Friday, April 15, 2011

Recycled!

I always save the cardboard rolls from paper towels and toilet paper for the girls to make art projects. I have a ton. I came across an idea to use them for thanks to
Allison and her awesome idea to make a flower garland from the rolls. Brilliant! Her blog is packed with great crafts we can all do check it out! A Glimpse Inside

This is what I did and made it my own! We have a bay window that I like to hang decorations in for birthday parties and holidays. So this was perfect for Spring, Easter and Abby's party! Super cute!





Make one too! It was fun, easy and the kids can help too if you want!
Peace & Happiness!
Helen

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Inside Heather's Home

Hi! I wanted to share this blog with everyone! Heather is a friend of mine and she has an AWESOME blog about healthy cooking at home! The best part is it's all meals that even the non cooking types can do plus, they are HEALTHY! Way to go Heather on an great blog! I look forward to reading more! I'm going to make the meatballs this week! Check it out: http://insideheathershome.blogspot.com/

Peace & Happiness!
Helen

Friday, April 8, 2011

Window Safety

Here is a article to read about the dangers of windows and small children. These are friends of mine and their son fell out of a window. Read and share this with a friend.

http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2011/04/molalla_canby_families_share_t.html#cmpid=v2mode_be_smoref_face

Peace~
Helen

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Pumas



I am so excited my new Pumas came last night. I got the Bio Trainer, it's like the Sketcher Shape Ups, except better looking. They were originally $89 but if you know me then you know I would never pay full price for anything other than a D&B purse but, that's another story. Anyways, the shoes were 33% off at Famous Footwear with free shipping. I also had promo code which brought my total to $55! But, because I'm cool and shop where I do Famous Footwear will send me a rebate for 13.5% of my order. So, next month I should get a check for just over $7 which brings my Final Price down to $47.00! SWEET! I wanted these badly but, couldn't justify spending extra money like that. I just feel guilty. So, I waited til I found a good deal and did a business portrait for my friend who paid me $50. I spent no new money and Mommy is Happy!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Pizza Pizza Pizza!

Pizza! Who doesn't love a good pizza and who knew it was so easy to make your own? It has been a long time since we have ordered pizza. We went from delivery to take and bakes to Boboli. From there we bought pizza dough in a can(not too bad,Philsbury is the best)and now we have been making our own. I never knew how easy and fun it was to make. It super cheap plus, it's a great way to spend some family time and get your kids cooking in the kitchen. The girls always enjoy rolling the dough and putting on the toppings. We have yet to be disappointed. I use a Betty Crocker recipe from the Big Red Cookbook, courtesy of my mother-in-law who gave this to me years ago I think to make sure I feed Lance some good cooking! Anyways, there are tons you can find on the internet. Here's a good one I found Pizza Recipe. Here's to making your own pizza! Good Luck!



Peace, Love & Happiness
Helen

Saturday, March 26, 2011

We Made Beads


We made our own beads from polymer clay. The girls had a great time and it was so easy. I baked them in the oven at 275 for 15 mins. and then let them make bracelets. I'll definitely let them do this again. It wasn't expensive. I had a 40% off coupon for Micheals and got a pack of 12 colors for $6.00! It wasn't messy. The only thing that needed cleaning up was their fingers. They got to be creative. Plus, they didn't need my help. Which meant I could make some too! All in all for $6 bucks Crea and Abby had fun and it kept them busy for awhile.








Peace, Love & Happiness
Helen

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I will live for my kids

I don't have the best parents in the world. My dad checked out when I was younger and my mom about 5 years ago. I've realize that they have their own issues that have nothing to do with me. I think God gave me these parents so I would know how to be a better one. Now, I'm not the best mother and I don't claim to be. I have made many mistakes but, I do the best I can. I know I still have a lot to learn about what it means to be mom and I welcome that. A friend said to me today that people will die for their kids but, will they live for them. Those words were very powerful to hear and I'm here to say, "I will live for my kids".



My Pledge

I pledge alligence to my children, Creanna, Abby & Ericson. I will love you. I will nourish you. I will encourage you to grow and take pride in yourself. I will dare you to dream and dare you to chase those dreams. I will let you blossom and when it's time I will let you go. Just know that I will never quit on you. I will always be your #1 fan and your loudest cheerleader as long as I am on this earth.

Peace & Happiness,
Helen