Monday, October 24, 2011

My new favorite:

These babies are beautiful, simple, and useful. Three of my favorite qualities in a craft! They are paperclip bookmarks in case you weren't sure. They work amazingly well to hold your spot in a novel, cook book, or even magazine. Plus, they can be decorated to match almost any decor. They make a great teacher gift at Christmas time, or even a gift for that mom or sister who hasn't given it up to the e-reader yet (girls after my own heart).
I'll be using some of these sassy ladies in our school textbooks. I guess I'll just consider it a teacher gift to myself.
The button on top really helps you find your place again.
I may have to make some more of these. I did about 40 of them in one afternoon, then let the glue dry overnight! I'm loving them.
Look out friends, one of these may just show up in your christmas card. Pin It

Monday, October 17, 2011

Oh Happy Day!

I know it's hard because of the hat, but can you see the gleam of excitement in my middle son's eye? He caught this big mouth Bass. All by himself! He kept it together pretty well, not bragging too much about his fine catch in front of his brothers. However as the day went on, his fish story grew just like they all seem to, and we had to reign him back in a little bit. It was hard with all the grown ups fawning all over him and making such a big deal out of how BIG his bass was. I tell you what, I was a little surprised he could still hold his head up at the end of the day with how much it grew.
 I am really happy for him though, his excitement over his big catch was contagious. The smile wouldn't leave his face, mine either.
We all had a good time on our family vacation down in Greenville, IL but this memory will be tops for him for quite awhile. It may also be awhile before he catches a bigger fish. Pin It

Monday, October 3, 2011

Baking Soda and Vinegar

Did you know that nothing entertains boys quite like baking soda and vinegar? The boys really wanted to do an experiment the other day and this one is always a winner. They had so much fun! And everyone got to be involved.
Since the weather was nice I just sent them all outside with a container to put the baking soda and vinegar in. The best part is that it really doesn't hurt anything, and it's cheap! Plus you probably already have the ingredients in the house.
Well, at least I used to.
Guess I need to pick up some more next time I'm at the store.
Happy bubbling! Pin It