Filofax Week 18: Dinosaurs

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Theme: Dinosaurs Colors: Blue & Green Materials: Green Washi: Michael's Thin Washi: eBay Dinosaur Stickers: Target The Documented Life Project: [Art to the 5th blog] Art Challenge: Ink Journal Prompt: Before the Ink is Dry Link up! What does YOUR planner look like this week? What are YOU planning?? Let's share inspirations! … [Read more...]

Saturday Laughs with my One Year Old

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5. I was trying to get Cupcakes to smile in front of this peacock, but she preferred to do Cheerleader Face.  I love peacocks. 4. I was cracking up watching Tootsie Roll cuddle up with this pillow.  I would have loved to have gotten a video, but I just couldn't get my camera out in time.  Trust me, it was adorable. 3. Well he's finally a year old, and just in time... these pictures were getting very difficult to take. 2. I painted tiger stripes on Cupcakes in the Family Play Zoo.  [This … [Read more...]

7QT: HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY BABY BOY!

NB Caleb

- 1 - #Updates HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOOTSIE ROLL! I seriously can't believe I was in the hospital having him a year ago!  Waaahhh! Tootsie Roll's Birthday Party His party is Sunday!  Squee!  My Mother-in-law is in town for the occasion, and my Father-in-law is joining us tomorrow. - 2 - Baby's First Steps TR is WALKING NOW!  {Sort of}  He took his first steps!!  :-D  Here's a picture I snapped right after he took his first steps.  I finally got a video of it a few days after the fact, … [Read more...]

Bridal Shower Games: “Who Said It?” & Wedding Ring Necklace Game

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My sister is getting married at the end of May and we just had her Bridal Shower (well, technically, "Wedding Shower" as she somehow convinced my mom and his mom that the groom would be coming).  I, being the Maid of Honor and lover of fun, was in charge of the games.  Here are two of the games we did (the rest to come later). Bridal Shower Game: "Who Said It?" Everyone is issued a Popsicle stick. I - or one of the bridesmaids, but in this case, I - read the questions. And then one of … [Read more...]

My #5Fave Hilarious Pins of the Week!

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Forgive the column of pictures, but my Five Favorites this week are my five favorite hilarious pins that I've recently pinned to my Heh Funny board. They are really good, you guys.  And they reveal a little piece of who I am.  To my very core.  Enjoy!  Check out others' #5Faves at the Call Her Happy blog.       {Pin Sources: on my Heh Funny board which is linked in the above paragraph.} … [Read more...]

Home Improvement: Encouraging Early Literacy

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Cupcakes has been writing more and more and practicing her letter sounds; she's growing up so fast!  It's way past time for me to put labels everywhere.  I thought some of her toy bins were a great place to start.  In teacher school, I learned to put actual photographs right along with the words.   I am also working on starting to teach her the lowercase letters.  As a preschool teacher, I know we work to teach 3 year old kids all their capital letters, but when they turn 4, it's … [Read more...]

Filofax Week 17: TR’s Birthday {Planner Link Up}

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Theme: Tootsie Roll's 1st Birthday Colors: Blue Green & Pink Materials: Sprinkles Washi Tape: Michael's Cupcake Washi Tape: Toys R Us Blue Dot Tape: Target Dinosaur Sticker: Target Event Stickers: a Facebook friend Cupcake Sticker: Michael's The Documented Life Project: [Art to the 5th blog] Art Challenge: Gelli Plate Journal Prompt: A Lot on my Plate Link up! What does YOUR planner look like this week? What are YOU planning?? Let's share inspirations! … [Read more...]

Flying Monkeys, Alligator Standing & other Saturday Laughs

Alligator Sandwich

5. Chasing peacocks is one of my favorite zoo activities.  :)  I'm sure the peacocks enjoy it too...  4. I go to the bathroom and am gone for 1 minute... I didn't realize this was a flying monkey. 3. I don't much care for toilet humor... 2. I was having Cupcakes try on dresses for my sister's wedding shower, and for some reason, she kept making this face.  Hilarious. 1. "Take a picture of my standing on this alligator."  We eat lunch on the go sometimes at the … [Read more...]

7QT: My Sister’s Wedding Shower!

Jenn and Bob

- 1 - #Updates My sister's wedding shower is Sunday and I am SOOO excited!  I want to tell you all about the games I've been planning and all of the rest of the details but I CAN'T on the off chance my sister reads this blog post!  BUT I WILL!  Oh you better believe I WILL!  I'll probably write a whole post about it! OMG... this reminds me... I have to finish the games TODAY.  Seriously TODAY.  I just have a couple of details I have to add and I'll be finished.  Here's a picture of my sis … [Read more...]

Cute DIY Cinderella Mouse Craft: Gus Gus & Jac

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Have you seen the new Cinderella movie?  It took us a while, but Cupcakes and I finally went with my mom to see it!  I might say this a lot, but I LOVED the movie!  Loved!  The message was beautiful and even though I cried pretty much the whole time, I couldn't have been happier with how it was done. Cupcakes loved it too.  So we wanted to do some Cindrella-related crafts and activities. We had this Scholastic book from a couple of Easters ago.  I found them at Jewel (Albertson's to some … [Read more...]