3.03.2010

Cloudy.....with a chance of...



It's been that sort of week.


Cloudy...with a chance of.....something.


First...off....


Lola took a tumble at school.


I finally took her to the doctor this morning because her eye


was starting to swell, and she was really complaining about


the pain.


aaaghh.


I just hope she doesn't scar.


The doctor told me to keep her out of the sun.


exscuse me?


ummm.....we don't live in florida....


and we rarely see the sun...


so no problem there.


I told lola to make sure she listens to the doctor and


not sit outside in her swimsuit for to long.


she rolled her eyes at me....


then started crying because that made the pain worse....

















Lola is in brownies..which is the prequel to girl scouts.








Part of signing her up was the condition that each mom has to








take a turn in hosting a project with the girls at one of the meetings.








{Ahem}








What you don't know about me is that i don't craft.








I don't craft with my children....








i don't have play dough in my home...








i am just that mom.








You don't have to feel bad for my children...








{i mean ..i didn't breastfeed them either}








and so far....








they seem okay to me.








They are not deprived.








They are not neglected.








Okay....maybe a little neglected....but not everyday.








pinky promise.








Anyway...{i took the "s" off for you Mrs L. }


















I happened to be walking around Target on Saturday.....


doing what i do best....


shopping.


As i am perusing the aisles....


thinking to myself...


this week is going to be so nice....


there is testing going on at the school..so i don't have to volunteer


like i normally do on Wednesday's.....


i'm almost caught up on deadlines...


and then...


i get a tap on my shoulder.


It's Lola's troop leader.


She reminds me that i am in charge of the craft on Tuesday.


This Tuesday.


The Tuesday in three days.


I clear my throat....and oh so politely say...


sure


i remember


no problem


i know exactly what i am going to do.


{total fabrication}













I walked slowly around Target for an hour.

thinking.

contemplating.

dreaming.

Then i came up with a motto.

"when in doubt.....go all out"

I thought it would be so fun for the girls to make

Peep houses.

Peep Houses!

Considering i had peeps all over from the photo shoot last week.



I made graham cracker homes.......
by myself.
That was an accomplishment.....
even my kids were impressed.
I glued the homes together using squeezable frosting...
then let them sit overnight to harden.
The homes are totally edible.
{just don't call me when your kid wakes up in the middle of the night with a belly ache}




This is candy grass.
edible....and so freakin good.
We all felt like cows.....eating it by the mouthful.




Needless to say.....
project "come up with something in 2 days"
worked out pretty nice.
Now i just need to smooch and kiss my battered beauty.
xo



84 comments:

City.Cottage store said...
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Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Poor thing, hope she is feeling better! The houses are adorable!!
Take care-
Kristin

City.Cottage store said...

Aww poor little Lola.
Give her a big hug.
Jenny

Chris McGetrick said...

Love the Peep houses - that was a great idea - the edible grass sounds great - I will feed it to my husband - he will eat anything as long as it has sugar in it.

mandiegirl said...

Oh my! That last photo is priceless! Bandaids falling off! ;) So cute!

Holly said...

Peep houses!!! How cute is that:)

Kimberly said...

I have been a crafter thoughout my life. Not really proud of that at this point, but I'll own it. Anyway, you came up with a fabulous craft for the kids. Amazing!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I hope Lola's owies heal fast! Pure vitamin E works wonders on healing or neosporin. I have a particular child..not naming names...we just like to call him Dennis the Menace at our house, who has had many owies and scrapes just like those on Lola. So sorry!

As for the Peep houses...love them! I haven't tried the edible grass and now you have me curious...must buy some edible grass at my house! lol You did a great job being creative and it looks like the kids loved them!

Have a great...better week! ;)

Hugs,
Victoria

Beth said...

awww poor baby!
and great great project!! you def went all out! they look fun and adorable! and I am hungry. lol
B

Diva Kreszl said...

what a brilliant idea...who says you're not crafty? mothers by their very nature are quite astute at flying by the seat of our pants and your little project soars my dear! give your poor bruised baby a little kiss from me!

Simone said...

Oh no, poor Lola :( I am sure it won't scar though, it will be just fine.

And the PROJECT....is AMAZING....to me....wow, nice work!! My daughter is in Brownies too, thankfully I don't have to volunteer...I am also not a crafter....I pay for my daughter to do that at clubs and with people who are much more expert than me!!

:)

PS Loved your "flip-flop" comment, that did make me laugh!! xo

Angela Henrie said...

That is the best idea! See, you are crafty!

Poor Lola.

the cinnamon post said...

so, so, sweet...
love the peep houses...
pretty nice in deed.
~Tara

DREW'S MOM said...

What a cute idea! See how inspiring a trip to Target can be? Surely justifies a trip there every other day or so in my opinion =)

maura said...

Lola is a cute as a bandaged button! I hope hear face heals up real soon. As for the peep houses - what a great idea! Lola looks so proud of hers and I am sure she is so proud of you for coming up with the idea (even though they never tell us these things).

paige said...

damn you
peep houses?
for real?
who thinks up these cute ideas?
must be the extra brain cells you didn't loose while breastfeeding!
here's to cloudy days
you rock

Jacki said...

Poor baby Lola. I am so glad she is okay Kasey, and that all will heal just fine. She was such a good sport when she came by yesterday to get Fiin, such a calm spirit even though she got hurt. The kids were drooling over Brianna's graham house...good job!

Lora said...

First of all, those peep houses are adorable. I bet the girls loved them!

I hope Lola feels better--poor thing! That sort of tumble is no fun at all :(

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Aw, poor Lola-girl. :( Hope she's healing nicely. And great job on the peep houses, Kasey! They are SO cute. ;)

paperbird said...

Way too cute- you are a clever Momma- I love your little peep houses. I hope Lola heals quickly she is still a cute peep.

Morning T said...

Poor sweet Lola...I'm so sorry! Your peep houses are too cute and edible grass? Cool!
Job well done Kasey. :)

Blissitydoodah said...

Bless her heart!
And bless yours for giving us a really cool idea ;)

vintage girl at heart said...

hope Lola feels better soon. and the peep houses are wonderful too!

Julie Johnson said...

Poor Lola...hope the peep houses cheer her up a bit! They are adorable...and we'll be making them a springtime tradition! Thanks for the idea!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Oh, Kasey. Way. TOO. CUTE.

especially with all the bandages. ;)

Poor sweet Lola, what did she do? :/

xoxoxo

The Little Red Shop said...

Ouch...I'm praying for that poor little sweet face! : ) And Kasey, your peep houses are brilliant! I think I hear Martha calling...

: )

Julie M.

Julie Harward said...

Oh, you are such a smart mom...great idea and I am sure they loved it so much...way to go mom! Come say hi :D

Martha said...

you may not craft but you did great with 3 days notice...I had NO idea that they had candy grass ... great:) because now I am going to want it.
those houses are so stinkin' cute...LOVE them...that Lola looks beautiful all bandaged up too!

Jboo said...

Wow -- very cool! For a non-crafter, you are amazing! Hope your sweet girl feels better soon -- those bandaids are bound to help!

Janet

Dreamy Whites said...

Kacey,
Only you could come up with something so darn cute. See you have some Martha in you! Pretty soon she will be recruiting you for the Martha Stewart Craft Team!!!! I love these little houses, going to have to do this with my kids! I just love your posts! They make me laugh & your photos are always so inspirational. I hope your daughter's eye gets better!
Take Care,
Maria

Just Me said...

Kasey, i just happen to be a girl scout leader, no the kind who is clever enough to have the mom's host a project (though I think next year...) but I am the kind who is always caught digging up a project the day of our meeting. I am also the kind who is not above stealing adorable project ideas from other people. I love your peep houses and will be doing this project on Monday, which means I am nearly five days early on choosing an idea! Wooo-hooo!

What did you use to stick your houses together?

traci said...

oh poor lola. sweet thing. that looks like it hurts. that was some tumble. cute little peep houses. you did good!!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Those little houses are so cute!

Poor little Lola! She does look a bit battered...hope she is using that to her advantage...and getting lots of special treatment! ;-) Hope she feels better soon!

Amanda @ Bits and Pieces said...

Aww, poor Lola! Super cute projects and I was laughing out loud at the "keep her out of the sun (in the midwest. in the winter.)"

You would really miss living in Colorado right now... sunny and about 60 degrees- ALL FREAKING WEEK LONG! Loving it!

Vintage Junky said...

Those houses are adorable... and you came up with them in just a couple days. I bet that was the best project they do all year!

Michelle

Jenny @ Baileyandme2 said...

oh, my lola is a darling... the peeps houses, they made me smile-- so classy and pretty... and fun. lucky class.

Love the Decor! said...

Poor Lola
Hopefully, with that cute project she forgot about the pain for awhile!!

Kim said...

You may not craft but you are darn creative!!! Just like your cooking... your crafting can be done every once and a while to wow everyone but if you do it everyday "they will expect it." That's what I love about your blog, you never know what to expect.

I hope Lola feels better soon!

Carmen said...

What an adorable idea! I love it! I'd classify that as crafty. ;)

Carmen said...

Oh, and I hope Lola heals soon! It looks painful. Poor thing.

Leah C said...

For a gal who doesn't craft, you put together a cute project:) Bet the Brownies had a blast making their peep homes! And poor lil' Lola; hope her "boo-boo" is all better now:)

Kacey said...

Ouch! Poor Lola. (And: Aquaphor. It works miracles.)

Your peep houses turned out awesome. I guess you can no longer say you don't craft!

LuLu & Co. said...

Look at you saying you are not crafty! Seriously this is darn cute! Lola is still as darling as can be with her bandages... sorry to hear about her tumble.
xo,
LuLu

a little bit vintage said...

Poor Lola! Hope she feels better soon. :)

Adorable peep houses! What a great idea!

Smiles,
rachel

Teresa said...

Oh Kasey!
Look at that BIG SMILE on lola's face!
Those peeeeeeeeped houses cheered that little soul up like nothing else could have!
You came through for her!
Yeah!
What a mom!
xxooxx
Oh...and I used to be a Brownie!
Not that you needed to know that...but it was such a BIG deal when we made S'mores! I'll never forget that!
xxooxx

vicki archer said...

The poor little darling....and Kasey those peep houses are pretty impressive, I think you are a brilliant kraft mother after all. xv

adrienne said...

Kasey, you're the bomb! You always manage to pull things off with flare! That is a gift! Love the peep houses and I am making these with my kids too!

Tami C. said...

The peep house is about the cutest thing I have seen in a while. You should patent it!

I hope Lola is feeling all better soon. What a spill!

Ali said...

Poor Lola, hope she feels better soon, oh and if you don't want it to scar lather on the children's Mederma. Amelia is only 19 months and we have went through a tube of this already. I think that I may need to invest in the stuff with this child! Love the peep houses, I was a brownie and we never made anything cool and edible too! Great job!

hometown girl said...

i hope she's feeling better soon! poor sweet girl. your peep house are darling! xo

Jocelyn said...

haha! i didn't breastfeed either and my kids are all ok! i loved your peep shoot the other day...and i adore the peep houses. great idea!!!!

Preppy Mama said...

Adorable!!

Anita said...

Good idea to stick the houses together beforehand...I am sure this was a hit! Edible grass candy? Who knew?

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Who doesnt craft???? I knew you had it in ya! Go girl...(((hug))) Lola for me ...bless her heart~

thais. said...

oh my! love the story, the pics and the lil houses... I'm still smiling, they're adorable. congrats! :)

Jennifer said...

Aww... poor thing! It hurts just looking at it! :(
The 'craft' you came up with was fantastic!! They are adorable... and look like fun to make. Good job mom!!
~Jennifer
www.studiojru.com

Sarah said...

Poor Lola! My stomach flipped when I saw her all cut up, poor little sweetie!
You came up with a darling idea for the girls, I bet they had a fabulous time!!

a Creative connection said...

You are a genius! I'll bet all the kisses and cuddles in the world couldn't have made Lola smile any sweeter than her finished "peep" house! Way to go mom!

gIoSmAmA said...

Oh that poor little angel. I sure hope she heals to 100% in a flash with zero scars.

I adore the peep houses you put together. BEST idea I've seen all day and I've seen a ton. ;)

PS~Erin said...

Nicely done. The next mom in line is sweating now!

So glad your battered beauty is still smiling.

michelle b said...

ok, seriously loved this post!! your girls are so cute...and i have to tell you, you are so READABLE. just enough words and fab photography!! i'm following you, for sure !!
ps. for a non-crafter, those peep houses are pretty spectacular!

My Vintage Treasures said...

All those band aids, poor baby!!!
and LUV the peep houses!!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Kasey
Just popped over from your guest post at Tracey's..
Well your poor little petal.. hope she feels better soon.. your kids are adorable.. bandaids and all... Those peep houses are something else... not to mention the peeps in the post below... wonderful photos.. i love the soft feel to them.. ciao.. Julie

Megan said...

Cloudy with a chance of... ADORABLE!!!

Such a cute idea. Hope your little chick heals up fast.

Little Emma said...

Sweet Lola, I hope she will be fine very soon. And you are an incredible mother...Wish I could have those peep houses as well when I was a child....Love reading your tales, they always make my laugh a lot!!!

Hugs
Zaira

Lori said...

What fun Kasey ~ you are a rockstar!! These are the cutest things ever.

Jemm said...

Those are great! I love that idea. You ARE crafty and you just don't know it!!! Poor Lola. OUCH! Your peep post from yesterday it hilarious too.

Tracey said...

Oh no, poor little Lola! OUCH, it looks like that one hurt...poor baby!

Your peep houses turned out so, so , so cute!!!!!!!!

Hugs ~

:) T

p.s. I see you did link yourself on my post, so I don't know why some people are wondering if you have a blog...sheesh...you're like a celebrity for crying out loud!

Kristin said...

Bless her heart!
Love your writing as always to bring a smile!
and proud of you on your peep houses.
See you do crafts.
and that grass...I am sorry but it made me so very hungry!

I have been comment insufficient as of late. My bad! So much work as of late but I do come to visit and love it every time.

Simply Mel said...

I'm so doing this, but I think I will use some Nutella for dirt underneath the nest! :)

Shelle said...

i've never seen those before, talk about cute.

Nishant said...

you are a rockstar!! These are the cutest things ever.
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paperbird said...

i LOVE the new banner!

The Ruffled Nest said...

Love the peep houses, you know I get some of my most creative ideas wandering through Target!
I have a little something for you over at my blog. Yes I finally have entered the blog world. It is fun! Your blog has been one of my favorites for a long time .

The Farmer's Wife said...

I know you didn't ask for advice, but in lieu of keep her out of the sun you can buy one of those sunscreen sticks and wipe it on there every morning. It just keeps the scarring down. I had to do that with my son where he had stitches on his face and now, a few years later, there's not a trace of those pesky stitches.

Melanie said...

Poor baby. I hope she feels better soon.

I love the craft project. Lets just say that I am not that mom either. Just say in.

Don't feel guilty about it either. LOL!

mimi charmante said...

I am so impressed by your craftiness! I could never have come up with that~
(pauvre pauvre mlle. lola...)
xx

Brenna LaPray said...

I'm going to copy this idea for Hannah's class. I can't belive you pulled that off. I'm so impressed. Oh....I feel so bad for Lola.

Lisa said...

The peep houses are the cutest! Wish my green eggs had turned out as well. Did you get the edible grass at Target?
*Lisa*

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Oh, the poor little one. I have a photo of very similar abrasions to my 9 year old son's face, opposite eye. Eye swollen shut, deep scrapes and very happy to say not a single scar today. Toboggan and cousins hit ice would be the caption.

Anonymous said...

You might want to consider Mederma for Lola's abrasions. I had a similar incident myself when I was little. However, it involved a pine tree & my bike. I had abrasions only on one side but they extended from my forehead to my belly button! Love the peep houses. I'm going to have to try the grass now. My GF kept pointing it out to me this past weekend like it was the most hysterical thing she'd ever seen. I'm sure my 8 year old would love some in his basket this year!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

your poor baby, mine has only had a boo boo on one other place but her face in her almost 4 years of life. Why the face!?

love love love the peep houses and your blog!

Just Jenn said...

I will leave soon... I promise!! I love the peep house!! My daughter is doing "pet care" for her girl scout week in May... I have a great 'snack' idea now... craft and snack all in one! Thanks!! LOL! birds are pets... right?!~ now i need to see why you had peeps in your house... reading your blog backwards is hysterical!! I have to go pick up my little lady... so I promise I will leave you alone after this comment!! LOL!
Just Jenn ~ again!

Nishant said...

! That last photo is priceless! Bandaids falling off! ;) So cute!
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