Thursday, June 25, 2009

How I "proposed" to Parker

I recently had someone ask how I gave Parker his wedding ring. (He actually did the proposing I just made giving his ring just as special as when he gave me mine. Why should we have all the fun.) Here it is. As soon as we got engaged I knew I had to present his ring in a cool way. Maybe this is kind of girly but he LOVED it. I started by wrapping a paint can opener.
Then he had to get the can and open it and attached to the lid i put a string of sayings thats were lovey dovey. Like, "With this ring I thee wed" And the scripture " the greatest of these is love".

At the bottom it says " will you marry me" and I had the ring box attached. this would be a good way to present any small but special gift. It was a hit... hence he has kept it ever since. It's kind of a special reminder of those fabulous days in our lives.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Father's Day gift

So for Father's Day Mom gave me a list of songs that dad wanted. And I couldn't find the songs but it gave me this idea. My dad used to sing all the time. Still does a little.
I put together a list of songs that reminded me of him when I was growing up.
There are songs that we used too sing together in the car and songs he used to just start singing all the time around the house.
It was really fun to walk down memory lane while putting this together.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Baby Shower Card

These are just a couple baby shower cards I've been working on.

The pictures aren't clear... sorry... I need to upgrade my camera. :) this card says sugar and spice, then on the inside it says ... and everything nice... Isn't that nice?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mom Food

So here is a shout out to my amazingly creative mother. For Christmas she made all of us kids these recipe books that had all of our family favorites growing up. She even put pictures of the ingredients so we were sure not to mess it up.

She had the ingredients at the top then instructions on the bottom. Loved it!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Pillows!

EW! I really hate these pillows... except they are comfortable. They needed to go. but being cheap, I decided to cover them instead of buying new ones. Pillows can be expensive... Lame.
I found this fabric @ Joanns for 3.99 a yard and only needed on yard. So, I say this was a good deal. I sewed it like a pocket so i could remove and replace the pillow if I wanted to. I just closed it with stick on velcro dots. My mom loaned me a tool that makes those cute yo-yo flowers and I found cute sparkly button out of her button jar. Viola! They are the perfect color for my living room.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Humes Family Binder

On my family blog i was talking about this binder. It is my strange attempt to prepare myself for being a more fabulous housewife and mother. So in it i collect things that I want to work on or ideas to give me a head start.
For instance, one portion of this binder is just for family home evening ideas. I am in a FHE group in my ward so I collect all that.
I am also collecting things to do with kids as fun activities that Icome across.

And right now This is what I'm really working on and that is keeping a super clean organized house. I have found some awesome blogs on the subject!