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June 2012

The art of napkin folding

In other news.. I been trying to find creative and cheap ways to dress up the dinner table..

And yes there are tutorials for this kind of thing-

http://bumblebeelinens.com/napkinFolding.php

http://www.delish.com/recipes/napkin-folding/

Maybe I will even invest in some cloth napkins and get really fancy. 🙂

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DIY Cupcake stand

I’ve had this pinned and have wanted to make this for awhile.  It’s the perfect craft; cheap, practical and easy to make.

http://pinterest.com/pin/240168592598065383/

Supplies:

Measuring tape, dry erase marker, E-6000 (you can find it at any craft/ hardware store), candlestick (Micheal’s) , 2 plates (These are from target- scalloped white dinner and salad plate).

1.) Use the measuring tape to find the center of the bottom plate and mark it with the dry erase marker OR  if you get lazy you can just eyeball it like I ended up doing. 🙂

2.) Glue the bottom of the candlestick with E-6000 and place in the center of the bottom plate.  You will have a few minutes to move it around until you find the perfect spot before the glue gets really tacky and holds.

3.) Apply E-6000 to the top of the candlestick and place your smaller plate on top.  I had to play with mine for a few minutes until I got it centered (Or you can just measure).

4.) Let it dry overnight.

5.) Make cupcakes.

Red velvet cupcakes from a Spanish themed birthday party we hosted. 🙂

 

Kid’s craft- DIY puffy paint

This week I had one of the six year olds I nanny for home with me and baby.  I wanted to do a fun craft with her and remembered one I had pinned a long time ago… This craft was easy and fun for both of us!  She loved getting to decide what colors she wanted and helping mix them!

The recipe we used can be found here: http://momscraftyspace.blogspot.com/2012/02/homemade-microwave-puffy-paint.html

It requires 1 cup flour, 3 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt, water and a microwave.  You just mix the flour, baking powder and salt and then add water until it makes a pancake batter consistency.  We divided the mixture into 4 zip lock bags and added food coloring to make lavender, lime green, yellow and sherbet orange paint colors. Then we rubber-banded the bags and made a tiny cut at the opposite end  so she could squeeze the paint out- like pastry icing.  After she was done painting we popped it in the microwave for a minute..

Painting a beautiful flower 🙂

I wasn’t able to get any shots of the finished paintings (after the microwave) because my camera died, but if you go to the link above you can see what it looks like!

St. Louis & Anne and Ryan’s Wedding

Early last Thursday morning Nick and I packed up and headed all the way to St. Louis, Missouri to witness two of our good friends (Nick has known the groom since 2nd grade) get married! We really enjoyed our time there- St. Louis is a beautiful city- and we loved getting to celebrate with the bride and groom on their wedding day! While we were there we tried to see as much as possible of the city-  we toured the Cathedral Basilica, we went to the zoo and the science museum and saw the arch!

Outside the Cathedral Basilica

Inside: Gold mosaics.

Gold mosaic of Pentecost on one of the half domes.

The Arch.

We were so thankful for the time we got to spend with the bride and groom leading up to the wedding and we were so encouraged by their union!

the beautiful couple at their rehearsal.

So precious!!

We had a wonderful time!

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