Monday, July 21, 2014

Happy Birthday Plate Tradition


Tomorrow is Mini Me's tenth birthday.  I can't believe it.

My oldest is planning to leave the house soon to go off to school and my youngest is a whole decade old.  I don't even want to think about how old that makes me.

As we are prepping for the "big day", I wanted to share one of our fun, and easy, birthday traditions.


After all the "Bake at 350" plate and cup projects that I've shared with you, you knew I'd need to do one for my kiddo's birthday right?

For this project I bought a boring round circle plate from Dollar Tree and used the Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Marker .  I wanted to see if the results were better than using the regular sharpie markers.



Every year Mini Me asks for a big cupcake cake for his birthday, so drawing a cupcake on his birthday plate was a no brainer for me.  But you can draw anything you want...candles, cake, balloons, streamers, the sky's the limit.

When you are done drawing, bake your plate at 350 degrees for 30 minutes to set the paint.

I have to admit, I like the Paint Markers better than regular sharpies.  The colors baked on so much brighter.  But that's just me.  Have you tried both ways?  Which way do you like better?



Friday, July 18, 2014

Dare to Share Linky Party and Features


I admit that I haven't been too active on the blog lately.  I'm spending my last week in Texas with family trying to help my parents' get their candy store up and running again after having to move.  It's been a crazy busy time, but I did get a chance to let you enjoy the fun with me.  Go check out my "review" of the new Chocolate Box and tell me what you think.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Chocolate Box Candy Store

I thought that after being absent from the web for the past three weeks, you may want to see what I've been up to instead.  I admit, I probably am a bit biased on the store as so much of my blood, sweat, and tears is wrapped up into this, but I still wanted you to know about the best little candy store in all of Texas.

Monday, July 14, 2014

LDS Priesthood Bingo Review Activity


There has been a lot of talk about Mormons and the priesthood lately.  I'm not sure why the media finds these matters so thrilling and scandalous, but I suppose that's the state of our world right now.  Personally, I can't understand it at all.  God has answered the debate on Priesthood and therefore the debate is over.  Period.  I personally don't want to stand before my Heavenly Father when this life is over and explain to him why I was right and He was wrong.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Heroes, Happiness, and Dare to Share

I'm still in Texas with my family this week, so I've been a little scarce on the computer and with my projects.  It's been nice having a little bit of a crafting break, but I've missed some of the designing and creating.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Over 300 Ways to Look Good Everyday

You guys know I'm no fashionista.

I'm the worst at picking out what to wear. I hate shopping for clothes.  And I'm lucky if I even bother to put make-up on during the day.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Rafting the Royal Gorge with American Adventure Expeditions

I went to college to become an accountant.  After taking my first year of classes, I discovered I was not cut out for all the theory and stress that career entailed.  I started looking around at other options and stumbled upon the Recreation Management degree.  I was in LOVE!

One of my classes was an introduction into some of the ways you could use your Recreation Management degree.  We got to try a lot of different activities as part of the class.  I went Paint Balling, Hot Air Ballooning, and White Water Rafting.