I keep telling myself I’m going to blog my Pinterest projects and then I get distracted by something shiny.

My favorite thing on Pinterest right now is nail polish, nail art, and tutorials. I’ve always loved nail polish, but lately I’ve become obsessed. Like the kind of obsession that leads to me creating a spreadsheet of my collection. Yeah, I have a problem.

Anyway, I found this tutorial on Pinterest on how to use eyeshadow on your nails. My first try was a total fail. I’m pretty sure that if I used a different color this would have come out a lot better though.


Here are my supplies: clear polish, eyeshadow (I used the darker green on the left), cup to mix in, and a paint brush for application.


The blurry picture is deceptive, up close it’s clumpy and more chalky than matte.


I’m going to try this one again with a prettier color. Green is not one of my favorite colors.


Salt Dough Hand Print Ornaments

In an effort to get into the holiday spirit and to preserve a small moment in time I decided to make salt dough hand print ornaments with my kiddo. I’ve found a few recipies on blogs and Pinterest and just modified it a bit to suit my needs.


2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup cinnamon
aprox. 1/2 cup to 1 cup water


 Mix the dry ingredients well and then start adding a small amount of water at a time. You want the dough to be wet but not too watery. If it’s too thick it will be hard to work with.

I was able to divide this mixture into 4 equal sized balls. I rolled out the dough to about the size of a salad plate on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper. My kiddo has big hands so I had to make sure I could get his whole hand. Also, don’t roll the dough out too thin.

I used a straw to make a hole at the top of the ornament and then let him smoosh his hand in there. Be careful that they don’t wiggle their fingers too much.


I then used a toothpick to write the year in the dough as well.

Bake in the oven at 150 for about an hour. I flipped over the ornaments and let them cook for another 30min.
You can also just let them air dry over night. 

You could also use cookie cutters instead of doing hand prints.

Once my ornaments were out of the oven I wrote his name and age on the back with Sharpie and added a pretty ribbon.




I’m hoping to “re-launch” my blog on April 1st (no joke)!

I’d really like to record my sons’ childhood yet have an outlet for me to write and share my thoughts on many things.
Some things that are coming up:
– More stuff about my kid and parenting woes.
– Product reviews
– TV show recaps
– Crafting

Looking forward to an all new All Star Mom!

Happy Valentine’s Day

I know it’s a few days early, but I just had to share my Valentine’s Day card this year.

I had so much fun making it. I took the idea from the opening credits of the show Modern Family. I took the frame right off my wall, had the kiddo hold it and just shot until I had about 25 pictures to choose from. A little photoshoping (ok, I use GIMP), some arranging using the collage function in Picasa, and viola! I had a card that was fun, cheap, and fairly easy.

Ear Infection

Looks like my little guy has his first ear infection post-tubes. He’s on abx now and they seem to be doing the trick.

He described the pain as such “The germs in my ear are playing music. It goes boom, boom, boom.”

I hate that he is in pain, but his verbal skills were a big help.