Thursday, February 25, 2010

just one project .... homework station

My goal today = get one project done and off my list.
Sounds simple, right?
Well, it's not. I haven't crafted in quite a while and I needed it today.
I found this box at Target.

Filled with these greeting cards, perfect for the kids to give. It was on clearance for $2.50.
I kept the box, knowing it would come in handy for some project.

The kids really need a homework station. They sit at the bar to do their homework and are constantly up/down, up/down getting scissors, tape or an eraser. I need to have items contained so they didn't have to always search and create another mess. However the blue stripes didn't go in my kitchen. A little Basic Grey paper and we're good to go.

Brock even left his homework out from this morning which he needs to complete when he gets home. See how it almost hides under the edge but yet perfect for them to grab from ... and cute. Believe me, they'll think it's cool.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

keeping busy with .....

This sweet thing turned 7. My baby, I just can't believe it.

She requested heart cakes, one chocolate, one vanilla please.
cute and sweaty after playing on jumpies and slides and obstacle course.

And then off to Indianapolis for Brock's hockey tournament this past weekend in Indianapolis. My fantastic defenseman is bottom row all the way over on the right. They made it to the finals. We were very proud [and surprised] for our Stars team. Fun weekend with just me and Brock. BN and the other two kids stayed at home because of basketball games and tournament.

here's the team's plaque

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Upcycle ~ Second Hand Stores

I have a favorite second hand store. I stop by to look about once every couple weeks. I have scored so many Abercrombie shirts for my sons. Can't beat the prices, 7 shirts for $35. Gotta love that, plus I'm helping the environment by upcycling. Gotta love that too!