Friday, June 29, 2012

4th of July Shirts for Kids

Using the same method that I did here, I used shirts that I found on clearance for a $1.75 a piece and made the kids matching 4th of July shirts.

I had enough fabric leftover that I made my daughter a headband to go with it.  This time I braided it then finished it off the same what that I did here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Braid Hairdo 2

My daughter had her preschool graduation a couple of weeks ago.  She wanted her hair done a little "fancier" then normal.  This is what we did.

I did a french braid at an angle going from right to left then turned it slightly towards the back as I went.  Then I brought it all up in a ponytail.  I then braided the ponytail and made it into a bun.  She loved it and we have done different variations of it since then.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Tennis Ball Leg Chair Covers

We moved last Monday and spent the rest of the week getting settled.  When we were cleaning up our old place we noticed that there were some spots on the floor that were scratched a little bit from the chairs.  Also one of my son's favorite things to do is push the chairs around and its really loud so we were looking for a way that would take care of both things.  I remembered seeing at a friend's house when I was younger that they had tennis balls on the legs of all of their chairs.

So we went to the store and bought enough tennis balls for the chairs.  Then I came home and went right to work.

I used scissors.  I opened them and then used the more pointy blade and pierced it into the ball.  (The first ball I did I was a little unsure how hard to push then it became easier.)  From there I cut a cross shape.

Then I pushed each ball onto each of the legs on the chairs.

It is so quiet sitting down at the table now.  We are loving it.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cleaning the Microwave

So I'm in the midst of packing and cleaning the house so we can move on Monday.  I was taking a minute to relax and found a idea on pinterest.  It said to put a couple cups of water with a couple tablespoons of vinegar in a microwave safe bowl and put it on high for 5 minutes.  Then wipe it clean.  I figured I need to clean the microwave and I have a few minutes might as well try it.  

Here is the before


I wasn't totally impressed with it, I still had to scrub quite a bit, but it did soften things up a little.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Lemon Blueberry Bread

I found this recipe for lemon bread and decided to stir in some blueberries, since I'm trying to empty my freezer out since we are moving in a couple of weeks.  It was so yummy!!!

Friday, June 1, 2012