Friday, March 30, 2012

My week in pictures Friday

Literally sat front row to the Hunger Games. Felt like I was there.....

Dakota's new PJ's

Watching Sprout before bed 


Ziggy knocked koda into the coffee table... Time for corner protectors

He will do anything for love.

LOVE my new flower arrangement!!

you know you want one 

Obsession?? NO way!

I've been seeing these crayon melting projects on Pinterest a lot lately. So I figured what the heck, I'm already addicted what's one more craft. :) I have to admit, it's pretty awesome what you can do with some crayons and a hair drier. Definitely an inspiration for crafts to come.

You'll need:

Canvas board (They come in many different sizes I think I bought an 17 X 24)
Hot glue gun
Hot Glue sticks
Large box of crayons (You'll need the 64 or 94 pack. One with variety and shades of the colors)
Hair Dryer
Newspaper or Magazines

Getting Started:

So this shit is pretty easy, I emptied my crayon box and took out all the colors I wanted. I chose to do the black, grays, white and gold as well. You don't have too but whatever floats your boat, I suppose. The box of 64 crayons didn't quite fill the length of my Canvas board so I had to steal borrow some of Dakota's. I know she won't mind. I did however, replace them with the beautiful color and different shades of brown. ha ha

After you figure out the pattern you want, hot glue them one by one to the top of the canvas. The bottom, flat part of the crayon should be flush with the top of the canvas. That's it, that's all you have to do.

One of the crayons I stole from Dakota. Lol
You'll want to lay out the Newspaper on the floor as well as on the walls. I know from experience. Hot pink melted crayon does not go well on a white wall... just sayin'.

I put my hair dryer on warm heat setting and on high. Don't move it fast over the crayons. Go Slow and move it up and down until its starts to melt. No this isn't a scene from "Fifty shades of gray" so don't get to excited. On second hand if you don't know what I'm talking about and your a Female, Shame on you. GOOGLE IT!

Back to the crayons. They melt easily so it shouldn't take long for things to start going. Once they start melting together slowly lead the melted crayon down the canvas so it has the "melted" effect. At this point it's pretty much up to you on how you want it to look. So have fun with it. :)

I actually dropped it. I had to re-melt the crayons down the board. 

Just call me Martha Stewart. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Heavenly on the cob

Last summer we took a trip to El Paso, TX and Caballo, NM to visit Cody's family. While there I went with Cody's sister, Valerie to Music Under the Stars. It's a picnic-like family setting where you can listen to various genre's of music and eat good food. Val bought this wonderful Picasso like, corn on the cob. I'd never had corn made like that before. So colorful you just know it's bursting with flavor. She let me have a bite and I immediately fell in love. I've been looking for an "authentic" recipe ever since.

Well considering I'm on Pinterest 24/7 like it's my job, I was as giddy as a school girl when I found this recipe. There was my Heaven on a cob, I'd been praying for. And because I don't dare keep this delicious recipe to myself, I'll share it with you fine folks.


Mexican Street Corn


5-6 large ears of corn
Stick of Butter
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1- 1 1/2 cup Queso Fresco or Cojita
4 tablespoons fresh Cilantro, minced
4 teaspoons Chile Powder
1 Lime, cut in wedges


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Rub the butter on corn and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast about 20-30 minutes. Turn half way through.

2. Remove from oven. Working on one ear at a time, brush with Mayonnaise, sprinkle with cheese, cilantro and Chile powder, pressing it into the corn to help it stick. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve with Lime wedges.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A day in the rain.

It's raining outside in the Bay Area once again... Ops Normal this time of year. Dakota wanted to go see Dinosaurs which in her terminology means museum. How perfect for a rainy day!! There's this little "Museum" in Berkeley called Habitot. They describe themselves as Imaginative, one of a kind exhibits, just right for small hands, helping young children become curious, creative, and confident learners. Quite honestly they are all of the above. They truly are wonderful. Dakota always has fun and interacts with other children. At the same time learning cognitive skill sets.

I especially love when we go home because she passes out. MOMMY TIME!! YAY!!!

If you have children ages 2-7 and live in the Bay Area I highly recommend bringing your kids here.  :)

The current "Featured" exhibit is a NASA spaceship!!

"Houston, can you here me?"

"Blast off in 3, 2, 1"

I think some one needs a smaller helmet haha

Nice face!

She loves the train table.

Doing the art project of the day.

Pretty sure we left that beautiful piece of art work there.... darn..

Water Play!!

Had to wash the baby.

Washing a different baby this time

Another baby lol

Wind tunnel

So good at cleaning up!!

Almost knocked her over.

Shopping for dishes.

Hard to reach!
Love their little grocery store!!

On the way home. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

My week in pictures Friday

She LOVES Spaghetti.

Spoiled?? No way...

Poor Ziggy spins his head right into the fridge

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

She won't be called Four-Eyes....

As we drove onto our street today, Dakota "saw" a ladybug on a tree..... solidifying the fact that she must have super hero sight and will never need glasses. That's impressive my friends ha ha.

Then she preceded to tell me it had two legs... Well we learn something new everyday.

Friday, March 16, 2012

My week in pictures Friday

Showing off her new Jeggings
Challenge me, I dare you
Yummmm BBQ chicken pizza
We went and saw The Lorax 3-D
Love me some deals!

Colorful new tableware

Passed out after the zoo.
Love my new clutch.

Newest Pinterest craft
 Have a good Friday and enjoy your weekend!!