Thursday, March 18, 2010

Glitter, glitter - everywhere!!

We took the day off and went to my dad's in the country today for some outdoor fun.  The weather was just beautiful.  Really, I could live with that kind of weather all year long!  Anyway, usually when we visit my dad, my seven year old son loves to go for a ride on the riding lawn mower - fun, right?  

But my dad called in a favor and asked a buddy of his to bring over a 4-wheeler for us to play with.  It is actually the 4-wheeler he bought from my dad a few years ago.  We even broke out the tractor and riding lawn mower.  Hey, we're city folk and we'll ride whatever we can get away with.  We would have loved to ride the horses just down the road, but since the owner was home (and I don't know him!), he probably wouldn't have appreciated it!  

We also saw some llamas!  "Where are the llama photos?" you ask?  Well, I left the CF card at home.  A little hint - the camera won't STORE photos without the storage card!!

I know my dad was happy to see the kids having so much fun, but he was probably a nervous wreck by the time we left.  He was worried one of them would get hurt.  But, all was good!

Here are a few more photos of the eggs I glittered the other day.  I opted to paint the papier mache eggs and glitter them rather than making sugar eggs this year.  Those are so fun to do, but I wanted to be able to keep these year after year.

Then, as my glitter-fever progressed, I fancied up these little wooden bird houses as well.  They are about 4 inches tall and were so easy to do.  I hope I can find more where these came from.  They would be perfect for just about any time of the year! 

I just LOVE them and they fit so perfectly in my kitchen.  But, I've decided to give these to two lovely ladies this weekend! More on that tomorrow...

See you then,

Mona Pin It


  1. Your eggs and bird houses are gorgeous! What a fun day your family had! I've forgotten my camera card as well once or twice. It was still in my computer. So I've broke out the cash and bought and extra and tuck it in my camera bag. That's helped. Have a wonderful day!

  2. LOVE your glittery projects! I can hardly make anything without glitter on it--makes me happy! Glad you had such a lovely day with your Father--those days are the best.

  3. Your glittered creations are so pretty and festive. Just read back through many of your posts. What a wonderful tea party for your sweet girl! And the gifts you won from Melissa are just fabulous! Lucky you! Look forward to all your crafty creations. Many blessings, Tammy

  4. Mona - I just have to say - I love your blog1 Your glitter birdhouses are adorable. I was never a glitter person before - but I think I am now! This is my very first visit here - not even sure how I arrived. (Funny how that happens!) I loved your tea party and love your crafts. Beautiful pictures and stories. I will be back.
    Nice to meet you--