Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008
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Sunday, December 21, 2008
You Are a Gingerbread Cookie
You are an organized, responsible person.
You value success, and you're likely to get an early start on the day.
You are good with both planning and numbers.
You have ambitious life goals, and you're well on your way to achieving them.
Posted by Noelani at 8:33 PM
You Are Hot Chocolate
Your holiday personality is generous.
The holidays are your favorite time to practice the art of giving.
You enjoy picking out presents, sharing treats, and making everyone's day a little brighter.
And you don't even notice if you don't get anything in return.
Posted by Noelani at 8:31 PM
Saturday, December 20, 2008
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Friday, December 19, 2008
Posted by Noelani at 9:49 AM
Although a simple snowflake is all I seem to be, Please take me home and hang me upon your Christmas tree. I’ll remind you of the blessings that come from Heaven’s way, Just like the little snowflakes upon a winter’s day. Each snowflake is unique in shape, design and size, Just as our blessings differ to fit our needs and lives. One solitary snowflake would hardly make a mound. but when they fall in millions they cover all the ground. One solitary blessing might seem rather small. But God sends down so many, it’s hard to count them all.
We count each of you as one of our “snowflakes” in our lives & the lives of our children. Thank you for all you do for us!
Merry Christmas! from the AHAPA
Posted by Noelani at 9:42 AM
Well it has been a good 10 tens since I was here....so sorry!
But I am trying to get Christmas ready over here and then throw in a little bit of the flu (for me) and a snow day (yes snow day=no school even here in VEGAS) so the boys were home unexpectedly and I am just trying to stay on top of it all.
So I will quickly post some things I have finished up around here and some things I wish I could do!
teacher gifts for ALL the school teachers at since I am the Committee for teacher
appreciation for the PTA.
teacher gifts for the teachers that actually teach my boys.
Christmas cards sent
most of the shopping for the boys done
gifts sent and finished for my parents, and the brother whose name we had this year.
gifts sent up with my mil for her and my brother in laws family who we had names for this
To still finish
making sweets for neighbors and ward members
small gifts to finish for people who teach in our primary
shopping for husband....yes still have to get that done
shop for food for the big dinner on Christmas day
some last minute cards to make
make thank you cards to send out after the holiday (yes i make the boys do them too)
work on my 25 days book.
That's all I can think of for now. So I hope nothing else pops into my head.
Posted by Noelani at 9:34 AM
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
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Sunday, December 7, 2008
You Belong in New York City
You're the energetic, ambitious type.
And only NYC is fast enough for you.
Maybe you'll set yourself up with a killer career
Or simply take in all the city has to offer.
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Saturday, November 29, 2008
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Posted by Noelani at 11:23 AM
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I cannot find the template I used and I am still trying to dig out the box that my Christmas ornament crafty stuff is in but I will explain so that you organized people out there can get some kind of idea of what I did.
You will need:
a round glass ornament
a circle template,
a patterned paper
a pencil with an eraser on the end
and a paint marker
Okay so after trial and error I found that one of my dinner glasses was the same size as the ornament I was using. This means that when you insert the paper in to the ornament the paper will unroll and be the same dimension as the inside of the glass ornament.
So I cut out that size circle from my picture and the patterned paper. Adhered the paper to the back of the picture.
Than really carefully pull the metal hanger top thing off the ornament.
You will roll very gently the circle of paper and photo into a tube and put it inside the ornament.
This is where the pencil with eraser comes in handy. I used the eraser end to open up the edges of the rolled paper (the paper should bounce open when it is completely inside the ornament). The eraser end allows for some grip on the the paper and you can move the paper around in the glass to get it to be correctly positioned (so that people are laying sideways in the ornament).
This is the HARDEST part. And I broke a few tyring to get the photo the right way....so don't get frustrated just keep trying.
When you have the picture positioned put the hanger metal part back on and tie a cute ribbon on top. Then on the back I wrote the year and where we were. Some aren't a place but a few words like "Ethan's first toe in the pacific ocean" I kept it really short and sweet though.
I hope that helps some of you....it doesn't seem to do much without pictures though so I will get on that. I thought we'd be out of town for the holiday but we are here so I am hoping to find some time to work on this for you!
Happy ornament making!!
Posted by Noelani at 11:36 AM
Monday, November 24, 2008
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I saw this on another blog and thought I would copy it and share some random things with you about me...
If you want to play along, just copy the list and highlight all the things you've done. and now i am italizing all the things I want to do.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35.Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37.Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67.Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77.Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
Posted by Noelani at 8:44 PM
Monday, November 17, 2008
Page 10 is a transparency. So it looks like nothing now, but will have a totally different look with pictures and writing on it.
Posted by Noelani at 10:56 AM
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Posted by Noelani at 8:39 PM
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Okay lets see if I can describe this well enough for you to understand....
1. I found the sheet metal at Home Depot, I looked for it again this year and couldn't find it but found it at Lowe's....it is REALLY big, like bigger than a sheet of poster board.
2. the wood is a 1 X 8 board that my husband cut to a length that is the same as the metal. (does that make sense?)
3. I painted the board black with leftover high gloss interior paint that we had.
4. I didn't not cut down the metal.....this means that I laid the metal so it was horizontal (for instance if you took an 8 X 11 sheet and laid it so the 11 went across horizontally.) Than I drew with Permanent Marker and a straight edge a line making the line at 7 inches. This makes a long strip of metal 7 inches wide. I cut them with normal scissors...nothing special...it was actually very easy to cut but the edges turn out very sharp so be CAREFUL!
5. I used super glue to glue metal too the board.
6. Hubby than drilled two hole in the top of the metal and board to sting cute ribbon through for a faux hanger. (we also put a picture hanger on the back of the board. So when you hang it you can put it on the wall with the picture hook, that make it look like the ribbon is holding it up but taping the ribbon to the wall....yes i tape my faux ribbon hangers to the wall.
OR you can skip that whole step and just give an easel to hold up the board.
Yes I made the marble magnets...there are better tutorials all over the web for the but here is my basic instruction.
I got the marbles at Target in the vase section, they actually are called vase filler. There are all different sizes, I got the biggest roundest ones.
I use perfect glue #1 by liquid nail.
I simply rub the glue on smoothly to the back of the magnet...than lay it on a scrap piece of paper. I do a whole bunch at at time covering my scrap table with them. I let them dry over night.
Than I cut out around the marble...none of the marbles are perfectly round so do NOT cut the paper first b/c yo will still be trimming it later. It is very easy to cut around and is surprisingly fast.
I use the think round magnets that come maybe 30 to a package for 6 dollars.
I glue the magnet onto the paperbacked marble, using the same glue and I let it dry overnight.
And you have a simple very cute magnet.
Now here is the catch....I tried other glues and it wasn't successful. The magnets either slowly fell apart crashing onto my floor off the fridge or would soak the paper so much it was just a huge gloppy mess. Also you have to use strong magnets or you get a magnet stuck to the fridge and the paper and marble just fall off of it b/c it is too heavy for the magnet.
So you might want to experiment a bit first.
Let me know if this doesn't make sense, or if you need more direction.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thanks for looking and hope you got some great ideas!!
Posted by Noelani at 7:12 PM
Monday, November 10, 2008
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Sunday, November 9, 2008
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