Thursday, September 28, 2017

Colon Cancer!! Family video tribute to our loved husband and father

You know, we haven't posted in a long long while.  Life gets busy, kids get older, and everything seems to fly by at a rapid pace, until DEATH hits you in the face.  Our sweet husband, and dad was just diagnosed with terminal colon cancer.  He doesn't have more than weeks to hold his kiddos close and enjoy every last minute with the ones he loves.  Please cherish life.  Cherish your health.  Cherish those little moments we ignore almost every day because we're too busy to see life as the gift it is.  You can't take the pain out of death, without taking the love out of life.  Commit to love.  For as it says in my favorite movie and musical:  "to love another person is to see the face of God." -Les Miserables.

I love to sing.  Like seriously, love it!! Because it fills my soul with joy.  Well about a year ago, Forrest encouraged me to record some songs.  We chose this one because it was a favorite of ours.  Who knew it'd be so applicable a year later as the lyrics fit perfectly to how sweet life has been with my sweetheart.  Please watch our video tribute to a great man who will truly be missed.  We will love you forever, Forrest.  I'll be seeing you....
Cinematographer:  Klea Olson Films
P.S.  You also may have noticed that Bella got married.  She's a brand-spanken-new newlywed too!  They met at college in her sign language classes.  He was the teacher; and he is deaf.  We'd better blog again to tell you that story :) 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Re-fashion your old sweater into cute winter wear

Time: 40 minutes with lace and buttons. 20 minutes without
Supplies:  sweater, pins, scissors, sewing machine, thread, (embellishments optional)
Skill level:  easy
Happy Thanksgiving
This is my favorite holiday (okay, maybe Christmas; it's hard to say).

I just love getting together with family and having nothing more pressing to do than talk, play, and EAT.  

Our family has gotten so large--18 adults (I have 7 siblings; and they're all married) and 34 grandkids--that it's become quit the bash.  And it's not just a meal.  It's an all-day event (none of this leaving early to start Black Friday at 6pm on THANKSGIVING!). 

After a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings, we usually meander to different rooms for different activities:  games, movies, sports, crafts, karaoke.  
Sound familiar to anyone?
Or are we the only ones who marathon party this way?  

If you are like us.
And need a craft idea for when the party breaks up.
Try this:

Everyone has an old sweater that could use recycling.  Or if you need gift ideas for Christmas on a budget, this one is--FREE and quite fun to make!  Even for beginners.

Have a wonderful holiday.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Triple French Braid Volcano Bun

Time:  15 minutes
Supplies:  brush, 3 small elastics, 1 soft elastic, bobby pins
Skill level:  medium

I love this do!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Potato Cheese Soup and Bread Bowls Recipe

     Soup-20 min prep; cooks for 40 minutes.  (serves 8)
     Bread Bowls-20 minute prep; 1-2 hours rising time, bakes for 15 minutes. (serves 8)

It's that time again:  crisp cool air, overcast days, my toes freezing off the minute I step out of bed.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

How to make Floral Headband Wreath Crowns

Time:  25 minutes
Supplies:  green floral wire, random floral stems, bendable twig-looking branch (watch & see what I mean. Mine was $1),          wire cutters
Skill level:  medium

I had so much fun making these wreaths.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bohemian Twists with Buns

Time:  12 minutes
Supplies:  brush, 2 clear elastics, bobby pins
Skill level:  easy+

I am so sorry for

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bohemian 1/2 up Headband Wrap

time:  20 minutes
supplies:  brush, stretchy headband, curling iron or wand, bobby pins
skill level:  easy

Have you ever had one of those days?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Waterfall braid with a Bow & Curls

Time:  20 minutes
Supplies:  brush, 4 clear elastics, bobby pins, hairspray, curling iron or wand
Skill level:  medium

This is my cute friend Brinley.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fast & Easy Fishtail Top Knot Bun

Time:  3 minutes
Supplies:  brush, elastic, bobby pins
Skill level:  easy

I am loving this summer weather!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bohemian Twist with Rope Braid

Time:  15 minutes
Supplies:  brush/comb, hairspray, bobby pins, elastic
Skill level:  medium

We've got a great summer look for you.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Great updo hairstyle for short/fine hair

Time:  15 minutes
Supplies:  brush, 3 small elastics, bobby pins
Skill level:  easy

So you  may have noticed (if you've watched my video below)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Giveaway! Good Summer Reads?

When you see this picture what does it make you think of?
Homework?  1800's classics?  Your grandpa's bookshelf?  

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Quick & Easy Bandana Bun

Time:  2 minutes
Supplies:  bandana or fabric strip approximately 2" x 30", brush, bobby pins
Skill level:  easy

Two important topics today for me to tell you about...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Decorating ideas using simple baseboards

I have been having so much fun with baseboard molding.  
You can do all kinds of things with it!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

No Heat Curls! Beachy waves without heat damage

Time:  13 minutes
Supplies:  brush/comb, 10-15 (2x12 fabric strips--I used flannel) hairspray
Skill Level:  medium (only because you have to tie a one-handed knot)

You may have noticed my LOVE of pin curls.