Friday, March 11, 2011

Addicted to skirts!

Got skirts?
I am so in love with making these sweet little outfits for Keelii. I just cant seem to stop. The best part about them? 

They are so cheap!
I mean like a couple dollars cheap! 

My sweet Keelii loves to wear them almost just as much as I love to make them. She likes to ask me "Mommy did you make that for me?" I of course answer her with a very excited YES! 
I love knowing that I was the one to make her an outfit that she loves to wear. All of her outfits are 100% unique and Keelii is the only one that has it. 

Now how special is that?! 

Here are a few of her outfits I've made her!
Minnie mouse outfit for Disney on Ice!
Owl outfit just because I couldn't stop making them!
And of course her Dr. Seuss themed outfit for Dr. Seuss' birthday! 

Treasures for tots: Giveaway!

That's right! Treasures for tots is giving one of these awesome WOGGIE'S away! 

I want this so bad for Keelii! Could you imagine how excited she would be to win this! Her iPhone is like her right hand man, so this would be perfect for her. Aidyn wouldn't be able to destroy it either! WIN WIN! 

Keep your fingers crossed that we win this! 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Keelii's peeing episodes!

Ok so just like my first post said I started this blog to show off my crafts and vent about my oldest daughter Keelii. This post is not a craft post but is for sure a Keelii post! 

This will be a venting post at its best. 

Today was a good day with Keelii. She was a good girl this morning and was able to go play with her aunt and uncle this morning. (Yesterday she was supposed to go over and play but decided to throw a HUGE fit! I mean HUGE when asked to get her shoes on so she got to stay home and take a nap instead of going to play) My husband and I went to pick her up from his mom's house and she had been a good girl when we picked her up and stopped to get something to eat on our way home. Once we got home we all gathered at the dinner table to eat. I gave Keelii some of my pasta that I had got and she started eating with no problem. As time went on she started to throw a fit (I'm still not sure why but she did not have a nap so I know that was part of the problem) and I calmly told her that she needed to calm down and finish eating so we could get her jammies on and get her to bed. Once she finished eating her dinner I asked her to get in her jammies and she told me no and said she wanted to sleep in her dress that she had on (She never keeps her jammies on anyway or any clothes for that matter) so I said that was fine and laid her in bed, turned on the movie she wanted to watch, shut her door and walked out just like every night. 

Now Aidyn had been having a rough time tonight and wouldn't quit crying so I ended up just letting her cry for a while. After a while I went into their room to give Aidyn her binky (I need to make a pouch that attaches to her crib that has extra binkies) and laid her back down. Of course after I walked out of the room she started to scream all over again so I figured I would go back in and check on her in a little while if she hadn't calmed down. Once I realized she wasn't going to calm down I walked back into their room and picked her up, gave her the binky and thats when it hit me! Keelii had once again peed in her room! 

Now let me tell you Keelii is completely potty trained! She wears big girl underwear all day everyday and never has accidents at night. So WHY did she pee in her room?! I am so frustrated and I have no idea what to do anymore. Oh and did I mention that I had washed all of the girls' bedding today and put it back on their beds? Well I did and guess what she decided to clean up to pee with?! Her bedding that I just washed! Lovely! 

James and I have brainstormed why she would do this and I have asked everyone I know what they think would be going on. Most of them told me it was attention but I don't think it is an attention getter. She gets plenty of attention at home and we even make sure we have one on one time with just her, mommy, and daddy. We have taken the tv out of her room and that has helped for a while. (This is not our first rodeo with her. It used to be worse. She used to poop in her room and her barbie house that we build her) She knows how to earn her tv back and when she is earning it back she never has a peeing episode. Well the last time we took it away she still had one or two peeing episodes so we figured that wasn't working anymore so we put the tv back in her room. Needless to say the tv is gone again and will not be going back in for a VERY long time if at all. 

What do I do now?! James and I are both out of ideas of why she is doing this and what we can do about it. I am at my wits end and don't know how to deal with this anymore. Any suggestions would be nice. 

I've tried everything. I've tried talking and explaining it to her and she tells me she knows that its not ok. So why does she keep doing it? She won't pee on a hard surface (or house has hard wood floors throughout the whole thing) it has to be on her rug or the carpet in her barbie house or fabric of any kind it seems. I've tried taking away her tv, I've tried giving treats and everything else. I just don't get it. 

Tomorrow is a new day and hopefully I will figure something creative out but we will see.  

Friday, March 4, 2011

Topiary make over

I have been eyeballing topiaries for quite sometime now but I REALLY did not want to pay the outrages price for them. I knew I was going to have to make one instead. I went to hobby lobby to get all of the supplies to recreate the topiaries that I love so much and when I started looking and totaling up the price it was considerably less to just make my own. Great news right! Sure but I knew I could still get a better deal in time. 

So today I went to the DI (local thrift shop). I didn't have anything in mind when I went. Much like normal. I never know what I'm going to look for but I always come out with something good! Today was no different! 

I found my TOPIARY! 

Not only did I find a topiary with awesome bones to it but it was a whopping $3.00! Can you believe it! I was so excited I couldn't wait to get home and start taking it apart and making it mine! 
Now it wasn't the cutest but it wasn't that bad either. I just really don't like the glossy, fake, plastic look that it had so on my way home I made a pit stop at walmart to pick up a bag of moss ($2.00) and made my way home. 

I tore all of the old plastic greenery off and started to hot glue the moss on. It took me a whole 10 minutes or so from start to finish and I LOVE the outcome. 
If I were to do this will of of the supplies that I was going to get at hobby lobby I could of walked out spending a good $20.00 or so but I ended up only spending $5.00! 
Now that is a bargain! 

How I bought it from the DI

 After I tore all the plastic stuff off and added the moss! 

I love it!
Now to make something for the other side of my shelf. Its just not doing it for me. I need something just as awesome as my topiary to do it justice! 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sippy cup leash

Do you get sick of playing the lovely game of mommy will pick it up when I throw it? 
I DO!

When I had Keelii I just learned to deal with it. I mean what can you do when they drop or throw something? You pick it up right? I learned to teach her if she threw something then she wouldn't get it back and that was the end of it. Now that I have Aidyn and Keelii its twice the sippy cups that are being thrown or dropped that gets old FAST! I do understand that sometimes it is an accident SO I made them both a sippy cup leash!
YAY! No more picking up sippy cups for me! 

(A piece of ribbon and a small piece of elastic was all it took)

Aidyn will now show you how it works!

Keelii sits up front and her's is hanging over the edge in this picture

 I looped it on their seatbelt straps and can also be used on a carseat!
Aidyn can now get her own sippy cup when it falls! 
Its the simple things in life that makes a mom happy!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Seuss-tastic day

Today was Dr. Seuss' birthday and we made sure we celebrated at our house! 

Keelii was the hit of the preschool in her cat in the hat outfit I made for her.
Her Horton hears a who clovers were a huge hit with the kids!


Once I picked her up we came home to enjoy a Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcake. 
I had so much fun making them while Keelii was at school. 
(What a fun surprise for her to come home to)



When dinner rolled around of course we had to have green eggs and ham and I made pink lemonade for our Pink Yink Ink Drink (in one fish two fish red fish blue fish)
It was such a fun day and we were sad to say good bye but in the words of Dr. Seuss:
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. 

I hope you all had a fun day! 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Suess inspirational work treats

As you all know I've been pretty excited for Dr. Seuss' birthday this week. 
(A little over the top some might say but it is fun for both my girls and I so why not right?!)

Well my mom got inspired to share something with all of her employees for Dr. Seuss' birthday after hearing that I was making treats for Keelii's classmates.
(when I say she got inspired that really means she got inspired to get me inspired to come up with something fun)

Story of my life! 
love you mom!

After talking to her and finding out what way she wanted to go and what book she wanted to base her treats off of we came up with this. 

Oh the places you'll go treat bags!

I downloaded a free Dr. Seuss font and typed up the last few lines from the book and threw it all together with some scrapbook paper and treat bags. 
I made 50 of these babies! Can't wait to hear what everyone thought!

To go along with her treat bags that I made she is going to read 
'Oh the places you'll go'
to inspire her employees to keep up with the great work they do. 

I hope you have fun tomorrow mom! Love you!