Friday, April 30, 2010

Birthday Bash

So we had a birthday party last weekend.
Eleven third grade (+ two first grade) soccer players.
To sum it up...they swooped in, swirled like a tornado
and left a trail of destruction.
I'm a survivor!!!

I turned this into a fun activity...

Let each child pick a Jelly Belly to eat...

Then play a little "Name that Flavor"!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Photo Assignment

OK - If you're a follower of The Pioneer Woman...she likes to give photo assignments. This means that she gives a topic and people submit their best photos that represent that category. Upon facing the reality that my pictures will probably not be "a chosen one" among the gajillions submitted...I shall submit my own on my site!!!
- Where I'm always a winner! Hee!

This week's assignment: Landscapes

Burlington, IA - Crapo Park

Park City, Utah

St. Francisville, LA

Half Moon Bay, CA

Roadside cotton patch, Louisiana

Cypress Preserve - Greenville, MS

Thursday, April 22, 2010

It's that time of year again...

The rabbits of Spring time past...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Little Miss Sunshine

So I got a new camera... I've been practicing.

I could not resist...

Friday, April 16, 2010

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Black and White - Easy Wall Art

I'm always looking for something to hang on my walls. The search to find something I like is daunting. I ran across a shop that had some pieces of wall art that were simply phrases written in white paint on boards that had been painted black. I loved the way it looked and reproduced it at home. My only expense was the canvas - $25! I already had the paint.

I chose a big canvas. I had a big blank wall. I love it because it's a little "quirky" with a touch of folk art. I used the same phrase as the one that I saw in the store.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger to a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. - Melody Beattie

I think it'd also be a real cute idea to print your family name, date established at the top, with your family members names and birthdays listed underneath.
- That being said, maybe that'll be my next project...

Thursday, April 1, 2010


We had a pretty successful trip into the city! We found one pen at the Willis Tower (aka. Sears Tower) gift shop and the other four at a souvenir shop on Michigan Avenue. Lots of walking ...