Hi friends! Popping in with a few recent pics. Very random. A little bit of everything and nothing. :)
Fun spring plate I spotted at Pier One. Love this time of year with all of the fun Springness popping up everywhere! (Is Springness a word? If not it should be.)
Small gifts I put together for the Young Women in our church. We give them bracelets on their birthday.
I feel like my circle punches are my most used craft item. Ever. I use them for everything. From Valentine’s Day cards
to school projects to my kids’ albums
. They come in so handy.
Pretty purple tulips. A late b-day gift from a friend.
A blurry pic I snapped with my phone of Ad’s last book report (timeline) on Ramona Quimby Age 8. Don’t you just love Ramona Quimby Age 8? One of my all time favorite children’s books. Although I have about 3,422 all time favorite children’s books. Right now Kenny is reading my girls Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry. Another one that is near and dear to me. Reminds me of reading to my fourth and fifth graders every day after lunch.
Speaking of my Ad – a quick pic of her after I spent some time in her classroom last week. Oh to be in 2nd grade again! Such a sweet age.
Finally DONE with paint touch up work in the house. And pretty much everything else that had to be finished. So many people told me the building wouldn’t end after you move in and they were sure right about that. But now we are done. Such a happy feeling. :)
Cute hand towels and a bath mat I picked up at World Market. I had a coupon and scored all of this for under 20 bucks! I’m going to try them in my girls’ bathroom.
A lot of the plants we planted in the yard are blooming! It feels like we are seeing some of our yard for the first time. Having a back yard has changed my life. We are always outside. We were outside a lot before too but it always involved me taking the kids’ to a specific place outside like the park or the beach. Now they can run free and wild! While I do dishes. :)
Cooking chicken for a salad.
I made this grilled chicken salad I pinned on my food/recipe board on Pinterest and it was seriously so good! Try it if you get the chance!
Speaking of cooking – my mom wanted to get me new pans for Christmas this year because mine are trashed. But I told her not to. Because I like them trashed. :) I like to cut chicken in them (gasp!) and put them in the dishwasher (gasp!) and generally not worry about keeping them nice. So my mom came up with another fun idea for Christmas.
She gave me and my sister and my sister-in-law gift cards to Victoria Secret and said we were all going shopping together and then to lunch and it’s a new Christmas tradition. SO much fun! I bought these pajamas and have lived in them in the evenings ever since! This pic is awful because I snapped it quick at night to text and thank my mom. But I wanted to tell you about that gift idea because I thought it was so clever and fun. Now we all have something to look forward to after Christmas each year – a little shopping/lunch girl get together. It was so funny because our husbands saw Victoria Secret gift cards and got excited. Then we all came home with pj’s like these.
Probably not what they had in mind. :)
Some of you have asked me how I am keeping my new house
I train them young.