Disney On Ice

Family functions have always been my favorite thing. Spending time with my sweet granddaughters is my MOST favorite.

A few weeks ago, we went to see Disney on Ice Moana (Dare to Dream). It was my 4th performance to go to in the past several years & they have all been amazing. They are soooo magical & I love them as much as the kids do.

The stories included were Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Tangled, Frozen, and lastly Moana. They were all so amazing, it’s hard to pick a favorite. But I think if I had to pick a favorite, it would be Moana. The girl portraying her looked so much like her it was crazy.

Watching the girl’s reactions to the whole performance was priceless, especially our youngest. I don’t think she took her eyes off the performance the whole time they were performing. Their ages range from 2-9.

I recommend Disney On Ice for any age. It’s wonderful entertainment for the whole family. That kinda sounds like an advertisement, but it truly is. 😍www.disneyonice.com

I didn’t take any pics during performance but I did get some of the family & girls before it started.

They were so excited!!Our beautiful little MoanaOur perfect little Princess ElsaAnd our sassy little Ariel

These girls have my heart.

Thank you for joining. Be sure to go see the next Disney on Ice performance nearest you. You won’t be disappointed.

❤️ Sherrie 😍

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Personalized Pony O Cheer Streamers

Hey friends, just wanted to share my craft from last weekend. I am always trying new things, so when my sister messaged me & asked me if I could make some personalized cheer bow streamers for her granddaughter’s cheer team, I told her I would give it a try.

I watched a couple of instructional videos on YouTube & chose the one that worked best for me. They turned out super cute! 💙🖤

Below is step by step instructions of how I made them. They are super easy but a little time consuming. ☺️

What you will need: Assorted ribbons, needle, upholstery thread, glue gun, lighter, vinyl, elastic ponytail holders, scissors, heat press or iron, your choice of cutting machine. First, I went to Hobby Lobby (one of my favorite stores), and picked out the ribbon I wanted to use. I picked out 10 different widths and styles (3/8″ to 1 1/2″ widths), most of it being grosgrain ribbon, but ended up using only 9 of them. You can use as many or as few ribbons as you want & whatever widths you want. www.hobbylobby.com

I cut my ribbon in 15″ strips. You can cut it shorter or longer if you want. It’s your preference. I thought 15″ was a good length. I cut the ends in either a slant or V-shape just for some variety, then heat-sealed the ends of the grosgrain ribbon with a lighter. I then stacked them in the order I wanted them with the thicker width starting on the bottom & layering up with the narrower ribbon ending on the top. I then cut out the names in vinyl using my Cricut Explore Air 2 and Siser heat transfer vinyl (HTV). The font I used is Ravie. I love it. ❤️ I used my heat press to put them on the widest ribbon. www.cricut.com www.siser.com Next, I folded each ribbon in 1/2 and threaded the needle through the middle of the crease layering them. The thread I used is heavy duty upholstery thread that I got at Hobby Lobby. Once threaded, do an accordion fold & wrap the thread around all ribbons 3-4 times and make a couple stitches on the underneath side. Leave needle and thread attached. Next, I attached the elastic ponytail holder to the underneath side with a dab of hot glue just for a little extra support. Then take needle and thread & wrap around ribbons and ponytail holder 2-3 times & add a few stitches thru the ponytail holder & cut. I cut about a 5″ strip of 5/8″ ribbon and made a knot for my streamer middle. I hot-glued it to the streamer with the knot on top wrapping the ends through the ponytail holder, securing with hot glue, & making sure to heat seal the ribbon ends when done. I did 9 of these & my sister and all the girls loved them, especially with their names on them. I think they’re adorable. I can’t wait to make more.

Thank you for joining & feel free to comment. I’m open to suggestions.

❤️ Sherrie 😍

Easter Sunday

This year, instead of buying baskets for all the girls, I decorated plastic tubs for the little ones to match their bedroom decor. Traditional baskets just aren’t big enough for the toys & things on their wish list. I think they turned out super cute.

For the older girls, I bought some small galvanized buckets to decorate with their initials. Just big enough for a little candy & gift cards. They loved them. I always try to be a little creative on the holidays. Continue reading “Easter Sunday”

Crafting

Hey guys, it’s been a very busy week for me with all our Easter activities going on. I started last Saturday by baking the cutest bunny butt cupcakes in ice cream cone cups that I had seen on Michael‘s stores Instagram site. @michaelsstores

I used Betty Crocker chocolate fudge cake mix and vanilla frosting. I baked them in the ice cream cone cups just like regular cupcakes & decorated them like the pic on their site.

I think they turned out sooo cute. The bunny feet I got at Walmart. ❤️. I love Easter.

Also, a couple weeks ago I started some craft projects for my work Easter Basket auction to raise money for the American Cancer Society. All the different departments in the hospital participate by getting donations from businesses around town to help make tons of baskets and then they are bid on by employees or even people from outside the hospital. It’s a lot of fun for everyone. At the end of the day, highest bidder wins whatever basket or baskets they had highest bid on. This is the 17th year for our hospital to do this & all proceeds go to ACS.

This year I started by staining, painting, then sanding a little tool tote box that me & my husband had put together a couple years ago, for my basket. First, I stained it with Rustoleum ebony wood stain and then spray painted it with Rustoleum chalked linen white spray paint, sanded it, and sprayed it with minwax polycrylic water based protective finish.

Turned our super cute. ❤️

I made a little girls unicorn t-shirt with my Cricut machine & Siser vinyl, a unicorn hairbow with RABOM grosgrain ribbon, & a bubblegum beaded necklace to match. Bought a little pair of sunglasses, a unicorn bracelet, some candy, & my friend made a unicorn cup to go with it & we had a cute little basket.

It was such a fun project & for a great cause!! 💖💜

Thank you for joining! Happy Crafting!

❤️ Sherrie 😘

Bench Craft

Hey guys, my 1st craft post is up. I’m no expert by no means but I love doing different crafts & I’m definitely not perfect at it. Lol. I just see things that I like to try and go for it, especially if I already have the supplies.

This piece is very special to me. My husband made it as a surprise for me for Mother’s Day many years ago. I especially love the little heart. It’s a little bench with a bookshelf underneath. This is what it looked like before I started. ❤️First I stained it with rustoleum ebony wood stain. I wanted to get a sort of distressed look when I sanded after painting.

    Next I spray painted it with krylon paint & primer satin Pistachio paint. I love the color. ❤️Then I sanded it to my liking and sprayed it with minwax water based polychrylic protective spray. The finished project! I love how it turned out. I decorated with just a few things I had around the house but plan to add to & change some things eventually.

I appreciate any and all tips or suggestions as to how to make my blog better.

Thank you, ❤️ Sherrie 😍

A little about me…

Hello, I’m Sherrie. I live in the beautiful city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. I am a Mom & a Nana, but mostly a Nana. I have 6 beautiful granddaughters aging from 2-27 and 1 grandson-in-law, so I have a variety of interest with them varying on their age. I have always catered to them, they are my life & keep me young at heart. ❤️

I am also a full-time radiologic technologist at a nearby hospital. I have been there going on 22 years. I love my job & the people I work with are my 2nd family.

I love spending time with my family, beach vacations or any vacation for that matter, crafting, fashion, shopping, scrapbooking, and anything else that might spark my interest.

I recently lost my husband of almost 31 years so I’m trying to adapt to the single life. Im not telling you this to feel sorry. We had a beautiful, fulfilling life together & I miss him terribly. ❤️ I wanted to start blogging because I thought it might be a fun little hobby, among all the others I have. One of my granddaughters started blogging a couple of years ago & I started reading her blogs & other people’s, so I thought, WHY NOT!!!

Anyway, I am interested in sharing my family life, crafts, & any other fun things I like. I’m kinda nervous about doing this & still figuring out how it works so be patient with me.

A few pics of us & our grandkids. My ❤️

Me & my husband on our way to Branson a couple years ago for our yearly sibling trip. ❤️Me & Papa with our beautiful granddaughters & handsome grandson-in-law last Easter. ❤️Me & Papa with our 6 granddaughters getting a Christmas tree last year. ❤️

Thank you for joining. ❤️