Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Concert & MDO Party

Wednesday before break Gabe's first grade class along with 2 other schools held a Christmas concert at the Claydesta Center.  They did such a good job!

He was so cute!  I was so proud of him!


That afternoon I had Lily's MDO Christmas Party!
They sang happy birthday Jesus.

She was persistent that I take a picture of her candy cane hanging on her capri sun, ha!

They finished the day with a round os musical chairs!

Time to enjoy our Christmas Break!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

No Longer Here

Okay so I have some exciting news!  I am getting a NEW blog design done as we speak & I have decided to merge my 2 blogs together!  As my business is growing it is hard to maintain & keep up with both of them so I figured why not just merge them together!  So, please come follow me over at Papercutz where ALL of my posts will be!  Once everything is up & running I will be deleting this account!  Sure hope you come & visit my new page soon!

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Sweet Life

Ahhh the kids are in bed, the house is cleaned, and my husband is not home!  It amazes me how when he leaves & I know I am on my own for the night how my laziness turns off & I jump into this crazy mommy mode!  I mean all of a sudden the door shuts & I am cleaning the house, doing laundry, bathing kids, getting snacks, reading bible stories, threatening them one more time if they don't go to bed I am turning off the light!  Maybe it's like a challenge.  How much I can get done before he gets home.  I was home all day today,while Lily was at school & I didn't have that same motivation, weird!

My favorite part of tonight-besides going to bed with a clean house-and getting to read the bible story before bed (usually daddy's job)-was that I leave Gabe notes in his lunch box every day.  I actually printed off these fun cards that I can just cut & toss in his lunch.  Tonight while doing laundry I found it inside his shorts pocket...along with his napkin  :-)  It just touched my heart.  To think that he saved my little love note & carried it with him in his pocket for the rest of the day.  It made me smile...maybe even a little tear to my eye.  So what if he's a slight hoarder & wanted to add it to one of his many collections.  I will dwell in the fact that he didn't just dump it in the trash when cleaning up from lunch.  He took the time to fold up his napkin & put his note in his pocket.  Precious!

I am so glad that I send him little notes in his lunch every day.  I know one day sooner than I am hoping he will out grow it & won't want momma to send him notes anymore in his lunch.  Tonight my heart rejoices-I am blessed beyond measure!

Friday, September 9, 2011

What I whipped up....

I FINALLY finished this little 3-tiered display to hold all of my lovely punches that I use all the time!  Instead of them all being piled into a bucket on my work table I came across this original idea on Pintrest.

I did score some of those lovely old baking pans at an estate sale recently but could only find the bottom two.  So, I waited a few weeks, visited the antique mall and still nothing!  I got impatient and decided to do this...

I added a pail I already had and I actually LOVE it!  I can put all the small punches in it & stand them up!

Here it is all filled up!

I already had the candle sticks-the clear glass ones-I primed & painted them-used E6000 to attach them to my pans & voila!  How fun, right?  I can also take it to my shows & use it as a display piece too!  

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dreaming of A Reading Area....

So, Gabe has to read every night for school and gets bonus credit for reading over the weekend.  I have come across several reading tents and I love them.  I have wanted to create a special reading area in our house for a long time.  A little retreat space where my kids can snuggle down into some soft, plush pillows and look at books.

They are all so dreamy!  I think the first one would take up less space in my house and would fit nicely in a corner.  But, we shall see what I come up with! 

Baby it's cold outside....

Yes, I said it-it's cold outside!  I got to put jeans on, a sweatshirt, and flip flops (of course because I LOVE them) to bring Gabe to school this morning.  I even blasted the heat in the van to get the chill out of the air. Gabe got to rock his new black pants, and his black sweater to school today!  (actually, he was dressed in ALL black today-got to love uniforms, lol)

(i know terrible pic-sorry)

I mean this is how fall is suppose to be, right?  Hope you enjoy your fabulous, cool morning!  I know I am!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Back to School Dinner

I was too anxious to post first day of school pictures that I never posted our back to school dinner pictures.   Let me just say I was SO excited to have a back to school family dinner.  We talked about expectations, new responsibilities, schedule, breakfast and lunch ideas, hear about Gabe's excitement, fears about the upcoming year.  Such a good idea.  Here's what we did....

I decorated our table with school supplies that I already had on hand.

Used library card pockets to hold our utensils and napkins...

My sweet 1st grader!
 My little display in my FABULOUS tray that has SO many possabilities...

I even printed off a free banner on-line and hung it up...
Our menu was Gabe's pick which was ultimate nachos!  Fun night, can't wait to do it again next year!