Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Oh so much cuter!

Not so cute...

So we've had this great puzzle for going on 9 years now - good old wooden toys! It was ugly though and needed a bit of a face lift. I don't want Mary to be playing with toys that have gross looking pizza's on them! Face lift complete thanks to some scrapbook paper and mod podge!

Ta da...!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Accidental fondant-like frosting!

I'm not much of a cake maker - everyone else on the planet may already know this but it was a surprise to me! Anyways, I needed to frost Mary's cupcakes and the frosting I had in the fridge (store bought Betty Crocker I think) was too hard to spread without squishing the cupcakes so I put it in the microwave to soften - way to long - oops! I melt everything! It was runny like liquid when I pulled it out and I needed it on fast so I went ahead and poured it onto the cupcakes. It hardened super fast and looked just like a fancy fondant cupcake. Good mistakes occasionally happen to me! I might actually do it on purpose next time!

Craft for boys! Football Helmets...

So we were trying to make awesome BYU football costumes for this Halloween on a bit of a budget and so we made the helmets - well sort of. We bought 3 misc. helmets at Goodwill and garage sales for between $1 and $4 and removed all the stickers and cleaned them up. Then I spray painted them all navy blue. Next I took a strip of white electrical tape over the top to make the stripe on top. Last I took white duck tape and cut out BYU looking Y's and stuck them on the sides. The look pretty good huh!