blinging frog princes

while getting into trouble at TJmaxx a couple of weeks ago I ran into these cuties on clearance for $2.00 a piece!

I have a frog bust and a crown – it was a reminder to me as a teenager to find the right man to marry. So when I saw these, I thought they would be really fun to get for my girls to have.


I don’t remember where (probably on pinterest) I saw this new product out by Krylon called Glitter Blast in Citrus Dream-


and look at them blinging it now! SO easy and SO awesome! I found the paint at Michael’s and used my 40% off coupon for it.



They look so happy now!

Just remember to seal them afterwards! And spray somewhere you don’t mind dusting everything with glitter!


project–a terrarium with my girls

it was a gorg day last week and we put ourselves to work making something green and living for our home. We sat B in the doorway to keep her from the breeze and A and I went to work- (don’t mind the dirty door please – on the to paint list for the spring)


Items needed -


  • unique jar (I like the apothecary jars with lids)
    • any size will do
    • I bought this at wal-mart for $10.00 – I wanted a big one with some mass and for the price, this was perfect
  • potting soil – lowe’s
  • activated charcoal
    • don’t ask for this at lowes because they will take you to the bbq section
    • go to a pet store and purchase it in the fish department – it is the stuff that filters the water in a fish tank
    • I only used about a cup – so one jar will do two huge ones or three or more small ones
  • pebbles
    • I am biased about rocks - so get them at american stone :)
    • but you could get them anywhere
  • plants
    • odd amounts look the best
    • I only needed three for this big jar
    • I would like to do one with just one plant
  • accessories
    • we found a cute mushroom in the garden department
  • cute hands to work and get dirty – this was an awesome activity to do with my girls… so easy and I loved getting dirty with them


directions –simple

  • put a layer of pebbles on the bottom of your jar
  • put in potting soil and some charcoal on top of that
  • mix the two together (not the pebbles)
  • using your cute set of hands plant your plants
  • place you accessory in
  • water


the great thing about terrariums is that they are way low maintenance. because of the lid, the moisture stays in the jar (like a rainforest) so watering – we have only watered it once in two weeks. we bought low light plants and I have only trimmed them once for maintenance. They are due for it soon.

I kind of feel like it is kill proof. Don’t get me wrong, I could be eating my words someday.



the hubby wants a frog to go in it now – hmm….


book review–micro

I just finished reading Micro written by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston.

Growing up, Michael was my favorite author. I have read everything he has ever written and have loved his older works. However, even with my love of Michael (we are were on a first name basis) I was a bit weary to read this book for two reasons:

  1. further into michael’s writings (like his past four or five books) have been so darn crass that I haven’t been able to finish them. I don’t really care for plots with affairs, sex, and the things that are involved with all that. I don’t like swearing.. and even though Michael’s books have always had some swear words, his later books are chock full. So I was worried that this book would be the same.
  2. it was co-authored be richard preston and I don’t know anything about him. I was worried that it would end up being a bomber at the end because it was a different author.

So those were my reasons, but thought I would still give it a try. I actually finished the book! I was pleased with the plot and the characters. of course there has to be a bad guy… that is what give michael’s books hype and intrigue. I learned a lot and sometimes too much about the insect world. I was impressed that the book wasn’t crass and the swearing was at a minimum.

Overall, this book was a good read (I have read better)… and probably wouldn’t recommend it, but would talk about it if someone asked.