Friday, January 16, 2015

martin luther king jr craft

When a holiday approaches we always try to make a craft that goes with it. Today we made out Martin Luther King jr. craft. We decided to go with a peace sign since Martin Luther King Jr. was a promoter of peace.

All you need for this project is some paint, masking tape, and paper plates.

first I taped the plate to make a peace sign.

Next the children painted the plates.

When the paint dried, I removed the tape.

and there you have it a simple project the promotes Martin Luther King Jr's message. Peace.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Wintery Update and Outdoor Kitty Houses

So its been a little cold around here for the past few days.  Today the real feel was 1*. If you are a fan of snow and the cold then this is the place for you, but if you are me, right about now you would be wishing you were on a beach somewhere very very warm!

There have been a couple of stray cats that hangout by my house - probably because I feed them but they are cute and thats all that matters! They also have names... because I am that person. I want to make every stray a pet. I have been trying for months to get them to come inside my house but they aren't that comfortable with me yet. So last night me and my sister decided that they needed a warm place to stay.

 This is Mustachio.

This is Levi

I searched the internet and found a bunch of different ways to make outdoor shelters for stray cats that will help them stay warm in these very cold temps. Basically we took big bins with covers, some Styrofoam coolers and hay and put it all together and gave these cats a home! We cute the cooler to fit inside the bin, filled in the free space between the cooler and the bin with hay and put hay on the bottom for the cats to lay on and put the top back on. We cut a hole in the front - just big enough for them to get in and out

I must add that we put some cat nip inside to give the cats a reason to go in. I checked today and it looked like someone was laying inside! No one should be left out in the cold. If you have strays but cant let them in this is a perfect way to help your furry friend out!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

My 5 favorites for January

As part of the new year I have decided each month to add a section of my 5 favorite products or items for each month.

  • Bath & Body Works - Sparkle Every Day: Confetti Cupcake. 

 There is something about the smell of cupcakes baking that just warm me up inside. This scent is perfect for a winter time candle. Your whole house smells like you've been baking all day!

  • Biosilk Oil.

I don't know about you guys but I am always looking for amazing hair products. I have curly hair naturally but straighten and color it all the time. I hate when my hair starts to feel dry from too much blow drying, straightening, and coloring. Biosilk is my go to product when I want my hair to feel and look healthy. It smells amazing and a little bit goes a LONG way!

  • Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cupcake, Brownie, & Cookie Mix

I have tried a lot of different gluten free baked goods. Betty Crocker definitely wins in my book. I make this brand for parties and get-togethers and my guests don't even know they are gluten free until I tell them. Once they find out they are shocked! Do yourself a favor and give it a try! you won't be sorry!

  • Black and Decker Power tools.
If you are just starting out and venturing in to the world of DIY and power tools, but aren't looking to spend a ton of money then Black and Decker tools are where its at. I own many black and decker tools and they have yet to let me down. I use them for all of my DIY projects and they aren't expensive at all!

  • Elf Zit Zapper
To me this Elf Zit Zapper is a miracle worker! It cost me a $1 at target. If I feel like I am getting a blemish, I just roll a little bit on the spot and it is either completely gone or significantly smaller the next day! Just goes to show you that you don't have to spend a ton of money on some fancy pimple cream. $1 does the trick!