Monday, May 30, 2011

Earring holder

I kept my earrings in this container but they would fall down and it was annoying to try to fish them out. It was also hard to see all of them so I made this:

I just bought an 8x10 frame at the dollar store and took out the glass and back. I then hot glued some fabric on and made a few fabric roses to glue on. I bought the 8.5x11 white plastic grid (I forgot what it is called but it is by all the yarn at probably any craft store) at Hobby Lobby and hot glued it to the back of the frame. I also bought a frame stand to rest the earring holder on. It cost me a total of $7 and holds all my earring very nicely. It looks as though I can't buy or make anymore earrings because I don't have anymore room....but I could probably squeeze a few more on. ;)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

This is my mom. I like this picture because it shows her laughing and I love her laugh! She is the most amazing mother. She is kind, loving, charitable, hardworking, talented, smart, and much more.  I am so grateful she was able to be home with us to strengthen our family by having family dinner every night, holding Family Home Evening each week, and having us all work together as a family. She taught me the importance of hard work and the satisfaction and fun that you can get from it. She taught me the principles of the gospel by word and example which has been the greatest blessing in my life. She taught me how to serve and sacrifice by her example. My mom has always been a great support to me. I don't think she ever missed one of my games or concerts growing up. If you don't already know, my mom is an amazing cook and I am so grateful I was able to learn by watching and helping alongside her. I love my mom and am so grateful for her example, sacrifice, and hard-work for me.

This is my mother-in-law, Cathy. She is always smiling! She is kind, loving, and eager to make others happy. I am so grateful for the love and support she has given to Nick and I. She is a great example to me of faith and sacrifice. She is so much fun to be around and I love playing games with her, especially Settler's of Catan. :) I am so grateful for such an awesome mother-in-law!