Wednesday, November 14, 2012

So Im back...

So I am back now, I can't believe its been so long since I posted on here last.  Alot has changed, I took a full time job, my daughter started pre-school, my son started daycare full time.  I decided that full time work was just to much time away from my kids and there were some other issues that I am not going to get into here.  So now I am unemployed for the first time in 7 years, kinda scary but we'll be ok for a bit, but I do want to find another part time job because that worked well for our family for a long time.  Gave me time with the kids and time outside of the house with adult interaction! So cross your fingers for me that I find something soon!

Till I find something else I have decided to make myself an Unemployed To-Do List! Since Addison will still be in Pre-K and Ryan will be in daycare still 2 days a week I will have some time on my hands and I do not want to waste it!  (I don't want him to loose his spot in daycare completely, so I can start a job as soon as I find one and I think the interaction with other kids his age is good for him).

Here is my list and I will be adding to it as things come to mind!-

1.  FIND A JOB!!!  Obviously!
2.  Organize the kids toy storage areas and toy boxes
3.  Organize the Play Room
4.  Paint Kitchen and Hallway
5.  Stain bathroom door
6.  Scrapbook (haven't even finished our wedding album yet, at this rate Ryan will be graduating from college before I get to his)
7.  Do all my sewing projects.
8.  Go though the kids clothes and organize their closets again.
9.  Sell items on ebay that we no longer use or want.
10.  Clean out and organize the storage area in the basement and the laundry room
11.  Meal plan for the month
12.  Tag and Organize what we want to sell at the garage sale in the spring
13.  Organize my kitchen.
14.  Go though my stuff that is in storage at my moms and get rid of it
15.  Go horseback riding weekly!
16.  Keep up with this blog!

Im sure there is alot more but the above list is good enough for now!!!  Its actually kinda scary!!! 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Homemade Puff Paint

Did this a couple weeks ago with Addison on day 4 of a rainy week when she was bouncing off the walls!! We made homemade puff paint!  Only needs a few things, most of which you should have in your kitchen.

All you need is 1 cup of flour, into that mixed 3 teaspoons of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt and enough water to make it like a pancake batter.   

The we divided it into a muffin pan and added food coloring till we got the color we wanted.

Addison then painted on pieces of cardboard.

When she was done all we had to do was pop them in the
microwave for 25 to 45 seconds and they puffed!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

First Canning of the Season

My first canning of the season was Strawberry Vanilla Jam! Actually that was the first thing I canned last year.  I did a small batch this year with a quart of strawberries that I bought at the store that we starting to get a little soft.  I got the recipe from this website, where I get almost all my canning recipes and instructions from! Love this site!

Hopefully there will be much more canning in the near future! I plan on doing much more than I did last year since I wont be pregnant this summer!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Planted our vegetable garden!

On Memorial Day, while my mom had the kids, Seth and I planted our vegetable garden! It was the hottest day of the year so far, over 90 degrees.  Luckily it went fast! Before we planted Seth used a rototiller he borrowed from the base to till up the garden.  It was a huge rototiller, we were to late to reserve one of the smaller ones!

Then we got to planting!

 We planted two types of tomatoes, two types of cucumbers, two types of string beans, bell peppers, watermelon and cantaloupe!  I also planted two little pots that are on our deck that have cherry tomatoes in them.  Hoping that this years garden goes as well as last years!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

First bonfire at our house!

We had our first bonfire at our house the other night. Addison got to stay up late and enjoy it to. It was a nice way to end a fun day with the kids! Ryan though was in bed by 7 and missed it!

Got a visit from the neighbors dog

Hopefully many more bonfires to come!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Valances in the kitchen

We have owned our home for almost 2 years, and in that time I never got around to getting valances up in the kitchen.  My mom and I bought fabric for it, but only made one and it never went up! So I decided to finally do something about it!!  There are 2 more windows done the same way as well.

This is the before

And the after!

This is the link to the page that I got the idra from Momtastic  No Sew Valances

Monday, May 7, 2012

We're in trouble! Ryan is starting to army crawl every where!

I found him under our kitchen table! But oh he's so cute!

This is better! He's penned up in the pack and play! His grandma is already helping him stand in it!