Monday, August 26, 2013

First Day of School!!!

Today, I sent 5 of my babies to school. Jace is in 5th, Cy in 2nd, Elyse in 1st, Jake in Kinder, and Liam in Pre-K. WHEW!!! It was a crazy morning going to all 5 classes and meeting teachers. My kids are awesome, though. All in GT classes and excited and ready to learn. Soo, unlike me. I hated school. I'd get so nervous, that I'd make myself sick. It was a nightmare. Makes me happy that they enjoy it, though.
We set up a little area to hang up backpacks in the boy's room. They have a superhero themed bedroom, so I printed out little superheroes to label their spot. They are just the cutest! I got them from funkymushrooms on etsy. No more thrown backpacks on the floor.
Each of the kids gave their teacher an apple with this little printable and a getting to know you card. I made them using images from this cute shop.
Feel free to download the free Happy 1st Day of School and Getting to Know You printables. ^_^ Well, I'm exhausted. It's 8pm, and I'm going to call it a night. Talk to you soon. post signature

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Crafting & Mug Swap 2013

I've been crafting quite a bit. Working on quilts and making cute lil' baby gifts. I'm behind on quilts...and it's driving m crazy, but I'm determined to finish one by next week. Determined, I tell you!! It WILL be done.
One thing, that I have finished and BEFORE the deadline is the Mug Swap 2013 hosted by this sweet gal. I looked around for mugs at he store, on etsy, and I just simply coudn't make up my mind on what to give my partner. I finally decided to make one. There's tons of tutorials on pinterest on diy mugs, so I gave it a shot. I also made myself a polka dot one. Cause well....polka dots are awesome. One thing I did NOT know was that when baked, the color of the marker may change. My polka dots WERE gold...ended up dark green almost black. Not cool. But oh well, still love it. I looked at my partner's pinterest boards and noticed she had a live simply print pinned, so I decided to do that on her mug. I couldn't just send a mug, so I made her a hexie mug coaster as well. Yay! All done and off to its new home.
I've been a little hexie crazy lately, so I added a couple coasters to the shop as well. Bueno chicas, enough rambling. Certain children are asking for dinner, so I guess I'll go get that started. Yay. post signature

Summer Staycation and Elyse's Birthday

What do you do when you're in desperate need of a vacation but broke? You go on a staycation! You'd be surprised how much a change of scenery and a night away from home will do. We came back so happy and refreshed. Can't wait to do it again soon. ^_^
Elyse's Birthday was yesterday. We just had some cake and ice cream. Planning a birthday party next month for my 3 August babies. I'm thinking rainbow theme.. we'll see. Well, I'm off to finish working on some new stuff for the shop. Peace.
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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Ally's Shabby Chic 1st Birthday Party!

So yeah her birthday was back in June, but I didn't blog about it. I've been looking back at some seriously old entries; and I feel like this little old blog is kinda like a journal. A diary. An abandoned, dusty, and probably musty smelling diary, but a diary nonetheless. So..hello, my dear diary. I'll promise to not to take so long to post again. I've been posting more on instagram but I promise to put some time into you as well. ^_^
So, back to Ally's was awesome! Chaotic in a "I have 6 kids under age 10, so decorating and baking is a ridiculous notion" kind of chaotic, but fun. I made a pinata for the first time. It took longer than I expected but was super east, and it cost me $2!! I followed this wonderful tutorial. I tried to do a shabby chic vintage theme...I think it came out pretty good, if I do say so myself. The hubs decided to hang it with a belt or whatever that is?? I don't know...I was too busy doing other things than to get upset over it at the time, but now that I'm looking at the picture...ugghhh. Lol.

Her party was small and simple and perfect.

Now, I gotta start planning the next one..3 of my kids have August birthdays... O.O