Friday, April 11, 2014

Funny friday #3

**I just discovered this post was never published.  I am not sure why, but it needs to be.  Enjoy.**

I am back with another funny picture.

Caleb was working on his science fair project to determine which brand of popcorn kernels produced the least amount of unpopped kernels...

and this is what he wore.

Christmas pjs, flag football medal and nerf safety glasses.  Makes total sense, no?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Well look at this!

This blog has always been a fun hobby for me.  Posting pictures of the kids has been a memory book that we can go back and look at... since I do not scrapbook ever.  Sharing the projects that we complete is a great motivator to keep creating and completing my list of things to do.  I have never made a huge attempt to "market" my blog because that kind of scares me.  It takes a lot of time and effort to keep a blog current. And, there is always that fear that no one will read it.

I was looking at my blog this weekend and came across this!

My most popular post BY FAR is one I posted about end of the year teacher gifts.  A simple, easy, quick gift.  It gets looked at over and over again.  I was even mentioned on this blog (Listotic) about 35 DIY easy gift ideas everyone will love


MY IDEA is #9!

Not too bad, huh?!  She even gave me credit by listing my blog (and a link) at the bottom!

Maybe someday I will take that leap and work on getting my blog name out there for the world to read.  For now, I appreciate the six family members that do read this blog :-)

And maybe I will even share a link to my Etsy shop.  Maybe.

For now, I will enjoy being #9.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Olivia turns 9!

Can you believe Livy Do (we also like to call her Liver or O-yiv-ia as Ella says) is 9 years old?!?!

She quickly figured out that her actual birthday would fall on Monday, a school day, and decided that it wasn't fair that most of her day would be spent at school, so she decided it only made sense that we should celebrate on Sunday.  So we did :-)

After opening a few birthday presents in her pjs, we headed to the movie theater.  We were all so excited to see Muppets Most Wanted!

We then headed to our usual birthday stop - Dave and Buster's!  The kids spent most of the time at the one game... the claw.  They are OBSESSED with winning jewelry.  They get so excited when they win and wear their treasures so proudly!  Olivia won a huge ring, Caleb won earrings that he kindly gave to me... all in all, I think they walked away with 15 pieces of fine jewelry!

After playing at Dave and Buster's, we headed over to Gramma (Gramma is doing very well cruising around her house with her walker) and Papa's house to open the rest of Olivia's gifts and eat Oreo cake. 

A few weeks ago we bought Olivia a HUGE stuffed puppy and have had it hiding in a closet at Gramma and Papa's house.  Caleb and Ella were with me when we bought it and never spilled the beans to Olivia. Ella was so excited to finally surprise her with it!

This picture is a perfect example of the kids.  Caleb is trying to blow out Olivia's candles, Olivia is giving Caleb her look and Ella is laughing away.

I am pretty sure Olivia had a great early-ish birthday!  On Monday, we took puppy cupcakes to school and she spent the rest of the day playing with her new Lego sets and Barbies!

Happy 9th Birthday Miss Olivia!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Well wishes for a hip

Having hips replaced seems to be the "in" thing to do lately...  am I right Ericka and Kathy? ;-)

I am on my way to visit Mom again at the hospital.  She had her hip replaced on Monday and is doing very well! The kids were intrigued at the mere thought of going to a hospital to see what it was all about.  We took her flowers and a thoughtfully written poem, skillfully crafted by Christopher, Adrienne and I.    It takes a lot of work to tastefully rhyme with words like hip, limp, groin.  We even quoted Sam Malone from Cheers.  Anyone know what I am referring to?

Maybe I should share the poem with you?

For now, wish warm thoughts for a speedy recovery for those who recently had hip surgery!

We are excited for you to be home and resting Mom!  And to see you work that walker!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Spring has sprung!

Yay for Spring!  After the brutal winter we have had here in Texas, I am ready for Spring ;-)

I am still working away on signs.  I was working on this sign when the girls were in bed.  Painting these sign does take some time, but is also relaxing.  Caleb was still awake and was visiting with me while watching me paint and I asked him to help.  No free rides in this house!

I really like how this turned out.  Caleb did a good job!  The colors are perfect for Spring!

Do you remember when I mentioned Dad's amazing idea for my signs?  Well, here it is...

Hippity, hoppity
Happy Easter!

But wait.  There's more!  Flip the sign over...

Think Spring!

A double sided sign!  Dad suggested using both sides of the sign, allowing you to have two unique signs to hang up!

I envision double sided signs to coordinate with the seasons.  I think it could work!

Here is a green version of the Hippity, hoppity Happy Easter sign.  I just adore this cute bunny rabbit and the simple white lettering.

What do you think?  Am I on the right track for signs?  My next job is Mom's pantry door... BIG changes going on over there and I can't wait to show you what they have done.  I also am working on GROCERY and LAUNDRY signs using old Texas barn wood that we found!

Do you have any sign ideas for me?!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

More signs

I have been working on some more signs and hope to soon have them listed on our Etsy shop, somuchtodew.  I even have a few seasonal ones to show you next!

This is one of my favorites.  I wish I made more time to read books.  Actual books.  Not blogs, not homework books.  Books of my choice.  At night, when the house is organized, clean and there is not one piece of dirty laundry...

This sign is approximately 12 x 12 inches and was done in primary colors (think kids room, gameroom, classroom, library).  I plan to do this sign is more girly/softer colors as well.

My next sign is a bit larger, 12 x 18 inches. This one will soon be hanging in my craftroom because it is painted in colors that just happen to perfectly coordinate.  And a bright reminder to create makes sense in a room set up for making things, right?!

This sign is another 12 x 12 inch piece and is a happy reminder that I think we all need, to just be you.  I constantly remind my kiddos to be nice and to be kind no matter what anyone else does or says.  Hopefully, they are listening and will learn to be happy and content with who they are, what they have, clothes they wear...

Well, what do you think?  Are there any sayings you love that I should make into signs?  Please share your ideas!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentines day 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!
I thought I would share some love by sharing some signs that I made!

I still have a lot to learn, but it is fun to create signs.  My goal is to make signs and open an Etsy shop and sell them.  Dad has a idea to make them even more unique... which I will share soon!  Hopefully, with my amazing skills and his brilliant idea, my Etsy shop will be HUGE!  First, I need to decide on my shops name (named after this blog?)... and will anyone even want to buy a sign made by me?  Who knows?  Worth a try?  We will see.

Here is a little look at my Valentine signs.

The kids each picked out a sign to give to their teachers today.  I hope they like them!

What do you think of my first signs?  Would you buy one?

Check back later for some more Valentine's day love! 

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