Sunday, June 14, 2009

Summer Camp @ Home: Week 1 Kindness

Summer Camp @ Home

Week 1 - Learning to be nice to others

Since it was my sons idea for the first theme. He came up with learning to be nice. Works for me. I figured I would add a little to it with character building. Did you know that teachers are required to teach at least 5 minutes a day of character building. I think that's great! Here are some of the ideas I have planned for the week. Should be fun!

Events & Activities:
Going to a mall events. Since it was already planned. I will have him practice manners. Like opening doors for others. Saying please and thank you. Going out of his way to do nice things for others.
Bake cookies for two of our neighbors. One I mentioned in the hug post had just lost her husband. The other is an older couple that is always so nice to us.
Visit an animal shelter nearby and donate treats and cat food. Try to walk a couple dogs if possible. I called but never heard back on that. So, we will see if that is a possibility.

Donate toys to kids/shelter. Might be at the end of the week. Since I need to locate a shelter. But, I'm going to have my oldest go through his toys and find ones to give to kids that might not have toys. Maybe a women's shelter.

Email family. Have my son tell me what to type in a letter to family and pictures included. I'm sure he will love to hear the responses back. Maybe we will actually write a letter. I'm so used to instant gratification ;)

Visit a nursing home. I used to volunteer at a nursing home in high school. Before college. It really was a great experience. I remember coming back during a college break. I used to sit and paint this ladies nails and she would tell me stories about her life. Well, I hadn't been there in about 6 months and she thought I went off and got married. I'm sure they would love the company from the children. Although, I'm not sure it will happen this week. Since we would probably need to fill out paperwork etc.

Visit with the Grandparents and Great Grandparents. Maybe make them a present before leaving.
Create a kindness chart or bucket. Then we can write down all of his random acts of kindness and fill it up. Nice way for him to see what he has done.
Plant seeds of kindness. Another idea to use instead of a chart. This goes along with the book The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. Basically, to show my son how each act of kindness grows.

Reading: I found some great books for the kids. All are great character builders. They are all on hold at the library.
How full is your bucket? for kids / written by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer ; illustrated by Maurie J When Felix wakes up one morning, he finds an invisible bucket floating overhead. A rotten morning threatens his mood--and his bucket--drop by drop. Can Felix discover how to refill his bucket before it's completely empty?

PreSchool-Grade 2 Using the activity of making and eating cookies, the author defines some important concepts for young children, such as respect, trustworthiness, patience, politeness, loyalty, etc. The book begins: COOPERATE means, How about you add the chips while I stir? and continues with one definition per page. For example, FAIR means, You get a bite, I get a bite….; REGRET means, I really wish I didn't eat so many cookies; and CONTENT means sitting on the steps just you, me, and a couple of cookies. Lovely pastel watercolor illustrations show appealing children and anthropomorphic animals interacting with one another and the treats. Although books dealing with this type of subject tend to be didactic and preachy, the utilization of the cookies to explain the concepts is a brilliant idea and works well on a child's level. The text is short and clear, and the book is delightful to look at and browse through. This is a good choice for one-on-one reading or to start an interesting class discussion.
Learning about love from the life of Mother Teresa / Brenn Jones.
Mother Teresa -- Growing up -- The missionaries of charity -- Calcutta -- Pure heart -- Living simply -- Nobel Peace prize -- A worldwide mission -- A new challenge -- The saint of the gutters -- Web sites.

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
This picture book admirably conveys the miracle of a seed. Flower pods burst and dispatch their seeds on the wind; the air-borne seeds are subject to myriad disasters; and the ones that make it through the perils of the seasons to become mature flowering plants are still susceptible to being picked, trod upon and otherwise damaged. But nature allows for survivors, and so the tiny seed grows into a giant flower, releasing its seeds and continuing the cycle. As he has demonstrated with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other books, Carle has an extraordinary kinship with nature. Here we have not just the explanation of the life of a flower, but drama, lessons of life and a lovely spirituality. This is a reissue of the original 1970 edition, with expanded, expansive collage illustrations. The pages, like the seed pods, burst with color. Ages 4-8.

This one is for me to get ideas from.
Do one nice thing with friends and family -- Do one nice thing for children -- Do one nice thing for pets and the planet -- Do one nice thing that heals -- Do one nice thing in town -- Do one nice thing around the globe -- Do one nice thing for soldiers -- Just click! Do one nice thing online.

Care Bears. Give thanks
The Berenstain Bears: Kindness, Caring and Sharing
Arthur. The boy with his head in the clouds
Pay It Forward
More posts to come on Summer Camp at Home!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chalkboard Glass Jars Teacher Gifts... Tutorial Too

Chalkboard Glass Jars (Tutorial below)

My son finished his last day yesterday! I had been thinking about this idea for quite awhile. I had the jars and the chalkboard spray paint. I just wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. I did some research online and couldn't find anything like what was in my mind. Since his teacher and assistant teacher couldn't get their present in the Summer I just did it ;) Here is what I came up with. I figured they could use them to put their pens and pencils in or stuff for the classroom. I had my son write thank you on the jars after I was done. But, explained they could erase and write what they wanted. They really liked them!! Plus it's a "Green" present since we recycled!

You will need:

  • 2 Empty clean glass jars (mine were Ragu)
  • Chalkboard Spray Paint (I used Valspar)
  • Painters tape or masking tape
  • Newspaper or something to cover
  • Ribbons
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks (a heavy duty glue would probably work)
  • Chalk to prep the surface
1. Clean the glass jars so there is a clean surface. I used peanut butter to get rid of the sticker goo. It worked! Just put a little bit on the sticky areas, let it sit for a couple minutes and rub or scrape off. Worked like a charm. Clean that after. I put them in the dishwasher.

2. Tape off the top and bottom where the round part starts. I used a newspaper on the top in a cone shape. I didn't have a purpose for it before. But, then I realized when spray painting that it came in handy for turning while spray painting.

3. Spray paint the jars. I held mine in the air by the paper Gave me better leverage and I could see if I was missing spots. I did 4 coats. Letting them dry in between each coat. It says it's ready to go after an hour. But, I say overnight before using the chalkboard.

4. I grab some cute coordinating ribbon I had in my stash. I have a little ribbon addiction. So, that took awhile choosing the right colors with his teachers likes in mind. Heat up the glue gun. I always burn my fingers using that thing! I applied the top ribbon first. Applying the glue in the threads of the jar then sticking the ribbon on flat. I folded the end for a finished look. Then I applied the ric rac on the chalkboard edges for a finished look.

5. I prepped the surface in the morning. Taking chalk and rubbing it all over the chalkboard paint. Then wiped it off. So, it was ready to go. That was actually hard for me. Since I like a clean Then I had my son write thank you on each one. I thought they turned out pretty cute!

What have you transformed with chalkboard paint?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Power of a Simple Hug

Our block is pretty quiet and to themselves. Weird compared to the blocks I lived on growing up. But, I always try to talk to the people that live on our street. Well, the newest couple was older...maybe in their 80's. I always said hi and talked if I had a minute. Well, I asked how she was and she said not good. I asked why and she said her husband had a stroke and passed away two weeks ago. I felt so bad. I can't imagine being alone after being with someone for so long. I don't know her that well. But, I gave her a hug and told her I would pray for her and to ask if she needed anything.

On our Learning to be Nice week we plan to make something for her. Little Man's idea. Not sure if you guys remember that "Free Hugs Campaign" You Tube video awhile back about hugging. I cried when I watched it the first time (add every time But, I remembered that video and gave her a hug. Weird how a hug can mean so much. I know that sounds goofy. But, in my head I was thinking will she think it's weird and instead I just did it. She even asked my son for a hug after and the little goober chickened out and took off running. I'm going to try to hug more often :) Now to just work on little man's hugging etiquette :). He of course didn't hear the conversation about her losing her husband. I explained that later and told him it was okay to hug her if she asked.

My Grandma with my cousins daughter

My family actually wasn't very huggy growing up. Then I moved away to college near my dad and my step family is very huggy. I actually learned to give a real hug from them. You know the ones that make you feel good. Well, I brought that back home with me on my first break from college. I'm glad I did because my Grandma passed my Junior year in college and I can't imagine not getting lots of hugs from her before she passed away. Now my family hugs without me there. Which makes me happy.

I found the link. Worth watching.

Now go hug someone ;)

Hosting Summer Camp at Home...

So, I have been rolling this idea around in my head for a couple weeks now. This will be my oldest sons first "real" summer vacation. I'm not big on running around between drop off and pick up for Summer Camps. Plus my favorite part of Summer Vacation is having my little man home with us. So, I wanted to make it fun and eventful without too much "Mom, I'm bored!"

We're going to have themed weeks and activities, books, movies, cooking, places to go that will teach us something about the theme. I asked little man what he wanted to learn. He came back and said he wanted to learn how to be nice to people . Bonus points for that answer. So, that week will be Learning to be Nice week. Can't believe he chose that. I must have done a good job so far ;)

Some other ideas I have:

Learning to be nice
Get to know your neighbor (I'm making it a goal to get to know our neighbors)
Water Week
Healthy Living
Reading Week

Keep checking back and I'll try to give you some ideas for summer.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Happy Birthday to Joe...

So, Saturday was Joe's birthday. I had been wanting to surprise him with a "big" gift for once. Since I am a SAHM it's not as easy to surprise him for birthday's. Since he can see the bank statement ;) So, I hunted for something he would like and we could use to spend quality family time together. So, I got him this little number from Sears.

It's a Kenmore 596 sq. in 3 Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner. I had eyed his present for over a month. I just couldn't buy it till his birthday. Since I had no where to hide it or I would be tempted to give it to him early. I had his parents pick it up on their way to his birthday party. He was nicely surprised. I baked him a cake and we ordered pizza at his request. I even insisted on singing happy birthday with the candle lit. He's not big on spotlights on him. But, I think I made his day special and it was nice having his parents over. Can't wait to use it. Have to get the propane tank filled. Weird they don't include the tank with the grill. I couldn't find my camera in time to take pictures either. But, it was a great day.

We had such a nice time with his parents over that I am having them over for Sunday Dinner. Which will be my first time cooking for them in the 7 years Joe and I have been together! Not stressed about it though. I'm making my yummy Roast Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Corn, and Rolls. You would think we would grill But, I want it to be a special family meal. Sit down style.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Walking Down Memory Lane...My Boys

I stayed up late last night watching old home movies of my boys. I found myself tearing up. Crazy how fast they grow up. Watching their little personalities grow and develop with them. I'm so glad I have the video function on my camera! I can't imagine not being able to see how they once were. Funny. My boys are like little clones. They make similar sounds (my oldest when he was a baby) and look very similar. The little curls on the back of their hair flip the same way.

Here is a picture of my oldest. He's my perfectionist in training. More mellow, loves to talk, do craft projects, relax, articulate, and is always content.
Here is my youngest. He's going to be the life of the party. He is a little comedian, likes things his way (hoping that's just the, explorer, snuggler, and basically a little firecracker.

They are my little Yin & Yang ;)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

3 Day City Wide Garage Sale

I was gone all weekend at garage sales. The city I live in holds an annual garage sale where pretty much every block has at least 2 houses participating. Lots of traffic. But, lots of fun. My poor boys got pulled along on a walking garage sale I figured the traffic is a pain. So, we would just walk. So, I couldn't buy anything big. Since it wouldn't fit in the stroller. Lots of what looks to be junk. But, I have plans of making the the 2 plastic picture frames into chalkboards. One for the kitchen and one for my oldest son. I spent a whopping $.50 Gotta love that bird...hehe. I'm trying to decide if I want to keep the clock. Might be kinda neat looking and one of a kind. Hopefully, you'll see there transformation soon.

The Perogie maker from 1984! Looks like it was never used. Only $.75 and I figure one use will make it worth it. It makes other stuff too. I'm thinking of making little pizza rolls. Joe goes through those fast. Basically, you roll out your dough, put it on top of the form, make indentations into the compartments (24 I think), put in your favorite filling, then put on a top layer of dough, use a rolling pin to create the seal and perforate the edges, flip and they all pop out! I guess I like a new tool for the kitchen.

Then my last purchase. The little Rolodex for $1.50. Guess it's not really little. I have to think of another use. My cell is my personal rolodex...minus addresses. But, the size is great and the little compartments can be removed to hold longer items. Maybe for mail on the counter. Do you think spray paint would work on it? Not a fan of oak.

Tackle It Tuesday: Rebates


Not such a good deal if you forget to send them out before the deadline. I had been meaning to get these done. So, I added it to my list of things to tackle ;)

Only took a few minutes and I should be receiving some $$$ soon ;) I even had more than pictured and got those in the mail as well. Should be over a $100 when it gets here. Not bad for taking a few minutes to get them in the mail!

Tips on Rebating:
I just started this past summer doing an occasional rebate. I don't go overboard though. But, this is what works for me. I keep the advertisement or rebate entry form in one place. Then I will add the receipts and UPC's needed in the same area. If you do them more often you could keep them in an addressed envelope ready to go. Once you have compiled everything just add a stamp and pop it in the mail.

What is on your list to get done??
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Monday, May 11, 2009

Menu Plan Monday: 3rd Times a Charm

Last week was a little crazy and I got 3 meals cooked out of 5. I'll do better this week. Won't be as crazy with eating out (I The Spaghetti & Meatball Stew was great and super easy. My 1 yr old ate every last bite and can be pretty picky ;) This week will be full of new recipes! If you would like me to post a recipe let me know! I just didn't have enough time at the moment ;)

Monday: BLT's with BLT Pasta Salad (new recipe)
Tuesday: Bourbon Chicken (new recipe)
Wednesday: Ny Times: Creamy Macaroni and Cheese (new recipe)
Thursday: Crockpot Easy Cheesy Chicken (new recipe)
Friday: Italian Sausage Mashed Potato Pie (new recipe)
Saturday: Homemade Waffles and Scrambled Eggs
Sunday: Mama's Four Cheese Upside Down Pizza (new recipe I've had forever and wanted to try)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Card and Tutorial

Happy Mother's Day!!!

I finally got to play with my paper ;) My boys joined in and made cards for their grandma's. I focused on my mom in Washington. I haven't spent Mother's Day with her since around 2001 :( One of the drawbacks of moving away. But, I try to visit every year. Anyway....back to the card.

  • White Card stock

  • 2 different sheets or scraps of scrapbook paper

  • Printed out on white card stock "Happy Mother's Day" I outlined mine in a black square.

  • Glue Stick or adhesive

  • Paper trimmer and/or scissors

I made a handmade card out of white card stock. Picked the size I wanted and folded in half. Then I cut two different colors with a 1/4" border surrounding the card.Added what I call a belt ;) One strip of white paper and a skinnier strip of black.

Little man tried to help with his sneaky grin and not going to match tasty yellow

I then glued the saying on and tah-dah. A pretty card on it's way to my mom with a matching key fob I made (see them below). Now, go get some paper and make a nice card for your mom. It's easy and Hallmark can't compare to the TLC from something homemade.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tackle It Tuesday: Mountain of Coupons

Holy Mountain of Coupons!!!!!!!!

I am a big couponer as you can tell from the pile of just ads in there. I wish! I normally only buy 2 Sunday Papers a week. But, Joe's Mom, Grandma, and sometimes sister give me there coupons. So, I get them at random times. Life gets crazy and I put off the new coupons added to the pile. Well, I made it my goal to tackle this pile for Tackle It Tuesday.
Here is how I clip my coupons. I clear the table, then lay out each page and stack the second, third set etc on top. It makes a fun matching game for my son. He loves that part. are educational This particular Smart Source I had 8 of!!!!! Then I cut them in stacks.
Then I sort them into like piles. Laundry, free's, juice, snacks, etc. Then I file them away in my never left at home coupon holder. Which I even took the time and pulled all of the expired. That's a task in itself. It's super organized now!
It is stuffed to the brim after adding all of the new coupons!
She's all ready for Super Double coupons at K-Mart They are doubling in most areas right now up to $2 coupons ($4!). Check your ad. It's worth the trip.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Menu Plan Monday; Take 2 ;-)

I actually followed through last week besides Friday. Joe brought home coney's from Gold Star Chilli (yum).

Monday: Bob Evans Pork Roast with Homemade Mashed Potatoes (never got to it last week)
Tuesday: Cinco De Mayo Mom's Night (Dad's night)
Wednesday: Spaghetti and Meatball Stew (new recipe)
Thursday: BLT's or BLTA for me
Friday: French Toast Kabobs (New recipe from Martha Stewart Kids)and eggs
Saturday: Italian Sausage Mashed Potato Pie (new recipe)
Sunday: Mother's Day (not sure if we'll be eating out)

Friday, May 1, 2009

How Do You Store and Organize Your Recipes?

Domestic Craftiness ;)
I have been thinking of finally beautifying my recipe collection...aka stack of index cards. I really want to feel inspired when I go to cook or bake. Seems like a win/win. I try to always print on a 4x6 index card. I just like the feel of a card and I have it formatted on my computer. So, once I find a recipe I just copy, paste and print. I personally like to cook with one recipe in front of me. Plus when you print your own you can add permanent notes.

So, I thought about putting the 4x6" cards into a photo album (2 slots per page). I could flip through them and have them all in one place. If I grow out of it I can have specific binders. Like desserts, dinners, etc. I can also scrapbook the dividers and the cover. That way it's personal and not boring. Plus it will be organized and easy to thumb through! I could even have the top slot be a picture with the recipe below. But, baby steps

My other idea I have had since the lunchbox craze way back when. I actually made my mom one for Christmas in vintage inspired Granny's Kitchen by SEI. Her kitchen matched the style. Never did take a picture of it though...darn. Next trip to Washington I'll have to remember. I had made different ones that I sold to customers. A wedding planner, mom planners, and recipe holder. I loved those things. So hard to part with! I even used my oil paints for the flowers.

So, how do you organize and store your recipes?

Feeling Inspired to Craft with my Paper...

I used to be a huge scrapbooker/card maker/paper crafter. Then I recieved a sewing machine for Christmas one year and found fabric! The fabric buying was similar to scrapbook paper buying. The one good thing about paper is the instant gratification. I have been wanting to make little birthday tags to go with presents for my boys friends and all the birthday parties. I always wait till the last minute on that kinda stuff. I like to add all the details. In fact at my sons party this year a friend made a homemade birthday card. I appreciate the time and thought that goes into handmade cards. Then I was thinking I could make something for my mom. Might end up making my recipe holder. More to come!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Menu Plan Monday...What's for Dinner???

I haven't been doing my weekly menu plans. So, here is hoping I stick to it.

Monday: Homemade Kaiser Rolls (new recipe) and Pork Roast that was slow cooked all day and shredded. It was really good!
Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan
Wednesday: Tasty Tuna Burgers (new recipe)
Thursday: Bob Evans Pork Roast with Homemade Mashed Potatoes
Friday: Hot Dogs and Mac N Cheese
Saturday: Soft Tacos
Sunday: Meatball Subs on Homemade Sub Rolls

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I Love Sunday's and Picture's From Washington

Big Kid and his cousin that is 2 wks older playing on driftwood at Port Townsend, Washington.

Visiting my dad's friends camping at the base of Mt. Adam's. So, beautiful!

Joe is out playing basesball today. Forecast is calling for 86 and sunny. Can't beat that. The boys are playing with their cars in the other room. I need to go pick up my Sunday Papers and plot my attack for the week on I have been working on my blog. I can be such a perfectionist. I had a bunch of wording in my header and it was too busy. This one is a tad too dark with the background. I have spent hours in Paint trying to make one! This one will do for now. It's us on the beach in Washington at sunset. I love that picture. We had went home to visit my family. I am a transplant from Washington State. Now living in Ohio. Bit, of culture shock 6 1/2 yrs ago. But, both have great places to go. I must admit I don't miss the cloudy wet days in Washington. But, I do miss seeing Mt. Rainier when I walked outside, the ocean, apple orchards, the waterfront, and my family of course. Just got done reading Family Fun Magazine. Love that magazine for getting ideas for the kids. Hope you have a great Sunday with your family!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Ice Cream Cupcakes Anyone???

Aren't these adorable?

My sons birthday falls on April Fool's Day. Go figure ;) Will always be fun. So, I decided to make something extra special and in theme with the day for his birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. Best part no drips ;)

Everyone at his party loved them! Only dilemma I had was how to transport them??? Then I thought about all the containers I had and the cookie tin came to mind. So, I popped them all in little plastic cups and into the tin. It was easy to get them to the party. I stuck toothpicks in the sides and used plastic wrap over the top. They were so tightly fit it worked great!

Recipe from Betty Crocker Site:

Ice Cream Cone Cakes

A creative twist on the traditional birthday cake. Kids will love eating their cake in a cone instead of on a plate!

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 1 hour 20 min
Makes: 24 cone cakes

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® party rainbow chip cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box

24 flat-bottom ice cream cones

1 to 2 containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy frosting (any flavor)

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
Make cake batter as directed on box. Fill each cup 2/3 full of batter (1 heaping tablespoon each). Place ice cream cone upside down on batter in each cup.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean (cones may tilt on batter). Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Remove paper baking cups. Generously frost cake with frosting, and decorate as desired. Store loosely covered.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Follow High Altitude directions on cake mix box. Fill cones about 1/2 full to make 36 to 40 cones. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.
After frosting, enjoy a downpour! Sprinkle frosted cone cakes with any of the following: breakfast cereal, animal crackers, dried fruit, candy sprinkles, crushed hard candies, graham cracker crumbs, granola, mini chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

My tips: They will all be crooked!!!! LOL Once cooled I took a knife and shaped them into ice cream scoop shape (easy). Frosted and added sprinkles. Cute idea I thought of was to take a lifesaver and put a candle in it for the birthday child!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wristlet Style Key Fobs (Keychains) Just in Time For Warm Weather

So, I have become slightly obsessed with making these Key Fobs. I love them! I have about 60 made right now! I just counted. That's pretty crazy. I think the problem is I find fabrics at a local fabric shop and pick them specifically for the key fobs. I have a little problem with buying fabric. They're all so yummy. You can find more details about my Wristlet Key Fobs here. Like the dimensions etc. I was selling them on a favorite website of mine and one lady commented that they are perfect for all of the upcoming Spring and Summer activities. Like going to amusement parks, water parks, and anywhere where you needs your hands free for other things. I love these since I have a little one in my arms constantly. I find myself forgetting it's even on my So, here is my Spring and Summer Collection. Sure to be a favorite in there for many of you. Keep in mind if I have multiples of one Wristlet Key Fob that the placement of the fabric may change. But it will be the same fabric!

**2 Sold (3 more available)**1a.) Retro Flowers on Brown - Brown Interior (3)

2a.) Silly Monkeys - Brown Interior (3)

3a.) Classy Black & White Scroll - Black Interior (3)

4a.) Pink Whimsical Love - Orange Interior (3)

**1 Sold (3 more available)**5a.) Lime Whimsical Love - Same on Interior (3)

6a.) Chocolate & Pink Flower - Brown interior (Sold)

7a.) Flower Power - Orange Interior (1)

8a.) Purple Paisley - Same on Interior (2)

9a.) Glamorous Pink & Chocolate - Brown Interior (1)

10a.) Glamorous Pink & Chocolate - Brown Interior (1)

11a.) Pink & Chocolate Disco Dot - Brown Interior (1)

12a.) Pink & Chocolate Disco Dot - Brown Interior (1)

1b.) Retro Flowers - Mint Interior (1)

2b.) Retro Flowers - Mint Interior (1)

3b.) Blue Polka Dot - Blue & White Plaid (1)

4b.) Blue Polka Dot- Blue & White Plaid (1)

5b.) Lime Daises - Blue & White Plaid (2)

6b.) Lime Daises - Blue & White Plaid (2)

7b.) Floral Paisley - Brown Interior (2)

8b.) Floral Paisley - brown Interior (2)

9b.) Pink Flowers on Brown - Brown Interior (2)

10b.) Pink Flowers on Brown - Brown Interior (2)

11b.) Diamond Scroll in Maroon - Brown Interior (3)

12b.) Diamond Scroll in Pink & Brown - Brown Interior (3)

13b.) Pink & Chocolate Lattice - Brown Interior (4)

14b.) Cherries - Red Plaid or Red Interior (4)

15b.) Pink Hampton's Stripe - Khaki Interior (last one)

...and my favorites!!!

16b.) Cherry Lemonade on Blue - Red Plaid Interior (4)

17b.) Cherry Lemonade on Green - Red Plaid Interior (3)

18b.) Pinky Red Paisley - Red Interior (3)

19b.) Grandma's Garden - White Interior (4)

20b.) Black & White Floral Paisley - Black Interior (5)

Special for $5.50 each plus shipping!!!

Normally $6.50

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Life has been crazy as usual. The boys both had birthday's. Can't believe little guy is already 1 year old. Big guy is already 5!!! Starting Kindergarten in the Fall. Crazy how fast they grow up. Fabric shopping as usual. Getting ready for the warm up in the weather too!


I have been working on some projects and ideas lately. First I am in the middle of sewing a new purse. It's a cute pleated purse. I need more mojo and time to finish it ;) Pictures to come. I'm also in the process of designing new Designer Grocery Bags. My little part to help keep the plastic bags from piling up in the landfills and keep you stylish at the grocery You won't want to forget them at home ;)

Hope all is well in your life. Look forward to reading your comments.