Thursday, August 2, 2012

Moto man

Could this boy be any freakin cuter! Gah! He is all about riding his little quad lately, and boy is he a dare devil! Summer is oh so much fun!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lovin life!

Morning! How was your weekend? Ours was great! I'm at one of those points in life where I'm feeling extra grateful for everything. My spacious home & yard, my great husband, our amazing kids, my family. Just everything. I realize not every family is able to provide their children with playrooms and yards filled with chickens, a dog and a cat, not to mention all the fun nature aspects of having a yard. We are truly do lucky. Do you ever just have days where you are over whelmed with gratitude?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Nip & Tuck Pants to shorts

Geez kids really do grow like weeds! No really Nathan is getting taller by the second! How is it possible that my 42inches tall little man was just a newborn a mere 3.5 years ago?

Recently it seems as though all the shorts we bought for summer are getting too short! So rather then buy new shorts, I started looking through his pants from last winter. Lord knows those would be waiting for the flood of the century come this winter! See the thing about Nathan is he's a bean pole, tall and skinny! 2Ts totally still fit his waist, they're just way too short. So why not take his old pants, and preform a little nip & tuck!?!

First I found the longest pair of shorts Nathan owns, better to be too long, then too short! I laid the shorts on top of pants, then made my cut about an inch below the shorts end.

Then I sergered the ends were I made my cut, if you don't have a serger don't worry just fold and iron twice so the hem is folded and not exposed.

Then with pants (shorts) inside out I folded the leg up about 3/4 an inch and ironed. Be sure you do both legs the same, and that your iron line is straight!

Now stitch! I went around each leg twice.
But the stitch is right on top of the first so you can hardly tell.

And you're done!
Don't you love instant gratification!!
They look great!
And now Nathan has one more pair of shorts for the summer, that were headed to the Goodwill!

P.s. For those of you who are interested about the owl cookie jars from yesterdays post. The white one is the $90 anthro and the brown/tan one is the $8 1980 swap meet score. I honestly think I might be liking the brown one on my counter now too! Which do you like more?

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Okay guys check this out! I was gifted this Anthro owl cookie jar for Christmas! It was $90, I only know because I was lusting for it for months. Fast forward to today, a Sunday July morning at the swap meet. I found an adorable owl cookie jar that seemed exactly the same as my Anthro one, just different colors and had '80 and a name on the bottom. I bought it for $8 since I knew my aunt had wanted one also and her birthday is next month. An $8 gift I'm sure she'll love seemed great to me. So here's the pictures. They are almost exactly the same, just two or three minor difference and the colors of course. So tell me which was $90 and which was $8 from 1980!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Well I've jumped on the instagram bandwagon! I opened an account when Sydney was maybe 6 months (check 1st photo on my account) but just recently spent some time figuring out how to use it.

Ive come to the conclusion I like it more then Facebook! I'm not sure why! What do you like more? Do you even use instagram? If so follow me at Ronimo112! Part of the enjoy is using my new collage app! I'm loving making collages, which if you are already a follower on instagram im sure you already noticed! :-)

Ready set go... My most recent instagram posts! Let me know your thoughts on instagram I'd love to hear!

Friday, July 13, 2012

I miss blogging!

Really I do! Summer has been great, filled with beach, sun, water, family and FUN! But I lost my craft mojo in all the business. Sad. Totally.

Recently I went thrifting and remembered my love of craft! Oh my love of all things crafty!

So much has happened that I need to fill you in on! First I'm starting nursing school in the fall. I think that may be one of the reasons I've been letting the blog die, with my craft mojo. I just figured I won't be able to juggle it all. But blogging and crafting is something I really do love so hopefully I can find a balance. Wish me luck!

We've had new developments with Sydneys health, answers are so close. Her and Nathan have both been doing great! They are the best kids alive.

I've been crafting the past two weeks and it feel great! It's really something I love. So now it's time to jump back into blogging, sharing my passion with you. Bear with me though, it is summer which means busy days and a tried moma! Posts might not be regular but they will happen a few times a week, I hope. For now I'll leave you with a few photos of what I've been working on, all of which I can't wait to share with you!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sugar Cookies anyone?

Yup folks that is my obsession of the moment! What a horrible thing to become obsessed with during summer, right! Well, it's not so much the sugar cookies that I'm obsessing over, it's royal icing! I love the look of cookies decorated with royal icing! I have lofty dreams of being that mom who sends the coolest cookies and cupcakes to school for birthdays and parties! Like these

Now wouldn't you have though "geez my mom rocks" walking into your 2nd grade classes Christmas party with those bad boys!

So I set out to make some sugar cookies with royal icing. After reading lots of blogs about it, most of which said that royal icing is a royal pain until you get the hand of it, I baked my cookies, made my icing and set out. Turns out it really wasn't too hard at all! I was fully excepting to get annoyed and call it quits. But nope, I must have had the cookies Gods on my side because it went really well! I was thrilled! All I made was blue stars, starting small folks, but I have BIG plans!

Have you ever worked with royal frosting? I'd love to hear your tips and tricks. Well I'm off to online shop for cookie cutters! Hope you're enjoying this beautiful day! We're just home from swim lessons, and a picnic lunch at the park! Kids are napping, mommas online shopping!