Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New project for our dog door

If you own a dog you might have a dog door like we do. Ours is located in the basement in the third garage. It is unfinished, but still connected to our house! As the weather is getting colder and colder everyday, I could feel the draft coming from the dog door. My sewing machines and craft tables are on the other side of the basement and VERY cold!! We have a metal door that slides in place over the dog door, but it is mainly to keep the dog in or out - NOT for weather proofing! There is about a one inch space between the dog door and the metal door. So I had an idea to make a  'cushion insulator' (if you will for lack of a better name) to help insulate this gap.

This is what I came up with ~

Pretty, huh??? Don't ya just love the animal print? It is just scrap fabric from some old pillows I had. Just reused it so I wouldn't waste any of my good fabric. You're jealous - I know!

Well I made a little slide show of how I created this little insulator - in case you want to make one to!
This is the before - I know, the dog door is a little dirty! But that is for another day!

First I cut a piece of 1 inch foam I had left over from some project. I cut it a little smaller than the measurement of our dog door.

Then I measured the fabric and cut it just a little bit bigger than my foam piece. Sewed around three sides and finished the edges.

After putting the cover on the foam - it should fit snug. I hand sewed the bottom edge of the cover. Tada! - here is the finished insulator ~

I just pushed it in place before putting the metal door cover on.

Done! And No more drafts!! I LOVE IT!! This was so easy to make and will help save us money this winter!!
And this is what Junior did while I fixed his doggy door ~

Isn't he so cute sleeping on my pillows!! UGH!!! Well, at least I remembered to cover the couch with an old sheet first!!

Hope you liked it!

What do you plan on doing this winter to help save money on electric bills? Help give me some other ideas!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

New Pee Pee Tee Pees!!

Look at this cool funky fabric I found...

I just love the skulls!!! Cute for the little Wild Men!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thought for the day...

GOD answers all prayers.
Sometimes He says YES.
Sometimes He says NO.
And sometimes He says YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Look at what I just got!!!

WOO HOO!! I won an award!! How exciting is that!! Thank you Rachel at Crazy Beautiful Life!!
Part of recieving this award (aside from just being awesome!!) is telling you seven things about myself, nominating others for this award and telling you about Rachel. She has recently started the adoption process and is now in the waiting stage. I know exactly what she is going thru!! Good Luck sweetie! It IS worth the wait!
Now to name SEVEN things you may not know about me...

1.  I always wanted to change my name to...Alexandra so I could be called Alex. (I just love boy nicknames for girls)

2.  My husband gave me crabs on our honeymoon...HERMIT CRABS!!! I love to tell that story!!!

3. I don't like men who have tattoos or long hair...My HUSBAND has BOTH!!! I Love you honey, really I DO!!!

4.  I stash cookies and Chocolate so no one can find them but ME!!!

5.  I have about 150+ projects in my basment that I have started and never finished, and I would go out today (if I wasn't feeling this flu coming on) and buy 2 or 3 more new things to start!! Oh how I hate this obsession of wonderful projects!!!!!

6.  I sometimes FIB and tell little honey that my dessert has nuts in it so I don't have to share!! (he is allergic! I know, I know, I am a bad momma, but I love my chocolate and other sweets!)

this is hard to come up with seven, I always blab things so nothing is a surprise!!!

7.  I Love Breakfast for every meal!! Pancakes, eggs, cinnamon rolls, etc. I could eat cereal literally every day, every meal for a week and would not complain! (as long as I had dessert with it!!! HA!)

There, I did it!! That was really hard to think of some new things that you might not know! So be honest and tell me what you think about them!!

OK... and now to share the blogging LOVE ~

this (extra)ordinary Life

Life is Good

My Life as Julie Mom

A Spoonful of Sugar

The Simple Life

Samster Mommy

itty bitty love

Hope you all are as happy to receive this award as I was and I am excited to learn new things about my blogging buddies!!
So, here are the rules for these newly awarded bloggers: 1-Thank the person who nominated you for this award. 2-Copy the logo and place it on your blog. 3-Link to the person who nominated you for this award. 4-Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know. 5-Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers. 6-Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate. 7-Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they’ve been nominated.

Hope you all have a great day!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

the Flu...

Little honey has THE FEVER!! It has finally hit our house! So we will be missing out on pumpkin patch day at preschool. What a bummer. I was so excited about going!!

Well hope you and yours are doing better than mine...

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Congrats to Katherine of "Katherine's Corner" and "Go ask Katie" won my giveaway!!!


Thank you to everyone who enetered and who followed me! I just love all the input and comment love I got!! And I am loving my new followers!!!

More stuff to come on items I have won this week and new things to share with you!!

Thanks again everyone!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

New stuff in my etsy shop~

Checkout my new girly burp cloths ~

Please tell me what do you think!!
They will be available in my etsy shop soon!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Saturday fun...

Well Saturday we had a blast - cold and windy - but we had fun nun the less! A local paving company supported a community festival with activities, blow up slides and BIG TRUCKS!!!! Poppy found the info in the local paper and called to let us know  - about 10 minutes before it started! So off we rushed to see the big trucks!! Little honey had SOOOO much fun!!

So did Mommy!

and looks like Grandma and Poppy did too!

They had a bus that drove you thru the rock quary and showed them breaking up the rock and putting it in the dump trucks to take to the CRUSHER! I wish I would have taken a picture of the quary - my all time dream is to one day swim in a "Quary LAKE" that is created after they dig and drill. I don't know why this fascinates me so, maybe it is the pretty blue green of the water and how pretty it looks with rock walls all around. Maybe it is the thrill of the jump off the top of the rock wall down into the water?? Maybe it is hollywood portraying the fun in the movies? I dunno - but I want to do it someday before I die!

On with our day...They took us to the lab to see what is involved in quality control -

Who knew so much went into ROCKS?? This is all the rocks/steps that go into pavement! Six types and also the oil! WOW! I love to learn something new every day!
Little honey really enjoyed climbing in and on the trucks!

We climbed the huge slide and had an incident -

Mommy got stuck at the bottom of the first slide!!!

I hate it when that happens! But little honey helped me up! It was all fun!
Thanks Apac for the Fun day! I wanted to email them and tell them the blast we had - but couldn't even find their website. Oh well! If anyone finds it (the local Olathe site) please let me know!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Interview with little honey

I saw this on another blog and thought this was cute. So here goes...

I feel happy when...I play!

I feel sad when...shaking head no

I like to...play

My daddy...works

My mommy...works on computer

I love to... play

My favorite color is...all the colors

I like to eat... snakes (?)

I like to play... cars and trucks

My favorite toy is...everything

It makes me happy when... I play

It makes me sad when...I don't want to hear sad

I feel frustrated when...when people don't listen

I really like it when I...play

The best thing I do...play!

I'm excited about when I...go somewhere

I love me because...I love everybody

I like to go...to God's house!

I don't like to...be naughty

What are your favorite things to do...play, helping you, loving everybody, wave at people, to play

what is your favorite song...little Jesus when he is a baby

What is your favorite school activity...play and have snacks and puzzles

What is your favorite art project...painting, coloring

What is the best part of being 3 years old...I don't want to be 3 I want to be A.J.

Do you like to take naps...uh huh (shaking head yes)

What do you want for Christmas...fast choo choo train that goes with remote controller

Notice a reacurring theme here? I think he likes to play!! I just love my little honey. He says the cutest little things. But just so you know...I DO NOT serve snakes at this house. I have no idea where he got that idea to eat them!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

1 Year Blogging and Giveaway!!!

Congrats to me ~ it has been one year today that I started this thing! And what a year it has been! A little slow to start with... but life happens!! I am having a blast writing about our day to day activities - though they are not daily :)  I am happy to report as of today I now have 10 followers!! WOOHOO! I started with ZERO!! and slowly the word has gotten out!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! To all who follow and to all who comment!! I just love comments, no matter how small they are!!!!

SO...the good news... GIVEAWAY!!! Yes that's right. I am having a giveaway. Prize is $10 Gift card at my Etsy shop!! I have added some new items recently ( and some of those are selling as soon as I list them! Thank you Jesus!!) so hopefully there will be enough choices for you!! This contest will help me with ideas on what is working and what is blah...

Ok - here is how to enter -
1. Visit my ETSY SHOP.
2. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is- this will count as one entry.
3. Follow me - Please leave a comment if you just started to follow me! This will count as two entrys (leave another comment if you already follow me!)
4. Wait patiently until October 18th! I will randomly draw a name that day and announce the winner!!

Good Luck!!! and Happy Anniversary to me!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Holy Carrot Batman!!

Can you believe the size of this carrot?? I pulled this from my garden yesterday and it is HUGE!

That is a regular carrot from the grocery store on the left. It is about 7 inches long and about 1 inch diameter. My carrot is about 5 inches long and over 3 inches in diameter!!! I can't believe it! Plus I have about 6 more out in the garden I still need to pull!

It was pretty tasty, too! I just kept slicing and slicing. It didn't seem like it would ever end!!

Here is a side view ~

Well Happy Saturday to you!! Don't forget to come back on Sunday to find out about my GIVEAWAY!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

out of commission ~

My computer got corrupted! I was attacked and now can't use it! UGH! I hate it when something like this happens! So on my parents computer to update everyone on my status. Hopefully this will be taken care of soon....as I have great things coming soon.

My blog Anniversary and a GIVEAWAY!!!!

So stay tuned...we will be back to regular broadcasting shortly....


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