Monday, June 27, 2011


Have you wondered where I've been lately? Well, to be honest, we've been busy over here having fun in the summer! Seriously, I am so tired by the end of the day.

Here are some images from my parents home in central Utah.  We've visited a couple of times this month and I wanted to capture the natural beauty that they are surrounded by. It certainly keeps my children busy while we're there.

I hope that you are enjoying your summer break as well!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Red White and Blue desserts

Remember these from last year? Yum! I wanted to make these again but decided to branch out a bit. I didn't have to go very far from sandwiched ice cream with sprinkles and candies.

I found these on Pinterest and had to make my own. Do you love Pinterest as much as I do? My new Inspiration Board place to store and remember cool images and inspiration. Love it!!

You saw these S'more pops in an earlier post but I wanted to show them again because they are so tasty and easy to make! These were made with the gigantic campfire marshmallows. Have you seen those at your local store? They're pretty fun.

More sprinkled and mini m&m covered ice cream sandwiches on a stick!

Trifle in a jar.

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Memorial Day 2011

Although it was rainy most of the time, we had a fun filled Memorial Day weekend anyhow. We celebrated with friends and family and ate way too much delicious food!

Here are a few snapshots from the weekend.

S'more Pops. Huge hit with the kids. And with the mom's :)

Patriotic T-Shirts, #43 on Summer Fun list S. is wearing his shirt from last year because his was still drying.

Little C with Otis

BBQ with friends, with Georgia Leigh

Movie night

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pennant Bunting Summer Event Calendar

Along with the 50 summer fun ideas list that I created from the Crafting Chicks, I wanted to hang it up somehow. I liked Chocolate on my Craniums idea of an appliqued wall hanging. However, I wanted something a little smaller. So I kept it simple and stuck to a six day pennant flag bunting event calendar. Each day they flip open the flag and there is a little pocket. Inside each pocket there is a number on a piece of paper. (So far, they haven't cheated and looked ahead at the other pockets so I put them in a week at a time). They refer to the 50 summer fun idea chart clipped to the bunting and that is what we do special that day!

So far it's worked out really well. The visual calendar gets them really excited about what we are going to do that day. Then at the end of the day, they can check it off the list!

Here are some photos I submitted to Delia Creates "Color My Summer Contest". I didn't have the list of 50 summer fun ideas picked up from Costco yet so I substituted it with some scrapbook paper. My idea was chosen and featured here! Thanks to Delia Creates and Kojo Designs for the features!

In the next week I hope to put up a tutorial of how to make your own Pennant Bunting Summer Event Calendar and perhaps a giveaway! So stay tuned! Print Friendly and PDF

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Featured: Otis

photo courtesy of a Nicole Hill Gerulat

Once in a while I check out Nicole Hill Gerulat's photo casting calls. She is one of my favorite photographers. I particularly love her work on one of my favorite blogs, One Charming Party. So simple, bright and clear. She's a great commercial photographer. I also know her family through association as I student taught at the high school she graduated from. So we have a lot of common friends. Plus she's a super genuine gal. I went to her book signing party and she was so courteous! Well, she was casting animals a while back so I submitted our little bunny rabbit, Otis. And she chose to use him form some Easter shots including one with this darling model. She said we might even see him on the cover of a parenting magazine. Maybe next Easter?

Our little rabbit is a star!

Here he is featured on A little sussy! Print Friendly and PDF