Monday, August 27, 2012

Drumming on a drum

Living on the island has given me an appreciation for nature and the beauty of vibrant colors in flowers & fruits. So reusing or recycling is my little way of trying to give back to the earth, as well as keeping it away from the landfill of course. What can I say When God makes something he does it beautifully!

My daughter has been drumming on her story books and inventing other instrument for sound. (She is so amazing to watch.) So when our oatmeal finished I thought this would be a great base for a DIY drum. Boy oh boy!!! Someone was so excited.

We used a grocery paper bag, that she colored on and some ribbon, from last Christmas. To adhere the paper I used a glue stick and hot glue the ribbon to the drum. Make sure to measure the ribbon so that your drum hangs in front of the belly.

Now we didn't stop there. Being the little created that she is, when she grabbed a plastic bag and was shaking it as if to edge me to make something with it. It gave me an idea to make a music shaker that I seen in a children's program a while back.

I used an old reusable water container that I've kept for over 6 months now because it craked. I can't seem to throw anything away. Does that make me a hoarder, Semi-hoarder... Hehehe!

Okay lastly to make the diy music shaker, I just added a teaspoon of grain rice and we're done. You could also use easter eggs which are also fun to use. So have fun create something with your little one!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

At the park

Hope your enjoying your Saturday!!!
Here at the 100 anniversary of FM Smith Park. If you didn't know, F. M. Smith is the founder of a very popular household product called Borax. In the picture below you will see a memorial of the 20 mule borax team & my Lil one riding through Death Vally. Just a little historical fact for you.

The weather here is beautiful, as always. Oh and when you look around you can see these beautiful massive trees, definitely makes me feel small. If trees could speak, I wonder all the stories they witnessed.

As for the event, There was free food & games for everyone. Love the over size checkers, chest, and connect 4 games. Children were performing sing & Dancing!!! What a great ending to afternoon.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Book binding doll house

I have been working on this for a while. It's a present that has been long over due for my niece but I want to share what I have done so far. This doll house book was a lot of fun to do.
My daughter has been gazing at so much that she asked for one herself. It would be a great opportunity for a tutorial. (just as long as it don't take a whole season to make... Hehehe. "Second time around should be faster")

There's going to be more details but I want it to be a surprise. Okay... Well hope you like it & don't forget to drop me a comment. Tell me what you like or don't like about it. Until next time love a lot, laugh a lot, and keep learning!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Store Front Awning Card

Great day out! Wanted to grab ingridents for a new project that we, My daughter & I, are working on. Then of course stop by the playground.
Since this is my first post I figured I would start with a do-it-yourself. Luckly I started on one, but without further waiting here it is.
A store front card or awning, I found it on video from Diane Gibbs.
The supplies were from a copier & fax store... Which was very inexpensive. Can you say 5 cent per paper. Love a deal!! 

  • You can shape the individual lines for the awning with a popcicle stick and cut them out and glued it down on another paper.   
  • Bottom counter just cut then decorate with your desired cakes, candy, ice cream, toys, flowers, fruit, or a cafe. You could use stickers or draw with color markers. Just have fun using anything for you store front awning card. 

Make it all your own. I'll show you the end results on my next post! Until then live, love, & learn!!