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DIY Milk Glass

Hello my friends!  It has been way too long.  I hope you are having a fantastic summer!

I would like to say that I have tons to post and my house is magically decorated.  It's not.  And I am being craft-lazy.  I am trying to live in the moment and enjoy these fun summer days with Little Man.  Plus I am getting caught up on our family blog in a BIG way.

Although the progress on decorating has been slow (I am so indecisive!), I LOVE the addition of this "milk glass" to my kitchen cupboards.  Ever since I saw this post on Elle Apparel, I knew that this would be the perfect addition to my kitchen.

I love and adore milk glass.  I love the clean lines and the white.  Even though I really don't have any of my own!  So I decided to make my own.

(And let's just ignore the pineapple on top of the fridge.  And the odd gap between my flour and sugar canisters.  Deal?  Deal.)

 

I raided Good Will one afternoon, and came home with a bunch of stuff!  My plan was to paint all of it in several coats of Glossy White spray paint.
Funny story:  Little Man walked in to Good Will with me and asked to leave immediately!  Strange.  He normally loves to get out and go shopping. I asked him why, and he said, "Because it's ugly!"

 

I also used some things I already had on hand--like this vase.  Mr. oopsey always sends me the same flowers in the same exact vases.  Not that I'm complaining, but I have lots of these vases!  So this one wouldn't be missed.

Lovely right?! Then it was just a matter of how to arrange all of the pieces across the cabinets!  I had fun making my arrangements across the cupboards.

Mr. oopsey helped me use scrap wood to prop everything up so it could be seen from eye level.  He even created some wood pieces with grooves to fit the plates perfectly.  You can't see the wood at all from below.

I love how this turned out!  And it was so easy!

What do you think?

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Switch & Go Dinosaurs Review

This post brought to you by VTechKids. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

Like most Moms, I am always looking for new ways to entertain my Little Man especially in the summertime.  But I would prefer that his entertainment be educational and interactive.  So when I was approached to review 2 Switch & Go Dinos, I was positively thrilled.

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When the package arrived on our doorstep, I simply told Little Man that I wanted him to try out some new toys.  Of course he was excited.  Typically I don't hand out new toys unless it's a special occasion or prize of some sort.  So this was just like Christmas!

 

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For the next week, Little Man did everything with "Horns" the Triceratop and "Sliver" the T-Rex.  Little Man has always loved cars, but this was his first introduction to dinosaurs.  He was completely fascinated.  They joined us for story time.  They helped us clean the house.  They provided hours of entertainment, and even had the honor of being introduced to Grandma and Grandpa.  Dare I admit it--they even snuck into his bed!

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What I loved most about these Switch & Go Dinos is the opportunity to have two awesome toys in one!  (What can I say?!  I'm a bargain girl!)  The toys are very interactive.  The cars easily morph into dinosaurs--each with individual sound effects and LCD screen options.  When the toys are in "car" mode, you can select the specific driver on the LCD screen; when the toys are in "dinosaur" mode, you can select the dinosaur's eyes!  Plus there are unique expressions that the cars say while in car mode (my personal favorite was "Turn my wheels!").  In dino mode, each dinosaur exclaimed 30 expressions, many of them handy-dandy facts about dinosaurs.  The sound effects really helped to bring the toys to life!  My husband and I find ourselves repeating the catchy phrases over and over again.  These toys are well loved!

Although Little Man is too young to catch on to the dino facts right now, I know he will continue to love these toys as he gets older.  What I loved even more was the opportunity for him to use his imagination!  It didn't take long before Little Man was pretending that they were vacuums, lawn mowers, and more!

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Besides Sliver and Horns, there are 2 other dinos available:  T-Don the Pteranodon and Tonn the Stegosaurus.  You can buy them on Amazon now for $15.99.  Beginning June 18, the 4 dinosaurs will also be on sale for $15.99 at VTechkids.com.  Buy today on Amazon.

All in all, I was very impressed with these "Dino-Cars."  More importantly, so was Little Man!

So what do you think?  Which dino is your favorite?

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Have a fabulous day!

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Bubble Birthday Party

Hooray!  I have time to craft for fun!  Last week my sweet nephew turned 2 years old.  Really there couldn't be a cuter, sweeter boy.  He has everyone in the entire family wrapped around his little fingers.  So with the adjustments I made to my blogging schedule, I had ample time to help my sister prepare for the big birthday party.  Today I want to share just a few peeks into the party.

My nephew loves bubbles, so this theme was perfect.  Despite the enormous wind storm on the evening of the party (and it was all planned for outdoors!), we made it work.  In fact, perhaps the massive winds actually provided for bigger bubbles!

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Funny Story:  I made the hanging circle garlands.  Every time the door opened, the wind knocked them down.  I think we re-hung them at least 4 times!  Darn wind.  My sister was so clever!  She planned the entire dinner menu around "Round Foods" and "Foods that Pop." I was surprised at everything she thought of!

Round Foods - Pizza balls, Meatballs, Fruit Rounds, Vegetable Rounds, Sliders, Chips, Cake Pops

Foods that POP - Popcorn/Caramel corn, Candy that pops (Blow Pops, Ring Pops, Pop Rocks), Popsiciles, Popeye's Spinach Salad, Popcorn Chicken Jalapeno Poppers, Corn Dog Poppers, Soda Pop.

 

After dinner, it was time to play with bubbles of all shapes and sizes!  The birthday boy was perfectly content with the bubble machine all night long.

With all the wind, you barely had to blow.  The wind did all the work!  The kids loved running around chasing the bubbles!

My favorite bubbles were the fly swatter bubbles!  The kids dipped 50-cent fly swatters in homemade bubble solution and just ran around the yard.  It was amazing to see how many bubbles they made!  Little Man is already begging to do this again.  We may be doing this all summer long!

Who knew there were so many bubble contraptions?!  And the cool thing is they are all inexpensive.

The kids played a fun Cake Walk game in bubble style!  They jumped on bubble wrap with colored paper underneath.  Once the music stopped, the child on the color selected got a sticker!  They absolutely loved jumping on that bubble wrap!

What a fun time!  On our way home from the party, Little Man said at least 3 times, "Mom, I really loved that bubble party."  Great party, sis!!

Did you have a happy Memorial Day?  I hope so!

 

P.S. Oopsey Daisy's final business post is coming up in the next day or two.  From here on out--it's all fun!!!  So exciting.

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Superhero Mask {Crazy Little Projects}

Hello friends!  One of the things I loved most about my Wednesday's Wowzers linky party was the opportunity to discover incredible talent in the blogging world.  One such blog was Crazy Little Projects.  Amber's sewing projects, ideas for kids and family, and incredible photography blew me away each and every week!  For months, I have been dying to officially introduce you to her blog.

I know... I know you will love her and her blog as much as I do!

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Hi Oopsey Daisy readers! And thanks Alison for having me as a guest poster!

I am Amber from Crazy Little Projects. I am the mom of 4 boys, so this tutorial fits perfectly into my life. I love to sew and I love to bake and I love to show off my sewing and my baking on my blog.

Every little boy loves superheros and with 4 little boys running around my house, that means superhero capes and masks are a hot commodity. I started making personalized superhero capes years ago for the online sewing business that I ran at the time. They were such a popular item I couldn't keep up with the demand. Add a mask to that? Way too cool!

This is a tutorial for those cool masks. Want to create a matching, personalized superhero cape to go with it? The tutorial for that is here.

I let my little 4 year old pick the colors on the one he is modeling...he picked red and white with yellow accents. I was thinking lime green and black or something cool like that, but oh well. Turned out pretty great anyway.

Superhero Mask Tutorial:

Here's what you need:

A small amount of 2 colors of fabric (or you can use the same color on the front and the back)

1 package double wide folded bias tape in a coordinating color

1 piece of elastic (about 1 foot long)

Pattern pieces for mask

How to make the Mask:

This mask is different and more sturdy than most masks you will see because it has a double layer of fabric. It seriously took me some major brain power to figure out how to do this. (Don't laugh) It won't seem all that tricky to you now, but it's quite a feat of engineering!

Print out your pattern pieces. Cut 1 piece of fabric from the large pattern piece and 2 from the smaller one. They can be the same color or different, it's up to you.

Trace the eye holes on with a washable marker or chalk. Also trace the dotted line on the smaller pieces.

Pin the 2 smaller pieces on the large piece matching up the edges.

Sew around the eye holes about 1/4 inch outside the markings.

Using some nice, sharp scissors, cut out the eye holes using the markings as guides:

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Silhouette CAMEO & Rolling Tote Deal

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Hello friends! I'm just popping in today to share the latest and greatest deal on the Silhouette.  Oh how I love my CAMEO!  I have spent many hours getting to know my CAMEO since I received it just a few months ago.   The creative possibilities really are endless!  I teach the Young Women at […]

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A Big Enormous Thank You!

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Wow.  I almost don't know where to begin. Let's start with thank you.  Although "Thank You" doesn't seem nearly enough.  As I closed my eyes and hit "publish" on my last post, I was almost afraid to  check my e-mail the next morning.  Your kind responses have absolutely overwhelmed me with happiness and encouragement.  I […]

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My Oopsey Daisy Journey

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I hope you enjoyed a very Happy Mother's Day! Mother's Day was a beautiful day for our family!  It gave me the perfect opportunity to put things in perspective and make some important decisions for me and my family.  This is a post I have considered for a very long time. So today's post is […]

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Happy Mom’s Day!

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Wishing you a very, very Happy Mother's Day today! Today I wanted to share some beautiful spring photos we took at the Denver Temple just a few weeks ago. In my life, I am surrounded by amazing women: My own mother - She is absolutely everything I want to be. My sisters - My best […]

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Happy Friday! This sweet and sour chicken and I go waaaaay back.  This is the very same recipe that I made in 7th grade "Foods" class in middle school.  (I would show a 7th grade photo just for nostalgia, but trust me no one wants to see me in my adolescent glory.) When we were […]

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Daisy Decals Giveaway – CLOSED

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Congratulations to Lisa and Erika! I can't wait to introduce you to a new favorite etsy shop! Daisy Decals is a mother-and-daughter team.  This stay-at-home Mom and struggling college student love all things creative--especially with a retro flair.  They love designing decals together and bringing vintage images to new media.  They love creating vinyl that […]

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