Thursday, December 29, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
One of the projects that I created via an idea on pinterest is a "homework station" for my boys. I found that now with both of them in school and having homework, and due dates, and papers, and binders etc. They needed a place to put "their" own stuff. So, I found a space in our study/office area and made a homework "command" station. It has worked out really well. I am pleased. I even added my own little touch. Here are the pics.
|Here it is. AJ on the right. MP is on the left.|
|I added the pencil holder on the side of each of their|
file holders. That was my own little touch. ;) The
pencils are there and ready to go. No looking around for one.
|It is a toothbrush holder. The kind you use for traveling.|
I put a piece of velcro on it to make it stick to the folder file.
|I love finding new way to use things that already have|
a purpose. This is what Pinterest does. It motivates and inpsires
new ideas in your brain so then I can then pass along my ideas
on to others. Thank you, Pinterest!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Its been so long since we last spoke. We got your Christmas card this week. Brought tears to my eyes. You have grown so much. Oh, how I miss your sweet smile and your soft hugs. I want to hear all about school, and your new friends. I heard ya'll got a pool this summer. I miss you! I also miss your dad yelling, "B. Loooooooooo!" every time he'd see me. Jordan looks so tall! OMGosh. I don't think I'd recognize him if I saw him in person. He is a teenager now! Lauren is just as pretty as ever. I wonder how she is doing now that she is in 5th grade. Is she excited about middle school next year?! And your mom. OH, how I miss her. It hurts. I need to call her. I need to make the time. Life is crazy. BUT I need to hear her voice. I miss you, Sarah. I hope that this Christmas is just awesome for you guys!!
Please know that I think about you guys all the time!
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Friday, October 07, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I saw a cute idea on. Yes, Pinterest.com. It was for a Fort Kit. You know the sheet and blanket forts/tents you made as a kid and now if you have kids like your kids make. Well several people have posted the kits they have put together and have given as gifts. So. We are going to a party this weekend for a 5yr old boy and I thought this would be the perfect gift for him.
I went to Walmart and bought 2 sheets. The kits online said to get 2 twins. I got a Full and a Twin size. I also found the drawstring bag there. Then I went to the .99 Store and got a flash light, batteries, clothespins, string, clamps, and suction cups. Before, I put all the stuff in the bag I printed out a label onto iron on transfer paper. I use the kind for dark fabric. It is easier to use. Printed out the pic. Ironed it on the bag. Put all the stuff in and presto! Fort kit. I think he will love it! I hope he does! This could be made for boys or girls. I saw fun pink and polka dotted sheets, too!
Thanks again, Pinterest! WDITOT (Why didn't I think of that!).
Monday, September 12, 2011
He writes: I have a dog named Phoebe. And she always likes to sleep by the front door. She go's outside all the time.
Breaks my heart. He's so sweet. He misses her. I do too, Matt.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
|Isn't her hair gorgeous?! Sock Bun!|
|Here's the sock I used. Snipped the toes off.|
|Rolled up my sock and then made|
my bun. Forgot to take a pic of my bun.
|Tada. Curls. This is after about 5 hours. It had fallen|
somewhat. But all these curls were from the sock bun. Fun!
You may want to watch this video, too. Just to get a better understanding.
Friday, September 09, 2011
Thursday, September 08, 2011
|A very happy little guy. We were there to give to them|
and the firefighters still were giving to us. Thanks, Captain Rick.
I decided I wanted to do something for the awesome firefighters of our local Station 105. So, I baked away all morning. A cake, some brownies, a few tubs of cookies (From my boys school fundraisers. Which by the way we are selling cookies etc until Sept. 20 if you need some.) that I had in the freezer. As soon as I picked up Matt from school he helped me carry them in to the guys at 105. They were so happy. They thanked us a million times. Asked us what it was all for. I said it was just a small token of our appreciation for all their hard work and for their sleepless night. For protecting us. For being in our neighborhood. They were happy. It made us happy.
Before we left. The Captain asked Matthew if he wanted to get up inside the fire truck. Of course Matthew said yes! What a treat!! Thank you Station 105 and Captain Rick. It is now my goal to visit them more and bring them treats from time to time. Not just when there is an emergency but, just because.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
|Words to live by.|
The other day I decided to take these words and challenge myself a bit. To be kind. So I did something very simple. I smiled at every person that I came across. Even if I was in the car driving. I made eye contact and smiled at them. Sounds like no big deal. Huh? Well, some people looked at me like who are you? And what do you want? Ha. Just from a smile. Some people kinda scrunch their brow but, do smile back. So don't smile back. Yes, I usually smile at most people I see. I can't help it. This time though I was trying to really be kind and smile and let the person know I was doing it not to be polite but, because I wanted them to get a smile that day from someone because maybe they had stuff going on where they just needed a smile or someone to look them in the eye. Someone to be kind. Sounds easy enough. And its free. But, maybe you should try it. It was tough to smile at even a guy standing around in a parking lot looking like he was up to no good. But I just thought he too might be fighting a hard battle.
I challenge you. Think about the words in the picture and even if you are having one of those days yourself and don't feel like it. Smile at someone today. Or at everyone you see. And by everyone I mean everyone. When was the last time you saw your garbage man and you gave him a smile? How many smiles do you think they ever get? Not many cause when I did it the other day ours looked at me crazy but the gave me a head nod. People need to see a friendly kind face. So today, I am going to do it again and I want you to, too. I think a smile is worth a million words. It can say hello. How are you? Thank you. A smile. No words. Just kindness.
Tomorrow, I have a new challenge for us!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
|This is Phoebe and the boys.|
Her brothers. She was 11 here.
I scanned in his "book". It is the paragraph below. If you need to you can click on it and it will redirect you to a new page and it will be a little bit bigger to read. Enjoy his "book". I did. My sweet boy.