Sunday, January 25, 2009

Weekend Projects

Here's an educational and fun craft to keep kids occupied.
Woodcraft Construction Kits
Trenton spent the weekend making a Stag Beetle and a Bumblebee to add to his collection of wood models.
I was impressed how well he was able to follow the numbered diagram to put them together.
Just a few months back he need more assistance with the car and jet.

It's amazing to see how quickly a child's mind can grow :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Paint your own Canvas Wall Art

There was no school today.
In my home that means I will have 2 children looking for something to craft.

Trenton & Isabella both received "Paint Your Own Monogramed Canvas Wall Art" kits for Christmas.
They've asked several times to work on these but I knew this was a project that would take up an entire day.
And that's just what I needed today :)

The kit comes with everything you need to complete the project.
From the booklet provided you choose the background style and the font for your initial.
Using carbon paper you trace the design onto the canvas and your ready to paint.
The set comes with 5 basic colors and a mixing chart.

Do you hear it?
That's the sound of quiet children

Still Hard at work

Happy children with a beautiful completed master piece to hang on their bedroom walls

Where are they now?
Outside playing basketball with Dad

Where's Mom?
Relaxing at the computer reflecting on a successful day off from school

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Andalucia Fabric and Mommy & Me Apron debut

eBay designers have come together to celebrate one of our own.
Patty Young of Modkid Boutique is the designer behind the Classy & Whimsical new fabric line Andalucia for Michael Miller.

The fabric worked perfectly to make matching Mommy & Me aprons.
I think both mom's and little girls will find something to like about the fabric design.

Besides honoring the new Andalucia fabric line this is also the online debut of my Mommy & Me Retro Flare Apron sets.
I have been selling these adorable mother daughter apron sets at craft fairs throughout Florida.
They sell out as soon as I make them so I haven't had a chance to list any on my website.

I have several cut out, ready to sew...with no Craft Fair's lined up for a couple months I should be able to get a few listed.

Here is the Mommy & Me Andalucia apron set
It is Ready to Ship and listed on eBay

Isabella & I even did a little modeling !

To find all the fabulous items listed for the Andalucia launch
search "Boutique Andalucia" on eBay


Monday, January 5, 2009

Vacation Over or OVER Vacation

I woke up this morning bright and early to get the kids ready for school.
The 1st day back after having 2 whole weeks off.

I couldn't wait to get back to my empty, quiet house to dive into work; adding more new items to my website, planning my schedule for a new year of bling tees and start organizing my office that has become nearly impossible to walk through without stepping on some thing.

We got out of the house on time, which is rare. I went to Bella’s school first to drop her off.
I walked in and started to sign her in but the sign in sheet looked different.
The teacher noticed my confusion and said “Oh, it's just daycare today not preschool”


At the same time another teacher walked in and made the same mind boggling statement.
I know she has children that go to public school and the preschool schedule is the same as public school, as far as days off.
I said isn't there "regular" school today, she said “Nope, the kids don't go back until WEDNESDAY”


2 1/2 weeks off from school! Are these school officials CRAZY?
I know I am going crazy after this loooong vacation.

We piled back in the car, as the kids cheered we headed back home.

I love spending time with the kids and we have had a fun filled vacation of activates, sleepovers and crafting but when you set your mind to them heading back to school and they don't actually go…Well I’m sure you know how I feel


Friday, January 2, 2009

December 2008

December has come and gone.
Here's a look back at at our holiday season.

Making Smores

Holiday Cards

Snow in Florida??

Visits with Santa


Visiting with PopPop

Bella's Rice Crispy Treats

Christmas Morning

What Cats & Dogs like to do over the holidays
new pup :)
a couple month ago we inherited a stray puppy.
In the far ground of the above picture is Yota. He's an 8 month old Catahoula.
He a fascinating addition to our family. He gets along great with both Onyx (black lab) and Blu (Siamese mix cat).
Onyx has never been happier and loves playing with him all day and sleeping curled up together at night.
I almost don't know how we lived without him ~ Welcome Yota!


We ended the year with fireworks, smores & oysters by a bonfire in our backyard, shared with Grandpa Bob and neighbors stopping by to wish us a Happy New Year!