Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ornament Swap!

This year I decided to join 

Tutu's and Tea Parties Ornament Swap

Lauren does an excellent job matching up crafters across the country and even internationally.   
We get to meet someone new and give them a little Christmas cheer.  
We then get to show off our creations in the Ornament Link Up!
Click on the link to check it out.


Below are the pictures of the kutsudama origami ball I made for my match partner, 
Bethany at Pitter and Glink.  
Bethany gave me her Christmas decor colors of navy blue, gold and white 
and I got to work.

October in Review

Hi there everyone!

Sorry I have been missing, but these past two months have been very busy with school, work and storms. Thankfully, we had no issues with the storm.   I hope you all had a great October and November.  I figured I give you all an October in review to see what we were up to.

First up, we had a trip to Sesame Place with our friends.   The entire park was decorated for Halloween and they even had Trick or Treating stations.  It was really cute, what wasn't cute were the incredible lines.  We waiting 1.5 hours for one ride.   Even so, Michael was a trooper and didn't mind as long has he got to go on the rides.

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We then decorated for Halloween!  My little helper was very excited to decorate with Mommy.   We also had fun harassing Jaime with the fake spiders.  Daddy is not a spider fan.  

Monday, October 1, 2012

If You're Pinning Then You're Winning!

"Pinning!" is a Weekly Pinterest Link-Up
(Share pins, meet others who love "Pinning", get inspired!)

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

First Day of Kindergarten

We officially have a Kindergartener!

Michael started Kindergarten a few weeks ago and was thrilled to go to big boy school.
(Hansel the cat was thrilled to photo bomb my pics)

I shared a few first day pics with my family, but have finally gotten around to writing a post on the day.
There were tons of smiles from Michael and a few tears from me.
I took the day off from work so I could drop him off and pick him up.
Of course, I had to work around the school bus, since that was what he was most excited about.
"Only big kids get to ride the bus, mom."

Last year, I downloaded the "First Day" templates from How She Does and LOVED it.
Here is pic from last year.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Let the baking begin!

The hot summer weather broke last week
and we have had the most wonderful fall like temperatures!

Combine the gorgeous weather and over ripe bananas in my fruit bowl
and I thought banana bread!
I can bake again. :)
Then Jaime suggested chocolate chip banana bread.
Even better!

I consulted my dear friend Google and found THIS great recipe.

I made a few tweaks, 
adding in vanilla, cinnamon and less banana (I only had 2).
I also added in one chopped Hershey's bar instead of chocolate chips,
since it was the only chocolate I had on hand and didn't want to go to the store. 
Necessity is the mother of invention after all, right?