About me

Hi! I'm Shelly - mother of 5 and wife to the best man in the world. We love to play games and watch movies together. I have a passion for crafting in all it's forms - sewing, scrapbooking, bow making, painting, mod podge, you name it and I'll try it. Hope you enjoy our family adventures and crafts!

How I Became Shared Jelly

When my husband and I first got married we used to get messages on our answering machine for "Shared" and "Jelly" instead of Jared and Shelly. The first time we chuckled a little over it and by the fourth or fifth time, we decided the name should stick somewhere. And so, I've been sharing jelly all over the internet since. Enjoy!


Friday, January 29, 2010

Hair Bows

Did you want some hair with these bows?  Seriously, these bows are as big as the girls' head.  It's bows like these that have inspired me to make my own collection of bows for my girls.

I found a cute idea for hanging and organizing them.  This is what I came up with:

Here's a close up of some of my favorites that I've made:


Much better scale!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Rough Rainy Week

It's always hard when it rains a lot because the kids go kinda stir crazy.  On Tuesday, I put a brand new 40 lb. dog food bag in our bin for the dog that we keep outside.  Found out later that Cameron had "fed the dog" after me and didn't get the lid back on.  It was literally in about 14inches of water when I found it.  Later that night, Cam knocked two statues off the shelf (totaling $75).  Then Mikyla got nail polish on the one and only pair of maternity pants that I own this pregnancy.  To top off the week, Cameron and Terrick were waiting for dinner at the table when Cameron tells me "Look, mom, I can draw on the table". . . with his fork.  And Terrick thought that looked like great fun, too.  We now have some lovely etchings on the table.  The dining set is literally the first piece of furniture we've ever bought as a married couple that was new.  All in all, I'm thankful the sunshine is back and the kids can get their energy burned outside.  Here's to trying to fix and replace all the damages of the week.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Baby Booties!

Here's my latest crafting endeavor. I just love these little booties.  More to come, I'm sure, but these are my first three:

You can get the pattern here!  There's only two pieces, so they are really easy.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas and New Years

We had a really good Christmas this year (with very few pictures to prove it).  My parents came down from Logan to spend the holiday with us and the rest of the family.  It was really nice to have them and Aunt Debbie.  I cooked a ham for Christmas Eve with all of my favorite fixings.  So yummy!  The kids woke up at 6:45am, though I was awake since 6am.  I promised Jared I wouldn't wake them up this year.   This is the first time I remember the kids being happy with no tears all morning.  It was so nice.  We had our ultrasound for the baby on the 23rd and had the nurse write down in a card what we were having.  This was the present I looked most forward to.  IT'S A GIRL!!!!  I got what I wanted for Christmas this year!  We made a yummy breakfast and then headed off to Jared's parents' house for more presents.

It was really fun to see the cousins and play.  It was very loud, but fun.  The only mishap was when Mikyla learned that looking where you are going is crucial when riding your scooter (not talking to your cousin over your shoulder).  She hit a small brick retaining wall in the backyard and we spent two hours in the E.R.

Six stitches later, we were back at the house filling our bellies with yummy food and playing with the cousins again.  It really was a nice Christmas for our family.

We celebrated the New Year's by getting a babysitter for the kids and going out to Red Lobster with my Mom, Dad and sister, Debbie.  It was delicious and I still have no idea how I managed to eat an appetizer, bread and my entire meal.  ( I guess that explains why I gained way more weight than expected this month in my pregnancy - thanks doc for turning a blind eye for the holidays)  The kids had pizza and treats at home, then we did sparklers  (at the 10pm countdown) with noise makers and poppers.  I wish I could say I stayed up for the New Year, but sadly, with a full belly, I missed it and fell asleep on the couch.

Excited for the new Year!  Hello 20-10!