Tuesday, August 24, 2010

long time

to all of those who check my blog I am very sorry it has taken so long to get a new post up and it will syill be longer. I am in the process of moving to Bryce Canyon and it it has been one thing after another but While getting my babys 1 year pictures done he fell and bit through his toung and this is when I learned the little tip I am going to share with you. When you get blood on your cloths dont throw them out just spend a couple of dollars on a large bottel of peroxide. I paid .89 cents for a big bottel and just poor it on and let it sit then poor a little more on and so on till the blood is gone. it dosent matter how long it has sat there. I owe this great tip to my wonderful sister. I hope this helps some of you out. I know it did me considering his shirt was brand new!! you cant even tell there was blood on it at one time.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The incredible edible.....Crayon?

So I have been really busy lately and have not been able to craft. i am sure none of you have been in the same boat. lol While checking out my fav blogs I found another new one that is so fun!!
you have to check it out if for nothing else but to find out how to make the edible crayon!! they are so cute! She even has a link for the crayon wrapers! I thought it is getting time for back to scholl what a perfect treat. Enjoy!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Changing oil

Ok for all of you girls out there who think that A guy has to change your oil or you need to take it somewhere to do it. THINK AGAIN!!! Ypu dont need a guy to do everything for you. Pull up your big girl pantys and give it a try! the worse that can happen is you might have to ask for some help the first time around and thats not a big deal. now I have knon how to change my oil for a long time I just never dared do it by myself so this is the first time changing it by my self:
1st get your car up high enough you can get up under it.

2nd find the plug that holds your oil in.

3rd get out everything you will need. 5 quarts of oil, oil filter, something to unscrew the plug, something to put your oil in (They sell wonderful oil pans at auto part stores like the one shown they are reusable) , A rag or 2 and i would put some lews paper or cardboard or something under where the oil pan is going to go and a funel.

The last time I had my oil changed it was done at walmart and they tightened everything quit a lot so when I went to take the plug out it took a lot of muscel. when I got it loose I moved the oil pan with my elbow on accident and oil went all over the drive way (thats where the newspaper or cadbourd would have come in handy)
Also when the oil first comes out there is a lot of pressur behind it so put the oil pan a little bit back to catch it.

when the oil is all drained it is time to take the oil filter off. (again walmart tightened it a lot) when I went to take the oil filter off it was really to tight for me to unscrew it so my wonderful neighbor came over to take it off for me and even he had trouble getting it loosened. he ended up bringing over a round flat thing that helped him grip it a little better. When the filter is taken off pull the new one out of the box and take a little of the new oil on your finger and whipit along inside the hole where it screws on then stick it up in there and screw the new one in. then screw the plug back in. (dont forget to do that or all your new oil wil go right out the hole).

this is where you need the rags becasue you will have oil all over your hands.

After you make sure the plug is back in staart adding the new oil. Under your hood there will be a cap that has a picture on it for the oil (it is not usually the same hole u check the oil) take the lid off put your funel in and start adding the oil. put in 4 and a half quartsand then put the lid back on. go for a short drive then check your oil again after letting it set. if it still needs oil then add more but most likely you wont need any more.

If oil is spilled put something on it to soak up the oil and you are done.
Walmart cost: around 30$
to do it myself : around $12
time waiting for Walmart to do it: between 1/2 hour-2 hrs depending on how busy they are.
time for me to do it: about an hour and thats with dealing with matthew and all the other little things that poped up. So there you have it. If i can change my oil anyone can! this is dedicated to my dad. I love him and he is always ready to teach me anything!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fancy Nancy!

So i got this idea from seeing a pic of one that someone was wearing in their hair and the cost was like 30.00. I thought hey i could make something like that. I I tried it. This is my first shot at it. Dont laugh. But this is how i made it.

I went to michaels and gathered a bunch of stuff together that looked like it would be fun. hear is the list
1- decos
2- glue gun
3- hair band (bought some at target)
4- clear thread/ needle
5- white felt
6- scissors
7- stick picker

first I used the stitch picher to take the fabric off the head band (I couldn't find any plastic ones the size i wanted)
then i cut the felt to fit over the hb and hot glued it.

To cover up the seam I used a ruff ribbon and glued it over the seam. (yello was the only color i had)

i found this feather thing but wanted it thicker so I cut 1/3 of it off the end and hot glues it to the other stagering it a little so that the all werent one length.

The butterfly I hot glued to the frnt of that and then to reinforce all of it I used clearthread and put some stiches through all of it.

After I found where I wanted the deco at I put a couple of stitches through it hooking it to the HB then put a coulple of dobs of glue under it to hold it in place.

I was to excited to post it so I dint do my hair first before I took the pics so when I get my hair all done and I am wering it i will post a better pic of it.

Monday, July 12, 2010


So today I took everyones entrys and put them on a paper , put them all into a bowl and had my little helper draw a name.

AND THE WINNER IS ...........Georgia willis! Congrats and I will get your prize to you.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

notebooks for girls camp

A very good friend of mine was up to visit this weekend and she needed so stuff for girls camp to give to the girls. so was looking at some note books that were covered in a aligator looking cover. they were way more than they were worth. So I talked my friend into a cheeper alternative and she trusted me. haa haa I latter informed her I had no Idea what I was doing but it looked good in my head.... well this is what I came up with. needed:
Modg pog
Note book ( we found some hard covered ones at target for 1$)
Scrap book paper
leather string\
- Cut out the paper to be about an inch wider around the book, modg podg the cover completelyand put the paper of your choice on the front.
When dried cut the corners off and wraop the corners onto the inside of the cover.
on the middle binding part we cut the paper to be even with the top.
-Then cut a paper to cover the inside covers and repeat what u did with the outside cover.

We wanted them to look different so with one of the scraps I wripped it on both sides and modg podg that to the outside and when that was dried covered the outside cover in a layer of modge podge doing one side at a time to keep the paper from getting damaged.

When completly dried we tied the leather string around and tied a bow and that was it. they are fun. i think the girls will enjoy them.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

give away!!!!

I want to do a give away. hear is what will be given away:
1 jar of jam (yes just 1) lol
and this fire cracker I made

I will send them to whoever wins. you get an entry for all of the following. the more you do the better chance you get at winning! hear is how to enter:
-leave a comment with your name and email
-become a follower
-refer your friends and have them add your name to the message
(that enters both them and you.)
so there is to for sure entrys for ya and the more friends you refer the more enrys you get!!!
YAH!!! I love drawings. i will end the drawing on sunday july 18th. that gives ya a little over a week so hurry up! I cant wait to see who wins