Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Independance Day!

Happy Birthday to our Country!
What a wonderful weekend we had here on the Jersey Shore this weekend. I have to say the best part about where we live is that in less than 5 minutes we can be sitting on the beach and that is exactly what we did. Saturday was an amazing day and the boys has a blast.
Sunday was a bit of a wash as it rained most of the day but we were very fortunate to be able to see the Kaboom Fireworks in Red Bank with our favorite family The Lombardos.
We grab a quick bite to eat before heading back to the Building that we were going to watch the fireworks from . This was our view.

we finished off the weekend with a family BBQ and the kids had a blast. They were water rats and had to be begged to come out of the pool to watch the fireworks. The big hit of the BBQ was the Cupcakes in a jar that the boys and I made and the apple pie in a jar (forgot to take pictures of that and must do a tutorial on that one)

Also made my Black Bean and Corn Salad. MMMM! All while Skyping with Daddy! (he is in Kuwait working)
Well we are off to Dallas (me for business) and Austin (kids to stay with my SIL and their cousins).
Will take lots of pics and let you know how the trip is.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I will be better at this!

So here is the challenge to me - I must post more!

School is out for the kids and my husband is back overseas so now is the time for me to start to do all the things that I wanted to. I have a bucket list of things I want to do around the house and things that I want to do with this blog, so here is the challenge to myself to try and do at least 5 of these things on my bucket list by the end of the summer.

Amy's Bucket List
1. Paint and redecorate bathroom
2. Hang shelves in Family Room and Hallway (must post before and after pics)
3. Make a Weekly Menu and stick to it and try at least 1 new recipe a week.
4. Canning
5. Pick Peaches with kids (and make peach jam)
6. Go to farmers market with kids
7. Get Lucas to ride a 2 wheeler
8. Go to Austin and see the bats, eat at a food truck and hang with my fabulous nephews awesome SIL and great boys.
9. Take boys to a Musical in NYC.
10. Learn how to use my DSLR camera
11. Re decorate my bedroom
12. Work on my craft area
13. Go fishing with the boys (not sure what I will do though if they catch a fish)
14. Picnic on the beach
15. Sew something
16. Put together a craft show for all the fabulous moms here in town that are so crafty
17. Post all of my craftiness on my blog
18. Go to a concert with my girls
19. Take the boys and watch the sunrise at the beach
20. Get a new do

So wish me luck stay tuned!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy St Patricks Day

So here in New Jersey we have alot of St. Patricks Day parades. Well we have a tradition in our family and we go every year to a very dear friends house for a big St Patricks day party the day of the Belmar St. Patricks parade (lets see how many time I can say St. Patricks) It looked like it was going to be an OK day the rain stopped and we walked to the parade ready for some Pipes and Drums (i love me some bagpipes!) but the rain wonout and we had to leave the parade early and went back to the house for 50lbs of corn beef and cabbage and the best Pistachio cake in the world!

So Happy St. Patricks Day! Pics to come

Saturday, March 5, 2011

It has been awhile!

It has been a long time since I have sat down and blogged.
 But here I am and very excited, I have pictures to post from my new camera.
I finally had to give up the broken down Sony that picture button was taped on and the flash doesn't work, you need to change the batteries all the time UGHHHHHH!
but yeah for me new Nikon 3100 DSLR. Now I just need to figure out how to use it.

 Please enjoy some pics and be on the look out for new craft projects with pic tutorials now that I have a new camera and I need to practice.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What a Great Party.

Thank you to House Party and Perler Beads. We had a great party with the boys and the bead projects. We made Monkeys and Lizards. It was so much fun and the boys got so creative with there bead projects, then we added the Key Chain that came with them. Hope to get invited to do another party soon. This was such a great experience and I can not wait to do it again. We have a few kits left over so I think I am going to use them for dour Cub Scout meeting, the boys will have so much fun putting them together.

Enjoy the pics. Go visit House Party and see what great things you and your family and friends can do. (and it free)

Some snacks and it is a party so we must have cupcakes.

Waiting for our guests.

Getting creative.

Having some snacks.

He we are with our finished projects.

Look at the great stuff we got. So many projects to do I think we are going to have a Perler Bead A Palooza Christmas tree.