Native Texan Livin': April 2016

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Easy DIY Disney Autograph Book

With Disney World just within our reach, we took some time this past weekend to make our autograph books.

I wanted to make these books fairly simply, using what we had on hand.  The only thing I had to buy was the actual book, which I found at Hobby Lobby for just under $4.  It was a drawing book with semi-thick paper, which was a necessity.  Basically, it just needs to be thick enough to withstand lots of handling & for the Sharpie markers to not bleed through to the next page.
Easy DIY Disney Autograph book

I pulled out my stock of letter stickers & the Disney scrapbook paper I used on our Monorail Countdown Calendar.  The girls each picked out their own paper & chose how they wanted their books to be designed.
Easy DIY Disney Autograph books

Maggie chose a Minnie Mouse cover & wanted her name across the bottom.  Izzy chose a Mickey head with rainbow stickers for her name.  I cut the paper to size, added Mod Podge directly to the cover of the drawing book & placed the paper down, gluing it in place.  There was already this cute "M" circle in the scrapbook pack, so we cut that out, Mod Podged it onto the paper & were able to use it on Maggie's name.
Easy DIY Disney Autograph books; Mod Podge front & back covers

Once the stickers are in place & the covers are just how you want them, paint the Mod Podge all over the entire cover to seal it all in. (Don't freak out!  This will actually work!) :-)
Easy DIY Disney Autograph books; Mod Podge front & back covers

Easy DIY Disney Autograph books; Mod Podge front & back covers

The Mod Podge dries in no time flat!  I left it alone for 15 minutes or so, it was dry & then we repeated the process to decorate the back sides.

Easy DIY Disney Autograph books

Easy DIY Disney Autograph books

The girls are so happy with their Disney autograph books!  They were super simple to make, handmade with their own little hands (with some help from me) :-) & personalized just for them!

We can hardly wait to fill these babies up!  Do you make your own autograph books or buy in the park?

Friday, April 1, 2016

Easter Weekend Festivities 2016

I hope everyone's Easter holiday was as great as ours was.  Lots of food & lots of time with family always ends in a great time! :-)

On Thursday, Maggie had an egg hunt at school .  Each egg is marked 1 thru 12 & the kids have to collect all 12 eggs in number order.  :-)  Learning AND time consuming! :-)

Friday, we had our annual Good Friday crawfish boil.  Bo got up bright & early and was standing in line at 5:30am at HEB to get our bugs.  And yes, you heard me right... he was STANDING IN A LINE at 5:30am!

Now, don't go calling PETA on us because we like to play with our live crawfish!  No crawfish were harmed during this photo shoot...until they were plunged into boiling water for our eating pleasure!

Is this thing for real?

Dinner is served!!!!!!!

Good Friday was also my dad's birthday, so we celebrated him as well!

Saturday, we dyed Easter eggs at my dad's house.

Need eggs?!?!

Easter Sunday the girls woke up bright & early to see what the Easter Bunny brought them.  The Easter bunny filled up those giant eggs with lots of goodies for the girls! :-)

Sweet girls ready for church

After church, the kids did their Easter egg hunt at The Watson's & then had an amazing brunch!

 The kids checking out their loot

Around lunch time, we went to my mom's house for part 2 of Easter.  Lots more delicious food & fun family time! :-)

Is she tall or are we short?!?!  OK, maybe it's the heels. ;-)

I hope you enjoyed seeing our Easter weekend festivities.  I warned yall before that I love lots of pictures to tell my stories. :-)