Friday, July 17, 2009

My Missing Bows - Problem Solved!

I have a problem with bow organization. They are all stuffed in the drawer, half missing, etc. With my 2 girls, I decided to TAKE CONTROL~

So, first of all, I have a disclaimer. I saw this on SoMEbody elses blog, but I can't remember WHOSE. I remember it was a cute turquoise, way cuter frame. Thanks for the idea! :)

First, I found an old frame.
Sorry Gma, but this picture was not making it on my wall. I kept the pics and stuff for posterity, though!

Next, I spray painted it. We love this green that was used for refinishing Ainsley's wicker furniture.
After it drys, simply hot glue ribbon on the backside, pulling tight.

Finished! Isn't it cute??? I am loving it on my bathroom wall. I only wish I could get rid of the TAN walls. That's on my to-do list as well. :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Twirly Skirts!!!

Yes. I sewed them. Are you shocked and amazed? They are so cute on the girls. I want more...
Tutorial is at
If you make one post a pic!

Any thoughts on cheap fabric OTHER than Joanns? I want something CUTE like Heather Bailey or Amy Butler. Am I out of luck?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hiking, Swiming and Friends

We stayed at our time share in Park City. It was gorgeous weather and we had a great time.
Many of our friends came to see us and we loved having them there. We really missed the old days!! Brandon and Jonah at the pool.

The kids in a bobsled

Hiking up the canyons

This says it all. Bye Utah!

More Vacation

Brandon had the "best day ever!" He went fishing with NO GIRLS! Just his dad, grandpa, and cousin. Ryan and Brandon with his first catch, a rainbow trout. It was YUMMY!
Ryan was ecstatic to have someone else there to clean the fish. He is finally old enough to pass it on. Thanks Nick!

We also visited the new Oquirrh temple. It was tiny, and very beautiful.

Ryan wants me to crop out his hair and fix it. ;)

This was the start of a full day of grandma and grandpa Phillips. The kids went straight to their house for fun and food all day long. They love being there so much, they call her "Joy Toy."

And of course, while they were enjoying their day, we met Joe at my mom's storage unit. Wow. That's all I can say.

Trip to Utah

About 2 weeks ago, we left on a trip to Utah. We had such a great time, we didn't want to come home. Especially Ryan. :)

Ryan's dad flew down to drive up with us and he took off with Ainsley in tow. We love having all of our children together, but what a nice change it was having only two! No fighting! Wow!!!

We spent the night in St. George, and headed out the next day.

Of course we stopped in Beaver for ice cream and squeaky cheese.
We then went through to grandma Joy's. The kids were STARVING for attention and homemade bread.

Alexa loved grandpa's garden. Especially the peas.
Next, we went to Julee's to have fun with the cousins and Taylorsville Dayzz. I'm not sure why my camera is white in the next few photo's. Still trying to figure the thing out.

Megan was a little tired.

Me and Kayla (one of the new twinners.) They are so adorable.

Katie, Nick, Megan, Ainsley and Bella. We missed Nate this trip!!! And notice Brandon is missing? See below.
Bella, Katie and Brandon rode the Twister. Brandon threw up immediately after. All over the sidewalk, grass, and his dad! :)

Mike, Lori, Julee and the new babes.
The kids LOVE seeing their cousins and had a great time!

My new black and olive green tile

Yes, she has already learned the fine art of ruining everything in the house.


Okay, so I haven't posted in a while. This is evident by the zoo posting. Anyone who's lived in AZ knows you can't go the zoo in July! :) But last month was a super nice month here. The weather was nearly perfect every day.
We went to the zoo with our friends, the Johnsons one morning.

Ainsley and Alexa in the Little People playground
Alexa and Kiah by the fountain

Brandon and Halle on the frog

Halle saved up her $ to ride the camel

Amy prepared ahead and brought swim suits. Not me!