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Monday, April 7, 2014

Showing Our Disney Side

To say we are big Disney fans is an understatement. We love the movies, characters, and of course the shining star of Disney...Disneyland!

My kids recently learned how to make perlers, you know those things you played with as a kid making cute hearts and shapes out of beads and then ironing them? Well I don't know about you, but I always made simple creations with my perler beads. These kids? They make artwork. 

They wanted to show their Disney side so we made two different Disney inspired sets. 

This first one is, you guessed it, the sibling duo themselves Anna and Elsa from Frozen. This is what the Perler's look like when they are arranged on a tray before they are ironed together.

And who couldn't forget the simple yet classic look of Minnie and Mickey Mouse? I love the cute pink and white polka dot bow! There is a dime at the bottom right of the picture as a reference for scale. 

It's such a great activity to do as a family and really encourages children's creativity and helps with fine motor skills. 

Want to make your own perlers? You can find Perler beads at most local craft stores and online. If you want a full tutorial let me know! 


Linking up with Skip to my Lou's Made by you Monday and Funky Polka Dot Giraffe's Too Cute Tuesday

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday 5: Guest Host

This week I am excited to be hosting Friday 5 with the lovely Emmy Mom, who happens to be my beautiful and talented cousin-in-law! Be sure to head over there as I know you just can't wait to find out how I would spend $100,000.

5 Things

1. We took a trip to our local Lego store this week, much to the excitement of my 5 year old. We also happened to stumble upon the Easter Bunny at the mall which was interesting and scary all at the same time. Animatronic bunny that talks to you and knows your name? Kind of creepy.

2. April Fools day was a lot of fun. The kids snuck into our room very quietly that morning, got right next to our ears, and yelled, "Boo!" loudly. They thought it was funny.

3. We made our routine after school trip to Disneyland. I wasn't sure if we were going to make it this week as we have all been a bit under the weather, but it worked out. We left shortly after a downpour started and it was fun seeing everyone run for ponchos.

4. I was able to attend the General Women's Meeting for my church with my mother, daughter, and sister-in-law on Saturday. It was a beautiful meeting full of music, love, and inspiration. Such a fun time!

5. Hello fry sauce. If you've never been to Utah you might not know about this amazingly versatile and yummy condiment. It's like ketchup but even better and I found a local place that sells it! My fries have never been so happy.

5 Pictures

3 generations going to the General Women's Meeting

Grandma's Cookie Recipe

On the bus to Disneyland


He's a pirate.

Link up and share your Friday 5!