Monday, February 24, 2014

#projectlife - Week 8

Sunday fun! #projectlife2014

I came home to this! #projectlife2014 #minime

What a crazy day... #projectlife2014 #ouch

Get well soon, Grandma Pat! #projectlife2014 #ouch

Maxine is wearing her hospital gown because she has a broken heart just like Grandma Pat. #projectlife2014 #maxine #ouch

All of Taylor's friends at daycare colored pictures for Gramma Pat! #projectlife2014 #getwellsoon

Red Robin yummm #projectlife2014 #eatingout

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Displaying My Kids' Art!

My kids are always drawing/coloring pictures for Mike and me. Don't get me wrong, I love that they are creative and love art! We just don't have anywhere to display all of their wonderful creations... until now!

All you need is a yard stick, some clothespins, and a hot glue gun.

First, I evenly spaced out the clothespins and then glued them to the yardstick!

Next, I hung the yardstick in the hallway.

Then, I added some vinyl lettering (from Etsy seller, ModernVector) and finally, let the girls fill the clips with their pictures!

I love that they can change the pictures out whenever they want. There are always new and wonderful pieces of art to look at when people come to our house!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Well, Crap.

Another month has gone by and no blog post. I'm tired of feeling sad for not blogging as much as I used to (well ain't that the understatement of the year). I'm also tired of posting about my lack of posting. So, I've decided to start over, if you will.  No catch up, no apologies, no "here's what you missed" crap. I'm gonna start over like it was post number one!

More than a few years ago, I started a Project Life album. Like many other ventures of mine, it fizzled out after a month or so. Instagram has made documenting life a LOT easier and well, more instant!  (follow me @shannonmcclure09)  I've decided to #projectlife2014 with the intention of creating an album at the end of the year (setting myself up for failure, surely.)

#projectlife2014 - Week 7
I have WONDERFUL helpers helping me get ready for the Home & Garden Show! #homeandgardenshow #projectlife2014 #wesewcrazy

It's barely above zero and these crazies want ice cream! #projectlife2014 #crazykids

Don't forget! #projectlife2014 #ivebeenkrogering

First dunk! #projectlife2014 #oreo #taylormax

Hey look! Taylor is wearing a shirt with her picture on it! #taylormax #ouch #projectlife2014

I mustache you a question... #jadenclaire #projectlife2014 #pyop

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return! Happy Valentine's Day! #myloves #projectlife2014 #valentinesday #moulinrouge

Two weeks until #homeandgardenshow and I'm seeing spots! #projectlife2014

Until next time...whenever that is...

Monday, January 6, 2014

Snow Cream

We are snowed in today after having a BLIZZARD yesterday!  I saw a few people raving about their homemade snow cream on Facebook, so we checked out the link and gave it a shot!

Snow Cream

½ cup milk
½ cup sugar
½ tsp. vanilla
4-6 cups snow

1. Mix together the milk, sugar, and vanilla until the sugar dissolves.
2. Add the snow and stir until ice cream forms!
3. Put it in the freezer to set up a little bit.


We loved it! We used chocolate milk to make chocolate ice cream, and we are already planning on making vanilla later! It tasted just like homemade ice cream but took only about 10 minutes. No I know why people rush out to buy milk when there is going to be a snow storm :-)

Recipe from Disney

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holy MOLEy!

So, I had a mole on my face.  It didn't really bother me all that much, so I never did anything about it.  Over the summer, it had started to hurt a little. When I would wash my face or put makeup on, it would sting a little when I rubbed across it.  I kept telling myself that I was going to make an appointment and have it removed.  Finally, this fall, I called the doctor and made an appointment.  

When I saw the doctor, he immediately said that he was going to refer me to a plastic surgeon because it was on my face.  After looking at it more and more, the doctor started to become a little concerned because it had grown significantly in the last two years.  He said the shape and color looked fine so he wasn't concerned about cancer, he just thought it be best to get it off.  

Here are some close-up pics from the past few years.  You can barely see it right there by my nose in the first couple.

I made an appointment with the plastic surgeon and had a consultation.  
Like my family doc, he didn't really have any concerns cancer-wise.  He said he would send it off for a biopsy anyway (insurance companies like biopsies, apparently.)  

I had a little snip 'n stitch done last week to have it removed.  
Stitches... OUCH!
Yesterday, I went back to get my stitches out and go over the biopsy results...  It was benign, BUT... huh?  It was NOT a mole.  I forget exactly what he called it, but basically, could have turned into this:

Ok, maybe not that bad... He did say that it would have continued to grow indefinitely had I not had it removed!  Gross.

So, I am bump-free!  
I have a tiny pink spot that should heel just fine.  I go back to the doc in 10 weeks for a follow-up.  He did tell me though that this disease/virus/whatever it is (I will ask again when I go back in 10 weeks... was a little freaked out at the time) is in my body and could appear other places.  So far, I haven't noticed any "moles" growing other places, but you better believe I'm checking!!  Maybe I will just let the next one grow...

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Thursday, November 21, 2013


Is blogging dying... or is it just mine?  I feel so sad about the fact that it has been a MONTH since I blogged. I'm so far behind and honestly, I feel like I should just quit... I pretty much have.  I want to get excited about it again!  I want to WANT to blog.  I want to have an experience and think, "I can't wait to blog about that!"  How do I get back there?  Do I even have ANY readers left?

One thing I AM excited about is the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire tonight at 8 p.m.

I won four tickets from a local radio station to see it at an IMAX theater!  SO EXCITED! Maybe I'll blog about it?!

In the meantime, follow me on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the exciting life of Shannon :-)

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