Wednesday, October 26, 2011


When we woke up this morning, the first thing I did was have Avery look out the window.  "It snowed mom!" was her excited response.  So, of course, we had to venture out into the cold to build a snowman and "sled" in our backyard.  We had a total blast and I certainly sweat off a few calories pulling her around on that sled! 

She was pretty excited to get all bundled up in her winter gear.

And the "arms" of the snowman were courtesy of one of my apple trees... the snow snapped off one of the branches... crazy.

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Ladybug Air

Snow Day + A Big Box + Crayons + Stickers + One GREAT Imagination = AIRPLANE!

Fly the friendly skies with "Ladybug Air."  Flown by our very talented Pilot Avery.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Advent

I was thinking that I would love to have something to help our family think toward Thanksgiving with more intention.  After all, we start talking about Christmas almost a month before it comes!  So after some Google searches and thinking it through, this is what I came up with!

I'm super excited about it!

How I made it:  
  • 24 envelopes with cards + 24 multi-colored papers glued to the envelopes + 24 white numbers glued to paper...
  • 24 multi-colored thin ribbon pieces tied to the top of the cards... 
  • 4 12 inch cork board tiles + 1 1/2 rolls of thick brown ribbon glue into a checkerboard pattern... Attached the envelopes to the ribbons with metal brads & hot glue.  
  • Typed out Thanksgiving topics & verses glued to cards.  
    • Click HERE for the .pdf of my topic/verse cards.

Here's our 24 Days Of Thanksgiving Advent:

I find myself looking so forward to spending time in a season of gratitude.  I am learning so much about it these days and this little project really fanned that excitement! Pin It

Sunday, October 16, 2011

All This For A Box of Raisins

So I attempted taking some pictures of Avery and Madi a few months ago... pretty comical actually.  I'm pretty sure that I ended with all of ZERO photos where Avery was both looking at the camera and smiling at the same time.

And so we try, try again.  This time with much better results!  Bribery also helped (if only I had known that a box of raisins would elicit smiles and cuteness like this, I would have utilized that tool long ago!).

Enjoy my sweet girl!

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