Make Snow Cones

It’s here. It’s plentiful, so why not make use of it?!

My little guy could sit outside and eat snow for hours so I decided to bring it inside and make snow cones. It is oh so easy to add a little flavor and kick up the fun.

How to Make Snow Cones

1. Scoop up a bunch of clean fresh white snow.

2. Mix up some “snow cone syrup.” I used one of those Welch’s single serving packets meant for a water bottle and mixed it with about 6 oz. of water. Countrytime, Hawaiian Punch (get them at Dollar Tree) and Kool-Aid makes the packets too so you could have a variety of flavors.

3. Pour it on.

He sat there and ate it until it was gone.

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Heart Wreath

I love that this wreath is so versatile. I made it red so it would work for multiple holidays. Right now I have it all set up as a heart wreath for Valentine’s Day, but can easily swap out the accessories to sparkly stars for the 4th of July or ornaments for Christmas.

There is a great tutorial on Simple Sage Designs for this crepe paper wreath, so I won’t reinvent the wheel. But, this will give you a good clue as to how it is done.

I got it done with just the red, but it was missing something. I felt like it was just a big red blob.

So I cut a bamboo skewer to about two or three inches and inserted in the top.

Then, I added some of my fabric hearts.

I hung it up using an over-sized push pin on the back side of the door, but it still needed something.

So I took some advice from the Beatles, “All you need is love.”

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The Fab Five-Blogger Style

Thanks to Trop 50 for sponsoring my writing about fabulous bloggers. This year Trop50 is granting 50 fabulous wishes. Click here to enter for a chance to win $1,000 to help grant a friend’s wish!

Now, on to the Fab Five. These are five “crafty” (sorry Lara) bloggers I heart for one reason or another. There are a ton more that I blog stalk regularly so it was hard to choose five, but these are my faves for today.

Cheri at I am Momma Hear Me Roar

Having two boys of my own I love that she has so many fantastic boy ideas! You should see her son’s new room, amazing! She also has adorable accessories for mom, which is super important when you are outnumbered three to one! Someone’s got to up the girly quotient! And let’s face it her blog title is just plain awesomeness. And wait, she lives in UT and I have never met her. How can this be?! Maybe someday.

Char at Crap I’ve Made

This girl has major skills. I would kill (or maybe just slightly mame) to be able to sew like her. Did you see her kids’ Halloween costumes (Santa & Buddy the elf, Slurpee)?! I about died. Mostly, I just love that she does not take herself too seriously and makes me laugh all the time. And I love all the color in her house. (I was lucky enough to sneak over to Bunco one night when they had some friends cancel.) My house is a total snooze in comparison.


Jen at Tatertots and Jello

Jen is the epitome of class. She is such a sweetheart and even invited her readers over for a holiday cookie exchange. No wonder, her house is gorgeous! Her decor is even more beautiful in person, seriously breathtaking! When I grow up and don’t have toddlers who will carry off anything within reach, I would love to decorate like Jen. She is the queen of subway art, decor pillows and pennants Sometimes, she even combines them. Oh, and I would trade closets with her any day! She always looks so put together!

Lara aka Ellie G at Less Cake More Frosting

Less Cake{More Frosting}

In so many ways, Lara and I are totally different. She loves the frosting, I like the cake. She lives on the East side, I dwell on the West. She loves cherry and dislikes cinnamon, switch that around and you’ll find me. But according to Paula Abdul “Opposites Attract” and in this case it is totally true. I have had a friend crush on this girl since the moment I met her. She is hi-larious and has a super cool style (can I pull off that haircut?!), besides the fact that she is an amazing designer! Oh and she loves Disney, so that is always a plus in my book!

Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous

I featured Linda when she was first getting in to blogging and have loved her creations ever since. She gets bonus points because she is from my home town. Linda is master of zippers and gray (which I love, love) and does a mean re-purpose. Plus, she has two little boys, a toddler and a baby just like me.

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YW lesson 4: Preparing to Become an Eternal Companion Handout

I know this is last minute, but, well, that’s how I roll. I came up with this idea for Young Women lesson 4 on “Preparing to Become an Eternal Companion” tonight and thought I would share. I liked the quote from the lesson that said, “There is no time to wait, only time to prepare.” I think it is a great one for my Beehives who are 12 and 13 years old.

I wanted a candy to go along with it and thought of the Everlasting Gobstoppers. So I made another little note reading “Start preparing today for an ‘everlasting’ marriage.”


I could not find small packs of Everlasting Gobstoppers, only the movie size so I bought a couple packs and put them in these little wedding favor boxes I had from Dollar Tree. It actually ended up being a lot cheaper that way too. I printed out the handouts 2 in x 2 in and glued them on.



Feel Free to Print off the handouts and use them as you like.

I used Everyday Mom Ideas free “The Dwelling Place” digital scrapbooking kit.

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