Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Transformers Cupcakes

Saturday night we celebrated Lincoln's 5th birthday. He wanted a Transformers birthday party so I made him Transformers cupcakes with Transformers cupcake liners and Transformers rings to go on top. I think he really liked them. :)

He also had a Transformers pinata at his party!

Doesn't it look like the pinata is standing on the gym floor?
We were all getting a kick out of how the pictures made it look like that! ;)

Cutting Christmas Trees

The Saturday after Thanksgiving my whole family headed up into the mountains to cut Christmas trees. We do this every year and like always we all had a lot of fun searching for the perfect tree and the kids loved sledding and playing in the snow. :)

More pictures to come once I get mine decorated!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Missing Baby Will (who was taking a nap), Sam, Heidi, Jade & Mayci (who came the next day to stay for the rest of the weekend).

Andrew and I spent Thanksgiving this year with my family. All my siblings and their families came, my grandma was here from Washington and we spent the holiday all together at my parents house. It was wonderful. :)

When my mom asked me what I wanted to bring to Thanksgiving dinner, I offered to bring rolls, cinnamon rolls, apple pie and banana cream pie so I could put my bread and pie-making skills from my cooking classes to good use. ;) The night before Thanksgiving I started working on my pies and they turned out pretty well. The roll/cinnamon roll dough on the other hand did not turn out at all and that's about all I'm going to say about that! I was so sure I could do it, but apparently I still need many more hours of practice and I almost ended the night crying myself to sleep because of it. Thank goodness for a supportive husband and stores open late the night before Thanksgiving!

I also made some fun, edible place card holders for the Thanksgiving table that I saw on Pinterest. They were a hit especially with my niece Kinley and nephew Lincoln who both asked to eat their turkey's head right after the Thanksgiving blessing was over. :) That made my day!

My nephew Will and I with his turkey. :)

It was a great Thanksgiving!

Pineapple Bag

A while back, I found instructions to make this adorable pineapple bag on Pinterest, but I knew I would need my Grandma's help and expertise to pull it off. When I found out she was coming to visit for Thanksgiving, I was so excited! I asked her to pack some yellow and green fabrics from her personal stash and we set up an evening to get together and sew while she was here.

The Saturday before Thanksgiving I went up to my mom's house to sew and I can actually say that I sewed the entire top of this bag thanks to everything my Grandma taught me. :D

Cutting out the top.

Finished top.

The back (that I think actually looks like a pineapple, don't you?)

The lining.

The top.

Grandma sewing it all together for me. :)

To finish it off, I bought some cute pineapple buttons on ebay. I love them and I absolutely love the way the bag turned out! Thank you, Grandma. I love you the most! ;)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thanksgiving Kits

New Thanksgiving kits I put together Monday night from The Idea Closet. :)

I put this turkey together last year, but this year Tracy did an updated version of him and had him sitting on the Gobble Gobble block above so I just ordered the block to put underneath the turkey I already had. :)