This next photo is of the entire group Lexi went with. As you can see, all the young men have suspenders and bow ties on. Love it!
The photo below shows all the girls corsages. Lexi is the one with the navy blue nail polish.
From the Craft Room and Other Cool Things:
I'm at it again!!
Looking at wreaths. This time for winter!
No, I'm not trying to rush things. I just have a small addiction to wreaths. What can I say??
I think it would be fun to throw a wreath making party, don't you?
You know. Make some fun, festive wreaths.
Not those fake floral, shabby chic, country themed dust catchers.
BUT, wreaths that have a natural, modern, vintage, fresh, or
kitschy look to them!
They are fun to create and a great excuse to get together with a friend or a big group.
I'm thinking after the weather cools off a bit.
What do you think???
After all, wreaths are not just for Christmas anymore!
They are adorning the doors of homes all year round.
Here are just a few ideas for alternative season wreath ideas:
- January: Snowy wreath made of white felted balls.
- February: Valentines Day wreath made of dried roses
- March & April: Spring Easter Wreath with colorful eggs
- May: Living wreath with violas or wood violets
- June: Sunflower wreath
- July & August: Living succulent wreath for the hot, dry summer weather
- September: Woodsy branches, moss, dried mushrooms
- October & November: Harvest wreath with colorful dried autumn leaves (both great for Halloween and Thanksgiving)
- December: Christmas wreath (Duh!)
More to come.....keep watching.
From the Heart and Spirit:
From the Kitchen:
Looking for an easy dessert kicked up a notch?
You will need a boxed brownie mix (use a triple chunk and also switched out melted butter for the oil). Or make and bake as directed.
When you take the brownies out of the oven, place a layer of Hershey's Cookies 'n'Creme candy bars over the top. Let them melt and cool before cutting.
Heavenly. And I'm not even a fan of the candy bars. Really. Really. Good!
From the Schmidt's:
It's been an AMAZING weekend!
I feel like I need a vacation from my time spent at home this evening. If that is even possible???!!!
We had so much fun spending time watching Kyle lift at his competition early Saturday morning. He improved his personal best by 5 kilos, which is awesome! He would have preferred to improve by 10. BUT, that will come in time.
Helping Lexi get ready for the dance this weekend was so much fun. One of the mother's of one of the other young men in her group stopped me Sunday to tell me that she was just glowing when she say her Saturday. She said all the other girls looked very nice, but Lexi had a glow about her. She had so much fun. Now I can't get her to stop dancing around the house. I love that! Shoot! I'd be dancing with her too. Ha Ha!
Tonight has been a night of catch up. Kyle has the bag he took on his trip dumped out in my family room. Lexi is doing homework. Kevin is resting on our bed and watching T.V. I'm typing this post. AND the dog cannot seem to figure out which spot he wants to call his tonight. I call this a lazy family home evening where we just hang out together. For treats Kyle and I ran to the dollar store. Once in a while you just need some cheap candy. LOL! Kevin had a craving for bubble gum. I don't know what it is about bubble gum, but we just cannot seem to keep enough of it in the house for anyone. And we don't care for the expensive stuff. Just the double bubble kind in the individual wrappers. That's our favorite kind. AND if we can't find that, we move to gumballs. When gumballs are not available we move to the chiclets candy. That is our one big vice around here....cheap bubble gum. I know, we are a tough crowd. LOL!
I'm tired! I stayed up until at least 1 a.m. last night. I couldn't sleep. So, I need to get to bed. Take care friends and we will talk again soon.
From the Missionary:
I feel like we are playing a game of Where's Waldo with some of these photos. Can you find Elder Schmidt in this picture???
Stamford Zone Interview Selfie!
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