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Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The girls even made their own clipboards, too!
I wonder what my family will be getting for Christmas this year?!?!
Got my bootie kicked in kick-boxing
Did school with the girls. Daddy's on vacation so he helped, too ;-)
Baked some bread - from scratch even, not from a box!!!
"BOO-ed" some friends (oops - they're not supposed to know it was us!!!)
Took "A" to dance class
Carved our pumpkin
Watched "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"
And made more "altered clipboards".
Please don't tell me that stay-at-home-moms only stay at home and homeschool kids never get out ;-)
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I've been BOO-ed by my friend, Jen! How fun is it to "Boo!" all my blog friends!? Here are the instructions that come with the Blogging Boo: Go to as many friends as you want and tell them they've been "B00-ed". Have them link back to your blog to pick up their Halloween Treat (picture) and tell them to Boo their friends. Then put the picture in your side bar so everyone knows that you've already been "boo-ed" and to send the picture to someone else.
I am off to Boo! Maybe I will find you!
BTW, if you just read this blog, you have now been BOO-ed!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I can't wait to see how the pictures turn out! These are just a few snapshots I took of the girls after our photo shoot but it's amazing to see how much they've changed in just two years!
A HUGE thank you goes to my friend, Leslie, for taking the first three pics of the girls for me! Unfortunately my camera battery was dead & I didn't know it until we got to the Patch! That will teach me to carry an extra battery with me at all times!!!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The moms from our Homeschool Co-Op got together last night and had a craft night get-together. We had a great time creating "pretties", eating & chatting. Some of us made these cute little "altered clipboards". I think they've been out for a while now but living in Oklahoma - you know how it takes a while for trends to finally arrive here! These are two that I made and I plan on making lots more! A shop in our town is currently selling these for about $18, but you can make them for about $4. They're really very simple and fun to make. Here's a few websites with instructions of how to make them & they give fun ideas on how to decorate them, too. Try it yourself! You'll be hooked!
Creating Altered Clipboards
Creating Altered Clipboards using Stamps
Making Altered Clipboards with Scrapbooking Printables
Creating Mini Altered Clipboards
Altered Clipboards by Get Inked
Gallery of Altered Clipboards
My new favorite store in town is a new "teacher" store that just recently opened called Classroom Corner. We needed an educational store so badly! Of course, our town has lots of private and public school teachers, but there is a huge homeschooling community here, as well, that will really benefit from having an educational supply store close at hand! It's also a great place for parents to purchase educational games & workbooks for their kids to work on at home. And they even sell toys and teacher gifts, although I found a few things I'd like to have for myself ;-) They also offer special Art & Science classes for elementary aged children, storytime for preschoolers & will eventually add classes for teachers & homeschool parents! Can you tell I'm a little excited?
I also have to thank Shelly & Jennifer at Classroom Corner for the AWESOME gift basket I won on their opening day! And most of the items I won was for a first grader - which I have ;-) What a blessing and a nice surprise! I'm sure I'll be spending lots of time in their store - hmmm, maybe I should look into getting a part-time job. Oh - that's right, I already have a part-time job painting. Well, maybe I should look into getting a second part-time job! Oh, yeah - I have no more time to spare. Maybe I'll win the lottery - oh yeah, I don't play the lottery. Anyone need some furniture or walls painted to support my habit? :-)