February 4, 2015

Mouse Valentine's

Well hello there!  Long time no see?  I have been super busy with all sorts of busy things called life.  Since my last post I was able to cross a couple things off of my non existent bucket list and it.was.awesome.   But I am not here for that today, I am here to share this years Valentine's that Kiera and I made for her class.  I think these were the easiest valentine's I have made thus far but that is probably due to the fact that Kiera was actually a big help with it this year.  Twas a lovely Saturday night crafting together.  Apparently I really needed to do some crafting and it wasn't until we started that I felt all warm and fuzzy inside. 
So after some looking around on Pinterest Kiera decided that she wanted mouse valentine's.  We came across this picture for inspiration and then Kiera and I discussed what she wanted to change about it and what colors she wanted to use. 
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We already had everything on hand at home but the card stock and felt hearts.  What you will need...
Pipe cleaners (cut in half)
Googly eyes
Felt Hearts
12 x 12 Cardstock
Hot glue 
Fruit snacks (or candy if you must)
First I folded the 12x12 sheets of cardstock in to fourths and then cut them out.

Then I folded each fourth in half and drew a half heart shape with pencil and cut it out.  Make sure you cut out the side that does not have the seam on it.  I used that first half heart shape to trace on all of the rest of the papers so that afterwards I could just go to town cutting out the shapes. 
Once you have all of your mouse bodies cut out you can used the edges to make the mouse ears.  Now if you have a circular paper punch thingys that would be awesome and fast to use, however I don't have one so they were all cut by hand.  You will also want to do this with a light pink card stock for the center of the ears. 

 As I was finishing up cutting out the mouse bodies Kiera was drawing noses and whiskers on the mice that I had already cut out and also gluing the ears together.  Man it was awesome having her help. 
 As she was finishing up the ears and faces I was gluing the tails, googly eyes and ears on the ones that were ready. 

I glued from the nose half way up the body so I could create a pocket to put the fruit snack in.  I just can't bring myself to send candy for valentine's because there is already so much of it.  I am not anti candy (hello sugar lover) I am just trying to lessen the amount.  
Then you glue around the the rest of it, slap on a heart and voila!  We had a few pop back open behind the ears but I just put a dab of glue there and sealed it back up.  We actually still need to glue the little "Hope you have a "MICE" Valentine's Day!" tag behind the heart and then they will be done done.  On the back I wrote "To" and "From" and Kiera filled in "You" and her name. 
 We also have to make a shoe box for her to receive the valentine's from her classmates only I have no idea what she want to make.  It will be interesting for sure. 

And here are the Valentine's I have made in the past...

October 29, 2014

A little random

I need a place to vent this to and this is a safe place for what I am about to say.  Every.single.day for the past year I have been parking in the exact same spot at work.  Then someone new comes in a starts parking in my spot.  First off they were parking somewhere else and then a week in moved on over to my spot.  Now we don't have assigned spots but everyone in the office knows where everyone parks and you just stay out of that spot. Is this a petty and stupid thing to be upset over, of course it is.  Is there some slight animosity towards that undeserving person?  Unfortunately yes.  Do I park in MY spot when it is open, you bet I do! 
And just last week there were a few people (not at work) that I would have loved to do this to, but I love my car and I am truly not a mean person.  Everyone has had these moments. 

Any who on to happy things!  I finally tried out the beachy wave look on my hair and I loooove it!  I am so thankful that my super straight hair will actually curl and hold it.  Now I can actually do something with it! 

The earth and sun have been kind and produced some beautiful scenery in the skies.  I mean just look at this sunrise and sunset! 

Kiera requested ponytails all over her head for crazy hair day at school.  Apparently the name they though up was octopus head or something like that since she actually had 8 pony tails.  She said she won for craziest hair but I am not sure if that is entirely true. 

Our vampire pumpkin with a mustache designed by not me.  I got in trouble for not adding the nose.  I can only do so much with a knife before I lose a finger! 

The late afternoon light that pours in to our dining area makes me happy every time I see it.   And one of these days I will share pictures of our kitchen redo. 
Jimmy is growing a beard per my request. Well as much a s he can since he isn't hairy at all.  I think this was a week ago after 2 weeks of growing it out.   He has some white hair on his chin and it is hawt.  He also has a little throughout his head and I am liking that too. 
But he will never ever ever be able to get to the level of beard that my brother has.  3 months in the making this one has. 

October 23, 2014

Katy Perry

On October 6th I took Kiera to see Katy Perry and her concert was ah-mazing.  Now this was my first concert to see at a big venue (BOK Center in downtown Tulsa) so I had no idea what to expect.  Shoot, the last concert I actually went to see was Gavin DeGraw at Cain's 10 years ago.
When we first got inside we went to check out the concert gear you could buy.  Uh $40 for a t-shirt?  No thank you.  Kiera brought her own money and bought a bracelet and some buttons.  After that we went a walking around the massive BOK center and found us some food to eat.  Chicken finger basket, yum. 
Some crazy fans errbody had to have their picture taken with.
The first act up was a guy called Ferras and I really liked his music though I had never heard of him before.  Kiera wasn't too thrilled with the loud music and kept asking when Katy was coming out.  There were a few tears but I helped get rid of those with some silly comments about Ferras' dreads.  Then came Tegan and who I have heard their music before!  Kiera sill wasn't enjoying herself too much until they started to sing Everything is Awesome from the Lego Movie and she perked right up after that. 
(these next 3 pictures are borrowed from other people that were in the pit at the concert, not in the nosebleeds like us)

The first few songs that she sang I knew all the words to (along with a lot of her other songs) so I was singing along at the top of my lungs.  I ended up choking a bit since my vocal cords were taking some abuse but I got them nice and warmed up for the rest of the concert.  Kiera was able to sing along to a few of them also.  And let me tell you my girl can scream.  I have never heard her let loose like that and it made me laugh every time. 

These days everyone uses phones to sway around instead of lighters.  I was doing it wrong according to a certain 7 year old. 

Kiera was dancing at this point but I don't remember to which song.  I on the other hand do not like to dance publically (even though I did when I was younger and I still dance in my car every day) but I was out of my seat busting some moves. 


During one short break there were these cats in different scenarios playing (this one got its hair did, another was at a massage parlor, etc.) on the screen and they were freaking hilarious.  Of course this was Kiera's favorite part of the whole entire concert.  


Now I just need to someone to send me to see Justin Timberlake in OKC in December! 

October 13, 2014

Lake Oolagah

There is a lake just north of our house that takes about 15 minutes to get to and we have camped there a few times over the past 8 years.  It's nice that is it s so to our house if we need to go grab something that we forgot to bring or to check on Lilly.  We actually went up on Thursday night so we could grab a decent camp spot even though we had to work on Friday and I had took Kiera to the bus stop.  I could definitely wake up to a lake view every single day.   And the sunsets aren't a terrible sight either.  

I decided to bring Kiera's bike so she could practice riding it since she never got the hang of riding it without the training wheels when we took them off months ago. She wiped out at one point and got a little banged up but got right back up and tried again.  She finally got the hang of it and was super excited.  Looks like someone will be getting a new bike for Christmas since she has had this tiny one for 4 years!!

Electronics while camping.  Ugh.  As much as I think it is stupid to bring my laptop with us, it is nice at times.  Jimmy's phone is also a hot spot so we get internet too.  Like I have said before Jimmy and I have had our fair share of camping with no electricity, running water (unless you count water collected from a spring) or plumbing, so I really don't feel bad about it at all. 

Sail boat races were uh slow.  It wasn't terribly windy but just enough for the boats to move.  We only watched them for a couple minutes and then went on a hike. 

The last time Jimmy and I walked this trail it was Fathers Day in 2007 and there was a baby girl in my belly.  I was having some major sinus issues over the weekend and couldn't breath so I was slightly miserable.  I still did it anyway. 

The leaf was as big as her head. 
Her sketch pad or notebook is a requirement for all camping trips, per her request.
This breakfast is by far our favorite at camp.  First I fry up some bacon (or sausage), then I hard fry an egg (breaking the yolk on purpose).  I toast the bread with some of the bacon grease. Slap that hot egg on the cheese and add the meat and salt and pepper.  Oh em geeeee! Clogged arteries on a plate. 
Eating a meal on a crisp morning by the fire is just...I don't even have the words for it.  I wasn't ready for summer to end just yet but now I am ready for campfires, comfy pj's, fuzzy blankets, cool air, fall leave, hot drinks, chili and stew. 
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