Monday, July 18, 2016

cord wrangling

With so many devices in our home
we needed a way to wrangle and label all their cords.

I bought some at RuMe but you can make your own


Picture Tutorial
{I couldn't find neoprene so I used vinyl}

I wish I could find pretty neoprene to use.
If you have a suggestion/source please let me know.

I did find flexible vinyl  placements
at the Dollar Tree 
that made some cute ones

I had a bit of trouble with some snaps so I 
took out the washer on the snap pliers located here

 It then pressed the center of the snap flatter
and now they work fine

These little cord wranglers would make great 
stocking stuffers or party favors
don't you think?

Monday, July 11, 2016

grandbabies update

Opal Josephine
{Bringing so much love to her parents}

Selah Kiri
{A wonderful new spark in her family}

Monday, July 4, 2016

affordable mascara

I have been looking for the perfect mascara for quite awhile.
It seems like after trying new ones 
I pretty much always return to 
L'Oreal Voluminous

Lately I have combined it with 
CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume
layering them both together in several coats

I am going to try one also recommenced by Good Housekeeping
CoverGirl Clump Crusher
{update I didn't find this one special in any way}

Good House keeping also mentioned their best bargain mascara
Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara 
but I haven't found it locally yet

 I just can't make myself pay the $32-$50
that many recommenced brands cost.

Next on my list to try is 
L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes

recommended by 

I am curious if you have a favorite mascara
that cost less than $20. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

fabric banner

Hymns and Verses 
recently posted this fun project
I look forward to trying it.
{blog shout out #12}

{photo credit: Hymns and Verses}

Hymns and Verses:  how to make a fabric banner

Monday, June 20, 2016

emergency info on your phone

In an emergency the fastest way for emergency personnel 
to find out who you are is by checking your wallet or cell phone 
but what  if your phone is locked? 

photo credit:

Emergency contacts can be viewed on Android and iPhones 
even if the screen is locked but you have to set it up ahead of time. 
You can find an app, but your phone already will be equipped. 

For an iPhone go to the Health app on the home screen

Click “medical ID” in the lower right corner. 
If you’ve never gone into this app, you’ll see the 
Medical ID screen and need to click “create medical ID.” 

You can add other information, but the key is to 
scroll to “add emergency contact.” 
Pick the contact’s phone number. 
Click “done.” Click “edit.” 

Make sure “show locked screen” is on (green is showing). 

Lock your screen by clicking the power button on the side. 

Slide to the keypad. Click “emergency” in the lower left. 

Click “medical ID” in the lower left.

Your emergency contacts will be displayed

Information taken from an article in our 
Democrat and Chronicle newspaper

Monday, June 13, 2016

three little four leaf clovers

Red hair and blue eyes is the rarest combination in the world

The majority of natural redheads have brown eyes, with others likely to have hazel or green shades.

But like red hair, blue eye colour is a recessive trait, meaning that both parents must carry the gene for a child to be blessed with it. This makes those with red hair and blue eyes the rarest minority in the world, with only 1% having both.
So, each one is about as rare as a four-leaf clover.

Here we are with our three little four leaf clovers


Selah likes when Cedar and Ezra do whoo voices for her.