Monthly Archives July 2012

Battlefield

photo “Mom! Check out this cool Star Wars base I made. See all the Storm Trooper guys?” “That’s very cool, Babe.” “Fire at will! Fire at will! Fire at will… Mom who’s Will?”
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We’re Going on a Water Balloon Hunt

Most of the country has been experiencing a heat wave and few things help us beat the heat more than water. My kids love swimming and running through a sprinkler, but water balloons are an extra special treat for them. They sell them at the dollar store but I don’t use them a lot because…
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Rainbow Cupcakes Tutorial

Faithful Mess For Less readers will remember that I threw my twins a rainbow party for their fourth birthday this past weekend. The party was a big hit and everyone had a great time. For those of you looking for ideas and inspiration, I will be sharing all the different facets of the party and…
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The Candy Man Can

“Mom, I want to live in a whole house made out of candy, that way I can have candy whenever I want.” “But if you ate your whole house, you wouldn’t have anywhere to live.” “It would be fine. It’s magic, Mom. You know? Magic?”
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Differences in Equality

Back in high school, I had an English teacher who once spoke about the dangers of equality. Dangers is perhaps too strong a word – but the point was that pure equality, much like pure socialism, is only wonderful in theory. In reality, if we treated everyone completely equal, it would ignore everyone’s individual abilities,…
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TV Time Chart {FREE Download}

Before I had kids, I always planned that when I did have them, I would limit their TV time. I never said I wasn’t going to let them have any, I just wanted to be sure they didn’t get a ton. I am not one that thinks TV is the devil…well not exactly anyway. I…
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Gender Revel Party

Baby Bear Hugs Gender Reveal Party-Its a —! We found out the gender of #2 and wanted a fun way to share the gender with our family.  I was thinking about a cake or cupcakes and even checked pinterest to see what was out there. We decided to make stuffed cupcakes for our family to…
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Not At Church

Featured Writer: Stephanie Taylor While at church one Sunday, I found myself in a peculiar situation.  Every ounce of instinct in my body was telling me to scream, or at the very least jump from my seat.  While those would normally have been appropriate responses to being startled, I didn’t think the pastor would have…
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Wall Decals Using Contact Paper

I have had this idea for years now, why not use contact paper for wall decals?  I bought the contact paper months ago and have used it for everything but Wall Stickers.  I was re-doing my room and my plan was to paint some art to put on the wall above the bed.  We have a platform bed (that my…
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Privacies

photo “Hop in the shower and you can get some of the sand off, Bob.” “Mom, can you lock the door, please?’ “Don’t worry Bob, I won’t let anyone in.” “Okay, but can you lock it too?” “I’ll stand right here in front of it.” “Mom, does it have a locking mechanism?”
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