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Hey, it's Chelsy, with a Y! I am a wife to my sweet prince, and mother to one spunky little princess and one handsome little ham of a prince. Painting is my drug of choice. Wine is good too. I'm known to speak without thinking and eat to much chocolate. I love meeting new people, and learning new things. So this is my journey through some not so glorious moments, some not so intelligent thoughts and some possibly crafty ideas.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Guess where I've been?!

Hey y'all! I'm so sorry for my updating skills, they are obviously lacking. In case you haven't heard the news, Baby #3 will be here in June, and we are all seeing BLUE! My big girl just turned 4 and had an awesome Hello Kitty party. It looks like Hello Kitty threw up in our house, she is the proud owner of all things Hello Kitty. Our little guy is busy busy! He def keeps me on my toes and makes it easy to get a good nights sleep! He is the sweetest little man I know though:) Hubby started a new job in Aug. He's now edjumacating college folk! He loves it though and we all love the normal hours and holidays! I've been busy growing my mid section and making bows, bows and more bows!! Here are a few pictures to tide you over until I can update this puppy again. I promise I'll try to update again before the new arrival!



Tired of Christmas pictures!

Proud big sister! This was right after we told her:)

Sweet boy!


4 years later!

A couple of my new favorites!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Snazzy Last Minute Pumpkins

Hey Everybody! Are you ready for All Hallows Eve? No? Me either. I have a few last minute things I need to finish on Rapunzels costume. But I wanted to share with you a super easy and cute craft (that's how I roll) to make for your little ones candy buckets.
Cute, huh?!

All you need is:
A pumpkin bucket (These are everywhere, I got mine at Wal-Mart for $1)
Glue
Glitter
Ribbon

Then, all you do is put a little glue on, sprinkle some glitter, and add your ribbons. Rocket science, huh?! This seriously took me about 20 minutes to do both! If your kids are older, this is a great project for them to do. Mine are still at the age where they would rather eat the glue and glitter than make something fun with it!

For my girls pumpkin, I added a ribbon handle and a few ribbons on the side.

I wasn't sure my boy would appreciate all the ribbon, but I had to do something, so I just added a little bow to the side. Surely he wouldn't mind that, right?




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Don't worry if they aren't perfect, your little ones will love it. Mine sure did! And the simplicity of it, makes it so worth it! 

Now, go make your little ones some super snazzy candy buckets! Thanks for reading!

Happy Halloween,
Chelsy

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Highlight of my week!

I’ve learned all my life that it is not polite to brag. Not polite at all. But….BUT…sometimes, like now, I just can’t help myself. This is so super stinking cool, I just had to share it. I know most of you have heard of the 100 Days of Holidays on Parents.com. If not you seriously need to check it out, it went live on Sept. 16 and will run through January 1, 2012. I’m not only mentioning this, because it has tons of super cute, fun and creative crafts and ideas, it also has one of MY creative crafts! I. KNOW. I was so humbled when I received an email asking permission to use my Yarn Snowman. Here is the link that will take you directly to the slideshow that Jack appears in. The slideshow doesn’t air until November 11, so you all are getting a sneak peak! Here is the link to sign up to be emailed all the 100 Days of Holidays crafts.





I absolutely love blogging, and crafting. It’s sometimes hard to find the time to do it, but all the inspiration and admiration I get from my readers makes it totally worth it. Thank you all so much. I can not express how much you all mean to me!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Hello my darlings! Are you ready for a super fun and easy recipe? This is one of our favorite meals! It’s so easy and delicious! It’s only four ingredients and is ready start to finish in less than an hour! I make homemade pizza dough using this recipe from Money Saving Mom. (Her site is wonderful btwJ)  Please let me know if you try this recipe, I would love to hear how much you and your family loved it.

Ingredients for Chicken Alfredo Pizza:

Pizza Crust (see recipe below)

½ C. Alfredo Sauce (We use Ragu)

3-4 pieces Boneless Chicken Breast (cooked and seasoned)

2 C. Mozzarella Cheese

You can add peppers, onions, or whatever floats your boat also. But living with picky eaters, we keep it simple.

First, cook your chicken. We prefer it grilled, but do whatever works best for your family. While your chicken is cooling make your pizza crust-

Pizza Crust:

1 Tbsp. active dry yeast

1 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F.)

1 tsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

2 1/2 cups flour

Dissolve the yeast in the water. Add the rest of the ingredients in and mix.

Dump onto a floured surface.

Knead into a smooth dough (five minutes or so).

Roll out and press down onto a greased pizza pan.

Bake 12-15 minutes @450 until crust is slightly brown.


 This crust is so easy to work with, but if you can't get a perfectly round crust, don't sweat it! It will taste just as good regardless of it's shape:)

While your crust is cooking chop your chicken. I make my pieces pretty small since I have little ankle biters running around, but you can cut strips or chunks or whatever.

Here is your cooked crust:
After your crust is cooked add your sauce:

 I just pour a little bit onto the crust and spread it around with a spoon. I know, I'm to fancy for my own good.
 Then sprinkle your she-ken on top of your sauce:

Add your cheese:

And bake until your cheese is all melted and bubbly in the center:

Finally, wipe your drool and enjoy!!

So simple right? And let me assure you, it is just as good as it looks!

Here is a sausage and pepperoni one we made also. Wipe your drool again.






Monday, September 19, 2011

The Feet That Ghosts Are Made Of.

Hey Y'all! Guess what? I have a super fun craft for some of my favorite peeps (that's you;) to make today! I know Halloween is still a few weeks away, but I got the fev-ah. The kids and I created these shirts, and I am so super in love with them!

I've seen a TON of crafts with handprints, but I have this thing with baby feet. I. KNOW. They are so soft and sweet and I wanted to make something with this sweet boys foot before he was too big and too cool to realize how weird I am.

Are you ready to make your own sweet little ghost? Here is what you are going to need:
*T-Shrit (Black would have been ideal for me, but I was working with what I had, and you can too:)
 *One cute little eensy weensy foot. (Or in my case, a 3yo with a super huge ginormous foot, because your cute little eensy weensy baby foot wouldn't be still. Just to be clear, I love my super, huge, ginormous, 3yo foot just as much as my eensy, weensy, baby foot;)
*White fabric

*Black fabric
*Buttons, Ribbon, or any other embellishments you feel necessary.
*Iron on Tape (optional)



These are the shirts I used. I think they turned out super cute with these colors.
 
So, what I did  is traced my childs foot on to paper, cut it out and pinned it to white fabric, backwards, then cut it out.

 I also cut out a mouth and drew a squigily circle to use as the arms for my ghost. (I apologize for my wonderful art skills :)
I cut out all my pieces on white fabric, and placed on the shirt.  I decided to mix it up a little and put it up in the top left hand side. I know, I'm a wild one. I used iron on tape to hold our little ghost in place while I sewed it. But it's totally optional.

 Then, I just sewed it on, added my eyes, mouth, and a little bow for our girl ghost. I chose to hand sew our new little friend, but it's just as easy to use your machine. And that's it! Don't you just love it?! I know I do! I'll try to upload a picture of our little boy ghost and his bow tie soon.

Chelsy

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