Thursday, April 26, 2012

STEM Day at GES.

Had a great morning with Griffin and his class during the STEAM program. {Science Technology Engineering Art Math} The children were assigned a task to create a community with various recyclables. The assignments varied slightly with the grade levels. Griffin's class created a community that included a hotel, school, bank, fire station, hospital, police station and YMCA. Each building had to be something the community needed. The buildings had to have doors, windows and a foundation. The children enjoyed this very much! This is a picture of their community.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Congratulations Mike!

The University of South Florida (USF) Alumni News has recognized Mike's recent achievement!

We are very, very proud of you Michael ... way to go!

Mike - USF Recognition

The University of South Florida (USF) Alumni News has recognized Mike's recent achievement! We are so very proud of him!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Just Because.

Thought I would share this picture today ... just because he's so cute!

Taken at Holly Hawk Farms. Blog post coming soon. =)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Self Inflicted Part.

That my friend, is a self inflicted part. I can't believe he just did that with me sitting right beside him!

Cupcake Toppers!

In addition to bakers twine, paper embellishments, confetti and favor tags are you aware I also offer handmade cupcake toppers in my shop?

This is a set of 40 I made for a terrific customer the other day

You can see find these and many more fun designs in my Cupcake Toppers & Party Picks section of my shop

They make a great addition to any celebratory occasion!

You can use them as cupcake toppers, party or food picks!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Soggy Waffles.

I made Griffin blueberry waffles for breakfast this morning.

Normally I add a little butter, cinnamon and Splenda to them.

Dry, if you will.

Not the waffles I made. Just a random image I could find. They look yummy don't they?

This morning I decided to top them with syrup instead.

Griffin took one look at them and said "Mommy, Mrs. Stacey says we should never eat soggy waffles".

That's right, he used a class lesson against me.

Never Eat Soggy Waffles - NESW for map directions.

That just made me laugh.

Needless to say the waffles went in the trash and we started all over again.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Missy Made It! ~ Bakers Twine Give-A-Way!

I've always had a love for bakers twine ... and recently it's become a bit of an obsession.

I am having a super fun give-a-way over on My Facebook Page this weekend!

I am giving away ten yards each of the colors shown to ONE person!

To be eligible just follow these steps.

1. Visit my blog (which you already have if you are reading this!)

2. Follow my blog (just click on the link to the left to follow)

3. Visit my FB page and comment on the post there"

4. Share the give-a-way on your FB page with your friends!

Easy peasy.

I will announce the winner on my FB page on Monday, April 16th!

Also ... if you would like to visit my shop Missy Made It! I am offering a 10% off your entire purchase coupon this weekend. Use coupon code MMITENPERCENTOFF at checkout to receive your discount.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Three Lakes Park.

We had such a fun day at Three Lakes Park with the Hall family.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Me And G.

It's rare I get a picture of Griffin and me together as I am usually the one behind the camera.

The other day we were working in the yard and then took a break on the porch. Mike snapped this picture of us together.

But, here's the true story ...

{I can't believe I'm sharing this}

Mike actually tried to get a picture of Griffin, Jasper, Oliver and me. Well, Jazzy and Ollie would not fully participate. And, well ... just look at what I'm wearing. My torn up, paint covered sweat pants and my stained from working in the yard shirt.

All it took was a little photo editing and waaaalaaaa ... the first photo in which I was happy to share. =)

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy 17 Years Of Marriage.

On Friday Mike and I celebrated 27 years of togetherness. We started dating waaaay back in 1985 when we were seniors in high school.

Well, today we are celebrating 17 years of marriage!

That's right people April 8, 1995 we became Mr. and Mrs.

My bridesmaid Robin gave us this beautiful hand painted sign on our wedding day.

It has adorned our house since the day it was given.

Not only is it our wedding anniversary ... it's also Easter Sunday!

Please take the time to remember what this day is truly about.

Happy Day!

Friday, April 06, 2012

27 Years!

Celebrating 27 years of togetherness today ...

Mike ... I love you to infinity and beyond!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

What I Want To Be When I Grow Up.

Today in Griffin's class their assignment was to dress up like what they want to be when they grow up.

Griffin wants to be a paleontologist when he grows up.

Well, a paleontologist AND an engineer that builds robots like his Dad and a treasure hunter and a night guard at the museum.

He has big plans for his future!!

This is what he wore to school today. I made the vest and he decorated it. Those are his Harry Potter glasses. The hat belongs to Daddy ... it's an Indiana Jones hat from Disney World that Mike has had for years. And the fossil he's holding his Pop & Nana sent him for Christmas. It's a mosasaur fossil and it is 60 millions years old (and yes it's real!)

Last night when he was doing the written part of his assignment he said "Mommy I know how to spell paleontologist" ...

Phonetically it's correct ... I think he did pretty well.

He was super excited to go to school today and share everything he knows about being a paleontologist.

I Am. Griffin's Mommy.

This little guy brings pure joy to my life.

Those beautiful brown eyes.
The long eye lashes.
The freckles sprinkled over his nose.
That sweet, toothless smile.

I will always and forever be Griffin's Mommy.

It always makes me happy when I'm walking through the halls at his school and kids will say "Hello Griffin's Mommy".


That's a name I am proud to own and one I will answer to for the rest of my life.

Griffin, it's because of {you} I can be called Griffin's Mommy.

I love you.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

We {Heart} Friends.

With the warmer weather here it gives us more opportunity to spend time with friends. I so enjoy having kids over to our house. It allows me time to interact with my mom friends and Griffin always enjoys spending time with his friends too.

Yesterday after school we invited our neighbors and friends over for a playdate.

It was beautiful outside ... the perfect day to have people over.

The kids enjoyed running around, playing on Fort Griffin, jumping on the trampoline and cooling off with popsicles.

I so look forward to MORE of the precious days when summer arrives!

BTW ... if you like the border around the picture, I did that at I was so sad when it was announced would be closing. But along came picmonkey to take over where they left off. Visit their site for free photo editing options.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet

We recently attended the annual Blue & Gold Cub Scout banquet

It is a fun family event where the boys are recognized for various accomplishments, the dens present a song, we enjoy a lovely dinner and the night ends with the annual cake auction

Griffin's den leader presenting him with this beads and belt loops

This is the cake we made for the cake auction ...

This is the cake we purchased from the cake auction

It was very cute and very good!

Griffin loves being a Cub Scout and we enjoy all of the various activities together as a family

Monday, April 02, 2012

John Deere Inspired Birthday Party Handmade Goods!

If your little guy is anything like ours ... then he loves his green John Deere tractors! Griffin actually shares his February 7th birthday with John Deere!

Now in my shop I offer super cute handmade "John Deere" inspired green tractor cupcake toppers, favor tags and even table confetti!

My cupcake toppers are printed with colorful ink and then attached to a 2" John Deere green circle. These are great for topping cupcakes, party platters, fruit bars and all other types of food.

How about some matching party favor tags? You could decorate goodie bags, use them as place cards, add them to long twine and create a banner ... the possibilities are endless!

And I just {love} this darling tractor confetti! You can use them scattered about your tables or party area to help create that super fun John Deere atmosphere you are going for!

All of my handmade paper goods are super affordable!

So stop by to see these and many more fun designs!!

The Cub Scout Auction Cake.

At the annual Cub Scout Blue & Gold banquet they have a cake auction to raise funds for the pack.

Each Cub Scout's family is encouraged to create a cake for the auction.

I am NOT a baker so ... we thought a little out of the box and created a bakeless candy bar cake

We started with different sizes of styrofoam circles and candy bars

Then we cut circles to fit on the top of the styrofoam to give it a more finished look

This is what the styrofoam looked like before we added the candy bars

We took candy bars and very gently hot glued them to the styrofoam circless.

I did look for several different ways to adhered the candy bar and the hot glue worked the best.

Once we added the candy bars to each "layer" of the circles they were hot glued into place on top of each other. We found some curly ribbons at the dollar store we added to the top. We went to the Boy Scout website and found the Cub Scout logo. We made it larger and printed it out and attached it to a wooden skewer to go on top of the cake.

And finally ... our completed bakeless candy bar cake!

We were so happy when our cake went for $55 at the auction!