Thursday, February 21, 2008

Team Jose


My grand nephew Jose is ready to fight a battle again this year with his team. To raise funds for Autism. Here are some simple words from My nephew his uncle. He puts it much better than I can. So like he says as
much or as little it will be appreciated. Greetings Everyone: Please excuse the mass email but I wanted to send this out to as many of my friends and colleagues as possible. Part of my family will be participating in a Walk for Autism in April. Actually, my nephew who is the main walker will be supported by all his family members. My nephew, Jose is autistic and a member of the Autism Resource Center in Worchester, MA. The Autism Resource Center helps individuals and families learn to deal with living with this condition. My nephew - Jose - has benefited so much from this organization and I would like for him to continue. Over the last few months he has made significant progress especially in his speaking skills where once we had a child who couldn’t speak now we have one who has made unbelievable advances and can now actually form words. Jose is now four years old and I’m here to say he’s pretty cool and his mother Hope Victoria has been up to the challenge by giving of her time to this organization. Please understand this is totally voluntary… If any of you can sponsor Team Jose – My family and I would appreciate it. No donation is too small and every dollar will help benefit those living with Autism.Here is a link which you can go view and sponsor me and Jose.
www.firstgiving.com/teamjose

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Diaper Cake

First let me explain how all this came about........You see my sister-in-law very rarely gets time to come and spend any time with us without her family. So when she comes its mostly for us to get some girl time in and do crafts or just go on the town and have some fun. So this was the time to get together. I opened my mouth and let her know about this crafty person online which has her blog and its almost like Martha Stewart and did this diaper cake. So naturally she has friends that are almost do and this was how we got started. FIRST, BIG HIGH FIVE to Jill from Home made by Jill. You can find her link right on here. Also to Martha Stewart site on making flowers outta coffee filters. You can get the template also from Martha on the flowers. Best you can get all on how to make it on Jill's site. Only difference was we couldn't find the mailing tubes she had so we just got regular mailing tubes and added our own ideas. We also added the green leaves on the bottom of the diapers not on top. But all and all we think they came out pretty nice. One thing was we had a fabulous time running around town getting the stuff. We also went to Michael's and picked up the cake bottom already done and the middle and top also, much easier than cutting. TO SEE THE ASSEMBLY LOOK AT THE END FIRST THEN YOU WILL SEE HOW IT WAS DONE.We were sitting watching the video
from Martha Stewart on making
flowers from coffee filters. The flowers
as you noticed came out great, its the
prep work that takes time.

Here is my cake almost done.
Here is susy placing her ribbon on her
cake
As you noticed we dropped in the last
tier and added a doily on top with double
sided tape, by the way we just put tape to
tape forgot about the double sided one.
WE ARE READY FOR THE FLOWER

Here we were testing the fitting with

adding a diaper around the tube for
a tight fit and it worked. Each tier came
apart with no problem. We added the

diaper with a see-thu hair rubber band.
We were running outta the bigger diapers so we added the newborn to fill in where the big ones were suppose to be and it worked great. One bag of newborn and one bag of the next size up was all we needed for 2 cakes.


Placing of the tubes. We couldn't find
the mailing tubes Jill had so we just
cut a mailing tube and wrapped
a diaper around the end to insert into
the other and it worked.

Inserting the second tier into the

first tier.
adding of diapers for first tier
first tier placing of main tube
cutting tubes
gluing doily on stand
gluing the doily on cake stand. Supplies and rolling of diapers.
































Oh and by the way after we finished all this, that night I got that awful flu that is going around and I still have it and its almost a week aready.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cute or What????

Here she is on Valentine's Day. Who wouldn't love this kid.
What a cutie, here she is at 3months old.
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Hand Made Sweater

Well at last I get to see what my sweater looks like on
the baby. Thanks for the Pic.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

My Valentine - Martina McBride

This was send to me by my hubby. Wish that on Valentine's day you receive something as beautiful as this. Happy V-Day to all.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Home made

Well found this cool blog on home made stuff and I'm ready to tackle some...like baby shoes and some other stuff. Have put the site on my favorite blogs so go check it out if you like that stuff and besides she lives in my home town NYC.

Friday, February 8, 2008

cute puppy

Interesting Stuff

Don't Think you can't read this , Believe it or not, you can read it.
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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Pancake Video

As we know Tuesday was Fat Tuesday. I had a famous blogger come and see The Pancake video of my daughters, I had somehow lost it so for Toffee The famous Chihueagle I have refound the video and have posted it again for all to see. Yes, I also love that video. Thumbs up.