January 3, 2012

Where have I been? I've been busy....LOL

Wow!  I can't believe it's been so long since I've updated my blog!  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve have all come and gone!  Well, I still have a week of vacation before I go back to work so I will do my best to catch on.
Now, I gotta get to work!

September 11, 2011

more stuff that i've done....

Bailey's 6th birthday party~

August 29, 2011


Thank you to all my friends for your business!  I am in tag-making mode.  I will post pictures here of designs I come up with so you can share with your friends.  Thanks again!
Tags for teachers! 

August 24, 2011

A little passion of mine (some call it OCD)

If you know me, you know I love to label EVERYTHING!  Yes, it's kind of an addiction of mine I guess.  I just figure it's so much easier to keep things in order than not.  Some of the things I label are as simple as the file cabinets and drawers at work to the little guest baskets I keep in the bathroom.  I've labeled almost everything in the kitchen, in the game closet, in my closet, in the bathrooms, in the laundry room, scrapbooking and craft storage and now......all backpacks, sports bags, dance bags, diaper bags, the bags I carry my things around in at work, and even my clipboard.  To get to the point...I am now selling these luggage type bags so that YOU can be all organized as well.  I will post pictures of some samples here.  Some from orders I've already made, made for myself, or some that I would like to make in the future.  I can do pretty much any color and have a lot of different characters.  i buy my clipart on etsy so I am able to do this.  Most tags are made with just a first name and initial, but I can also write emergency contact on the back for the little ones.  Or you can request classroom number or teacher's name on the back so they don't get lost at school.  I've had a lot of orders so far and I love fulfilling those requests!  So keep me busy, order something, tell your friends, etc.  More pictures on facebook as well.

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August 15, 2011

Been a little busy..

Wow!  What a busy week it's been!  Summer is almost over (gasp!) and so we FINALLY went on our summer "vacation".  We ALL had such a great time in Santa Barbara.  Still working on a few scrapbook pages, so pictures and blogging on that trip will be up at a later date.

Today we had some friends over for swimming!  Yes, we love to be in the pool around here and it ended up as a pool partay.  I wanted to do something a little bit different and because of my new found love to Pinterest, I tried taking pictures of the kids with a fun colorful background and some props i found around the house.  Let me know what you think!

I think the props are so much fun and I love that the kids weren't directly looking at the camera saying, "cheese".  I hope they liked it and had fun because I'm going to do it again next week at our End of the Summer Par-tay, Take 2.

Bailey also had a little surprise for us as well.  She did NOT want to wear her floaties today!  She said she didn't need them and that they were uncomfortable.  Next thing we knew she was over at the deep end telling me to watch her because she was going to swim across on her own without floaties.  I had my camera and heart in hand.  OMG!  I was scared that she would get tired mid-way and that I'd have to go in to save her, but no, she went across the deep end and then back again!  Wow!  Then she wanted to do it again but made sure I was going to get it on video.  Love my girl so much!  So proud of her!
the newest swimmer!

it's like he's a stunt man!

having fun with our friends!

July 31, 2011

Swimming with our friends!

Bailey and Caiden love to be in the water!  Isn't that what summer is all about anyways?  They wake up and first thing they ask is, "Can we go swimming today?"  So far they have been swimming everyday this week and they stay in the pool until right before it starts to get dark~ it doesn't even get dark until after 8PM.
Samantha and Stella came over and the girls had a blast!  They are all still learning to swim so when they start running around and jumping and going on the slide we make sure they wear their floaties.  When they are ready to practice swimming, they go over to the shallow end and take the floaties off.  Hopefully they'll be over again soon.  Fun times!

Bailey also has a friend who lives across the street named Jadyen.  Funny thing about Jayden is that she's the daughter of a friend named Alina, that I went to elementary school with.  Small world, it really is.  She moved right across the street from me and we have daughters who are just 1/2 a year apart~ go figure!  The girls love that they have a playmate so close.  All they have to do is have someone watch them cross the street and 'PRESTO! Let's play!