Saturday, April 19, 2014

Get Your DIY On Spring Project Features



We have some fabulous features to show off to you today!  25 to be exact!  These features are from our Thinking Spring challenge.  We were so amazed at how talented you all are and had such a hard time narrowing it down.  Here are some of our favorites....



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Friday, April 18, 2014

Family Fun Idea- Renaissance Festival


A few weeks ago we had some good friends from out of town come and see us.  And when I say good friends I mean, the hubbies have known each other since they were about 3 years old.  My hubby will be 42 this year so you do the math.  That is along time to stay buddies.  Their kiddos are about our kiddos ages which always make for a great get together.


They live in California which is filled with things to do when we go out to visit them.  Coming out to Arizona... unfortunately we have no Disneyland.  But we make do.  The Renaissance Festival was in town.  Usually they come in for about 2 months each year.  We have been out there a few times and it's a great experience.




There are so many people dressed up and acting in character.  There is a on of stuff to do for the kiddos, for adults.  They have a jousting tournament, there are rides, games, shows, acts, performances.  And not to mention a ton of great food.  If you like Turkey legs, this place is calling you name.  The four of us will usually split one for lunch and man is that good!
I usually have to fit in some roasted almonds and chocolate covered strawberries in there somewhere as well.




Here we are at the jousting tournament.  The kids loved it!





This freaks me out a little bit.  Wow that is high for my kids.



The kids: Jaxson, Hunter, Reagan and Cooper


The Moms: Me and Jessica


The Dads: Darren and Mike- buddies forever



Besides the day being  little warm for this time of year, the weekend was amazing.  The kids had the best time out there.  We came home totally exhausted, heat burned and with dirty feet from walking in the dirt all day.  All in all it was a great day!

If you have a Renaissance Festival inn your neck of the woods, take the kiddos to it.  They will love it, and so will you.  Keep in mind you mind have to spend a few dollars when you are out there but it's worth it!











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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday- Lazy Day...Lazy Dog!













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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Projects Roundup


Easter is this weekend and my kiddos are so excited!  Nothing like waking up in the morning and finding a little surprise from the Easter Bunny.  Not quite sure how long I still have with this tradition so I'd like to keep it going if I can.  These last few years of believing have really made me want to push it and appreciate it as much as possible.  I am dreading the days of the teenager who sleeps until 2 and is grumpy and doesn't want to believe anymore.  Sniff Sniff... :(  It won't happen to my kids...it won't happen to my kids.

I found some seriously adorable Easter Projects I wanted to share with you.  You know those projects that make you either say... "awwww" or "omg!  Seriously that is adorable.  I have to make that!"  Being in the blogging and crafter world makes me realize I am in awe everyday with the talent that these people produce!

On a little side note if you haven't uploaded your Spring Projects with us at Get Your DIY On, you still have until Friday to do so!  Get them in or go and check out the cute link ups!  It was a great party.  We would love to have you join!  Here is the link!




Monday, April 14, 2014

Blog Love- House by Hoff


This month's love goes April with House by Hoff.   I was able to connect with April last year after we started Get Your DIY On Challenge.    Soon the group we belonged to was chatting up every week with project questions and blog questions.

I am in awe of April's blog and am drawn to her clean adorable projects.  Not to mention her little house seem so stinkin' clean to me... how does she do it?



Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Time Flower Pots


Last week I shared my Easter Mantel with you.  It's not a holiday that we decorate a lot for but with the showcase I had to come up with a few things.  My purple spring flower pots were part of that mantel.  I found some terracotta pots at Michael's for .69 each.  I painted them with some yellow and white paint although I wish I would have used spray paint instead.  I added some moss around the top to cover the Styrofoam at the bottom.  With adding these adorable purple flowers it was the perfect combination to add with the yellow pots.  It's so cute and cheery.













Even though I made these for my Easter Mantel I just might keep them around for the summer :)












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Thursday, April 10, 2014

75 Thoughts Every Runner Has....

Last night while running I was coming up behind an older couple with two little rat looking dogs.  The couple didn't hear me which is surprising since I was panting... the rat of course did and started to attack me.  I was on my last leg of running so seriously I was almost dead and had to hurdle my way over the dogs and basically look like this guy so my ankles were bitten.  Oh the joys of running!
I was sent this the other day in my email and I laughed so hard.  I swear I think about almost all of these during my run.  I really hate that I have this love/hate relationship with running.  Some days I run and I love it.  I am focused and moving quickly, my body doesn't hurt and I am in the zone.  Other days I run I am miserable.  Every inch of me is in pain, I am not focused and feel like I am dragging.  So these next thoughts might give you a peek into my brain for those few minutes of running.