Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Best DIY Project of March

My dear friend Traci from Beneath My Heart is hosting a "Best DIY Projects of March" party, and I wanted to join the fun. As I surveyed what I've been doing in March, though, I found that there wasn't much to share. I made a couple of spring crafts and did a little bit of holiday decorating, but it seems I didn't get much done.

And then it hit me: one of my very best DIY projects EVER was completed in March--14 years ago, as a matter of fact. For on March 29, 1997, my youngest son was born. So one project I did manage to accomplish in March was the celebration of that fact.




Lots of fun!

I hate to do this, but I'll share something I learned in the preparing for Lee's party. Are you ready? You may want to write this down, just so you'll be prepared when the time comes.


If you want to make a Funfetti cake for your youngest child

and your youngest child is turning 14

you're probably going to need some help reading the directions on the Pillsbury box.



Anybody know what I'm talking about?

Now, if you want to see some REAL DIY projects, head over to Traci's blog for inspiration!

22 comments:

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

hahaha! You're so silly! Happy 14th Birthday to your boy! :)

Holly said...

Happy birthday to Lee!
I am experiencing some of that vision issue, but I haven't resorted to reading glasses yet!

Paula said...

One of my girlfriends had to head to Walmart post girls night out dinner last Thursday to get some readers. When it is time, it's time!

Lee's friends look like a great bunch! You were brave to have that many boys in your home at one time. Happy 14th to Lee!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Happy Birthday to Lee! I can tell he's already a tall guy. Love the Carolina tee I saw on the kid in the background! Even with the loss, we are still Heels fans. :)

I love funfetti cake...wonder if the mix would be good for trying cake pops?? I have to wear glasses when I drive at night. :s

Blondie's Journal said...

My daughter is 19 and she still has to have Funfetti on her birthday!!

Happy Birthday to Lee!

XO,
Janie

Leslie said...

How wonderful!
What a handsome guy!
Our children are our greatest projects, huh?
Did you bake all the funfetti in the cake instead of saving some for the topping?
I (THANKFULLY, cause I was blind as a bat!) got Lasik a few years ago--but that STILL doesn't mean I can follow directions. Don't feel so bad.

To Lee:
HIPPO BIRDY TWO EWE!

(You no I purpusely bug you with bad grammer, write?)

HUGS!
~me

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

This is so cute. Love it! Love you! Love your glasses! :)

Anonymous said...

Your just getting started.
my son is 38 and my daughter is 31
and I have grandbabies.

And i am just 50 something.

Celebration cake mixes are just so
fun and happy.

Pamela
Ohio

Anonymous said...

Your just getting started.
my son is 38 and my daughter is 31
and I have grandbabies.

And i am just 50 something.

Celebration cake mixes are just so
fun and happy.

Pamela
Ohio

Mariaelena said...

Hi there, nice to meet you..found you at Marty's...so glad...Happy bday to your son..so know what you mean about the readers...mine are 17, 16 and 6...following your blog now...pls take a visit to mine and enter in to my giveaway...it ends tonight....Happy Thursday, Mariaelena

Southern Lady said...

Hi! Just checking to see if Preston made a decision yet. It looks like Catie is Carolina bound! Carla

FrouFrouBritches said...

HA! You're so funny Richella! I find myself having to hold things out as far as my arm will reach in order to read them so I totally know what you mean!

You are right about your sweet son. Our children are always our best projects!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh, Happy 14th Birthday Lee!!

HeathahLee said...

Happy Birthday, Lee!

And, oh honey, I'm right there with you on the reading glasses! I just had to purchase some in order to read my Bible (that I'm finishing from beginning to end in 90 days TODAY...ahem) without doing the telescoping arm thing. UGH!

Erin said...

This can also apply if you have 6,5 and 3 year-olds. But since I already wear glasses, it has become a matter of me taking them off to see if I can focus, putting them back on to see if I can focus, etc. So far the children haven't said anything but they are smart so it's coming soon.

Also, I bought a funfetti mix once: the twins climbed into the pantry, got it down and proceeded to cover the kitchen in the mix. Meanwhile, our daughter nabbed the frosting mix and ate the sprinkles/jimmies. Funfetti doesn't work for us...

Happy Birthday, Lee; you're the best March DIY project your mom could ever have done!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Happy Birthday to your man! Wow! What a wonderful celebration! ;)

Dawn said...

happy birthday to lee :) and now the lego boys match, both 14. {sigh} i don't need the glasses, but any second now i'm gonna need higher heels!!!!

Cheryl said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today (and for your kind words) . . . I am your newest follower and I am looking forward to reading more of your posts. :)
~cheryl

Michelle said...

Spotted your blog recently. Loving it! Happy Birthday to your son!!! My middle turned 13 on March 29th! :) As for the glasses thing... I have had mine since high school. And it is also time for a new prescription again. My youngest loves to bake and loves the funfetti and sprinkles. He is 4. I have been making the cakes for a LONG time. My kids are 23, 13, and 4. Still have a long way to go!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I know where you're coming from sista! Happy birthday Lee!

Cyndi@Walking in His Grace said...

Oh I'm so there!! I can't see anything!!
Looks like a great birthday!
Blessings,
Cyndi

Cyndi@Walking in His Grace said...

Oh I'm so there!! I can't see anything!!
Looks like a great birthday!
Blessings,
Cyndi

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