Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hand Print Salt Dough Ornaments

This year I had a few of the cousins over at my house. We decorated gingerbread houses and cookies. They were beautiful, but I didn't take pictures. It was too crazy with a house full of kids to remember the camera! But I had two nieces over. And since they are 3 and 4 months old, they weren't too interested in the decorating. So I looked up a recipe for salt dough ornaments and made a little something.

4 C flour
1 C salt
1 1/2 C warm water
bake for 1 hour on 350 degrees

easy right!!

 I added the name and date with an all (it's a tool, but I don't know how to spell it. It is pronounced "all", tooth pick would word too). Rather then dragging it, I did dots closely together. This way you don't get the pulling that distorts the letters and the puddles at the ends of the letters. 

And Viola!
They are a much softer pink. The camera made them really dark.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Family Pictures

Her is our first official family picture in about 5 years! We have tried many times to have a random person take our picture on the beach or at the temple. But let's face it... you have to take a hundred pictures to get one good one. Especially when you are dealing with kids. I am very pleased with this one. 

Chantel Tucker, a very talented friend of mine, took our pictures. She edited the family one. The others I tried to edit. Of course they aren't quite up to par. It being Christmas, oh and the fact that she has a baby due on the 29th, I figured I could wait on the editing. She was kind enough to come out there and take them in the first place!