Friday, September 30, 2011

Conference Candy Jars


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When  we hear one of these words spoken, we get to eat a piece of candy from the corresponding jar. We have done a variation of this for a few years-it’s gets fine-tuned a little each time.

This project is as simple as you make it! I just took 5 jars, glued scrapbooking paper strips on to make a label I had the intent of writing the word there. Then I decided I wanted a picture too so I copied and pasted some onto a Word document. Then added some word art on top. I looked around for whatever ribbon, fabric, or yarn I had on hand to tie around the neck to make them  more attractive.

I knew I had succeeded when my little two year-old girl said “oh, that’s cute” all excitedly at the jars (before the candy was even added!). Those tiny little sincere compliments are the best!

My picture leaves something to be desired~ignore that for me.


Sunday, April 3, 2011


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This little guy turned 3-look how excited he is about the candy can Santa brought! Since he was the birthday boy, he got the biggest one.
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Number 5 turned two-and started talking A LOT. She is such a character!
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Little Nikki turned 6. She is definitely our spunky one! She wanted EVERYTHING chocolate for her party. Chocolate filled pinata that looked like chocolate-chocolate ice cream with chocolate syrup and chocolate sprinkles-chocolate cake, icing, more chocolate sprinkles…you’re getting the idea…
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JJ officially became a TEENAGER!!!AAAAHHHH!! No, really-he’s an awesome young man. He loves sport claying with the guys and he’s undefeated. We took him out for his birthday (my first time). He won as usual, but they did have to reshoot one course as a tie breaker….
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LaLa will  turn 10 in a few short days. She’s the passionate, (dramatic), caring one of the bunch. She’s great at organizing things and shows love and compassion for her brothers and sisters often.  Above is a picture of her playing with Jase and the shopvac/blower.  Here’s a better pic- Ah, never mind-that one makes me laugh!!  Winking smile