Last Saturday, Griffin was worried about exerting to much energy while cutting the grass. See he had a big game that night and thought working to hard might....well.....take away from his A game.
I looked outside and saw this........
I don't think he even broke a sweat!
The neighbors let him borrow their riding lawnmower since the 3 we have don't work!
Just in case you were wondering my hubby cleaned out the garage which meant making our back yard look redneckish (that's a redneck word in case you did not know).
Yes, that is a broken basketball goal with flower pots on it, a dishwasher, and a broken lawnmower. If you look closer in the previous photo, you may actually see an old broken riding lawnmower, a old broken bike w/ an engine and tons of car parts.
I guess you could consider us upper class rednecks since ours is hidden behind a fence!
Have you ever seen a craft or project and say "I could make that!"
That is me!!
If I think I can make it, I will always try before I purchase it.
I like nice but love cheaper better!
Right now I have several projects on my to do list but probably the one that has been on there the longest is Laney's room.
Over a year ago, we decided to change her room. She wanted a more grown up room. She decided on the Paris pink with zebra print theme. We have purchased a few things like bedding, a rug and decor but all the major projects are still left.
I bought a small dresser a year and a half ago that needs to be painted. I am in the process of looking for a daybed, dresser and a small desk. I really do not want to buy new( I want a good quality fixer upper) so this is making my project the longest one so far.
When I saw this, I knew I wanted to try it. I looked fast, inexpensive and easy.
Here is the finished project.
I used a zebra print full size fitted sheet. I used ribbon and a rod I already had. I may decide to change the ribbon color once the room is complete. This window treatment cost me $14. The fitted sheet came as a set so I will be using the flat sheet and pillow case for another project in mind.
I love it but most importantly Laney loves it too!
Why that would be me whipping up some homemade yogurt!
I followed the recipe here. It was very easy and made a lot. I mixed homemade strawberry jam with part of my batch and made popsicles. Doing it this way was quicker than making Go-Gurts.The kids really loved these as an afternoon snack.
Well....we are in full swing with football around here. Griffin is playing football again this year but with a different school than last year. Practices have been long(good thing he can drive) and our Friday nights for the next few months are filled with lights, bugs, screaming and traveling.
Griffin is number 34 this year. I am not sure of the exact position he plays since it seems to change each game. It could have something to do with not having any team stability. 2 quarterbacks quit just before the season started and the main coach was let go last week.
I can tell the other players he is much more aggressive this year because he comes home with the evidence.
As you can see most of the pictures I got from his first game are either from the back or side. Hopefully, I can capture different angles throughout the season.
Being the wonderful mother that I am, I forgot to order football pictures. I guess I will have to get him to pose for me one of these days. Preferably a before sweaty photo!
The sisters cheering on their brother.
When they were not cheering.......
they were blowing bubbles or throwing them like a baton.
We look forward to watching more games this season!
I have been experimenting with a lot of pinterest recipes here lately. I thought I would share with you the good....the okay.....and the not so good recipes.
Today I will start with boiled peanuts only because I came to this picture first.
These were definitely a keeper!!!!!! They were easy, cheap and yummy! They usually do not last but a day or 2 at our house.
I bought 2 lbs of raw peanuts( at the commissary they are located in a barrel) for $2. I put them in the crockpot, add water until it covers the peanuts then add 1/2 cup of salt. I give it a quick stir and set the cooker on high. These will need to cook for 18hrs.
Well....I guess Fall is arriving since Starbucks had their pumpkin spice drinks today, the pool officially closed yesterday and we can no longer wear white.
So..... I better finish posting about our summer activities before it becomes known as the post
"that is soooooo last season"
Each week during the summer, I planned an activity for the kids at church. My children love spending time with their friends from church......and well I like it too!
Here is some of the fun we had together!
I already posted about our trip to pick blackberries and peaches.
We went to a local art studio to paint. Someone in my family decided he was too cool to paint pottery. He opted to paint a paper towel instead.
We also went to the movies, a fun center, bowling and made puppets at church. I think the highlight activity was the end of the summer water day.
We had a couple of small pools for the younger ones while the older ones......
played Wet T-shirt Relay. You split the the kids into teams. Each child has to get the wet t-shirt from the bucket, put it on( not very easy I might add!) and run to the line and back. Once the shirt is in the bucket of water the next child takes a turn. The first group done wins.
We played Save the Water Bombs. Each team had to see how many water balloons they could get to stay in the bowl.
For the next game it was Laundry Day. The first person in line had to get the wet towel from the bucket, pass it over his/her head to the next person and so on. The last person had to wring the towel out in the smaller bucket and pass it back to the front. The first team to fill their bucket with water won.
Hot Water Balloon. This is played just like hot potato except with a water balloon. When the music stops, the person who is holding the balloon is out. Before they are officially out, they have to bust the balloon over their head.
We had a willing participant who could not wait to be out!
We played Water Balloon Toss.
Probably the most exciting of all was the huge slip n slide (it was actually a Chickfila tarp).
When the kids were not getting wet, they could cool off with a snow cone!
It was a FUN WET DAY!
I will definitely be doing this next summer as well. My kids and I know others looked forward to each Thursday for the Summer Kids Klub.
I am a Christian wife to an amazing husband and a mother to three wonderful children. I enjoy baking, crafts, the high of clipping coupons and saving money, brisk walks in the evening and my new favorite sipping on a tall glass of iced coffee(mainly so I can accomplish all the favorites above). My life is busy but I wouldn't have it any other way!