Saturday, April 27, 2013

My one day dresser (step by step tutorial)

 Start with a dresser you bought for cheap. This one was $15.
 Sand that baby down. I do not sand it down completely because I am too lazy for that ;0
 I repaint the edges either brown or black. This step is because I am going to disstress it and I want some color to show through instead of bare wood.
 These two steps are optional but helpful. I use a small roller (because its cheaper than expensive brushes) and a cheap sponge brush. I put tin foil over my tray so I can use it over and over again. In this next picture I am using a bar soap to go around the edges because I wanted to try it but it did not work as Well as the Vaseline. In the past and( in the future) I use Vaseline around the edges that I want to distress. This helps the paint to come off more easily so your not sanding all day. WARNING... Do not use too much Vaseline because it will make it hard to paint. Just stick with putting it on the corners and edges.
 This part is VERY IMPORTANT ... Make sure you have a little helper to help you paint the first layer.
 Your dresser will not turn out as well if you skip this part :)
 Paint that baby with about least three coats.
Here she is. She is so beautiful. With this dresser I had the four top handles but not all the handles. So I painted them black to match the ones I bought.
There you have it. Now you can do your own. :)

Friday, April 26, 2013

entertainment center turned dresser

 We got this old entertainment center for free from craigslist.
 After it was enjoyed by my little ones... I decided to redue it and make it a dresser and closet.

 I used this fancy paper for the door and to put in the back.

 see the fancy paper painted over :)
 Here she is. She is so cute.
There is that fancy paper again :)
I am giving her to a family in the ward that needs a dresser. (I still need to put the rod up for the closet)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My matching boys

 I was trying so hard to get a picture with these two cuties this last Sunday but they did not have the same vision in mind:)
 By the time I got them both outside they ran different directions. So much for getting a good picture of them.
To make the story better, Braden's pants ripped right down the middle a little later. (Well... He found a hole and ripped them :) So... I need to get them a new matching outfit and try again:) I love being a mom!!!1

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fish and game fair

 We went to New Hampshires Fish and Game fair. I had forgot my stroller so I had to carry Tanner along with my bag and try and hold Braden's hand while trying to take pictures every once in a while. To say the least I did not get very many good pics and we did not stay long:) My arm was aching by the time we got back to the car :)
 Braden was far more interested in the truck than the animals in it :)

 I wanted a picture of both of them together.  As you can see I was unsuccessful at getting them both to look at me. There was too much going on.
 He loved the fish..

 Tanner did such a good job in my arms the whole time.
 He got to color a snake.

 He did not love the stuffed animals:)
 Onc agin he was more interested in the truck than any thing around him:)
He was not into touching anything but overall he had a good time.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Candida-diet-friendly zucchini pizza

The first time I made this Seth said "the only thing I would do differently next time is make more". Yeah for fun healthy food. The cheese takes away some of the "health" but other than that it is very healthy.

This recipe comes from my Mother-in-law, Pat.

Press a generous amount of grated zucchini in a greased pizza pan. ( One zucchini was good for a have cake pan and 2 worked for a full cake pan)
Bake at 325 degrees for 20 min to pre-cook the zucchini.
Top with tomato sauce ( 1 can for a half pan and 2 cans for a whole can)
Add your pizza toppings ( I sprinkle garlic powder and italian seasoning, cheese and meat)
Bake for 25 min.

Enjoy :) beware that this will come out like a casserole and not a pizza.

Candida-diet-friendly veggie/chicken salad

 This is a fantastic salad if you are looking to use lots of raw veggies:)
 My favorite way to eat it is to make a lettuce wrap out of it.
 For the Salad: (you can decide adjust the amounts)
6 hard boiled eggs ( cut up)
1 cucumber (cut up small)
4-5 sticks of celery (cut up small)
chives (cut up small)
some jicama (cut up small)
1/2 - 1  bell pepper ( cut up small)
a whole thing of cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
I can of Chicken

For the dressing...
1 to 1and 1/2 zucchinis
1 avocado
handful of pine nuts
1 lemon
little bit of fresh dill
little bit of cumin
1/2 garlic clove
----put it in the blender and blend
-----then pour over the salad and mix it up

My husband loved it so much he said I should make it again:)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Young Women's packets

 I love these packets. I got them from this sight HERE. I made them for all our little Young Women.
 You put the personal progress book in the first pocket, then their journal (which comes with the personal progress book for the young women to write about their experiences), then the "For the Strength of Youth Panthet goes on the end.
I am not a perfect sewer but I enjoyed making these.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

There is no right or wrong way to play

 A play kitchen can also be hid-a-way. Please note all my couch cushions in the back ground. Yes we play with everything around here:)

 It may be a cold day outside but these little boys love playing in water. Tanner has a spoon in his hand and Braden has a measuring cup.  There is no wrong way to play:)