|April 18, 2014||Posted by Rita under Crafts, Easter, paper crafting, Parties, Tutorials|
Last week the kids were out of school for spring break, so I thought that it would be fun to make a pinata for our Easter party with the two grandkids that I tend…
WHAT WAS I THINKING?
It was a big fat mess making the pinata, but we did it and every thing turned out great, but a 4 year old helper with something like this was really not a great idea! :)
This was a super easy project as far as pinata’s go, because all you need is the shape of the balloon to make the egg!
So do you want to make your own Easter Egg Pinata?
1. Cut a bunch of newspaper into about 1-1.5 inch strips the width of the paper. Then make a paste of 2 cups flour and 2 cups water, mix together. There are a few lumps and that is okay. Blow up a balloon the size that you want your pinata. Dip the newspaper into the paste then lay the dipped piece on the balloon. Smooth it down. Keep repeating this step until the balloon is covered with 2-3 layers of newspaper. Let dry overnight. Do not pop the balloon!
2. After the egg has dried, pop the balloon. I spray painted our pinata lime green, and then we just mod podged circles cut out of scrapbook paper. Let it dry good, then add a final coat of mod podge to make your pinata a little bit more sturdy.
3. Cut a hole with an exacto knife, in the back of the pinata that is large enough for your hand to fit in. This is where you will put the candy in, but you also need to attach your jute hanger at this point.
4. Poke a hole on each side of your pinata with an awl or the pointed end of your scissors. Put your jute through the hole into the middle of your pinata, then go out the other side and pull so that it is long enough to make a loop hanger. I did this 3 times to make sure it would hold the weight of the pinata. After you have filled the pinata with candy, tape the opening closed with packing tape or a good strong tape. You could also add another polka dot over it if you wanted to. I added a couple of bows to the top with ribbon, because as you know ribbon just makes everything cuter! :)
And you are done and ready for the party to begin!
Have a great Easter weekend everyone! I hope that you get to spend it with someone that you love.
Are you ready for the big day? Do you have an Easter feast or brunch? We are going very low key this year because most of our families will be with their in-laws this year. We are going to have an Easter Egg Hunt, our pinata and maybe a treasure hunt for our party. ( If I get the treasure hunt ready!) But our Easter dinner will be very minimal, which is okay with me! :)
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|April 17, 2014||Posted by Rita under Printables, Quotes, Thursday's Thoughts|
Today’s thought makes me reflect on some of the choices that we make…
Some are obviously better than others, but I hope that we can learn from the choices we make, to help us make better choices in the future!
This would be a great print to frame for a gift for a graduating student, or someone going out on their own or just for a reminder to each of us… to think about making good choices!
To print, right click over image and go to “save image as” then save in a folder. Or you can right click over the image and go to “copy image” then open your favorite program like Word or Presentations, right click again and go to “paste”. This is formatted to an 8 x 10 size.
So let’s go out and make better choices today, shall we? :)
Have a great day today!
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|April 14, 2014||Posted by Rita under Family|
Last week it was Spring break for the school kids here. My daughter had to work everyday, but did a little “stay”cation with her kids every day after work. They went to Trafalga, bought a movie, went to the park, went swimming and went to the zoo. They asked me to go to the zoo with them, and I am so glad that I went. It was a gorgeous day and we had a great time!
There was a large part of the zoo that was closed for remodeling, but here is a recap of some of the animals that we did see:
The gorilla at the top was sooo cute all wrapped up in his blankie! I love the curiosity of my grandson thinking that he could sneak up on this pelican! We have a BIG bird lover in our family, so I had to take a picture of this bird. The colors in it’s feathers were absolutely beautiful!
The picture in the top left is one turtle with it’s reflection in the water! All of my children have been to Africa, so we are naturally attracted to the giraffes! I love the picture of the giraffe that posed so perfectly for me to measure him up! The picture of the baby leopard (I think that is what it is!) Looks just like a darling little kitten all rolled up in a ball taking a nap. The kids wanted to take that one home!
Cute little monkeys!
My grandson that is in these pictures has a fascination for roosters! If he wakes up before his mother, he goes in her room and yells cock a doodle doo to wake her up! I got a picture of this rooster crowing and he started crowing right along with it!
I think that all kids love the elephants because they are just so big and they are fun to watch. The elephants usually don’t seem to mind entertaining everyone either!
So that is a recap of our fun day at Hogle Zoo! Like I said earlier, it was a beautiful day and we are so excited to have warmer weather and to be able to be outside in the sunshine! Because now the weather is cold and rainy again… That is Spring in Utah!
How did you spend your weekend? I hope that you were able to spend some time with those that you love!
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|April 11, 2014||Posted by Rita under Fashion, Reviews, Shopping|
Today I want to share a few new favorite finds that I found!
I have lived in Utah most of my life and I had never heard of Pirate O’s! It is such a fun store that I just happened to find last week! My husband and I were driving down the road and I yelled, “turn around!” Well, I really said can you please turn around right here! :) And being the great husband that he is…he did! This is what caught my eye:Pin It
|April 10, 2014||Posted by Rita under Easter, Gift ideas, paper crafting, Patterns, Tutorials|
I have some really exciting news to share with you before I get to my regular post! This little old blog is getting a new face lift! I am working with my web designer and I am really excited about the new changes that will be coming soon. We are going to have a fresh new clean look and hopefully it will easier to move about my site!
So stay tuned…
Instead of doing my regular Thursday’s Thought today, I decided that it would be fun to do a paper crafting project! And what girl wouldn’t love having 15
carats carrots for Easter?
|April 7, 2014||Posted by Rita under Crafts, Easter, Games, Gift ideas, paper crafting, Printables, Tutorials|
|April 4, 2014||Posted by Rita under Drinks, Parties, Printables|
Happy Friday everyone! Are you as excited for the weekend as I am?
Today I want to share a fun Italian Soda Bar that we did last Sunday when everyone was here for dinner.
It was a big hit and everyone kept going back for more! I have done these before, but this time I used Sparkling Water instead of Club Soda and I think that I liked them a little better with the Sparkling Water. I also had cream that they could add to it, if they wanted to. (but I forgot to put the “creme” bottle in the picture)
These are also wonderful with a dollop of whipped cream on the top!Pin It
|April 3, 2014||Posted by Rita under Easter, Printables, Thursday's Thoughts|
I mentioned last week that I love both the fun part of Easter and the Spiritual side!
The hope that comes with the miracle of the risen Savior is truly something to celebrate. So this week I wanted to do a thought that reflects my feelings about this beautiful Easter event!
This is formatted to 8 x 10. To print, right click over image and go to “save image as” then save in a folder. Or you can right click over the image and go to “copy image” then open up a program like Word or Presentations. Right click again and go to “paste”, you can then print it.
So now you have printables to celebrate both the fun side of Easter and the truly remarkable Spiritual side!
Have a great day everyone!
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|March 28, 2014||Posted by Rita under Easter, paper crafting, Printables|
|March 27, 2014||Posted by Rita under Easter, Printables, Thursday's Thoughts|
I love to celebrate all the different holidays with my grandkids and Easter is no exception! We love to celebrate with fun Easter egg hunts and Easter dinner. My own kids have some very fond memories of Easter Egg Hunts that their grandpa used to do and the excitement of trying to find that one “golden” egg that had the $5 bill in it! It is fun to now try to make some fun memories for their kids and the excitement of finding those “golden” eggs!
But I also love the spiritual celebration that Easter brings!
So for today’s thought I decided to do a fun whimsical thought and then I will do a spiritual one later!
So Here Comes Peter Cottontail…Pin It
|March 25, 2014||Posted by Rita under Church, Quilts, Sewing, Shopping|
My husband and I went on our annual trip to Arizona! We were gone about 10 days and we had a great time. We have been making this trip for about 7 or 8 years now! We go down for baseball Spring Training, (or at least that is what my husband goes for!) I go for the wonderfully warm weather and to just get away from it all!Pin It