Thursday, December 23, 2010

Craft Room Redo

In the past year or so I have slowly been getting in touch with my craftier side.  Thanks to my friend Erin that showed me it didn't have to be so scary.  my mother is still praising her for this. The past few months I have had even more time on my hands for crafting you can only watch so much tv you know.  Now that I'm going to continue being a stay at home Mom I can only imagine that I'll have many more crafts ahead of me. So I have decided it's time for a craft room redo!  Mostly because this is what I've currently been using, 
 scary huh.

I've already started to find some treasures.  How about this beaut?
I purchased some fun fabrics from for an amazing price, like $5.50 a yard!  I can't wait to get it recovered.

I also found a table that I'll be using as a desk instead.  I'm not sure what colors of paint I'll be using but I know I want the space to be all girl so I'm thinking of using all of these.
And I found this lovely at IKEA and picked it up on our way home from Utah County last week. 
I can't wait!  I'll keep you all updated on the process!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


My little man waits reverently for his bottle...
 ...most the time anyway.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chocolate Fun

Kyle's step Mom Lisa decided she wanted to start a new tradition of having a chocolate dipping party for all those holiday goodies with all the girls.  We had tons of fun, eating and dipping along the way.  We dipped homemade turtles, Oreo truffles, and a few pretzels.

Oreo Truffles
1 Package Oreo Cookies (not double stuffed)
1 8 oz Package Cream Cheese

Break up the entire bag of Oreo's, either with a food processor, or those good ol' fists.  Break them into as small pieces as possible.  Add softened cream cheese and mix until it becomes almost a brownie batter consistency.  Roll into teaspoon size balls and place onto wax paper covered cookie sheet.  Chill until firm. 

You can dip them in almost anything, dipping them while chilled is best.  Make sure to refrigerate after to keep that cream cheese from spoiling.  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Girls Night Out

I'm quickly discovering that becoming a stay at home mom, though the most rewarding job ever, can quickly become all consuming as well.  Girlfriends are needed for a quick break from bottles and diapers.

This last week I got to have to girls night out two nights in a row.  Thursday night my group of old coworker mommies and I headed out for dinner at yummy Cheesecake Factory.  

Usually we meet up once a month to eat lunch and catch up, talk about our babies and compare notes.  This month we decided it would be fun to head to dinner and leave the babes with the boys so we could relax and not worry about wiggly kiddos.  (I forgot my camera of course) We had tons of fun eating great food and fun conversation, we talk about just about everything, no subject seems to be too tabo for our crowd.  We also did a little gift exchange.  I got delicious smell goods from Victoria's Secret from Nicole, Thanks Girl!  I'd show you what I show you what I gave but some others will be getting the same thing for x-mas so it will have to wait until after the holiday.  I've been crafting my brains out though just to give you a hint.

Friday night Erin invited me over for a girls night with some of her coworkers, though from the sound of it, it might have passed for a boys night.  We started off the night eating pizza and gabbing, then the party moved to Erin's amazing home theatre where we proceeded to watch the highlights from everyone's 80's favorite movie "The Labyrinth".  We then proceeded to make fun of; and laugh hysterically at David Bowies skin tight stretch pants, makeup and scary hair.  Afterward we jammed it out on Guitar Hero and gabbed some more.  What a fun group of girls, Erin's lucky to have such fun people to work with.  All in all it was a way fun night!
 Im thinking I might need to host my own girls night sometime soon, maybe a craft night?  Special thanks to Kyle for watching he babe so I could get out and let loose!  Love you Babe!