Posted in March 2012

Learning to Write

Before my students can begin to write their name, I first introduce them to basic strokes (likes lines and circles) that are needed to eventually form letters in the alphabet. The first stroke I introduce is “line down”. It’s seemingly easy, but can actually be quite challenging when fine motor issues are present. A fun … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Through

At the fair…hubby trying to win a prize for the kids. Through. Often framing your photo’s composition through something else is the best thing you could do to it. It gives the viewer even more context into what your eye saw in that moment in time. Sometimes it modifies the entire tone or meaning of … Continue reading

DIY Baby Blankets

Once I got my feet wet with sewing some Kitchen Dish Towels, I wanted to try and learn how to make some flannel baby blankets to use on the diaper cakes I made for people. Off to the internet I went for tutorials. Here are links to the one’s I found most useful: The … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

This past weekend we were invited to the circus for my niece’s birthday. The sights at the circus were amazing, thrilling, and “unusual”. I could not help but wonder about the lives of the circus performers and what led them to life on the road with the circus…

Handmade birthday cards

If you haven’t quite learned about my love for custom cards, invitations, and party elements – then let me just take a second to say I ADORE paper crafting! My tools of choice for designing are Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, a tape/glue gun, a paper cutter, and various paper punches. BUT nothing says handmade louder … Continue reading

Easy Dinner

The other night I just had no time to cook. After work, the kids and I ran around to soccer clinic (for them) and yoga class (for me). By the time we got home, we only had a couple hours left for dinner, homework, showers, bedtime. Luckily, I had some trusty Trader Joe’s on hand … Continue reading

DIY DishTowels

Two summers ago, I decided I wanted to learn how to sew.  After reading countless blogs on basic sewing techniques and simple beginner projects, I settled on trying this tutorial found on Sew4Home.  This site is filled with projects that it was actually overwhelming to choose.  When I have more time, I want to try my hand … Continue reading

Saturday morning

Before the hectic weekend began, I had the chance to start my day off with a quick run to the farm about a mile from our house. My hubs (and I) are trying to make a conscious effort to eat a tad healthier, so it’s been quite convenient living so close to this little family … Continue reading

Butterfly Party Part II

These are more elements to the Butterfly Party inspired for my niece’s birthday party a couple years ago.  Needless to say, I love butterflies, so when my sister-in-law asked me to help her design and invitation around the theme, I was thrilled! These are the invitation samples that inspired it all: Linking to: Sugar Bee … Continue reading