Thursday, January 12, 2012

how do you organize your planner?

just thought i'd share this in case it helps anyone else. we have three kids. the sports are endless as are trips to the ortho for all three. whenever people see my calendar they laugh and then they realize what a great idea. each of my kids has their own color. i know cole is blue, brock is green and sophie is pink. my husband and i are gray/black. this way when i use color to identify each child, i don't need to also write down their names. sometimes i do out of habit, but most times i just write time, event and location.

i keep all the pens handy in the back, along with important phone numbers. i've had this style of planner for the last 5 years and purchase it from barnes and noble.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

leftover candy canes = valentine's day treats

thanks, crystal, for reminding me what to do with all those leftover candy canes. i had seen the post in prior years but always forget.
think i have enough for 2 classrooms. my 5th grader's last valentine's day party. :(

Monday, January 9, 2012

a big surprise ...

my husband bought me this for Christmas ..... [love him] very surprised i was. he was tickled i thought it was a crockpot. the stinker even put it in a big box and weighted it down so i would think it was a crockpot. little stinkers were able to keep it a secret from me too, even more amazing.

now i'm a pc girl. learning curve, absolutely. the kids use macs in school. my 8 year old is showing me how to do some things, pretty amazing. so of course i'm hauling this baby to hockey games and lacrosse games so i can play and learn. that absolutely necessitated a bigger purse. thank you marshall's for having the perfect and reasonably priced purse for me and my new buddy.