Sunday, October 30, 2011

Academic Rodeo : Art contest

Raise your hand if your school does Academic Rodeo. Now raise your hand if you entered the art contest in Academic Rodeo.
Well, thats what my brothers and I did.
My art entry is a drawing of killer whales, it is called Killer Whale Ballet.

The one below is my younger brother Carter's picture. It is labeled Hermie the Hamster.

Tyler's is not finished yet.

Flower pins

 Pins are fun accessories.  You can put them on hats, purses, and shirts. I figured out a VERY easy way to make flower pins using felt! You will need the following:

-any color felt
-hot glue gun

First off all, take your felt and cut a small circle. Then draw a flower on a piece of paper. You will place the miniature flower on the felt and cut out 5 flowers.
Then fold your flower, and fold it again (don't worry if it is folded uneven, its supposed to be). Next, cut of the end of your now petals and hot glue 4 of them on the
outside of the circle, leaving room for the 5th in the middle.
Hot glue your pin on the back, and you now have a flower pin!

Visit my moms blog, for more accurate instructions.

Mug Gripee

I found some colorful yarn in my closet and decided to start making christmas presents. When I thought of my Nana the first thing that came to mind was how much she loves coffee. I immediately decided to make a gripee sort of thing.  First, I chrocheted a chain long enough to fit around a mug. Then I connected it together and went on until it was the right size.
Try this easy craft, and you won't burn your hands for a while!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


"Forget blogging, try glogging" This note was on the website when I logged in on glogsters, a website  my teacher brought up for school. The main purpose for glogging is for a student to get on with a teachers permission and show the teacher what they have learned. is the site. I thought some home schoolers might like this. Just hit sign up on the upper right hand corner. I'm sure students would like this website, I know I do!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Horse Auctioning

My grandpa and I went to a horse auction.                                                              There were all sorts of quarter horses there we could pet.                                                                        
There were a lot a of moms and their foals. The foals weren't tame,  but I still barely managed to touch one.
The auction was boring compared to most, but we still had a good time. Most of the time I didn't pay attention to the auction, I just pet the horses.  The second picture is of a foal nursing with his/her mother.
It's so cute!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jersey Knit Bracelets

My brother, Carter, had a fever the other day and stayed home from school. My mom had looked on Money Saving Moms and had found how to make Jersey Knit Bracelets. She found one of dads old tee shirts and cut it into one inch strips. Then mom taught Carter how to weave the bracelets and then tied them together, they made several blue bracelets together.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pierced Ears

Raise your hand if your ears are pierced.  Well, mine weren't.....until Saturday, October 1st.
For those of you who don't, it doesn't really hurt.

 I have to wear the same earrings and clean them for six weeks straight.  Then afterwards I can switch them but keep some earrings on for more than 24 hours every day for 6 months. After that I'm free to do as I like.

I can't wait to wear dangly earrings!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Basketball B-day

 My brother, Tyler, just had his 8th birthday.  He decided to make it a "Basketball Birthday".  My Mom looked online and found a picture of
basketball cupcakes,  which she made for Tyler to hand out at school.
Then she made a cake using the same design.
You can just use your usual recipe for the cake or cupcakes.