DIY hanging cloud {quick tutorial}

Right now I’m in the process of preparing little M’s Rainbow and Clouds birthday –and you know you can’t have a Rainbow and Clouds party without the clouds, right? So I found this wonderful tutorial on how to make hanging clouds and decided to give it try— super easy and super fast but if you’re ever going to try these  I suggest to limit how much you pull and mess with the Poly-fil— after too much pulling it looses it’s ability to form good clouds :)

Here’s MY little how to: I hope you understand it

sorry about the glare


You like? I popped 6 of these out in like 20 minutes– now I just need to make some bigger ones to go along with her rainbow :)

Will you be my Valentine? {diy Valentines Inspiration}

Christmas is gone, New Years is gone and now it ‘s time for another one of my favorite holidays!

Valentine’s Day!!

This year I’m skipping the store bought Valentine and being crafty. 4 kids x 3 classes + 1 home school group= 70 Valentines! With no time to waste–I am starting to pull inspiration now and working on them asap!

Here are my picks for each kiddo:

My Oldest: Something simple and easy– and still makes him look cool :)

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My middle son: He’s a simple guy-so this is just right for him

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My youngest : This will be a good one– then they can use the shovel for our play-dates at the park!

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My sweet M: for her play group

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I’m hoping to start on these soon– this is just another thing to add to my growing “To Do” list.

What are making for your little ones for Valentine’s? And when are they too old to bring  goodies to their class? If it was up to me, I would continue till High school :)

PM’s 2011 ReWind & some goals for 2012

Bye Bye 2011 and HELLO 2012!— While I’m blessed that I made it through this past year– I’m so happy to start fresh and try some new things this year. This past year has been a huge learning experience for me in many different ways– some of them being my new homeschooling journey with my youngest son Little K. When I 1st moved to Louisiana– I knew that it would be different for my family but one of the biggest things that caught me off guard, was the public school system. They suck!  So I decided to move my two older boys to a different school district  and started to home school my youngest. It’s been a struggle but it’s also one of the best things that I’ve done this past year and I can’t wait till this year to have all three of them homeschooling. 2011 was full of learning experiences, private crying sessions, laughter, and self- reflection. PM has a been a big part of that and I’m so appreciative of all the relationships that I have made through blogging and I can’t wait to continue to build even more relationships.

Any Who –some of my goals for this coming here are:

Blogging more– I will still continue to write about diys, organizing, and parenting but I’m also would like to share more of my party planning tips, fitness and fashion post as well. Stay tuned

Be more proactive and productive: I’m such a slacker but I’m planning to put a stop to that ASAP!

Try new hobbies and projects: I have over 800 pins on Pinterest, two huge binders full of craft inspirations and a zillion projects saved to my computers that I’ve been dying to try. Stay tuned to ( I’m trying that! Tuesdays)

Organize the W household: I’m really good at starting new routines but then I fall off and there goes the entire family

Get more healthy– yea I know it’s cliche for the new year

Build a stronger spiritual bond with the man above: This is my biggest goal– gotta get it together– I feel like I’ve lost a little connection in the past year, that’s not good– I need that and plan to reconnect fully :)

Spend more alone time with kids individually— four kids are a lot but I’ve seen mothers with 6 or 7 kids do it so I can too

Spend more “alone” time with my hubby–if you know what I mean ;)– jk– kind of.

Go to visit family and friends back home more often– I miss them dearly

So what are some of your goals for 2012– please share– you know I want to be know :)

Happy New Years Peeps!

Let’s Party! {Inspiration for New Year’s w/ the kiddos}

How are you ladies spending your New Year‘s Eve? Well I’m spending mine with my beautiful family like I do every year for the last 6 or 7 years. Yea I have a 12 year but hey I was young then and had a mom as a baby sister for my New Year’s :) I love spending NYE with kids because it’s so cute to see their little eyes trying to stay up for the famous countdown and always having that ONE that just can’t hang.

So are you bringing in the 2012 with the kiddos– why not have a party? Need a little inspiration? Well here’s a little peek at some of my ideas that I pulled from the World Wide Web.

* Loving those Glitter letters– so easy to do and can’t wait to try!

* Now this is too cute– the bright colors of the paper is perfect and the fact everything that this is made with just some scissors, punch, and paper is just exciting! Find the entire party and the details here at Friskars

* Simple but elegant and fun black and white NYE printable party set from The Tomkat Studio– I love this site she is the best and she never disappoints me.  SN: This is a FREEBIE– always a bonus!!!

And then my favorite!!!!

photo via Table Tops for Tots Blog

via Table Tops for Tots

via Table tops for tots

via Table tops and tots

The ladies from The Purple Pug really nailed this partyscape— I love every inch of this party— I swear I started to scream  when I found this. This is super cool and I’m jacking 80%  of these ideas!

So let’s get ready to bring in the 2012– If you decide to have a little party for your little ones– take lots of pics and share!!!

I’m no Betty Crocker, but I try

This weekend was full of baking and sharing special moments with the family. So often throughout the holidays, people forget about what Christmas is all about– so this year I decided to spend less time running around shopping and more time making lasting traditions with the family.

First it started out with little Kendrick’s Picasso Birthday–not a lot of pictures– not enough hands, but know that it was super cute :)

Then it was time to make goodies for Duriel’s class and the kiddos at the daycare. I found these really cute tags over at Organized Christmas and used the following recipe to make a simple treat for each kid.

Recipe

Oats

red & green glitter

Christmas sprinkels

and then it was on to making cookies for the kids teachers (7 total). I’m not a baker so we stuck to the store bought pre-cut cookies and baked away. There was a total of 9 dozen completed but after my husband and kids got to them it was a total of 8 batches.

I know I’m not Betty Crocker but I try:) Now it’s time to package them up and send them on their way.

What did you guys bake or are you make this weekend?

10 Things to do w/ the kiddos during the holiday break

Next Tuesday is the kid’s last day at school so that means for the next two weeks my house will be extra noisy, extra dirty, and the fridge will be extra empty from 4 little sets of hands opening and closing it every five minutes. All of which I love but I also thought it would be a great idea to have some EXTRA fun things for us to do to make this time a little more enjoyable.

So here are 10 things that we will be doing  at the Ws house during the Christmas break

  • Make and send Christmas cards
  • Make a craft together
  • Visit Santa

So what are you guys doing with your little ones?

Just a little something I whipped up

Good morning everyone! Sorry for the lack of post I’ve been busy getting the boys ready for school, packing our trip back home and of course working ( which has been a terrible week, but that’s another post).

Here’s a little snapshot of what else I’ve been doing as well :)

Planning a Lego Themed Birthday

As you can see I’ve been making some goodies— this past weekend was my sister in laws son’s 6th birthday— when we asked what kind of party he wanted– of course he said Legos! That’s all he ever plays with!

I hate buying pre-made party goods from store so I always make everything from scratch—

So what do you guys think— you like? Yea I know the pics suck but my camera is old school—

Those are some big poms poms {simple tissue paper pom poms}

July 4th is right around the corner so what better way to celebrate our Independence Day than to have a little party?

Here are simple red, white and blue tissue paper poms poms that will help spruce up your party area

What you need: scissors, wire ( I used picture frame wire), 8 sheets of tissue paper and ribbon

layer all 8 sheets and fold accordian style till you have one strip then clip ends to form a point

slowly pull it sheet out to form a fan– be careful because this tears like crazy

and you’re done!

and yes that’s me– tired and all

pretty easy right?

Also I finally have a Facebook & Twitter page for PM– please follow and I will follow as well.