Monday, November 10, 2008

Upcoming Craft class

Craft and Decor Classes
taught by: Liza Burdette

O.K. girls, so here is another class. I thought that this one would make a great Christmas present. I have a lot of people interested in doing them for grandparents gifts.

Friday Nov. 21st @ 7:00pm
Saturday Nov. 22nd @ 10:00am

Cost: $20.00

The class is on a first come first serve basis. I had so many of you say that you were interested so I have set a side to dates. I know that the holidays are crazy so let me now what day works better. All paper will be precut and this is a project that will be finished and ready to go in a gift bag when you leave. You will need to bring a 5x7 horizontal black and white picture.
The light and all supplies included. But the light bulb is not included.
It is a 30watt 110-120volt light bulb. I will have a sample so you can see what they look like.

Email me to sign up or with questions.

Thanks, I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season and that maybe this is a gift idea that will work for you.

Halloween night

Halloween night started off nice with a little chill but as the night went on the rains came down.

The boys loved trick or treating. Noah was so good at using his manners. Every time he was given a candy he was the first to say thank you. That makes me a proud mama. Since the kids can't have artificial coloring we had to trade them candy. Jaxon did great. We had wonderful and thoughtful friends who knew my kids could not eat certain candy so they got stickers and BIG chocolate bars. It was so sweet. Thanks guys for being such thoughtful neighbors and friends.

Jaxon and Jake are little buds. They are so cute together.My little boy is all grown up. Check out our neighbors pumpkins. The kids loved it.

BATMAN and BATGIRL. These to are never apart. They love to play batman all the time. Jaxon and Kate are such good friends.

Every Halloween we have a tradition of going to Pleasant Grove to our good friends house. It is actually in the neighborhood where Chad and I met. The Thayer family is like a second family for me. I lived with them for a while when I went to school. We go there every Halloween. Jaxon and Noah love it. They love to go play at Chelseas house. (Actually Chelsea is grown and married and no longer lives there, but to Jax it is Chelseas house.) I love the spending time with them and the warm home feeling that comes with it. Thank you guys! We loved Halloween!

The Church Halloween Party

Our ward had a great Halloween party. Jaxon picked what we would all be for Halloween this year. Can you tell the boys are into batman. The way I look at it is Chad and I won't be cool in Jaxon's eyes for to much longer so we a fully enjoying it now!

Here is Jaxon with one of his many girl friends, Chasey.

This is me and my little buddy Jake. I love this kid a ton. He reminds me alot of Jax at his age.

Both the boys looked so cute. It was hard to keep track of Noah. We had sprayed his hair black and slicked it over. I am so used to looking for my blonde haired little boy. Even my own sister came and asked my where Noah was and he was standing right in front of herand she did'nt recongnize him.

I love this picture of Noah. When you blow it up big it looks like me his off to fight crime!
We had such a blast at the ward party.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ranches Academy Fundraiser

Last Saturday I had a booth at the Ranches Academy Charter school. It was fun and I got to see a lot of people who I don't see all the time. Craft fairs are hard work and I am still recovering.

For all of those who have asked where they purchase my stuff from I will be having another booth at the Rockwell High School this Saturday from 10-5. If you can not make it I will be posting more items on my etsy shop next week.

I also will have some things displayed in my home if you would like to email me.
Thank you all for the great response to all that I a have made. It means alot to know that others are enjoying what I love to create.

Here are some projects that I sold the most of.
Thanks for looking. I'm looking forward to seeing some of you on Saturday.

Pumpkin Land

Two Mondays ago we went to Pumpkin Land for FHE. We go every year and the kids love it. This year we went with Kyle and Adrienne and their family. We had a good time together. We love going there because there's not just pumpkins. They have animals, a corn maze, jump houses, spook alleys and a big park.

Every year we get our picture taken in the same place. It great to look back and see how much the kids have grown.Here's last years picture. Noah is a different boy. They are both grown so much in a year.
The kids loved sitting on the big pumpkins.

They loved the jumpers too. Noah could climb up it all by himself with no braces! I'm sorry Adrienne. I know that this is not the best picture of my sister in laws family. But they look happy. I didn't get any where everyone was looking with my camera. We all had a great time. It's great that we are all close and get to spend time together.

New Family Pictures

O.K. between today and tomorrow I am going to try to get caught up with my blogging. A lot has been going on in the last couple of weeks. A few Sundays ago we took a little drive up to Nunn's park in the Provo canyon to see the beautiful colors of fall. Fall is my favorite time of year. And can I just say that nothing compares to my home state of Connecticut when it comes to fall. This is the time of year that I get home sick.

We had a blast. The kids loved playing in the leaves, I loved the scenery, Chad enjoyed skipping rocks in the river, and we all really enjoyed the peaceful feeling of being together as a family enjoying Heavenly Fathers creations.

This picture was my favorite one of the whole fam. We just used the timer and can I just say that trying to get Noah to look at a stationary object for more the 5 seconds is a huge challenge!

I Love this picture of Chad and the boys. They just adore him. I love how Jaxon head is on Chad's shoulder.

Jaxon took this picture of Chad and I all by himself. He has been able to frame up a good picture since before he could put a whole sentence together. He loves to take pictures.

This ones blurry I know. We need a new camera. Someday. A new camera is beaten out by medical bills on the priority list. But I love this picture blurry or not. Me with my boys!

O.K. this one is my favorite. This was just the boys playing around and Jaxon was making Noah laugh by kissing him. But it looks so sweet and loving. I know I have said it before, over and over, I LOVE MY BOYS!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Boutique Photos

Here are some images from the boutique for those who couldn't make it. I've got my hands full getting things together for the fundraiser sale on Saturday, but I'll try to keep up on updating!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Twigs and Twine Famous Pumpkin Dip

I'm still recovering from the whirlwind of our first in home boutique, but as promised, here is the recipe for the pumpkin dip that everyone has been raving about. More photos from the boutique and an update to my Etsy shop will follow after I catch up on some much needed zzzzzz's...

Twigs and Twine Pumpkin Butter Dip
(from Taste of Home Magazine with adjustments)

Warning, Highly Addictive!

3/4 cup Dickinson's Pumpkin Butter

(we used 1 cup and plan in the future to use 1 cup pumpkin pie filling and sugar and spices to taste)

1 8oz. package of cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup marshmallow creme (we used a full 7 oz. jar)

1 1/2 Teaspoons ground cinnamon

Process all ingredients in Kitchenaid or beat with a handmixer until smooth.

Chill and serve with sliced apples and gingersnaps. we also served it with a sliced mini baguette which was surprisingly delicious.

Monday, September 15, 2008

I have finally decided to do a boutique in my home. I have done crafts shows before but I have never done anything but classes out of my home, so we will see how it goes. I have been convinced by loving friends. But I am super excited. I want everyone to come and hang out. We are going to have fall treats and apple cider.( I LOVE FALL) There will be Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas decor. Along with regular all the time decor and gifts that will be just in time for Christmas. There will be tons to walk out the door with but if there is something you like and I don't have anymore or if you want a custom picture item I will have all custom orders done in time to give away for Christmas.

So please help me to spread the news. Tell anybody you want.
I want all to feel invited and welcome.
If things are tight, I know the feeling , just come and hang out!
Hope to see you all!

It will be on:
October 11th from 10:00 until 2:00pm

Here are some picture of things I have made already. I will try to get more posted soon.