our family is all sweet and nice, take a gander at our newest favorite with fake poop! Ryan likes to make the girls put it between their legs then have it fall out like they're pinching a loaf on the floor. Good times. Sorry it's sideways...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


What do you do with two sickly, snotty, coughing kids on a snow day?

  • Pack up treat bags for daycare Valentine's Day party. Q picked out Tinkerbell valentines for her to give and pop-up doggie ones for Viv to give. We added Reese's PB hearts, a heart sucker ring, valentiney pencil, and fruit by the foot in a baggy which says "Whoooo loves you?" with an owl on it. Never met a pink and red owl I didn't like. So lots o' junk food, nothing crafty. I had every intention of melting down broken crayons in my silicon heart tray, but I didn't have the energy.
  • Have a Pee Wee's Playhouse marathon
  • Cut bread into hearts for grilled cheese
And I'm spent! I don't know how you SAHMs do it. I guess that's this thing people call "being a mother". I am embarrassed admitting I couldn't do it full-time. Sorry this post is heavy on the Poladroid. I uninstalled it awhile back because my anti-virus software said it found some questionable file related to it, but I couldn't stay away for long. Seems ok so far...

Hope you're all having a great week! xo

Monday, February 8, 2010

Coulda Been a Contendah...

Ok, so here's the commercial my husband could have been was between this dude, one other dude, and my hubby. My hubby lost out because they said he looked too young. So it was like his 15 minutes before his 15 minutes of fame (which never came...oh so sad).

So that's his buddy, Scott. His desk is right next to Ryan's, so maybe Ryan is now famous by osmosis. Hey! We just saw it on Comedy Central!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ready for V-Day?

We're getting ready! This week we will be making up little gift bags for the girl's daycare buds, but Friday, we sent out our valentines:

This weekend, we made a trip to the in-laws. I'm feeling like I don't want to compliment my mother-in-law on anything because then she gives me the thing, and I feel super horribly guilty. That being said, she gave me the most AWESOME magazine ever! It's called Ideals and it's from the 70s. This was one of my most favorite pages:

I think I like it so much because it looks like something my grandmother would have had. She was a florist, and she always had the coolest old school decorating and crafty mags. Dig the boiled icing.

Hope you are having fun watching the Super Bowl! This week, I will try to post the ad that Ryan missed out on starring in. It supposedly aired during the pregame show, but we haven't seen it yet. No joke! The gig went to one of his co-workers because he looked too young. :) xo all.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Oh, I have several. A big one is only being able to focus on one thing at a time. I am SUPAH focused right now on my weight loss. It's consuming me (ironic, eh). It's such a dumb thing-- if I'm online, I'm on Weight Watchers OR some other weight loss support group page. In fact, I actually created a Facebook group called 2010 Will be the Year I Lose the Weight (as an aside, anyone can join if you are interested!). But what this means is that I'm not concentrating on being crafty or blogging. Bah!

Now for the scary part...I'm triple dutying weight loss competitions. I have one through Jazzercise, one through work and the big one: I've actually been chosen to be a part of a biggest loser-esque contest. More details on that in a few days, but the top prize is $10,000, so I'm a little freaked out!

Speaking of weaknesses, here is another. A local bakery, Stahl's, has these lemon snaps, and I'm totally addicted. I am afraid it's another item to be added to my "Do Not Eat" list because while one cookie is only 33 calories, I want to eat like 6 at a time. Not that horrible of a thing to scarf, but it's a total trigger food for me. SO GOOD.

Here are a couple more of my weaknesses. It's pics like these that make me forget I wanted to tear my hair out over the weekend because while Q loves her little sis, she loves TORMENTING her even more!