Friday, March 27, 2015

Vist to the Kansas City Zoo

The girls had Spring Break.
They visited the Kansas City Zoo,

 Enjoy the polar bears.

 The Sky Ride is a favorite.




 Hip Hip Hippopotamus!
 The monkeys - playing tag.


 Zebra.

A fun visit on a cool day.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mulch time -Spring

A nice day to buy, unload mulch
and mulch around trees and blueberries.





 The pickup is empty.
 
Holli helping Dawn spread mulch.
 We make a sure the mulch is not on the stems
of the blue berries.
 The mulch prevents weeds and
keeps moisture close to the shallow roots.



 Checking out the strawberry bed.

 Checking things over.
Your local or state Extension Office will have good handouts.
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/yard-and-garden-blueberries

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring Jamberry

Every girl wants beautiful nails without the hassle of going to salon and having to repaint them every day.    Jamberry nails are the best!   They come in 100's of different patterns and colors and sizes.   The little girl version is called Jamberry Juniors.  These work great for little girls who like to pick at finger nail polish...

 
There are many ways to apply Jamberry,  Dawn uses a hairdryer most times, but the Jamberry mini heater gives the perfect amount of heat without the blowing and noise.  

Videos on how to aply can be found here: http://www.kellyestes.jamberrynails.net/application  or just google or search on youtube.  

Nail after a Jamberry half has been applied.
 
Dawn likes to use a rough file to trim off excess Jamberry.   The stretching over the end of the nail also helps seal it in. 

Holli is excellent at pressing down the Jamberry after it has been applied to get out bumps and wrinkles.


As you can see below, you can mix and match to use up the sheet of Jamberries-  creativity is part of the fun.   Jamberry has been proven to survive baby calves, planting onions (the whole garden for that matter, soil sampling, and all sorts of chores for 2 to 3 weeks before wearing out or off (even longer on your toes!).  Put Jamberry to the test on your digits!    



Aubri - Junior nails
 
To order your own Jamberry nails visit: http://www.kellyestes.jamberrynails.net/

Friday, March 20, 2015

Iowa State Tie Quilt

Aubri is an Iowa State fan and wanted a blanket to watch TV with.
Auntie Dawn found her Iowa State Cyclone fleece.
  Aubri straightened the edges and cut off the selvages.


Aubri pinned the 2 pieces together
so the two pieces of fleece were even and straight.

Aubri marked the corners to be cut out a 6X6 inch square.

Aubri marked 2 1/2 in wide by 6 inch lines
to be cut to make the ties.

  Auntie Dawn helped her cut the strips
and Aubri ties all the strips together
to make a fringe around the edge of her fleece blanket.




  Aubri resting on her blanket on her bed.
A fun project for a cold weekend!