Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Love a good deal? (and who doesn't!)

Who doesn't love a good deal??? Starting today, Longaberger's Woven Reflections™ 9" Bowl is on sale for $15.00!!! (originally $49.00!) Available in the following colors: Cornflower, Cream, Ebony, Ivory, Paprika and Tomato
Visit www.longaberger.com/lynishaweeda and click on "shop factory and homestead store" or click on the picture below!

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Skinny kids - sewing project

I don't get all this talk of childhood obesity problems. I mean, I do, but I sure don't see the problem in my house! Just the opposite. In fact, I'm sure if I was good about routine well child visits, the pediatrician would have labeled my kids as "failure to thrive"! At 1 year, Kyrie was 17 lbs, and impressively enough, Trey was actually 20 lbs at 1 year but was only 23 lbs at 24 mos!

So as you can imagine (or maybe you can't...), clothes shopping is REALLY fun. I am SO glad that a lot of brands put adjustable waist bands in their "bottoms", but there is still a lot that don't. And I don't like to be limited when I find cute clothes for my kids! This spring, Trey ended up with 4 pairs of shorts that didn't have an adjustable waist in them and of course, basically fell off of him! So I pulled out my (not so) trusty sewing machine and got to work. I had intended to post these pictures right after I took them, but as we know, the best laid plans...

So lets get started. (our model wasn't too sure about having pictures with his shirt off!)

It's really hard to play cars when you have to go around holding your shorts up!

On the inside of the waist band, using a seam ripper, I made a vertical slit

Attaching a safety pin to the end of the elastic,

Thread it through and out the other side.

Secure one side with a pin and tighten to the desired size.

Now we're all pinned and ready to sew.

Zig zag stitch forward and backwards a few times to secure the elastic well.

Here is the inside, finished.

And the outside stitch... you can hardly see it with this pattern!

No more holding your shorts up!

This is a very simple thing... it can be sewn by hand if you don't have a machine, and honestly takes no sewing skills!

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

What we did today... by Kyrie & Trey

First I (Kyrie) managed to sneak Aunt Jeanne's camera out the back door.

Trey was standing there so I said "come with me to the play house... let's have some fun!"

Up we went...
Left our shoes at the door (really, they were probably already up there. That's where everything I can't find, is.)
We had a grand view of the backyard and Dad's pickup.
This was our view out the north window.
Earlier, we had snuck some golden grams outside... we like to eat dry cereal all day long. Mom is ready to put a lock on the pantry door!
They tasted great with a little mud pie in place of the milk!
no comment needed.
Lets make sure Mom knows who took these pictures!

Mom would have found these pictures anyway, but became suspicious when she went to take some pictures of the yummy butter braid we were making, and she couldn't find the camera! Oops! I left it in the playhouse!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

the scene out our window at 5am

Jim woke up a little before 5 this morning and took the fan out of the window because it was getting a bit chilly in the bedroom. He shut the window and curtains and went back to bed. That's Trey's normal time to wake up and come up to our bed and nurse, so he was just coming up the stairs. I decided to use the bathroom before going back to sleep (no, 5 am is NOT my waking time!) I noticed that there were flashing red lights through a crack in the curtains and asked Jim about it but he just said there's a police car with it's lights on outside. Not all that strange considering our neighbor is a police man, but enough to get my curiosity up! So I went to the window and saw THIS scene and I said to Jim, "more like a fire across the street!" They hadn't been there a few minuets before when he shut the window! The crazy lady that I am had to go downstairs, load my memory card back into my camera, change to my wide angle lens and take a picture! I wanted to wake Kyrie up so she could see it because we've been talking a lot about fire safety, but I decided to let her sleep and see the picture later!
Glad it wasn't our house! I don't think the damage was extensive, it looked like it might have been limited to the "attic" on the porch but don't know for sure!
Good reminder to test the smoke detectors and teach those little ones about fire safety and have a fire plan!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My favorite wedding cake!

My Aunt got married this past Friday and I had the honor of making the wedding cake! I was SO pleased with how it turned out! She wanted something on the "antique-vintage" side and I think we succeeded! Mom helped me with it - the pleats on the bottom were all done by here and she helped with the flowers on the top. It was really a group effort, my sisters Meshayla, Kara & Kaela also did their part!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Talula Does the Hula and Psss...kirt

I had to borrow Jeanne's camera yesterday to take these video's, since mine is "too good" to take video's!
Thankfully, we didn't have to name Kyrie "Talula Does the Hula" for her to learn the hula hoop! While my younger sibblings were here on spring break (no, I don't have any pictures - you'll have to check out Jeanne's blog!), we spent a lot of time playing with the hula hoops, and Kyrie was pretty disgusted that she couldn't do it like the bigger kids! Obviously, she's been practicing!

Trey is quite the talker, and he loves trying out new words! He seems to be figuring out at least a new word every day! Kyrie has had a hard time saying her "S's", and "Skirt" has been her practice word. Trey has obviously been listening! lol!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bridal Shower

I just finished this bridal shower cake and I think it's one of my absolute favorites!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

6th folder, 6th picture!

Time for a picture tag. Go to your 6th folder and show your 6th picture!

September 28, 2003, Lincoln, NE
Craig & Lorinda, Jim & Lynisha and Barry & Andrea
Our last "couples" weekend before kids
I remember us girls discussing the price of butter, then being appalled that we were even talking about the price of butter, eating cold stone for the first time (for me), discussing Andrea's pregnancy and baby names and wonderful fellowship.

I tag you!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Plays well with others

Of course it helps that he's willing to play HER kind of games! He'll hate me for it someday but he was so cute and WANTED to dress up with sissy. What do you do?!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New cakes

Here's my most recent cakes - including Trey's second birthday cake!

Meshayla made most of the cars, the train and the airplane for his cake - Great job Shay!

Both Tiara's and the jewelry on this cake are edible.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Name that rash

Anyone want to play "Name that Rash"?! This kid has never had a rash or any sort on his face or eczema problems or food reactions so I'm kind of stumped with this one! It's a "pimply" sort of rash. I'm wondering if we picked something up while we were at the Children's Hospital in Denver, although we were only in the ENT area and he barely had time in the waiting area to play with any toys... He seems to be feeling fine otherwise. Any ideas?!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Trey!!!

Happy 2nd birthday to my sweet sunshine Trey!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Handmade Gift

It's your lucky day!!!

Lucky you! The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!

2- What I create will be just for you.

3- It'll be done this year. (might be a little while)

4- You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be something for your scrapbook, or something I sew. I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!

5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog.

The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!

So....who will be the first 5 people?????

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What DO stay at home mom's DO all day?!

And why don't they have time for other things? This is the best explanation I've ever seen about what we "do" all day!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Riches to Rags

I saw this article this morning in my inbox and found it very interesting. I thought I'd share for those of you having a hard time in this economy! Read the whole article here

My choice to be a stay-at-home mom gives me immense pride. But it does not give me immense piles of money with which to buy every little item that might seem like a necessity at the time. Wipes warmer anyone? Even though our household income had been cut in half, we were used to living a certain way. We did not take charge of our finances—we had other things to attend to. After a long day of nursing, laundry, playing, and cleaning (okay, I'm lying about the cleaning), we didn't want to look our checkbook in the face and accept that we probably couldn't afford to order in.

To make matters worse, my husband works freelance, and his monthly income is never guaranteed. He doesn't get benefits like health care and a 401K. As with most people working freelance, he lives by feast or famine. Now add to this mix the current economic climate. For us, these circumstances led to some pretty serious credit card debt. I cannot blame the economy for most of this. In fact, you could say that the economy is what finally brought the situation to our attention.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Christian Panties

I laughed SO hard when I saw this - and if you have teenage daughters, you will REALLY laugh! Regardless of your undergarment choice, enjoy! (and don't be offended!)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happy birthday Jeanne!

Happy 31st birthday to my oldest sister Jeanne today!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ever wondered about High Fructose Corn Syrup?

My Sister Dalayna has done quite a bit of reading up on all the High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) we American's ingest, and I've found it quite interesting and very disturbing!
Check it out

25 random things about me

I got tagged on Facebook to post 25 random things about me... thought I'd post it here too!
1. While I love the looks of them, I think Gymboree clothes are a joke. They stain easily and I can never seem to get the stains out!

2. My life is everything I wanted, but I never imagined it would be so wonderful and make me so happy!

3. I always assumed I wanted at least 4 kids but right now I'm secretly worried that I'll never want any more than the 2 I have.

4. I started this yesterday and got to 7 but my little boy came to play and deleted it all!

5. I love the smell of clean baby hair

6. I started dating my husband when I was 14... he was 20

7. I love to eat and have a hard time limiting myself

8. I don't mind winter when there's snow on the ground

9. I love fall

10. I have to have sunlight in order to feel alive

11. I love cooking and baking but always make a mess and don't like to clean up after myself!

12. I love photography but don't take near enough pictures of my family

13. Someday I want to learn more about photography and go professional

14. I'm very critical of myself

15. I love spending time with my "girlfriends"

16. Someday I hope to have it "all together"!

17. I have 8 sisters and 3 brothers

18. I got married when I was 17... and I don't regret it for a minute!

19. 17 looks younger and more immature every day!

20. I love living in a small town but sometimes wish we didn't have to drive so far to "do something"!

21. I never thought my kids would still be nursing when they were 2

22. I had a home birth - and it was AWESOME!

23. It frustrates me when people don't educate themselves but always takes the DR's word for it and assume the DR knows best.

24. I love scrapbooking, cake decorating and photography but sometimes wonder if I would get more done if I just loved one thing!

25. I'm a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday little miss Jessi!

Happy 2nd birthday to my adorable niece Jessi!