Thursday, January 29, 2009

What's for Dinner, Mom?

Tonight's dinner plan: Cereal!
I am thinking about adding Cereal Night to our monthly meal plan.

No, I don't usually let the boys have Froot Loops, but we needed them for a
school project.
And, just to make sure they were getting all their vitamins, we followed up our
meal with a fruit dessert buffet.

Yep, Cereal Night and Tom and Jerry cartoons. Can't get much better than that!
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Okay, here is my desk that needs to be repurposed as a "something-to-be-used-in-the-dining-room."
I want to store my better dishes in the top part, but it seems too dark.

The desk drawer is broken, but Husband says he can fix it tomorrow on his day off. (Notice the drill in the right hand corner?)

I am open to painting, texturizing, wallpapering, or any other idea you may have.
I do change my curtains and dining room tablecloths a lot, so I want something neutral that I can use
with my ever-changing color schemes.

Oh, and here is a close up of the bottom part of the desk. I was thinking about maybe doing a cute
fabric curtain to hide the open part?!?!?!?
Please let me know what you think!
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Prodigal's Christmas

Our church held a dessert theater a month ago. (I know, I know; a bit late on the post!) Here are a few pictures of the decorations and table settings.

Everything was absoluetly beautiful!

The setting of the play takes place in a park. We used a lot of artificial trees, along with a few branches from some trees on the church's property.

For the background, we strung icicle lights on floral wire and drapped them with tulle. It really added a soft touch to the background of the stage.

Oh, and in the opening scene, one of the girls in our church "ice skated" (with roller blades) on the top level of the stage.

We had almost three hundred people attend the performances, in spite of the 3/4 inch if ice that caused numerous power outages and cancelations! We praise the Lord that we did not have to cancel any of our performances.

Even though the dessert theater was a lot of hard work, it was really exciting to see so many members of our church taking part in this community outreach event.

Now, I am trying to come up with ideas for next year's performance.

Any suggestions?!?!?!?
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Misplaced Pictures

My camera is not the greatest, but I wanted to post at least a few of the horrible pictures of some of my Christmas projects.
All together, I made ten different tote bags and purses, some of which were in adorable Christmas patterns. They are fun and really simple to make.
Then, I stole an idea from my absolutely brilliant niece Beth and made some cute Christmas skirts for my three nieces.
This is part of the quilted purse I made for my sister.
I used this pattern as a guide, but I made quite a few changes.
As a side note, I really like this line of material and patterns from Jo Ann. Not quite up to Moda's standards, but I do like it.

I really wish the pictures of my finished projects were not deleted, but at least you get the idea that I was busy at Christmas!
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Winter Fun!

The Kealen family enjoyed a day in the snow!
Jack-Jack on his snow fort
Andrew LOVES to get his picture taken!

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