Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tressie has such a desire to learn how to play the piano! I am so excited for her, and guess what we will be doing this summer? Piano lessons!  We found some beginning lessons for children online that are very well done and the laptop sits right on top of the piano.  Tressie spent a whole hour today watching and working on the first three lessons (extremely basic as you can see).  The emphasis was on using a particular finger for each note and that higher notes go higher in pitch and lower notes get lower with pitch.  Oh, and how to sing the musical alphabet.  Fun times!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Was looking on Pinterest for some ideas for my mom and came across some recipes for sugar scrubs, made them today, and I LOVE THEM!!!

For Mom:  Lemon-Sugar Hand Scrub to keep her hands incredibly soft!
2 1/2 cups sugar,  1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 4 Tbs lemon extract

For Me:  Peppermint-Sugar Foot Scrub!
2 1/2 cups sugar, 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 4 Tbs Peppermint extract!

Did I tell you that I have fallen in LOVE with this stuff?!?

Here are the results:

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Wow! I can hardly believe
it has already been a year
since Tressie has graduated from

And now she is ready to graduate
from Kindergarten!!!

Trying to figure out what pattern we
will use this time!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Here is Tressie's latest style! Her hippie Koyoko (ModKids designs) top and matching jean skirt!

Jeans: $2 at yard sale
Material: $1 at local thrift store
This is a win-win for $3 total!

Mom: 10 points!
Tressie:  10 points!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I am so excited because tonight I am making the cake to die for!  At work we call this a Mr. Salas dessert, because his wife makes the bomb of desserts!!! And how nice of him to bring this recipe to me last year before he retired :0)!!!
It is called.....are you ready????

!!!Almond Joy Cake!!!!!
(Just the sound of those words brings joy to my sweet tooth!)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Today I am home with my oldest, who should be at school taking his CST test, but instead is laying on the floor playing Angry Birds Space.  His alergies are bad and he has somehow convinced the nurse that he has a bad headache and is dizzy.  I was not able to secure a sub for my class so the school Educational Director is teaching my class today.

Score: Josh-10  Mom-0