Tuesday, January 31, 2012

One project down...

So I am still working at organizing, but a HUGE part of that is finishing the half a million partially done projects I have on the go! I easily get really excited about projects but for one reason or another I rarely FINISH them. The following project is one that I got from our Super Saturday Relief Society Meeting.
Our cute Relief Society organized a craft day, and one of the projects were these adorable wreaths. Both my Mom and I got the supplies, but I just finally did both of ours(thanks Mom for leaving all of your stuff at my house and for hinting that you wanted yours done too)

This is how they turned out. They are a bit different than the model only because I have seen so many different felt flowers on Pinterest that I wanted to learn how to make(I will link all of the flower tutorials at the end of this post). I also bought some rhinestone buttons from etsy a while ago for another project and just put them to use. I made my wreath pretty neutral as I wanted a wintery wreath, but I made my Mom's a bit brighter. I am hoping it will look pretty on her new house!The grapevine wreaths are available for just 4 or 5 dollars from Michaels, and I bought some of the felt at the dollar store and Fabricland. Other than that all you need is a glue gun and some scissors.

It feels great to get these things done, as I have been wanting to get started on a couple new projects, but I am not allowing myself to start anything new until I get some of my started projects finished-heehee.
Here is my Mom's

Here are the tutorials I used for the felt flowers

As for the Heath's, we have all been feeling a bit under the weather, especially poor Shane. We are STILL working on potty training Hudson, and seriously it is getting OLD fast!
The highlight of Hudson's week was getting to play with daddy's huge TV box-that was converted into a play house.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Too Early for Valentines?

Today I snapped a couple pictures of the boys that I think are too cute not to share! I ordered a digital Valentine's Day card from Etsy, and wanted a picture to put in it, so here they are.

 This one Hudson was getting so mad, then he gave me this geeky smile like a champ.
While I was taking pictures I noticed the boys were holding hands-so cute!They just melt my heart.

And this one is my favorite!

Then, tonight I went to Young Womens and we made these cute and yummy treats. I tried making them at Christmas and although they tasted yummy they were not nearly as pretty as these ones turned out. I get to work with some pretty special girls and they did SUCH a great job making these treats.

 My sister in law makes these caramel and chocolate covered pretzels each Christmas and has explained to me how to make them, but then I found this tutorial on Pinterest which really helped me (I like pictures)
Pretty much all of the supplies can be bought at Michaels(I have never seen the pretzels anywhere else). So if your looking for a Yummy treat to make your Valentine, try these!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A cool way to study the scriptures

Last night when I went to tuck Hudson into bed I caught him chewing on a picture of President Thomas S. Monson. It was from a picture book that I put together for him. Nice. I made the little book in an attempt to teach my boy things that are important to me and to establish a scripture study routine as a family.I also recently bought these old school scripture books, but even find them a bit deep for my almost 3 year old.
Today when I was on lds.org I found these great videos. They are short and sweet and animated, and Hudson loved them.(for example Hudson was pretty excited to tell me that Nephi built a pirate ship:) Like most other kids of his generation Hudson is already tech savvy, so I am really glad I found these videos. It is my hope that he will stay interested in them and that they will help him learn the valuable lessons that can be found within these stories.
If you have struggled to teach your little ones the scriptures, check them out!