Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fun for Leap Year

What are you doing with the "extra" day we have today?  I wish I could say I had big plans and was tackling my list - not so much!  It's rainy,windy, and cold, which translates into moving a little slow and enjoying being warm and cozy - inside.

Christine over at shared a few fun insights about herself on this extra day and I thought I would too - thank you Christine for sharing the list from Jessica @

1. My childhood nicknames, Pickle & Jenna Bear, as an adult my husband is quite fond of "Burglar"
2. If you want to spoil me rotten, buy me a year of pedicures - I'm pretty easy to please!
3. The television character I most identify with is Claire from Modern Family - I get her type A issues!
4. If I had a whole day to go shopping and money to spend, I would go to Pottery Barn - I would like to move in - it's always perfect and clean!
5. The most wild and crazy thing I have ever done (that I can admit to publicly) is "borrowing some ice"
6. The one thing on my bucket list that I am most eager to do is travel with my husband - someday
7. My family will always be loyal to Heinz Ketchup - seriously - it's the only way to go
8. If I could spend a day with a celebrity I would choose Ree Drumond, The Pioneer Woman
9. In my opinion, the best invention in the history of the world is the flat iron - there are better things, but I would have a hard time living without mine!
10. When life hands me lemons, I make cookies or something sweet

Thanks for listening & have a wonderful day,


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Making the Time

Wow - it's been too long.  As Lent begins and we approach the season of renewal and the celebration of new life, I am working on making the time to create more and share more.  My posts may be a little random and maybe not even related to the season, but just sharing something is my goal. 

With that said, here is a cute Teacher Appreciation project that I put together for my youngest daughters TK teacher.  It works well with a small number of kids - so it's perfect for preschool or kindergarten.  It was REALLY easy.  First I took a photo of each child, collected a quote from them about what they loved and appreciated about their teacher, die cut the flower shapes and circle punched the photos.  I assembled them using a tap runner, but used a hot glue gun to attached the coffee stirs in between the front and the back of the flowers.  The crayon "vase" was equally as easy - hot glue gunned the crayon right onto a paper mache box.  The crayons did not melt at all - and I was using the high temp gun and glue.  Made a quick tag, filled it with Reeses Peanut Butter cups (her favorite) and it was done.  The kids were so excited to see the final product and hear what all the kids had said.  I hope this inspires you a little and you can carve out some time in your stack to let the teachers in your life know how much you appreciate them!