Friday, September 30, 2011

Retro Pillow Challenge: Mickey Mouse Pillow

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I am honored to show you my submission for the
Retro Pillow Challenge:
What do you think?
I found my inspiration while browsing a Disney site and stumbled across this Mickey Bag. Isn't it cute?

The Black fabric has some really cool details on it that reminded me of a retro pattern.
I quilted stripes across the black fabric (about ever 2 inches side to side)

I added two layers of Mickey applique in coordinating fabric and quilted each of them on top of the black fabric
It's sooo soft and cuddly!

My kids are going to LOVE it :)

 (Here is the   FRONT    and    BACK     of myPillow)



You can even VOTE on your favorite!

I'll be posting a step by step tutorial of how I made my pillow this weekend!
Stay TUNED
Vote today for your favorite!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mommy Monday #5 on MoMomma




Friday, September 23, 2011

FOOTLOOSE! The Movie. Sneak Preview. Giveaway!!!

 This week I was able to see a sneak peak of the new movie
Starring... 
 Julianne Hough,  Kenny Wormald 
Andie MacDowell & Dennis Quaid

 First of all... I'm a huge dancing fan.

 I would have seen this movie for many reasons, 

but Julianne Hough playing Ariel Moore was just one more reason!
Julianne Hough is the bomb at dancing. :)

OK... Movie Review time....
4 out of 4 stars!

Killer Movie. Fantastic Soundtrack. 
Hot guys dancing to rock music!
What else can a girl ask for?

What else can we ask for...
...Oh ya... how about MEETING THE STARS!!

(L-R, Julianne Hough, Friend Lucy, Kenny Wormald, ME!)

Wow!
I can't even tell you how cool that was to meet 
Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald!

They are both super nice, friendly and "real" people!
After the movie sneak peak they stuck around and answered questions from the theater.  
Here is a short clip...

video 

Afterwords the stars hung around until everyone had a chance to take a photo with them.  Talk about TRUE MOVIE STARS
I think it was the highlight of my week, seriously.

(Sidenote- if only I had KNOWN I was going to take a photo with a movie star I might have gotten a little more "made-up" for the night! argh!!)

WIN IT!!

I picked up a couple of these Footloose premiere magazines on the way out.
If you are a FOOTLOOSE fan... 
please leave me a comment below and enter to WIN IT!

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-Follow me via GFC or Facebook
-Leave me a comment letting me know you are doing so
-Follow me as many ways as you'd like and leave 1 comment per way you are following

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This contest will close on 9/30/11

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Truthful Tuesday with Hoo Are You

 I'm linking up with Night Owl Crafting
for another week of Hoo Asked You...
 
Here are this week's questions!
 
1. What are your favorite 3 things about fall?
2. Are you a football fan and if so who is your favorite team?
3. What is your favorite fall scent?
4. So you have seasonal allergies?
5. Have you started Christmas shopping yet?

Here are my answers! 

1. What are your favorite 3 things about fall?
Cooler Weather, Decorating and Holidays!
 
2. Are you a football fan and if so who is your favorite team?
First let me say I don't hate football.
I also don't super-love it.  I tolerate it I suppose :)
We cheer for the AZ Cardinals.  I can handle about 1 game on Sunday and that's it ;)

 
3. What is your favorite fall scent?
I dislike anything pumpkin flavor or scented! yuck-ville
I'll go with vanilla ;)
 
4. So you have seasonal allergies?
YES! In fact, in the spring I break out in hives occasionally.
Am I lucky or WHAT?!
 
5. Have you started Christmas shopping yet?
Just window shopping in my head so far. 
No purchases made :) But Ideas all around!


Now it is your turn to play along!!!
Visit Night Owl Crafting by clicking HERE

Here are the RULES!!
 
       
  Here's how it will work, each  Tuesday I'll post a few questions. They can be anything from What's your  favorite color to What's your favorite movie. 
  • You will post them in a new post on  your blog (you can back date this post so it doesn't show up as your  newest post) and then come and link up that particular post (not the  link to your main blog) here on our link party
  • Make sure to visit as many blogs as  you can and comment! It will be a good way to get to know some fun and  interesting things about your fellow crafters


  • Also add this cute little button to your post so that others can join in on the PARTY!!! 




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    MoMomma Featured on "Favorite Paint Colors"

    Have you visited this site yet?

    I stumbled across their site about a month ago 
    and I was instantly in L O V E.

    The website shows you room make overs and the PAINT COLORS they used to decorate!  
    How cool is that!?!

    Well... I'm totally honored to say that MoMomma's
    Nursery Stripes were featured TODAY 



    Can I get a ..."WOOT... WOOT!"

    A big THANK YOU to Kristin over at 
    Favorite Paint Colors for Featuring my Striped Nursery

    Head on over to Favorite Paint Colors
    to check out my featured room as well as other rooms for more inspiration!

    Monday, September 19, 2011

    Featured Item: Personalized Kids Shirts just $10 Neapolitan Kids



    When I saw this ADORABLE deal today,
    I had to pass it onto my MoMomma Friends. 

    Check out this deal from Neapolitan Kids!
    Personalize your own applique t-shirt. 

    You choose the name and the applique will be done in the first initial of the name you choose. 

    There are two designs from which to choose. A trendy green and white argyle applique on a brown shirt for the boys and a pretty aqua colored shirt with a gray floral design applique for the girls.

    The sizes of shirts are as follows: 6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5/6, 7, 8, 10/12

    Here are the choices:

    Click HERE to purchase today!

    Sooo Cute! The possibilities are endless!
    -Family Picture Day
    -Baby Shower Gift
    -Christmas Gift
    -Vacation
    -Family Reunion
    -Kids Birthday
    -Christmas Gift

    Go snag one TODAY before they sell out.  :)

    Sunday, September 18, 2011

    Mommy Monday with MoMomma #5




    Friday, September 16, 2011

    I Need Your Help- Design my new Bag from Thirty-One!

    I need your help!
    (pretty... pretty please comment.... I need serious help!)
    Please help me design my NEW bag from 

    Background:  We are going on a BIG trip to a BIG resort in FLORIDA were a certain MOUSE lives and PRINCESSES live in CASTLES.  Any Ideas?

    (SSHhhhhHHH! It's a Surprise for the KIDS!)
    (Don't say anything :)

    We've visited this certain resort once, and if there is one thing I know it is to PACK WELL for the day!

    I want to be CUTE, Comfortable and have everything at an arms reach for my kiddos.  This is where I need your help!

    OK. Here is what I need help with:
    1. Which bag do I choose?
    2. Help me pick something CUTE to embroider!

    Leave me a COMMENT with your suggestions.


    Options:

    Bag 1: Organizing Shoulder Bag $42
    Love: Cross body (good for carrying bag + Baby on hip)
    Love: Plenty of room but not gigantic
    Love: Zips closure to keep stuff from falling out
    Love: small pocket in front for MoMomma's glasses & Fast Passes ;)

    Bag #2:  Retro Metro Bag $52
    Love: Side pockets (great for baby bottles / water bottles)
    Love: lots of interior pockets
    Love: the Painted Floral Plaid print!!! 


    Bag #3:  Organizing Utility Tote $25
    Love:  fabric is laminated nylon
    Love: TONS of side pockets
    Love: BIG size - Lots of space
    LOVE: Awesome value

    Okay... Here is where I need your help!

    I not only need help picking the bag - but also the FABRIC choice AND the embroidered saying!
    (Isn't it cool that you can customize the bag with your own fabric choice AND embroider it too?!)

    And... I need help picking something catchy to embroider on the bag...
    Here are some ideas:

    Disney Family
    MoMomma 
    (obviously a good choice)
    Vacation Fun
    Mickey Mom
    Making Memories

    What are your suggestions!??  
    Please leave a comment below with your your bag suggestions!

    Oh, and don't forget to check out the entire Thirty-One catalog and join my ONLINE PARTY!  Everyone who orders in the Amy / MoMomma party is entered for a FREE item!  COOL!

    Enter our host Donna's site HERE to view the catalog and order through 9/23.
    Thanks for your help!

    Thursday, September 15, 2011

    Cat Litter Cake Tutorial

    And now... I present the Cat Litter Cake:

    Pretty icky, Right?

    I saw this a while back and knew I needed to try it out for myself.
    My brother's 40th Birthday was the PERFECT event.

    Let's get started.

    Step 1: Assemble Ingredients
    Baking pans from the dollar store (same size as the litter pan)
    Nerds (for fancy green specs found in cat litter)
    Tootsie Rolls (for, well, the Poop)
     Step 2: Prepare the pan
    Cat litter Pan (this is just a regular old tupperware container)
    Found at the dollar store!
    I baked two cakes in total, enough to fill up the litter box :)
     TIP: Please oh PLEASE.....
    Run the "cat litter pan" through your dish washer!  
    Maybe even do this step a couple of times just to be safe.

    Step 3: Layer the cake in the pan. 
    (I cut up one layer and stacked it along the edge so there were no random open spaces along the edge)

    Step 4: Cover with Frosting
     Step 5:  Make the cat litter
    Grind up about 20 sandwich cookies.
    I found that the tuxedo cookies worked great for the coloring!

    Step 6: Cover cake with cat litter!
     Step 7: Add green odor specs
    aka... Nerds candy
     
     Step 8:   Prepare the Tootsie Rolls :)
    Heat in the microwave for 5 seconds and unwrap
    Step 9:  Get Creative ... make poop!
    (KidMo LOVED helping on this step!)

    I shaped two Tootsie Rolls in the shape of a "40"
    for the special occasion :)

     Ta-Da!
    And now you can make your very own Cat Litter Cake!
     Oh... and don't forget to pick up a pooper scooper while you are at the Dollar Store!  It makes a perfect accent to the cake :)

    OK - Let the comments ROLL in!
    What do you REALLY think of this cake?

    Funny?
    Disgusting?
    Let's hear it! :)
     My family had a blast with the cake.
    The kids thought it was hillarious... but were too afraid to eat the "poop"
    The adults couldn't stop taking photos of it.

    Happy Birthday Big Brother!
    Here's to 40 More years!
    Family Friendly Food at Serenity Now

    Shopping & Organization with MoMomma: Thirty One

    Thanks for stopping by MoMomma today!

    I'd like to take you SHOPPING today, 

    does that sound FUN or what?

    Let me introduce you to the best in affordable, personalized gifts: Thirty-One
    The name Thirty-One is based on Proverbs 31 in the Bible, which describes a virtuous woman who exhibits hard work, wisdom, encouragement and care for others.  Because of these qualities, she is worthy of reward, honor and praise.  Proverbs 31 defines the company's mission to Celebrate, Encourage and Reward Women.

    What a great Mission!

    I'm happy to support Thirty-One and have teamed up with Donna to throw my very first virtual Thirty-One party!

    You're invited to shop Amy / MoMomma's

    Shop ONLINE until Friday, Sept 23rd!
    View the Monthly Special, the Catalog & Shop Online at http://www.mythirtyone.com/donna/

    When Ordering select: Amy/MoMomma's Party

    Everyone who orders online by September 23rd and participates in the party is entered to win a Large Utility Tote valued at $50!!

    Here are a few things I have my eye on...

    I super HEART this backpack!  As a Mom of 2 boys I need a cute, stylish but Boy Friendly backpack. This is sooo adorable.  My favorite feature is the front Thermal Pocket, perfect for storing snacks.  (Found on page 10-11 for just $76, this could be the last backpack I need to purchase!)

    This tote could be the perfect Teacher Gift for the holiday! I love that you can customize it by adding an embroidered name or even changing the fabric!
    (Found on page 10-11, just $69)

    This wall organizer has my name written ALL over it!  It goes with my office decor perfectly AND it comes in other fabrics too!  Found on page 22

    And my final pick for today...
    I L O V E these adorable totes!  I can envision myself using Tote "G" each week as we take KidMo to his T-Ball games this fall!  I also love the petite tote "D" for neighbor gifts for Christmas!  (These totes can be found on pages 12-13 from just $12-$35!)

    Go explore all that Thirty-One offers! 
    You will Love it :)

    And, as an added bonus, for every $31 you spend you get 50% off a celebrate card set, zipper pouch or select wallets!

    Take a look at the fantastic personalized items found at Thirty-One and get a jump start on Holiday Shopping today! (Or, order something for yourself! You deserve it!)

    *  I am not receiving any compensation for this posting but do receive Host Specials for hosting an online Thirty-One party which are open to ALL who host a Thirty-One party :) *

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    Wordless Wednesday: Cat Litter Box Cake

    And now may I present: Wordless Wednesday

    ( Cat Litter Box Cake for my Brother's 40th Birthday. Stop by tomorrow for the tutorial!)

    PS- Don't forget to enter the iPhone App Giveaway HERE

    Truthful Tuesday on Wednesday

    Hi All!

    Sorry for posting my Truthful Tuesday on Wednesday... I hope you understand.
    Me and the Kidlets are sick and things are moving a little slower around the house these days.

    So, without further ado... I present Truthful Tuesday on Wednesday :)


    Welcome to another week of...



    NightOwlCrafting

    Here are this week's questions!

    1. Do you prefer sweet or salty foods?
    2. Name your 3 BEST personality traits!
    3. Name your 3 worst personality traits!
    4. Do you collect anything?
    5. What is your favorite season of the year?
    Here are my answers! 

    1. Do you prefer sweet or salty foods?
    If you know me, you know I am a SWEETS fanatic.
    On the morning of my wedding day I ate cheesecake for breakfast! That's how I roll ;)
    Now that I'm working on being more healthy and fit, I'm limiting my sweet intake and doing very well!
    2. Name your 3 BEST personality traits!
    I've always tried to be kind to everyone, honest and sincere.
    3. Name your 3 worst personality traits!
    I tend to think MY way is the best way,  I don't like to pay full price for anything (ever), and I tend to take over any vacation plans because I can't release control! LOL
    4. Do you collect anything?
    I used to collect all sorts of things as a kid/teenager (figurines, horses, bells, you name it). I've let go of that because after you move a bunch of times and never unpack it you realize it wasn't that important to you. :)
    Right now I collect fabric :) 
    5. What is your favorite season of the year?
    Fall and Winter are my favorite.  Being in Arizona you just DREAD the summer.  110' degrees gets old after a week.  I can't wait to start decorating the house for the fall and really start to enjoy being outside again.

    Now it is your turn to play along!!!!

    Here are the RULES!!
              Here's how it will work, each  Tuesday I'll post a few questions. They can be anything from What's your  favorite color to What's your favorite movie. 
    • You will post them in a new post on  your blog (you can back date this post so it doesn't show up as your  newest post) and then come and link up that particular post (not the  link to your main blog) here on our link party
    • Make sure to visit as many blogs as  you can and comment! It will be a good way to get to know some fun and  interesting things about your fellow crafters


  • Also add this cute little button to your post so that others can join in on the PARTY!!! (It is over on the left side bar)





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    PS- Don't forget to enter the MoMomma giveway open through Friday HERE