Monday, November 22, 2010

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama (link to: and GameStop (link to: are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family? My wish for my family is happiness and love, we are missing a lot of loved ones this year and we need to remember the good times and be thankful for the people we were blessed to have known and the ones we know.

2. What is your Christmas morning tradition? Usually wake up and wait til the kids wake up and once we hear the gasp and then the little patters of feet running to my room to yell that Santa has come it is blissful! We just relax and do church.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?I would wish for my family to be complete and happy. (can Santa do that? I think more God who can then Santa)

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money? We decorate (with things we already have), go to church, help the homeless and needy.

5. What games did you play with your family growing up? We played all sorts of games - not partically board games, but i do remember playing games on the Nintendo! Old school style!

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood? Putting the christmas tree up near Thanksgiving and not taking it down til after New Years.

7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip? I would go to a tropical island some where - with palm trees

8. Check out GameStop (link to: and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year? As my 8 year old tells me everyone is asking for Kinect this season!

Also a DSi (although he already has a DS lite - but hey an upgrade is an upgrade right) and a Red wii!

Also he has been asking for Michael Jackson Experience which comes out November 23rd!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Home Make Over - Casey Edition!

I am currently in the middle of a total home make over! Well as much of one as I can do in an apartment that is :)

Michael's room is done and I am so pleased with it! It is nice if I do say so myself :) And he loves it so that is a bonus! He has actually been sleeping in HIS bed and hasn't wandered into my room some time in the middle of the night, which is sorta exciting considering he KICKS me when he sleeps with me and let me tell you IT HURTS!

I have not taken pictures of EVERYTHING yet but stay tuned they will come :)

Michael's new bed :) Thanks Ikea! Oh and I put together all by myself!!! And it is still holding strong!

Michael's new bed sheets :) We have another set same but minus the skulls.

Michael's name on the wall, which was really easy to do! A trip to Michael's, some wooden letters, things to nail into the back so they could hang, and black spray paint!

Michael's book shelf! I love this thing! I love the baskets, I got them for a DEAL at Michael's (LOVE THAT PLACE!) and the newest is the shadow box with his football jersey in it!

Mommy also got a new bed too which I love!!!
The room is nearly done I need to take pictures of it - but here is my bed :)

This is my new bed sheets - love them! Love Laura Ashley :)

I added a new frame behind the bed and I put 3 of the pictures from Chera in them! It looks SO good!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Michael's Snow Pictures 2-13-10

I have heard so many good things about Chera but never have taken pictures with her, she posted that she was doing snow mini's and I jumped on it! Let me just say she is awesome and certainly captured the beauty in Michael! I am in LOVE with the pictures and I keep looking at them!

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Revamp of Michael's Room - 'Big Boy Room'

Michael got a Big Boy Room! yay!

Michael picked out a gray, white and black camo sheet set with skulls, with a black and gray comforter!

Added his name on his wall...took wooden letters, spray painted black and hung on his wall.

He LOVES his room!

Deal of the Day! 2/14/2010

Deal of the Day!


3 set baskets!

original price $39.99

Got 2 sets, for $4.99 EACH set :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mommy and Son Play Date 2/6/2010

This past weekend - I hosted (along with with help from friends - THANK YOU!) a mommy and son Valentine's Play Date get-together.
Weather called for temps in the 55 degree mark - so I thought PERFECT!
We got hotdogs to grill, and other mommas brought things to share as well! I also went out and got sugar cookies for the kiddos to decorate and Valentine's for them to create for their loves, (us moms!)
Lighting the grill was a task in a half (I didnt and have never lit a grill before) BUT we did get it lit and got the dogs grilled!
The temps were NOT 55 degrees! It was a lot colder, forcing us who had them to grab blankets out the cars and wrap up in them. Most of the boys were too busy playing to actually notice how cold it was outside. We did manage to get the cookies decorated before everyone determined it was just too cold out side to stay any longer.
I sent the kiddos home with the pictures of them and their mom, and the valentine for them to create at home in the warm!

Had the temps not been so low I think it all went perfect! We had a good turn out! And the boys played great together!

We had some lovely cupcakes made by Angelena! Check her out she is FANTASTIC!

I am thinking on having another one closer to Easter - and chances are the temps will be a lot better!
I want to thank everyone who came and brought things and helped out!
I couldnt have done this with out you ladies!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, January 4, 2010

I am so late - but I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a very safe and Happy New Years!
As winter break approached we got creative thanks to a fellow momma on who posted a GREAT, cheap and easy gift project!
I want to try to tackle some more crafts that I see, I just need to make the time to do it :)
But here is our hand at this Popper can (not sure if that is what it is called but that is what IM callin it hehe)

Here is ours:

What you are gonna need:

A pop top soup can like this:

You are going to want to open it the OPPOSITE side of the pop top part so that the pop top is still intact - so in other words open with a can opener on the BOTTOM! Dont open where the WHOLE thing comes off you want it to be still attached just not fully attached.

Wash can out and do what ever you will with the contains of the can :)

once can is open (from the bottom), washed and dried. Get out your GLUE GUN!

I just love glue guns :)

You are going to want to pick a nice paper to glue on the outside of the can, scrap paper works well - it should look like this:

Fill the can with what ever goodies you want to, candies, gifts cards, what ever ideas you have that will fit in the can that will be fun to receive :)

Next you are going to want to pick out a nice ribbon for the border, glue that on you will get something to look like this:

Time to glue the can shut! BE SAFE with this one! I found my fingers burned with glue a few times, just take your time. You are going to want to hold the top in place.
Decorate top with strings and things :) we added a tag to determine whose it was and who is was from and also directions to POP THE TOP to see what is inside!



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