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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Do I have enough contour??

Every time I watch a contour video, tutorial, whatever you want to call it I just have to laugh a little bit.  I love the ones that make fun, it's really kind of silly, but also kind of amazing, right?

I'm so thankful to be a woman and so thankful for make up which is a wonderful tool.

Sometimes I almost feel like it's deceiving as I watch reality shows like the Bachelor. In the early morning these women who have zero make up on look completely different then when they've caked on the contour.

I'd like to hear some men's side of the story. Of dating a women they've never seen without make up and then finally it's like ahhh.....

Is it that dramatic? I don't know. To me it seems so.  On the other hand I like to imagine things to be a lot more dramatic than they are, it's more exciting.

However when I try to contour I don't notice THAT much a difference as I suppose that's what make up is meant for, not to change your face to look like Kim Kardashian but maybe spruce it up just a bit.

It seems that is what make up is turning into, a way to change your face rather than cosmetic surgery.

One day I will wake up and someone will have invented the face changer...instantly spray on your new face for the day. That will really freak some men out when that day comes.

Until then this is my mildly contoured make up.
I don't dare take a before make up photo.... hey my blog, my rules.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The last time my heart melted was because....

There are so many miniature moments throughout my days that melt my heart, that they are sometimes hard to recall.   I try to keep a journal but I am not persistent enough to record all of life's meaningful moments.  I do however try to post those moments on facebook so at least I have them recorded somewhere for my memory.

I love this age with my kids. I love the toddler age, my little one turning 2, my middle child 5, establishing her independence and fashion sense. Some days she's 5 going on 20. My oldest of 7 years old is getting so big and smart. The other day told me about how songs are science because of the sound waves to your ears and that's how we hear them.  Those moments really shock me.

But the last time my heart truly melted was because of this moment

It was dinner time, hence the food.  We are all sitting around the table well, mommy and daddy were sitting, the kids standing, hopping around as if it hurts to sit on their behind. I'm sure I remind everyone to sit 100 times every meal. I need to come up with a sit on your butt singing song. Husband and I are trying to stuff our faces before the kids ask for seconds and thirds because they LERVE taco night and so do we! 

My 7 year old in the middle there said something not so nice to my 5 year old on the left there, and I thought it was a good opportunity to try and say something nice about each other. So we went around the table and said nice things about one another instead of not nice things.   Immediately the dynamic had changed and the kids started hugging each other. This went on for a few minutes as I was able to grab my camera and snap a picture.  It melted my little beating heart like butter to see this.  Siblings sometimes are sour and sometimes sweet like sour patch kids, but on those rare moments when they are sweet, it's ohh soo sweet. 

Linking up today with MamaKat's Weekly Writing prompts. Thanks so much for your inspired topics. It's helping me come up with topics I would otherwise have a hard time thinking of! 

Happy Blogging.


Monday, January 18, 2016

Nursery Singing Time, in my bag.

I made a music bag for primary/nursery singing time. I think most of the items will be for nursery kids and they will take turns pulling out items and we will sing the songs that go along with the items.

Hopefully this will help you, all of these items I had on hand.

 Sewed out of Fleece I appliqu├ęd the note to the top, adding ribbons for straps. My 5 year old thought it was cute.

 These I found from Pinterest HERE and printed them out. I think I will use them for the older kids "Do As I'm Doing".
 These I also found on Pinterest HERE that I printed and laminated for songs like "I have two hands, Hinges" etc. The kids can pick out of the bag.

 For "I am a child of God" I have tiaras/crowns. I tried to add a blue for a boy and black.  We don't have a lot of kids in nursery so this will be plenty.  I took a skewer that I had cut it in half and cut off the sharp tip. I hot clued it with fold over elastic I had available and it seemed to work really well and stay pretty well.

 Here is my LO Nursery age, she just loves to sing with these.
 She got into some lip gloss and so her hair is real greasy. Haha..

 Shakers for songs. I think "We are different" Is the perfect song for these.
 "I have two little hands". I just used this nursery flannel fabric I've had for forever and they can pull them out of the bag and we will sing the song, they can hold them while we sing.
 My daughter loves these stars I made on dowel rods. Some I glued with ribbon and streamers this was a hard task as I sewed the stars and filled with stuffing then hand sewed them shut onto the dowel. But she loves to hold them up high and sway the streamers as we sing "I am like a star shining brightly"
 Itsy bitsy spider I found this spider amongst my kids stuff. They don't even use it.
 These cute little puppies for Bingo and the kids to hold while we sing. It was part of fabric which I just cut out the dogs and sewed the sides together, filled with stuffing and voila cute little doggies for the kids to hold.

 I made these scripture cards one year in primary but I think I will use them during singing time for the older kids sometime to familiarize them with the Scriptures.

There's my bag, there are so many things you can make with items you have, especially if you have kids.  
Hope you feel inspired!
Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 15, 2016

"Your Happy Birthday" Magic Candle. Make a wish : Primary Singing Time

I'm really not trying to go broke being the Primary Chorister, so I found the idea on Sugardoodle and made my own with what I had.

One of my favorite quotes is "It's what you do with what you have that makes you who you are." I forget who said it, but it's wonderful and always on my mind.

The idea is that you will sing a Primary Happy Birthday song for said Birthday boy/girl and then at the end they make a wish and blow out the candle. You slide the "flame" down and it disappears. Kind of like a push up pop in reverse.

Here's how I made my Magic Birthday Candle.

If you're a crafter like me you may already have these supplies. Here's what I used :
Glue Gun
Popsicle stick for inside the tube
a tulle tube for the outside of the candle : You could do a toilet paper roll or paper towel roll also.
Gold & Coral tulle for the flame.
 I started by rolling the tulle around my 4 fingers (It did go past my fingers) then I cut down on the top to make it look more like fire. I rolled the coral then a layer or two of the gold on top. I hot glued it to a popsicle stick the tulle wasn't sticking that well and you need it to be pretty glued when you pull it down. So I glued the felt around the popsicle stick glueing it on the bottom of the tulle as well.

 Here is the popsicle stick with the felt glued on and over the tulle

 See it goes inside the tulle tube and when you pull the flame goes into the tube.
 To pretty it up I used the same felt fabric I have and printed this happy birthday sign I made to match the felt design....OCD people beware I know it doesn't match up.
If you don't have felt you can print out this free printable Happy Birthday I made that should fit around your tube.   You can print it in Google Drive HERE

 I laminated the felt because I wanted the felt to last over time. I probably could have just glued it straight to the tube. You may want to laminate your paper for the printable version. Or modge podge on scrapbook paper could be cute.
Glue the Happy Birthday felt/paper all the way around your tube, stick your popsicle stick with the flame inside and you have a big magic birthday candle for the kids to enjoy.  My kids loved blowing it out and making wishes.

If you decide to take on this project please share your creations with me! I'd love to see.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Singing Time Idea From a First time Primary Chorister !

Yup, you read that right. As I've been trying to think of things I will need for singing time, I decided to do this, that I haven't seen before, so I wanted to share it.

I found these little singing time helps hearts with different ways to sing a song. I thought this would be fun to do with "If I listen with my Heart".

If you look in my sidebar you can check out my Pinterest under Primary is where these should be pinned….follow me why not?!

Or I can find it and add the link here later :).

Mother of 3 here…. Ain't nobody got time for dat!
(Ok So I have a little time..hehe…. Here is the link for the hearts http://primarynotes29.blogspot.com/2013/02/my-how-to-sing-conversation-hearts.html  )

So I thought my kids love opening presents and blind bags right?! I'm like what if I wrapped all these little hearts separately and let the kids pick them out and open them to see how we will sing the song? Great idea right?

You can use wrapping paper or I used Scrapbook paper from Walmart for $5.  Hopefully it won't be too hard to open, but make sure you don't cut your hearts when you're fitting your wrapping paper.  I also laminated the hearts to make them sturdier and later come up with different ways to use them and have the kids pick them out.

Hope you try! If you do let me know how your kids liked it?! Pin it, share it, follow along. Have a great weekend!