Saturday, December 29, 2012

Flykidme on Facebook?

I was wondering what anyone thought if I would take this blog on facebook? I would be able to provide more of a daily inspiration and such if I did it on there as I spend alot of time on facebook. Even though this sounds stupid - I tried doing this whole thing on tumblr but I found it alot harder to have so many places to blog at. I am on facebook all the time anyway so it seems ideal. Would any of you find this helpful?

Thanks for your input!

AND Flykidme is on facebook! Check it out:!/pages/Flykidme/513619838658069

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Holiday Surprise

The reveal of the great surprise.......
A Book!
It will be published on wordpress as I write it.
Click Here to read!
Did you guess right?
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannakuh .. Whatever you celebrate ..  have a great day!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Surprise

Hello Flykids!
I have a surprise for you! I will post about it on December 25. My present for you this holiday season!
                                        So excited!
                                      Any guesses?
P.S. Who wants the surprise early? If I get enough comments I will post it tonight or tomorrow! :D
P.S.S. One more comment and I will post tonight! Anyone?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

DIY: Quick and Simple Hooded Towels

Here is a video tutorial on making a hooded towels. These are so great and are awesome for when your little one grows out of the baby hooded towels but isnt quite old enough to keep the towel wrapped around them OR they just love hooded towels! Great quick gift for a niece or nephew!

A great last minute gift!
Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Heres the scoop <|) (thats an icecream cone..) I am in the process of learning and transferring over to wordpress ( .) It will take time for me to learn and *perfect.* Bear with me. If you have any complaints about navigation etc. Email me at
I am unsure if how the future will go with blogging there.
Thought I would let you all know!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

5 Ways to Organize a Planner

Hey Flykids!
I have found this video so helpful when I first started using a planner! I use these methods in just a notebook - works great!

This girl has so many organizational videos that I love watching!
I will probably end up sharing more of her videos in the future.
Sit back and enjoy!

Top 4 MUST FOLLOW Organization Boards

Becky_ Organizing Made Fun

Alejandra Costello

Tiffany Smith

Ashley Capps [Freckleberry Finds]

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

DIY Chocolate Shell

Good Evening!
I am here with another YUMMY recipe! This is the chocolate shell stuff you buy at the store to put on icecream. The good part though is this is so simple , has only 2 ingredients, and you KNOW what the ingredients are  - no "mystery" ingredients.


Video Tutorial:
Have Fun!

Purly Lamb Hat Pattern

Crocheting today! Used hook G and soft white yarn. Also used a normal purple yarn for the flower.

Hat pattern :
I did a few more rows of the puff to make it longer because I was making it for a 0-3 month baby so I needed it slightly bigger. My project always turns out a little larger than expected because I am a loose crocheter. If you are a tight crocheter you may want to use a size I hook to make the hat larger.

Flower Pattern:

Round 1. Ch. 4 , slip stitch to join

Flower Petals: *Chain 4 slip stitch in round slipstich in round again. Repeat 4 times

There you have it!

Edge Stitching

Hat and Flower

Puff Stitch

Puff Stitch Hat

Cute, right!?
More modeling to be done later when my niece it born!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Delicious Freezer Biscuits

Welcome to my kitchen! Today I made freezer biscuits and I toasted one and tasted it (YUMMY!)
Here is a video of myself walking you through the process.
So simple!
When I toasted it in the toaster it was soo good but it was a littler hard to get out because it was:
1.  A little too fat
2. Falling apart (flaky)
Also because I didnt want to burn it I had to take it out before the center got a chance to bake completely - no big deal though. The taste was still delicious!
Have fun!


Hey Flykids!
Currently, I do not have a Control Journal but I do have a schedule I will show you!

7.00 - 7.05am
Up and make bed
7.05 - 7.25am
Shower & Dress
7.25 - 7.55am
7.55 - 8.00am
Make up
8.00 - 8.15am
8.15 - 8.30am
8.30 - 8.35am
8.35 - 8.40am
9am - 12pm
12 - 12.30 pm
12.30 - 3.30pm
TUESDAY: Piano - 2.30
9 -12pm
5 - 9pm
Youth group
3.30 - 4pm
Feed cat
Clean Litter
P.A. Clothes

Wipe Cabinets
Wash windows
Wash outside windows, Sweep
Living room:
Personal Time
Rest and Relax
9pm BBR
· Room Rescue
· Clothes laid out
· Make up off
· Teeth
·  Pajamas
· School work collected/ready for
next day
There it is!
If you have any questions or you would like me to explain comment or email me!

Friday, November 9, 2012


I have a newish little thing that I do. That is writing all the assignments for the day that I have to turn in and crossing it off when it is sent in. Do you ever go to bed then while your laying there remember something you were supposed to send in or maybe homework you forgot about? Um this has happened to me way to many times. So when there is a problem you have to find a solution. *lightbulb moment* Post-its!

I just stick mine on my desk and throughout the day write on it. Another choicr would be to use an index card. An index card would be the better choice if you go to a brick and morter school.
There you go!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Photo of Myself

Hey Flykids!
Here is a photo of me! This time I am NOT upside down, haha!

                                                     - Jess

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cranberry Cream Cheese Salad

Recipe source: Oh so Shabby by Debby Reynolds

1 (6 oz) pkg cherry jello
2 c boiling water
2 lg golden delicious apples, peeled and grated
1 c chopped pecans
1 can(s) whole cranberry sauce

1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, at room temperature 2 hours
1/2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained well
8 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 c Chopped toasted pecans

Directions ~
  Part 1. Dissolve Jello in boiling water, stir to mix, set aside to cool. Add apples, pecans, and cranberry sauce. Turn into a 13x9 glass dish and chill until firm.

  Part 2. Blend softened cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in crushed pineapples. Add vanilla to Cool Whip mix with wooden spoon. Gradually add Cool Whip mixture to cream cheese - pineapple mixture. Spread evenly over firm set Jello mixture, sprinkle toasted pecans on top. Keep chilled until serving time.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tumblr Being Grateful

Join me on tumblr for the next 1 year and 2 months of being grateful. Each day I will be posting one thing I am grateful for on tumblr - check it out! :
AND the password is - flyladyrocks

Join me! Make a blog, devote to doing this challenge on your blog, make a tumblr, etc. Put the link in the chat below! I cant wait to see what you are grateful for.

                                                    Heres to being grateful for everyday!


          Showing thanks and gratefulness. I made this little booklet to use for November and December to wrtie just one thing a day that I am grateful for. Listing just one thing to night was hard. Not because I couldnt think of one but because there are so many. I never really thought about it before until I made this booklet and sat down to write a little something tonight. I challenge you to write down in a notebook, something you are grateful for every day. If you miss a day - no big deal. This is something I really look forward to. I dont know how fortunate I am. I have a roof over my head, family, friends, food. health, electric, and so many other things. My life is a huge blessing. The fact that I am alive is a miracle. Not because I am anything special but because there areso many people that are less forunate than me. Why not me? Something else that got me thinking is that a friend of a friends daughter just passed away. We are so fortunate to have this breath - you are lucky to be able to take this next breath , to live this next hour.

                     Lets think about this as we go through our days.
When you feel ungrateful and grumpy - you can go to that notebook and see all that you have to be thankful for.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Planner Pages

      I hope you are all staying safe during Hurricane Sandy. I am currently at a hotel since we dont have power!

      I saw a planner that looked really functional and looked like it would work great,but it cost money. Money is not a big deal except I dont have any money, haha! I made these so I wouldnt have to pay and I figured - why not share it with you! Here they are:

Planner Right Side

Planner Left Side

                                           Just print - hole punch, and put it in a binder!
                                                 Happy Organizing!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Downloading Youtube Videos

Hey FLYkids!
I realize it has been a little while - I am working on a few things. This post, however, is a tutorial to download Youtube videos as MP3 music so you can put them on your MP3 player or iPod. This is the quickest way I have found to download the youtube videos. Other ways I have found take too much time, effort, and take way too many steps. This is so simple.

1. Click here

2. Copy the youtube address

5. Paste where you see the youtube address on the website

6. Click Convert Video

7. When it finishes converting press download

8.  A little box will pop up at the bottom of your screen - press open.

9. Create a playlist in your music player ( I am using Windows Media player)

10. When the music is done opening a screen will pop op with the song -like this
When you put your cursor over this screen a little icon will popup with three squares and an arrow. Click that.
11. You will now see the playlist and the song on the right side - drag the song to the playlist.
This is so much quicker than it sounds - I swear!
Have fun!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Memorization tips?

Hey Flykids!
My mind is like stuffed full of schoolwork and memory verses - any memorization tips when you dont feel like you can stuff any more in your brain?

        Feeling overwhelmed over here!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Baked Apple and Cinnamon

I am here with a very quick fall snack that I LOVE!

You will Need:
1-2 apples
Sugar (optional)

Apple Slicer or Knife

1. Wash 1-2 apples very well
2. Cut the apple
3. Place in a bowl
4. Sprinkle cinnamon on the apples
5. OPTIONAL: put  a little sugar on the apples
6. Microwave for 1-2 minutes
7. Remove from microwave and ENJOY!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Taking Notes

Hey flykids!
This is the format in which I take notes.

Chapter and Section


Larger subjects:
- info
- more specific info

Larger subjects:
- info
- more specific info

Larger subjects:
- info
- more specific info

At the end of a chapter I include the review like this:



                                                               So that is how I take notes!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The long awaited.... Binder Organization Video

Woohoo! Here is the long awaited Binder organization video :D


Monday, October 8, 2012


Hey Flykids and FLYers!

The flykidme blog is now on tumblr! I will be posting inspirational quotes and oranizational ideas. Also maybe a few crafts! Come join me over at and the password is flyladyrocks (you will need to enter a password - this is because I am not comfortable with everyone on tumblr being able to search my photos etc. :) )


Linky Party


Link up!

Organized RachelRachel Gets Organized
Hello, join me for the next 365 (and more!) days of my adventure with


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Small Linky Party!

So I am going to host this little linky party! Its gonna be a bit different as I dont have everything set up to do a "real" link party!

Here is what you do!
If you have blog about your FLYing, cleaning, or crafting- leave a comment believe with a link and I will go to the blog and make a little post here with all the links plus a little photo etc.

                     Happy Linking!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Crafty Pinner: Chunky Fish Net Baby Blanket

Hey Flykids!
Today I bring you a pattern made up by me (kind of..)
I saw this blanket on pinterest but it was a blanket to buy not a pattern so I found a crochet stitch and altered it, THEN I got to work making this blanket. This is probably the fastest blanket I have ever made (and I make alot) This is not as much a blanket to keep the baby warm as much as it is for pictures.

I am using a size K boye hook. It is just a normal yarn - not thick, not especially soft, etc.
I did a chain the width I want the blanket to be. The stitch used is what I call the Semi-V stitch its based on the V -stitch but different (haha..)

Intro To Fish Net Baby Blanket
Chain and First Row
The Semi V Stitch 2nd Row and rest of Blanket
How to do the Chain Stitch
How to make a Slip Knot
How to do the Double Crochet Stitch
How to finish, and weave in ends
The first three videos are mine and the rest come from various youtubers.  
Happy Crocheting!
Crafty Pinner

Friday, September 28, 2012

How to: Plan Workouts Using Pinterest

I am still growing so I am not looking to loose weight by doing this I just want to tone my muscles and keep healthy. To tone muscles and keep healthy it requires some work. Whenever I workout I feel like my workouts get really boring *Light bulb moment* PINTEREST! Hey why not? This is what I do. I have a pinterest board for each week (monday-friday) that I use to pin my workouts to. I will search monday workout, tuesday workout, wednesday workout, etc. Each of my workouts for next week contains 20 minutes of cardio but does not sepcify - so I also searched a cardio workout. Any excercises that I am unsure of how to do properly or do not know how to do (or want some variations) I look up and pin them to the board. This is my board for next weeks workouts:
      I try to make my workouts interesting so some weeks I may have fun things like jumping on the trampoline and making up a routine or something like that. Although other options could be riding my bike back on our road or taking a walk and taking pictures. This way I get to take some GREAT pictures and get in a workout at the same time.

        Also like they say "Exercise in the mornign before your brain figures out what you are doing"
                                                            (Yes I do this haha!)
                                                                 Any questions?
                                                                Comment Below!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Just because it says it on pinterest DOES NOT mean it will turn out that way for you or work for you.. for example:
pinterest craft fail.#pinterest fail.Pinterest Fail.Pinterest failCREDIT FOR PHOTOS GOES TO :

Get the point?
Happy Pinning!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

How Long Does it Really Take Series: Making your bed

Hey Flykids!
 am starting a series of videos with the title “How long does it really take?” Often times when we think of certain chores, for example folding a load of wash, we really overestimate the time it takes to do that blessing. In this video series I will complete simple tasks and time myself. The first blessing is making the bed. It took me 2 minutes and 15 seconds. I have a bunkbed and I am on the top – I know how hard it is to make the top bunk. I thought it was hard anyway, until I practiced. Im not talking you practice making your bed for 20 minutes a day. Im just saying that I made a habit of making my bed every day. Also my sheets fall off every.single.night, so every morning I have to put the fitted sheet back on the bed. Even with doing this it only took my 2 minutes and 15 seconds (I figured I probably talked for about 45 seconds and the rest was making the bed… this is an estimate as I talked some in the video and didn’t just start making the bed.)

Dont mind my wet hair! I had just taken a shower..


Exciting Stuff Coming!

Hey kiddos!
I am working on lots and lots of videos for you guys.. just a little hint that it has to do with some interior decorating, school, and a new series! Woo! So thats what is going on here. It takes a little while for me to upload videos (about 120 minutes a piece) so I will probably get 1-2 uploaded by tomorrow and then you may have to wait until the weekend for the rest. Im am a little obsessed with doing videos right now lol! Anyways just wanted to let you know!
                   Have a great day!
                     Happy FLYing,

Monday, September 17, 2012

Crafty Pinner: 1 to 7 minute English Muffin Pizzas

Hey Flykids!
Crafty Pinner here. Today we are going to make English Muffin Pizza's.

You will need:
Tin foil (No mess in oven or toaster oven when you use)
English Muffins
Pizza Sauce
Cheese (mozzarella is best)
Pepperoni (or any other desired toppings)
A Paper Plate
Spoon Knife


1) Lay a square of aluminum foil in oven or toaster oven.
2) Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350°F.

3) Split English Muffins (may have to defrost if frozen).

4) Spread desired amount of pizza sauce on muffins.

5) Sprinkle cheese over sauce.
6) Put muffins in oven or toaster oven and bake for 3 minutes.(Or put it in the microwave for one minute and skip to step 10)
7) Take out 'pizza' (HOT!) and put your toppings on, if you want, add some more cheese. (Keep oven door closed.)
8) Return to the oven or toaster oven and bake for another 4 minutes.
9) Remove 'pizza' from oven and let cool for at least 1 minute.
10) Enjoy!! (Don't forget to turn off the oven or toaster oven and clean up!)

Note: If you put ut in the microwave the english muffin wont get crispy it will stay soft. Also if you use the toaster oven or oven ask for permission from your parents before starting or ask for help.

                                           Enjoy your "pizza"!
                                                Crafty Pinner

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Itsy Bitsy Little Blessings: Miniming to Maximize Your Life and Home

Itsy Bitsy Little Blessings: Miniming to Maximize Your Life and Home

My SIL post on organization and FLYlady! Great post, Ashley!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

To-Do Lists

Hey flykids!
Surfing the net and came across this. Make it fun it WILL get done!
                      10 Ways to Display Your To-Do Lists

Monday, September 10, 2012

Crafty Pinner: 2 or 3 Ingredient Pizza Dough

Hey crafters/flykids!
This weeks Crafty Pinner post is a pizza dough recipe.

Spray pan before putting dough on it
added 1/2 cup more flour than stated
frequently dust dough with flour when rolling out
I didn't have self rising flour so I used 1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
The crust isn't crispy like normal crust
Thinner crust
Add ingredients (sauce, cheese, and toppings)
then bake for 10 minutes at Convect 400 degrees Fahrenheit


How mine turned out:
It tasted a lot better than it looks.

It looked better before we started eating it, too.

There you go!
Happy Cooking!
Crafty Pinner

Friday, September 7, 2012

Desk Drawers Organized (or not so organized)

Hey Flykids!
Here is a video tour of my desk drawers. Nothing spectacular but I figured with it being the school year it would be a good time to show you!

And the link to printing on post-it notes (like I promised) :
There you have it! I will show off my binder soon :)
One more link! I found the post-it pop up notes cheaper on amazon:
Still not sure its worth it but maybe when I get a job and actually have money..

Organized Binder

Hey Flykids!
Okay I promise this is the last Onenote post I do (at least for a little while..)
This is how I have it set up.

My Folders:
And my onenote:
Dont mind how weird my voice sounds.. I was tired and also dont mind my sister calling foods ready lol.
I will show you my binder, binder (the one that isnt on the computer) sometime next week!
Happy organizing!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of School UPDATED

Hey Flykids!
Today was my first day back to school. It went well - It is 1:01 pm and I have all my work finish. There was alot of information to take in and many many videos to watch for orientation - but now the first day is over and it  for the most part is usually easier from here on out.

 I will share more later for now I am going to go have lunch and maybe take a nap (yes I still take naps on occasion)

We just had a downpour! I got a couple pictures but speaking of rain yesterday it was raining too and we went on a walk down to our creek. Got some really good pictures down there (at least I think I did... I didnt really look closely at them.)

My favorite photo out of the ones I took

Some of my work - what my "planner" looks like right now.



Monday, September 3, 2012


Hello Flykids!
This is the first post for Pinner Crafty Weekly. Fastes Friendship bracelet was really simple to make - once I got a hang of the fishtail braid.

                                                     Tutorial Here

Here is how mine turned out:
I used two different pinks and a light/lime green

What I ended up cutting off the rest of the bracelet There was about 8 inches of extra "emroidering floss". (I have tiny wrists though - small bones run in the family)

I didnt have a bead so I just knotted it multiple times in the same spot then put it through the hole.

I love how this worked out because:
1. It was quick
2. It was simple
and 3. It is removeable without cutting it off your wrist!
I used to always make them and just tie it to my wrist- then I would either have to spend 20 minutes trying to squeeze it off or end up cutting it. All that work down the drain.
So now with the little knot and the built in hole I can save it forever(or as long as it fits)

                                                                      Happy Crafting!
                                                                        Crafty Pinner