Sunday, April 29, 2012

Photo Contest!!!

An AWESOME Photo Contest is taking place here.

Check out the prizes!!!!  (see me? ;))

Now, go take part, have fun, and good luck!!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Administrative Assistance Day

It's today, April 25, 2012...
Here are two pendants for our school administrative assistants, Michelle and Cindy.  Being a former teacher, I know how important it is to feel appreciated.  Even a small gesture from a parent made my day.  Working in a school environment is a difficult job.  We can't always please everyone... but we can certainly try.  So, Cindy and Michelle, thank you... thank you for always trying!

The children and I made these lovely ladies each a bouquet of flowers.  Even dad had a hand in this!  He suggested putting green leafy parts below the flowers.  I have to admit, they do look better than the other bouquets we've made!  ;) (spiky greens were a test - not sure we will use that technique next time).  The children and I agree that dad should join us on our crafting adventures more often!

We even used my daughter's "pendant idea" that she made for her friends for Christmas to personalize their flower pots!  (we used glass marbles and a very simple deco-podge technique).  So simple but such a nice touch, don't you think?!

We hope they know how much they are appreciated!

Lunch Time!

Our dear friend, Corinna, started a new job this week. (Yay! and Congratulations!)  We thought this would be appropriate for her to remember us at work.  Being that it's also Earth Day celebration at the children's school.... I thought this would be appropriate for anyone's lunch box, don't you?!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Middle child found this during an exploration walk while in Yosemite.  I Love it.  Made me think of doing this:

Thinking of Moms everywhere as Mother's day approaches.
(As shown above - long rectangle $10, Tiffany heart charm $5, 16" round oxidized chain $22, pearl and birthstone $3 each)


Sometimes... we need it a bit more...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Paper Rose love

Baby girl and I are now obsessed with making these beautiful roses!  It is my MIL's birthday this coming weekend and since she is going to be away (in Vegas!  Wish I were her!) we decided to celebrate early.  We meet for dinner and the children made her cards.  Baby girl made roses for her card.  :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Belated Easter!

We couldn't have asked for a better day!  It was beautiful!  
I made this for breakfast at home and it was so easy and sooooo delicious!  Go here for the recipe!

 Baby girl helped me make more of these lovely roses to decorate Corinna's table when we went over to her house for brunch.
Hope your Easter was lovely!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bunny Tails

... for his bunny friends.  Tomorrow his class is celebrating Easter.  We put these fluffy treats together for the class: