Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wishing you all...

A very happy and safeThanksgiving.

The Junk Mammas

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pumpkin gingerbread trifle

Looking for something new to try for Thanksgiving. Check out Paula Dean's recipe @ the Food Network. The recipe looks super easy to make and delicious, plus it received hundreds of wonderful reviews.

At a recent show we did, the booth next to us had fresh cranberries she was dipping in warm Carmel, which were to die for. We thought that would make a fun snack for holiday entertaining.

The Junk Mammas

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Favorite things party!

We are joining the party @ 320 Sycamore- Favorite things. Here goes with the Junk Mamma's favorite things.

Rimmel 60 second dry nail polish, it's a great polish and inexpensive. Nice colors and it works well for wiggly little toes and fingers that want to be painted also.

Yankee Candles, love the smell of candles in the house. A few of our favorite scents are Home for the Holidays, Midsummers night, Clean Linen.....

Things with a polka dot pattern. Red, black and white, brown. Dishes, fabric, rain boots, dish towels.... We love polka dots.

Flannel jammie bottoms, I even take my kids to school in them.

Mini Babybel light cheese rounds. Yummy to snack on.

Can't wait to see what everyone else has on their list!

The Junk Mammas

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Upstairs hallway project

Today, I started to tackle one of my projects. This has been an ongoing thing for literally years. I have been collecting frames to make a wall collage of the kids, dogs and our whole family if we have room.

I first started by mapping out the area I selected for my frames. I cut out pieces of paper the same size as the frames and taped them on the wall. This way you can get a feel of how they will work and move things around before the hole making starts. I really hate this step, but I knew if I wanted my husband to help me it had to be done.

Below, they started to go up one by one.
Here is the finished project for now. Not quite finished, but better then the frames stacked in my hallway. I need to pick out more pictures to fill the frames, and if I would have taken his picture a little higher you would see I have some space yet to go for it to be complete.

Check out Kimba's site for other DIY projects.

The Junk Mammas

Monday, November 9, 2009

W.S Love

Every time I get a new William Sonoma catalog I seem to have to blog about it. The stuff in there is so darn cute. Love these snowflake cookie cutters.

Wish we had a store close to us, I would love to try the pops.

My favorite is the wreath. They have made one for a few holidays now using the same concept of vintage images or cards. I need to make one. Christmas might just be the time.

The Junk Mammas

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009 take 2

Costumes at our house this year seemed to be a little challenging. My daughter has wanted to be Hannah Montana since last year, so I finally gave in on that one and my son was undecided until around a week ago.

Maddie's costume just sort of happened. She had a lot of the stuff already and I purchased a wild shirt in juniors @ Walmart. The shirt turned out to be a Mylie Cyrus shirt, which I didn't even realize until I cut the tags off of it. The wig was a $3.00 bargain and thank goodness that is all I paid for it. I finally got it to stay better by putting in a ponytail with her real hair. But I still heard all night how itchy it was, so needless to say it didn't get worn much and will not be worn again.

Sam was my labor intensive costume. I ripped strips upon strips of fabric, then dyed it with Rid color tan. Next, I took some long underwear I purchased and began hot gluing strips on one by one. With a few nasty burns and a little cutting and stretching we had a mummy.

Tip for anyone using hot glue on something like this, stretch it while you are making it. There is not a lot of give once it has been glued. For the head piece I ended up using ribbon with strips glued on. I originally bought a ski mask and glued, etc. and found out it didn't fit his head once I was done.

The Junk Mammas

Halloween 2009

After dealing with the H1N1 for the past three weeks, I did manage to make a peacock costume for my daughter. She has wanted to be a peacock for about 6 months, there was no talking her out of it. Excuse the poor pictures, kids and pictures on Halloween don't mix.

In process

So as a crafty Mom I broke out my hot glue gun and started to glue feathers to a cheap pair of fairy wings that I covered with black felt. Of course I glued my poor fingers a few times, man that hurts. I made a easy tutu for the skirt. And she was a happy peacock. My kids told me that is was the best Halloween ever a few times as we were trick or treating. That made gluing my fingers worth it.

This was after trick or treating, so we are a little disheveled .

And I can't leave out my little champ.

The Junk Mammas