Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

The children made these firecrackers to hang on our door -- what a way to ring ring in the Chinese New Year!  Want to make this?  Go visit Steph and her adorable girls.  They have a wonderful tutorial!

These firecrackers will chase away the old and make room for the new!  Welcome Year of the Dragon!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Help a Friend - VOTE!

Kathy, whom I have blogged about, is a finalist to win "Art Ed Blog of the Year!"  I feel she is very deserving of this title because of all the wonderful things she does for her school, her students, her community, and more!  So if you can spare a few minutes, please pop on over to this site and VOTE for ART Projects for Kids!  You won't be disappointed that you voted for her.  She truly is an amazing teacher!  Go on... VOTE for her!  :)  And then enjoy her art projects when you return to her site to have a lookie.  :)  Vote here:

Voting is open NOW through Saturday the 21st.

Thank you!!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Change for a Dollar

Saw this on Wandering Still.  Brought tears to my eyes...

Thank you Michelle for sharing this!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hello Monday!

I'm ready to go back to school now!!!!  ( 2 weeks is a long time without my friends!)

Middle child ready to go back to school!  He rode this way to school almost the entire way!  He was ready!!!  (truth be told... so was I! hahaha)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A baby gift

My college roommate from UCLA, Gina, had her baby waaaay back in October.  I know, I know... I am such a loser of a friend, aren't I?  I didn't mean to let the date slip past me...but life got busy, the chidlren got sick, I got sick... then life became busy again, and then the children got sick again... and then the holidays approached...  Yes, life does get  busy and time just flies by!  Thank goodness she does not read my blog... So I am now going to post that I FINALLY made Baby Russell a gift!

 This is my favorite!  Isn't it so adorable?!  I found a shirt that was given to me by Leo this past summer.  I was experimenting on some patterns for my daughter but never got to finishing them... so I got the shirt out and cut a small part out and made this cute little tie for his onesie! I'm happy at how adorable it turned out.  I hope he still fits these...

Monday, January 2, 2012

Big Sisters

Last week, a dear friend of mine, Danielle, emailed and requested 2 necklaces for her daughters... She is in her last few days of her 3rd pregnancy... Baby boy is ready to pop out and meet the world!  I was happy to oblige!  This is what we came up with:

She is planning on packing these in her hospital bags and presenting these to her girls when baby boy arrives and they meet him at the hospital.  So sweet!!!!  I can't wait to meet him too!