Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine Cards!

This year is the first year that Christopher is going to be having a Valentine party at school! I was so excited that we could do Valentine cards and let him pick out what kind he wanted (Transformers). But after we got home, I wasn't really feeling the box card kit after all. Well, Pinterest to the rescue. I pinned this idea a while back and decided to try it out.

Melted heart crayons, attached to a home-made card. I bought new crayons and already had all the other stuff I needed: paper, yarn, glue gun, and the silicon heart shaped bake ware.

There actually very easy to do. The worst part is removing the wrappers off the crayons.

Now, you can do them however you want, rainbow colored or same colored; like mine. Just chop them up and fill the hearts. Bake for about 15 min at 350. Let them cool for 15 to 20 min and then pop them out. Wrap some thread and glue them to the paper.

Super cute and perfect for kids!

Monday, February 6, 2012

New Year, New Place, New Start!

Two months!
It has been two months that I have been gone from the blogsphere!
I missed it. Things have been CRAZY.

Since my last post the following things have happened:
  • Josh started school at MediaTech Institute. It is a super cool place for Audio Engineering, and I am so happy and excited for him.
  • Christopher started school and Ireland's Kingdom Pre-school. It is a nice little place in the heart of old town Pflugerville, TX and he LOVES it. He is friends with every kid in the class and they get excited when they see him come in in the morning.
  • I started another semester at Austin Community College . I am taking classes on campus and online.
  • I have also left my job at Alamo Drafthouse. But I am looking for a new job, and have a few interviews lined up.
  • Last, but not least, we moved!
 My husband and I have always lived as cost effective as we could, like many people everywhere, but a combination of slow season/not getting hours and unanticipated bills and costs brought us to the most difficult time of our lives together. We always seem to hit bump every few years and with a combination of hope, optimism, and amazing family; have always gotten through it. Mostly from our amazing family.
This time was no different. While we were busy knocking our heads together trying to figure out a new budget so that we would be able to afford the both of us going to school, working less, and paying daycare, Josh's Aunt was thinking of her own way to help us out.
You see, she recently moved in with her boyfriend of many years, but still wanted to keep her home. It has been her home for the last 20+ years. I am sure you have put it together. She graciously offered her home to us. And not only did she offer us a place to live, but at a price that we were able to afford in our budget. Our family has always been generous and helpful, but this, even over a month later, still renders me speechless.

We moved in right away and living in a house is more amazing than I remember! I am in love with it! I have always loved her home, and being able to come here every night and see my son and dog in the backyard is such a joy.

Not to mention my new kitchen!!!! It is so AWESOME.

I can go on and on with the house, but instead of words, let me show you a few pictures.

It has been so wonderful so far and I am so thankful for the help and graciousness of Josh's Aunt.

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