Monday, December 17, 2012


I haven't wrote about the tragedy you and I are both trying to cope with. Not because I don't care. I simply have no words, just tears. I try to write something, but nothing comes out right. No words can describe the hurt and love I feel for these children. My thoughts are constantly on their families.

 I saw this picture on Living in yellow.
I will also be showing my support for the
Sandy Hook families. 

I will be apart of the SILENCE and not blog tomorrow. 

The hope of the silence is to 
remember the families and keep them in our thoughts.
 remember the lives cut short.
celebrate the gift of life.  

To offer something more than silence, check out this site 
for a way to brighten the life for a child of Sandy Hook Elementary

I can't help but think about how short our life here on earth is. 
How fragile. 
 I want to remember to hold on to every moment.  

every moment.

Felt Dino mat

This year I have made EVERY gift. I can't show you all yet, most people I made them for read my blog and would get the surprise ruined. So ill show you my little nephews present today...pretty sure they don't check out my blog hehe..!!

I really pondered on what to make my four adorable nephews for Christmas. I wanted something they would play with a lot and hopefully enjoy. I thought about a car mat...but decided I was sick of making them....
(here and here) but I had so much felt laying around I thought a dinosaur mat would be cool..
 ( hopefully little boys do to)

It was a lot of fun to make. This was my inspiration.  I thought the valcanos were an awesome idea. Everything on here is made with felt and put on with hot glue. LOTS and LOTS of hot glue!!

The green mat is one yard
 Red boarder is 3 inch strips folded in half over the edges
Everything else was cut out free hand 

If you make one... don't think about it to hard...
im pretty sure real mountains, lakes and grass don't 
have perfectly straight lines.

I wanted to make sure they had some fun dinos to play with on the mat...otherwise im sure it would not be fun at all.

Walmart had a ton of dinos to choose from. The first ones I ran into were around 15 bucks a piece. They were sooooo cute and I wanted to buy four or five of them, but that was not going to happen....So I kept looking and ran into a bag full of  about fifteen for THREE dollars. They are smaller and not as cute, but I think they will still have fun playing with them!!

I opened up the dinos for the sake of taking pictures of it. While in the process Ty was LOVING it...So it gave me hope the boys will too!!

Im so excited to wrap it up and watch them open it!!! Hope it gets lots and lots of use.