Not the most flattering of photos, but here I am, late one night after finishing making a drawstring pouch for Tate and a zipper pouch for Soleil. The drawstring version ended up being WAY too big, but he loved it anyway.
And now I want to turn every piece of scrap fabric into a zipper pouch. They are so fun!! I googled "how to make a zipper pouch" and followed along with the directions. Good Luck!
When I started my blog, it was for fun. It was also secretly a way of communicating with my then estranged sister. Long story short, she and I eventually reconnected, with her blog comments being a way of reaching out to me. And then she died unexpectedly.
If you read the earlier posts, they are funnier, more entertaining, even a bit offensive. However, since she was my audience (I always thought about her as I posted), I realize that those adjectives describe her! She had that influence on me and, well, I miss it.
I was recently reading my blog and thought BORING. I feel as though I was a bit of a sell-out, emulating blogs that I love, but it wasn't really me coming through.
So here you have it, folks, a confession. Here at CupcakesandCoffee, you will find random blathering. You will find ideas of things I do with the kids. You will find recipes. (I love to cook, no wait. I love to eat is more accurate.) And lastly you will find lots of crafty things, many of which I have found on the internet. Hopefully after today, you will also find more of my voice, instead of the voice I thought I had to be.
I hope to entertain, in a relaxed manner authentically, and hopefully not offend, to open doors, and have a laugh.
It might be a bit early for Valentines Day decor, but it makes me happy.
Cardstock hearts made with my new Cricut machine+embroidery thread+command strip hooks. And yes, there are still Christmas lights in the family room. I plan to move them to the beam with the hearts, so they look like they are fairy lights for Valentines Day:)
The mantel needs some love, but the felt heart garland is a start. I just cut the hearts with scraps of felt and sewed right through the center (from top to bottom.)
Ok. I was complaining A LOT about the fact that Tate didn't get out for Holiday Break until the 23rd. I now am happy about it because he gets this entire week off. We went to the Minneapolis Children's Museum, which I highly recommend for younger kids. Perfect Day.
And on to a not so perfect day....Yesterday was the first day we had at home after traveling to Michigan to just relax at home. Initially, I could feel myself wanting to half a bazillion things with the kiddos. (I forgot how limiting naptime is, now that Sunny Sunshine won't sleep in a stroller.) So, I thought, let's just do ONE thing today that is planned. Let's make PLAY DOH!! (I found this link and was inspired.)
SIDENOTE: If you are bored with kids at home during a break from school, or really any time, get online. There are SO many great ideas on mommy blogs, especially, that you will be WAITING to do stuff with you kids. I swear, I am so inspired every time I have a moment to surf the web.
Back to the play doh. Soooo...the day was not going as I had envisioned it. I had a ton to do, having returned from a 10 day trip. The play doh wasn't happening. Finally after dinner, I ignored the dishes (please don't look in the background of the photo), let the baby stay up a bit past her bedtime, and made some flipping Play doh.
It took about 10 minutes, was totally fun, and worth it. Yep--totally worth it.