Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Easy Cow Shirts

These last minute cow shirts are quick and easy to put together! We just made one for this year's Cow Appreciation Day at Chick Fil A! It took me about 10 minutes to make the shirt but that was with all the photos to show you how to make one, too.

My husband, eldest son and I all had shirts from last year that still fit but my youngest son needed a new shirt and I procrastinated until today to do it.


What you need:
White shirt
Black shirt or fabric to cut circular shapes
Scissors
Hot glue gun (if you have more time you can sew them, it's what we did last year -2015)


Directions:
Cut out the shapes from the black fabric, I used an old shirt that I had managed to stain with nail polish.
Lay them out where you want them on the shirt, then glue.
Try to get the glue close to the edges of the black spots, and if you don't and there are spots that are leaning over because the glue is too far in the middle just go back and add a bit more glue.


Have fun and Eat Mor Chikin!!

Need a mask check out how to make one using a styrofoam or paper plate!



Saturday, July 2, 2016

Firework "Tie Dye" Shirts

Can't believe the 4th of July is just two days away, but there is still time to make these awesome Firework "Tie Dye" Shirts!! This year my eldest son helped me make some fun firework "tie dye" shirts for the 4th of July. This was such an easy project and my 3 year old got to do the majority of the work all by himself with just supervision to make sure he didn't color anywhere but on the t-shirts.


We used one t-shirt and one onsie for little brother. The t-shirt we picked up at Walmart for about $3 and the onsie we already had on hand. We also already had the Sharpie Markers and rubbing alcohol.

What you will need to make this project:
T-shirts,
Permanent Markers (in red and blue),
Rubbing Alcohol,
Piece of cardboard or styrofoam (Something to stick inside the shirt to keep the marker colors from soaking into the back of the shirt.)


You can make fireworks by putting straight lines coming out from a center or by doing lots of dots (I like the straight line fireworks best but my son liked making dots).

When you're done drawing on the fireworks it's time to pour or spray the rubbing alcohol onto the shirt, trying to hit the center of your fireworks so the fireworks get bigger as the rubbing alcohol spreads from  the center to the ends.

Allow the shirt to dry (completely) then hand wash before wearing.


Happy Independence Day!!



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

10 Delicious Doughnut Recipes

Do you just love doughnuts? Doughnuts are probably one of my most favorite breakfast treats! We normally head to our local doughnut shop for fresh doughnuts but they are a bit costly at almost $1 for one doughnut!! So I found a bunch of homemade doughnut recipes either from scratch or using cake mix or dough from the canned biscuits you find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.


Cake Donuts Chocolate Glaze from Simply Stacie



Strawberry Glazed Baked Donuts from Mom Endeavors





GLUTEN FREE - Lemon Donuts from Fearless Dining


S'Mores Donuts from My Suburban Kitchen


Easy Glazed Donuts from The Joys of Boys


Apple Cider Glazed Donuts from Cincy Shopper


Raspberry Ripple Doughnuts from Kitchen Sanctuary


Grapefruit Breakfast Doughnuts also from the Kitchen Sanctuary





Which recipe will you be trying first? I really want to try the baked strawberry glazed donuts.

And a question for you: how do you spell doughnut/donut?






Monday, June 20, 2016

4th of July Crafts and DIY Ideas

I can't believe it's already summer! We are gearing up for the 4th of July which for us is usually a softball game at the local ball field and amazing food at a family friends house, but with littles it's great to have some fun craft ideas at hand to keep them entertained and to help teach them a little bit of the history behind this fun holiday full of BBQ's, swimming, and fireworks.


Without further ado here are some of my favorite 4th of July Crafts and small DIYS:

These Popsicle Stick Vases from Cutesy Crafts are a simple craft with adorable results!




If you have a bit of time and need a festive wreath check out this awesome 4th of July Tulle Wreath from Rock-A-Bye Parents!


Quirky Inspired has a Popsicle Stick American Flag that is great for little crafters!


If you have a Cricut Jen Goode from 100 Directions has Patriotic Garland Decor you can make with your machine.


Also see these fun crafts and DIY:










No matter what I hope you have a fun, creative, and safe 4th of July!!









Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Painted Helicopter (Maple Seeds)

I had to stop by school last month to drop off a book and found tons of maple seeds scattered all over the front of campus. I can remember throwing the seeds up in the air or throwing them down from a 2nd story balcony. Since we live in a condo with a 2nd story walkway I decided to bring some home so my boys could have fun with them.


My boys loved them but they were hard to find so we decided to turn it into an art project and we painted our maple seed helicopters so we could easily spot them when they landed on the ground.

And it has been a lot more fun to see the colored maple seeds fly down my oldest (3) would probably play with them all day if he could throwing them down, going downstairs to pick them back up and coming back up just to repeat the process... over and over.

So watch out for maple trees and if you find one be sure to pocket a handful of the seeds to take home for your kids to paint and play with.



Saturday, June 4, 2016

Surfing Gummy Bear Banana Pudding Cups

Summer is here, celebrate with these delicious Surfin' Gummy Bear Banana Pudding Cups!!! They are super easy to make and were a big hit at the BBQ we brought them to at church!


These are SO easy to make, you just need:

Banana Pudding Mix (1 box yields completed cups), milk. whipped cream or cool whip, bananas (3 for 6 completed cups), gummy bears, clear cups (I picked mine up at Smart and Final - a warehouse food and supply store), Nilla Wafers.



Follow the directions on the box to make the pudding (one box pudding 3 cups milk) and make the pudding.
Add pudding to each cup almost to the top, add a scoop or two of whipped cream to the top, push bananas into the pudding, (optional) add crushed Nilla Wafers to the top of the whipped cream as sand, add a gummy bear or two on the top as your surfers.


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Painted Rock Garden Markers

I recently started gardening and decided I should make markers for the garden so I knew where I planted all my vegetables. My son found all the rocks we would need on a nature walk and he got to paint a few and I made some simple painted rock garden markers.



All you need for this simple project are some rocks, paint brushes, and paint. (I went with a granite gray and forest green for my rocks, my son went with orange, red, and blue.)

Paint all the rocks a solid color of your choice, then allow the paint to dry. If needed add a second coat of paint.
When the paint is dry, painstakingly attempt to write the name of each vegetable onto each rock. Allow to dry then set them out at the beginning of each of your vegetable rows. If it rains where you are you might consider adding a protective coating.


I wish you lots of luck in your gardening endeavors. Our garden is at almost a complete standstill due to gnats, if you have any ideas on how to naturally get rid of them I'd love to hear them in the comments because they are taking over my garden box!