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Patience is a vurtue .. and I am running out ;)

10 Oct

Whew! It has been a rough day! E is on this grunting and squeeling kick and today it was seriously getting to B and I. It seemed like everything she knows she isn’t allowed to touch/do.. she touched/did.. I think if I had endured this day alone I would be in a big ball of a mess when B came home! It seems like every other word out of my mouth was “E Noo!!!!” and everything I was hearing was fake cries, grunts, and squeels!!!! Do terrible two’s really start at age 1?

Luckily this is the first day that B and I have felt like we were losing our minds and I have to give major props to him for taking care of her a majority of the day today so I could do some crafting 🙂 But I am seriously looking forward to bedtime tonight so B and I can have some relaxation and adult time!! I know B had a rough day besides E driving him crazy. Our internet here likes to go in and out at random occasions which makes it difficult for him to play his video games online. Then he decided to play a game that didn’t require the internet and said, “I really want to like this game but I am not liking it..”. Poor thing. On top of that I am kicking his butt in fantasty football league this week! (Oops!)

On a different note, B made this AMAZING lunch this afternoon! While I was at the grocery he asked me to pick up fresh bread, cheese, and lunch meat. I got a buy one get one free roll of sourdough and french bread and he made me a grilled cheese with colby jack cheese. It tasted like it came from a restaurant! It was sooooooooooooo gooooooooood! I know your probably thinking it’s just a grilled cheese J, but this was the best grilled cheese I have ever had and it tops Panera Bread. He really is the better cook in the family.

Well it looks like someone special needs some diaper assitance so I guess this is it for now 😉

G’night!

J

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Paper Flower Power!

10 Oct

Review #1 of Encyclopedia of Crafts by Martha Stewart!

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 The things you need to make it and how much it cost me to buy them.

Tissue paper – for an assortment pack. $1.00

Florist Wire – any type but I bought 20 gauge strips of 18 inches. $0.69

Scissors – a nice sharp pair. $7.69

Wire cutters – $4.39

Pliers – $4.39

Ruler – $1.75

Pencil – everyone should have a pencil 😉

So if you don’t have anything in this list it is going to cost you = $18.91 plus tax. If you have all the tools the only thing you will probably need to go back for is tissue paper and wire totalling $1.69 I wouldn’t consider this a project worthy of selling but out of one assortment pack with 20 sheets you could make 40 little puffs or 2 big puffs. If I were to sell this (and make some income) I would probably sell the little puffs for $0.50 cents each and $1.00 for the big ones.

The instructions in the book aren’t really that helpful. It gives you the basic outline and you kind of have to figure it out on your own. The first one I did looked ridiculous!! When I made the second one (the yellow one in the picture) I measured and cut out the four 10×5 pieces of tissue paper and I ignored the length of which I was supposed to fold it and just guesstimated so don’t waste your time measuring that. I took the wire and my pliers and and bent it to make a really skinny U shape long enough to go past the size of  the paper. I then put the wire in the middle of the folded tissue paper and and wrapped the wire around the other side. I cut the long part of the wire and trimmed the two sides of tissue paper. I made mine into little triangle like shapes but you can make any shape you want. After that I took the ends of the tissue paper and spread them out to make it look like a fan. Now this is the tricky part! You need to peel back each layer of tissue paper one by one. It takes practice for this part so don’t expect your first one to come out looking like a masterpiece!! Hopefully my instructions and slideshow are a little more helpful then this book.

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