Sunday, June 23, 2013

DIY: Fabric Flowers

    Basically all of my friends (including my mom) have birthdays within a few days of each other so I decided to make them each something special.  I found an awesome tutorial on MADE, for fabric flowers.  These flowers were exactly what I was looking for so I got right to work.  I love how they turned out!  They were SO easy!  So, check out the pictures of the flowers I made and then head over to MADE and make your own!


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Emory's First Birthday Party

     Yesterday lots of people came over to celebrate Emory's birth with us.  It is weird (and awesome) to think about how far we have come since the day he was born.  If you read my first post, you know that Emory's birth was not an easy day for us.  The same baby that came out blue and limp is now almost walking and talking!  We are very blessed!

    Before Emory was even born, I had his party theme chosen.  I am not sure why, but I have been set in a monster themed party.  I had a lot of fun preparing it and decorating for it.  I always do parties in the afternoon so we can just have cake and ice cream and not worry about a meal.  So I order a cake and some cake pops (which the cake pops did not turn out how I wanted them, but I will laugh about that some day), and decided we were going to have an ice cream buffet.  I bought two gallons of ice cream and went all out on toppings.  Talk about sugar overload!  But still, it was really fun.  I tried to buy as little as possible for decorations, and make as much as I could.  I made several things out of cardboard or paper bags, but I did buy balloons and paper lanterns. Oh, we also had an awesome photo booth.  I made some monster props and bought some other props like mustaches and glasses.  Ok, well I know that you are probably patiently waiting to see the pictures, so without further ado, here they are.


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Recipe: Roasted Carrots and Broccoli

    This is one our favorite sides.  We eat it with almost every meal, seriously. It is so good and simple, so here's how you make it.

  Ingredients:  Baby Carrots
                       Olive Oil

     Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

     Cut the baby carrots in half (long-ways)

    For the broccoli, you can use frozen, or fresh.  I always buy a pack of fresh broccoli, and chop it up.  

    Spread the veggies out on a cookie sheet and coat them in olive oil.  Make sure all the veggies have a little bit of olive oil on them, if they don't, they will burn.  Sprinkle salt and pepper on them and put them in the oven for 20 minutes. Enjoy! 


Dexcom G4 Case: A Mini Review

     We just got this awesome case in the mail. It is literally printed on a 3D printer.  I made a case quickly one night that has worked for a little while, but I wanted something nicer.

    We were in desperate need of a new case, obviously.  

    Since this new case is printed on a 3D printer, it has a funny texture.  At first I didn't like it, but now I kinda love how it feels because, honestly, it's pretty cool that it was printed on a 3D printer.  I am a little concerned if the case will survive a fall though.  I'll let you know how we like it after we've used it for a little while and it has taken a few falls! 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God 
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.

And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.

That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth:
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.