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Back to School August 21, 2012

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Sorry I haven’t updated in FOREVER and a day! The end of summer has been crazy for me! I was so sick all of July, then my mother-in-law came to visit at the beginning of August, then getting everything ready for the kids to go back to school… it’s been exhausting!


Well, my oldest started 1st grade yesterday, and my4 year old started Pre-K today… so, I’m back! I have sooo many cute new hats to show you guys, but first…. Check out my 3 cuties 🙂






End-of-School-Year Crafties June 19, 2012

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Hey everyone! Sorry I’ve been MIA… again. I got busy with my son’s end-of-school-year activities, then I started reading the “Fifty Shades” series, and everything else just went by the wayside for a couple weeks. I finished the series last week, so now I’m back to post about all my fun craftiness. I’ll continue with the Mario Party stuff tomorrow, but TODAY I want to show you the gifts I made for Leland’s teacher.


First up…. I had Leland give this to his teacher the day of the Kindergarten Celebration and Awards Ceremony (2 days before the last day of school).



This was so simple and inexpensive! I recycled one of my Diamond Candle jars, bought some Chips Ahoy cookies, tied a ribbon, and voila!


Then for the last day of school I sent this bag of goodies in with Leland.



The bag had a beach towel, flip-flops, sunglasses, sunblock, water bottle, and 2 boxes of candy. I found both the little tag ideas on Pintrest and printed them out.


Then I also did this for Leland’s lunch on the last day. I think we will keep this as a tradition for every last day of school lunch.


Then, I put the bag inside his regular lunch box, so he had no idea until lunch time 🙂



I can’t believe my big boy will be going to first grade next year!!!!! As cliche as it is to say, time really does fly once you have kids… and it just seems to speed up with each year! Here’s another tradition we will keep… Picture from the first day and last day of each year:



I’m really glad I decided to take these pics. I can’t believe how much he’s grown over the past 9 months! He almost doesn’t even look like the same kid!