Showing posts from July, 2014


For the 4th of July this year, we spent a couple days in Malabar Florida visiting my grandparents. It was great, there was a high-ish chance of rain every day but it only rained a little one day we were there, so we got to enjoy the beach and pool every day. Totally made up for the 7.5 hour trip taking over 9 hours both ways [kids!]

Wonderful trip! On the 4th, the neighbors were setting off fireworks on the beach. HUGE ones! And these really cool paper lanterns. You could also see the firework shows from the two bridges on either side of the pier. Papa bought small fireworks for the boys, they don't like big ones because they're too loud. On the last day, I went on to watch the sunrise and saw tons of fish jumping and dolphin chasing the fish. Great trip and wonderful visit with family!

Mother's Day photo shoot

Hubbie took the cowboys in the backyard to take photos for me for Mother's Day. Love these little boogers! They each have such a sweet personality, it's a joy staying at home with them and getting to know them more and more each day.

DIY Felt Board

I finally made our fancy shmancy felt board! My original idea was to make one out of a HUGE picture frame, but I started wanting something that wouldn't take up wall space and that I could tuck away when not in use.

So, I took the felt I had purchased by the yard from Hobby Lobby at 40% off for a half yard each, and stapled it to a Dollar Tree tri-fold project board.

Like I said, fancy shmancy!

 Our first felt set Monkey painted to go along with Eric Carle's Mixed Up Chameleon. It's cardstock that I laminated with permanent adhesive paper and hot glued sand paper on the back to make it stick.

Our second set I made for Froggy's preschool when we were learning about Moses. I printed it onto cardstock, laminated with adhesive paper, and hot glued sand paper to the back.

I haven't made any more sets because I ran out of color ink. Always out of printer ink around here! I would really love to make some more that Monkey and Froggy can paint themselves, I think it reall…

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