Friday, December 11, 2015

2015 Rustic Red, Brown, and White Christmas

I took some artsy shots with my Hipstamatic app last night and I got some kinda cools shots.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Rustic Red and Brown Christmas Tree

Since my husband isn't a fan of my Peacock tree we decided to go with a Red and Brown Christmas tree this year. Bonus is it matches our living room decor already. 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Top 3 Aspergers / High Functioning Autisim Parent Resources

Don't forget to check out my newest post on my Aspie Soup blog. It talks about the top 3 resources that have made a difference in our son's life in regards to Aspergers.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Free Printable Monthly Milestone Stickers for Baby Photos

This is my rendition of monthly stickers for baby photos. These were a life save when my son was born and so easy to use. Just cut them out and stick one on for each month of a babies first year. They make a great gift for any new Mom. These are free printables so please feel free to use them. The pdf contains two different color schemes, pink or blue.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Double Digit Math - Addition and Subtraction

My son loves math, it's one of his favorite subjects. However, because of all the rules, double digit math takes him down. I did some checking and came up with my own version of teaching him double digit math. In my research I found some math rhymes for double digit math that I thought would resonate with my son and created a cheat sheet. 

Listed below are the sheets I created to help him which include double digit math rules and some blank practice pages. Please feel free to use them. I am also including an editable Excel file if you would like to change colors or what not.

Download the Editable Excel File


Download the PDF Version

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Princess Dress Pull-Apart Cake

So this is my first attempt at making a Pull-Apart Cake. I made it for my nieces 7th birthday. To keep with a pink theme I used a new product by Duncan Hines - Pink Velvet Cake. I frosted the cake using a 1M frosting tip and Pilsbury Pink Funfetti frosting. The tiara and wand are form the $1 bins at Target and the diamond ribbon is from Hobby Lobby in the cake section.

Make Taking Bitter/Nasty Tasting Pills Easier to Swallow

Our family has a love hate relationship with Antibiotics. On one hand they get the job done on the other some of them just taste downright awful if they get stuck on your tongue. Enter my son who is a champion medicine taker. He has had multiple ear infections since he was a baby and every year we dread taking antibiotics. He has progressed to taking pills instead of the liquid meds which is helpful but some of the antibiotics he has taken still taste horrible. So this sent me on a mission to make taking bitter tasting pills easier.

The best method we have found is to actually cut the pill in half and take a small section of Fruit Rollup and wrap the pill in it. Trust me this is kid tested, mother approved. My son has even begged me to post this so other kids don't have to suffer - LOL.

Operation Candy Coated Pill to the Rescue

Step 1 - Cut the Pill in Half (Especially if it's a big horse pill)

Step 2 - Tear Off a Small Piece of Fruit Rollup and get Ready to Warp the Pill

Step 3 - Wrap the Pill and Easily Take it with No Gagging or Spitting it Back Up

That's it - simple fix and it tastes great. You might ask your Pharmacist before trying this method. Just in case it would mess with your pills delivery system but hopefully this method allows you to enjoy no drama pill taking.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Spongebob Birthday Party

This is our rendition of a Spongebob Birthday Party. This post is a long time coming because this is actually my son's 5th Birthday Party. 

My Mom made the Homemade Sponge Bob Birthday Cake . She just printed a picture of Sponge Bob off of the internet and used that as her guide. The cake is just a regular box cake that she bought at the store. She used a 13x9 cake pan. All the details on the cake are made out of frosting. For most of the cake she used a star tip.

I also made some dreamsicle cupcake parfaits that I put into half pint canning jars. For the layers I used orange cream cheese frosting and marshmallow fluff. On the lids I printed out and cut Sponge Bob face stickers. In addition to the parfaits I made cup cakes with the orange cream cheese frosting. To frost them I just used a ziplock bag that I cut a hole in and I used sprinkles from his 4th birthday party. 

It was a great party and we even created a Sponge Bob piƱata out of a cereal box and napkins. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Minecraft Turtle Tank

For the love of Minecraft! So my son wanted to personalize his turtle tank and what better way to do it than with a Minecraft theme. So today I cut out some vinyl decals for his tank using my Silhouette Portrait machine. One of the decals is the Creeper Inside logo and the other is two crossed swords. We also have a papercraft creeper on top of the rock filter to give it a little extra Minecraft glam. Our turtles are western painted turtles that someone found as babies at the lake. We named them Rebel, Ralphie and Ringo because of the markings on their stomachs. My son even made a video for his class about them and his fiddler crab, the video is posted below. Here's some pictures of the Minecraft tank/aquarium.

 Crossed Swords

Creeper Inside and Papercraft Creeper