Friday, June 15, 2012

Moved blogs

I needed a new blog, a change. I'm still not exactly where I want my blog to be but I'm going to work on it.

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Sunday, May 6, 2012


Lately I just can't figure out which day of the week is my favorite. I'm torn between Mon, Fri, Sat., & Sun.
Yes, I do love Mondays. There isn't a speech session for my oldest son so after school the entire afternoon is usually free. I also don't have to run on Mondays which is always a happy moment for me.
Friday & Saturday are obvious as is Sunday but Sunday is great because it is so laid back around here. I usually wake up to a clean house because I make sure that Saturday afternoon it has been cleaned. This past Saturday I literally scrubbed my walls & baseboards with bleach. I was quite mortified at how terribly dirty our boys' bathroom was. They play in mud & dirt daily so you can imagine what it looked like. It needs a total bleaching once a week.

On Sundays, My husband gets me my coffee drink from McDonalds. My guiltiest pleasure these days. Hot cakes welcome the boys to the kitchen table as I savor my drink & watch the best show ever, CBS Sunday morning. After breakfast, The boys play inside for sometime before heading outdoors to the slip n slide which will be soon replaced by a summer membership to our local Y.

I try to make it to the 5pm Contemporary Mass with my oldest. I would be lying if I said we go every Sunday. I feel pretty badly when we don't make it.

Finally, when Downton Abbey returns my Sunday night will be complete!

So, I leave you with my oldest son having fun in his super clean room which makes me super happy.

Oh yes, and a lot of bug catching seems to happen in Sundays too.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Break

Spring Break happened around here recently. Lots of fun was to be had, most of it right in our front yard. The boys had some friends over from our preschool a couple of days during the week. They had so much fun on the slip & slide down our hill in the front yard. Popsicles were a daily must & addiction.

The beginning of the week started with a fun trip to the Jacksonville Zoo. We took off with a group of girlfriends & their kiddos. Colin discovered how much he loves riding merry-go-rounds & I discovered a fascinating position he turns his body into when he doesn't want go be picked up. He becomes limp & literally I cannot pick him up. Amazing how he does this!
Anyway, we have had a blast. We meet friends again @ the park tomorrow for a cook out & playground fun.

Oh did I mention Angry Birds in Space came out this week? We even had a daily countdown until the big release. My oldest has been playing it ever since.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Something Blue

Recently, I had the pleasure of making a Spring Wreath for the magazine I work for, Family Times. Instead of going the Easter route, I decided instead to make a Spring wreath to keep up through May. I am very pleased with the outcome and cannot believe how quick and easy this wreath was to make.

You will need:

hot glue gun
Elmer's School Glue (blue)
spray paint
very thin steel wire
small frame (found mine @ Hobby Lobby)
chipboard letter
scrapbook paper
any adornments such as vintage brooches and premade fabric flowers (again found @ Hobby Lobby)
Wreath (found @ Hobby Lobby)

Start by spraying your wreath with paint. Be sure to do this in a very open well ventilated outside space. Spray your wreath in intervals and let dry in between to prevent dripping.

Allow several hours for your wreath to dry. Then position your brooches and flowers before hot gluing on to the wreath.

Trace the paper insert from your frame onto the back of your scrapbook paper. Cut out and insert inside as a backdrop to your initial.

Before hot gluing your initial onto the outside of the frame, coat your chipboard letter with the Elmer's glue and glitter.

attach the frame with ribbon and hot glue onto the back of the wreath. To further secure your ribbon and frame, twist the steel wire around the riboon and make a small loop at the top for hanging.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fun in beautiful spring like weather

So I'm officially hooked to Instagram photos thanks to a friend introducing them to me. I am even going to start having them printed because it is everyday moments I haven't been catching. All too soon time will go by & I will soon forget even the small things we do every single week day... Play on our preschool playground as soon as school let's out.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine treats

So excited to have finished making his Valentine class treats. My oldest loves cotton candy so we put them in pink cones for the girls & blue for the boys. I made his personalized Valentine from the free template @ Album Cafe & attached them with Martha Stewart bakers twine. The teacher gifts are so cute too. I bought them personalized note cards & a roll of pretty wrapping paper. He also wanted to do Lego Ninja cards with some cute goodies to go with.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Some boys on a farm

A recent trip to a friend's house inspired these snapshots of my boys. The youngest absolutely LOVES horses, tractors, pigs, you name it. He is going to be my country boy.

My favorite shot is the one where they are more preoccupied with a puddle than they are a camel standing off to the side. By the way, this is the first time they have ever seen a camel in real life.