February 26, 2013

Valentine Gift for Teacher...

I was trying to think of something easy to do as a class for Princess Danison's teacher.  Something that I could do at a classroom party and have it done quickly.  Valentine Day is our last class party so this is what I came up with.  Again pictures are crummy because I snapped them with my phone.  And yes, I have a high dollar wonderful camera (Thanks HUSBAND!) but the phone was there and convenient. 





I free handed the tree and the lettering....then we used the kids thumb to make hearts in the tree.  It easily could have been done in greens for a regular tree or even some fall colors... but I was trying to keep the Valentines theme going. 

What to do on a 5 day SNOWDAY weekend?

So starting last week on Wednesday the Blizzard of Oz, as my cousin in Kentucky called it, hit our town.  Really, it wasn't all that bad.  We were able to get out of the house every day (if we chose to do so).  I hear the final count on the first 2 days of snow was 11.7 inches!  We were warned we could have up to 22 inches!  Not bad....Lots of snow blowing and shoveling.  It was a nice break to have off Thursday and Friday to head into the busy weekend.

Well, being we were told that we'd get another 6-8 inches Sunday and Monday, they went ahead and cancelled school on Monday too.  Probably didn't need to be off, but who wants to be responsible to make that call!   Seriously, I can't say that a radar has been right in years!

So these days off allowed my kids some time to drive me insane, wreck the house several times, paint my kitchen table with watercolors, make snow men, go sledding, build a fort....

I think I did get 1 load of my laundry done - but the kids clothes and the towels got cleaned. We did spend one day cleaning house, so the kitchen is presentable and then Princess Dani's room is actually a place you can enter - 4 loads of laundry and 2 huge trash sacks later....

But I wanted to share the one thing I feel good about getting accomplished during the blizzard...a new baby chevron crochet blanket!

Again sorry for crummy the pics...they are from my phone and its the worst thing ever!!

Day 1....
 
Day 2...
 

Day 3...COMPLETED!


I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby and a I hook.

And I got the pattern from....
THANKS!!!

February 13, 2013

Kiddos Valentines

I feel like everytime I start a blog, I have to go back and let everyone know that all is fine with the us!  I am just too busy to get on here.  I am continuint with one project after another so I might even get multiple posts done today (Yes, you should be amazed!)

So first thing first!  The kiddos' classroom Valentines!  Sorry for the bad pictures - boy am i ready for a phone upgrade - GRRR!!! That's a whole other can of worms....

Okay - these are all Pinterest's ideas... I take no credit!  I tried to pick things that my kids were into and honestly not spend $$ on silly paper Valentines with Micky Mouse and Barbie on them (sorry - no offense to either of them - I am just not a commercialized person)  :) 

Princess Danison...
 
Just designed the heart, printed them, glued them on pink cardstock, used some fun sissors, and stuck a pencil through them.  I did get the pencils at Oriental Trading post.  I think I got 50 pencils for around $11 and then of course there was with shipping.  (The pencils are stacking lead pencils from back in the day....They have obviously either come back around or stayed an cool thing for 1st graders)

 

 Mr. Cale...
 
Again, just whipped up the lil cover page.   On this I did make it a 4x6 page and then just made the design on the bottom 2 inches (so the design is 2x6).  We got cheap lil Kroger snack baggies and Dollar tree cars (3 cars a package for $1).  Cale had a hard time giving these cars up!  Like he doesn't have 6 million of his own!
 
 
For Our Teachers...
 

 
Came up with the little design, printed it up, cut it out, hole punch, a bottle of soap and lil bit of tulle!  That's it!!!  Soft soap was $1 at Dollar Tree...Tulle was left over from a craftying project.
 
So that's my post....Have a great day!