- October 27, 2013 10:21 PM
Some snaps from Trunk or Treat today!!!
We have a huge selection of costumes that I keep on hand for plays, imaginary play, dress up time and impromptu parties. So when Halloween rolls around we have it really easy! I let the kids pick whatever they want for fall parties and trunk or treating. Then I get to put together a creative costume for the 31st! :):) I call it—You pick one. I pick one. We all get to be creative! I’ve found the best place to find used costumes is at consignment shops in early September. I also watch for costumes all year long—cause I’m weird like that. It really pays off to buy early because costumes like the dragon and banana were only a couple bucks each.
They were running towards me. Your can’t stop them when candy is involved! When we started Frankie had a small bunch of bananas to carry along in her basket and the fire breathing dragon had some pretend fire made from paper! Who knows where they ended up!!?
It was a chilly and gorgeous day.
So thankful for days like this.
So thankful for these creative and fun-loving kids in my life.
- October 21, 2013 11:07 PM
A lovely new book.
A quick stop to marvel at God’s handiwork.
A stroll in woods.
Crunchy leaves beneath our feet.
A little runny nose.
Forgiveness. Grace. A chance to start over.
Ohhhh I’m like a kid in a candy store with all the little treats and goodies that come out of hiding this time of year! A couple weeks ago I gathered a colorful collection of kiddo treasures to send out for a little Halloween hello!!
Getting ready to stuff some envelopes!
Open if you DARE!
Boo! A treat for YOU!
This one is for your POPS!
My dad told me that as much as he enjoys looking at my artsy-crafty projects what he really wants to see is SMILES on my blog!! So here ya go Papa!
And dad do you recognize that spice tin? I think it’s from your house! LOVE YOU!
- September 30, 2013 10:07 PM
Last year I made these MAKE-A-MONSTER kits for the kiddo’s classmates. I loved the idea so much that I decided to make a couple big versions and send them out this year!
Make-a-monster kit ideas (I wrote this inside the lid to get their creativity going):
1. Make a monster Halloween card
2. Make a hand-print monster
3. Make an abstract monster
4. Make a pet monster
5. Make a monster collage
Paper treat bags from Wisker Graphics!
I wonder what the postal workers might think if they checked inside this box! heheheh… they might not get my humor!
Monster treats– M-n-Ms of course!
Monster fur– crinkle paper
Monster fluff– pom poms
Monster paint & brushes
Monster cards— kraft card stock
Monster hair– yarn (I don’t know why this one makes me chuckle!)
Monster spots— buttons
Monster glue— I almost forgot to put this in!!!
Can’t wait to see what kind of sweet monsters emerge from this box!
- September 23, 2013 8:44 PM
More happy mail!
Pink Goodies all packaged up on IG– here!
I call this one my “tickled-pink-to-have-a-friend-like-you” box!
Pictures & Quotes
“What you are comes to you.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You decide every moment
of every day
who you are
and what you believe in.
You get a second chance
Now isn’t that awesome??!
“Every sunrise is proof that God is still in the miracle business.” –Unknown
I might add… every smile, every flower, every tender kiss, every baby…
“What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Herein lies the key to your eathly pursuits.”
Yes, I lined up my baby dolls and set them up “just so” I could take a “pretty” picture.
“Every experience God gives us,
every person He puts in our lives
is the perfect preparation
for the future that only
He can see.”
Corrie Ten Boom
All my love to you on this long weekend!
P.S. The poetry book above (picture number three) is extraordinarily sweet and is one of my very favorites.
I have an amazing friend who, you’ll never believe this, loves SARDINES!!! I wanted to send her a surprise in the mail so I searched and searched every local grocery store for those slimy little fish. Those suckers are hard to find, so I added some non-fishy goodies to her package too. Her heart is as big as the world we live in and I hope these packages bring her a dose of all the joy, kindness and encouragement she has given me!
Happy Mail! Happy Mail! I love happy mail!!! I have EVEN more boxes to share with you someday… I’ve been a wrappin’ fool lately!
Instagram shots from Origrami (whom I absolutely love!) and vintage postage stamps.
I hope you have a beautiful day!