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Friday, May 28, 2010

Starting the Summer Off with a...

Henry had a little difficulty with the monkey bars Wednesday morning.{this is a picture from January...not this week}
And now he will be wearing a cast on his left arm for the next two weeks!
The doctor said his arm wasn't broken, probably just cracked. They put a cast on to protect his arm and to help it heal more quickly.
We go back in two weeks to get his cast taken off and to take more x-rays.
But for now, Henry will be sporting a neon green cast and avoiding the pool:)

P.S. Don't forget to enter FREE 4 All Friday today!

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FREE 4 All Friday!

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Congrats to Alicia for winning this weeks FREE 4 All Friday giveaway!
It's the fourth Friday of the month.
That means it's my turn to host FREE 4 All Fridays!
Because everybody likes free stuff, right!?!
This week I am giving away a Natural Remedy Outdoor Survival Kit from Burt's Bees!
It has a ton of great stuff to help you enjoy the great outdoors, naturally!

And along with the Survival Kit, I also have an adorable book full of beautiful flower drawings and inspirational quotes.

I seriously wish I had art in my house that looked like the pages of this book!

To enter:
Leave a comment telling me what fun outdoor stuff you have planned for this summer.

For another entry, follow my blog and leave me a comment telling me that you do.

For a third entry, place my blog button on your blog and then leave a comment telling that you did.

For another entry, follow me on twitter, and leave a comment telling me that you do.

For one more entry, stop by Mimi's place and tell her "HI" too!

& since I just recently added my social media buttons to my blog, you get 5 extra entries for either becoming my friend on facebook or for subscribing to my blog feed. Make sure to leave 5 separate comments so they all count!

That is up to 10 chances to win:)

I will use random.org to pick a winner on Sunday! Good Luck and thanks for entering!

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Blog Swap: Jen from Larsenloves!

Hello Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM Fans~ I am Jennie, or some know me as JenGlamGirl, and I am from Larsenloves. I AM THRILLED to be spotlighting my blog today on KELLI's blog. Kelli is very talented and I just love seeing her creations. She is also a busy mom of three darling boys, that have the cutest names ever. I enjoy seeing pics. of all her creations, and posts about her life as a SUPER mom. I am honored to be on Kelli's blog today.

My family this past Easter Sunday.

A little about me, I married my blind date (by big brother approval) his name is Kevin and we have been married for 10 years going on 11. We have three children together Preston 8, Arabella 4, and Ryker 15 mos. Together we live in beautiful Southern Utah. I stay at home with my dumplings and keep busy with them. As well as many crafts, projects, diy days, decorating, cooking, and of course blogging. Let me share just some of the things I enjoy doing, creating, and sprucing, and then blogging them ;)

I will start you off, by showing you this chair and table my hunny and I re-finished a little over a year ago. It was light oak on top and the base and chairs were a aqua country blue, with big blue and white gingham cushions. I told the hun, that I wanted black and dark walnut. We HE worked hard, but I helped too!

Here is a DIY picture arrangment or grouping I put together in my hallway nook. I "ADORE" my children. This was a very populare post and even was featured on Somehwhat Simple. ;)

One large DIY project I did, was finding this huge shelf on Craigslist in knotty pine and then painting, painting, touching up, and sanding it. Its a treasure I sure enjoy, as well as changing it out and decorating it for the holidays.

I love LOVE to decorate, and will show you my decorations in hopes to inspire. ;) I especially show my decorations during the holidays. I love to decorate my entry table, here is my Entry table as of now.

Another DIY project I did was prime, paint, decoupage, and vinyl my daughters headboard.

I love to craft, and just recently opened up a craft blog Craftomaniac.blogspot.com SO FOR those of you who enjoy crafts, and crafts blogs are more your speed, I would love for you to come check me out. However, all my home decor, DIY, decorating, Fashion Fridays, and many more things including all things Larsen... will be on LarsenLoves.
here are a few crafts on my craft blog. Mod Podged napkin styrofoam balls.

decorated plates with craft paper.

I offer a few other fun things on my blog during the week, like Sweet Saturday Somethings, Fashion Fridays (everyother Friday) This and That Thursday, and Wordless Wednesdays.... There will always be silly fun updates and pics. on the fam. too.

here is an example:

Doll up the eyes, with color!

This and That Thursday is a really fun post I do every other Thursday, in fact I do it on the week that I don't do Fashion Fridays. It's a post of all things I find THAT THIS gal love's or like's.

Here is an Example of one of my Wordless Wednesdays~ "PRETTY IN PINK"

I sure hope you all come visit me at LarsenLoves, I would be thrilled and flattered if you followed me too!


I'm over at Jen's place today, so hop over there and leave me some comment love:)

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Decorating Dilemma

Decorating Dilemmas

I got a ton of great advice from the last time that I participated in Amanda's fun Decorating Dilemmas party. So I'm linking up again with the hope that I can get some more great feedback!We are still in the middle of redoing our living room. This redo seems to be the project that will never end....hopefully with your help it will be a little closer to the end though.

My dilemma is this table:

My hubby built it to go behind our new sectional. The couch was just not quite centered in the room the way we wanted it, so he built this table to sit behind the couch and make it more centered in the room. Now I have an extremely long flat surface to decorate.

The biggest problem is that we built it to the height of the back of the couch, but the cushions stick up a little higher. That means that the bottom 3-4 inches of anything that is on the table can't be seen from the other side of the room.
Notice how the birdcage looks so small in this last shot. I am thinking of putting a stand underneath the birdcage, but I don't think I can do that with every single thing I put on the table. I am also having trouble deciding what to put on the wall behind the couch. We have a big wall of pictures to the left of this wall, a wall of windows to the right, and the tv is in front of the couch.
Any suggestions for how to decorate this {kind of} awkward table and the big empty wall behind it would be greatly appreciated!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Saying Thank You

It is that time of the year when everything starts coming to an end...school, sports, clubs, and other activities.
That also means it is time to say "Thank You" to some special people.
I packaged up cookies for the owner of the pharmacy that sponsored Henry and Grant's t-ball team this year. I thought it would be nice to let them know we are thankful for the support they show our community.
I even packaged the cookies up in the boys' team colors:)
I thought Grant's preschool teacher deserved a little pampering after a year with a room full of 4 year olds. I bought her a gift certificate to a local spa, and packaged it up with some nail polish, lotion, and body scrub.
Henry's teachers deserve a much bigger "Thank You" than I could ever give them, but I put together a little package to let them know how GOOD our year in Kindergarten has been. They each got a basket full of Mr. Goodbars and a gift certificate to a local restaurant along with a note that said "Thanks for making it a GOOD year!" Love, Henry.

What kind of things do you do to tell others THANK YOU?

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. I am so confused {and a little mad} about the LOST finale. There are so many unanswered questions. I know the creators said they answered the most important questions about the characters...blah, blah, blah, BUT I want some of the other mysterious stuff explained! I feel like there was a little bit of resolution, but still a million open ended things too! If any body has any theories they want to share, please do.

2. Summer is almost here. Henry only has a half day of school tomorrow, and then it will officially be summer for us. I'm not quite sure how we are going to spend the next 10 weeks....doing lots of fun stuff I hope!

3. I'm heading to the doctor today for a checkup. It has been over a year....and I am almost feeling completely back to normal. You know, except for the six pills I have to pop every morning, and the two shots I take every Thursday. But I think my body {and my rheumatoid arthritis} is doing what it needs to do to feel normal and function.

4. Last week, Grant, Eli, and I took a little road trip...and I got to meet my SUPER sweet bloggy friend Kelli! Here are a few pics of our trip:

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Welcome to Jello Island

Henry's class is having a luau today.
And other than fruit kabobs or a roasted pig, I had no idea what kind of snack to take.
So I made Jello Island:)Jello Island1 I mixed up three big boxes of Blue Berry Jello in a clear bowl. About halfway through the refrigeration time, pull the bowl out and load it up with gummy fish and sharks.
Jello Island2 When the Jello is completely set, pull it out to decorate. I crumbled up vanilla Oreos in a food processor and sprinkled them onto part of the Jello to make the island. Then I rolled out a few Starburst to make beach towels and added a few sunbathing Teddy Grahams.
Candy/Cookie Palm Trees To make the palm trees, I used a few Pirouette cookies and some green fruit slices. I sliced the fruit slicing thinly, and then attached them to the top of the Pirouette with the help of a few toothpicks.
Jello Island3
This was really easy to do, and I may try it again this summer and actually let the boys helps me when we have more time!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
I think I need a fruity drink with an umbrella in it to celebrate the weekend almost being here:)

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