Thursday, September 24, 2009

Princess Savannah

I blogged about this Princess party in another post- "Princess Dragon-slayer." Here is a layout from the party way back in July 2008. This is Savannah's third birthday party, and she has since had her 4th at Chuck E. Cheese. I should be getting to that layout in about 2011. Doesn't it just figure that as soon as I complete the pages, I find super cute "Princess party" themed embellishments on clearance? Oh, well. With 3 girls, it's not as if they will go unused.

Happy Fall, ya'll! : )

Monday, September 21, 2009

Our Gift

Surprise! Madeline really was a gift, because she was unexpected to say the least. A perfect and beautiful addition to our family. I used the paper pack Evensong from CTMH, and some sparkly stickers I had on hand. My goal is to use something old in my stash on every project. Now that Lexi scrapbooks and Savannah is a churn-'em-out card-maker, it's not hard. I'm just proud of myself for getting some Madeline pages done- she's going to have a complex later fer sure...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Glow Babies

Can you guess which is which??

What do you get when you put a glowstick on a string and a camera in a dark room with three kids?...A half hour of uninterrupted entertainment. Savannah proved to have the most party-girl potential. She already has all her rave candy in her dress up bin: fairy wings, sparkly wigs, bubble wrap skirt, she's good. The pictures I got of her "creative" movements lit up the room.

Lexi on the other hand like her big circles which made her look like a Maori hunter, and Madeline mostly just giggled and shrieked "My TURN!!" What made me think one glow stick among three girls would suffice?..

Thursday, September 10, 2009

First Day Tissue Box

I have to give credit to my sister- the Creative One- for this idea, but it fits nicely into our mantra that anything with a blank, flat, or ugly surface is deemed decorable. We all have to send in tissues on the first day of school, so what a great way for the teacher to get to know your student and how s/he spent the summer. Have her personalize the box with photos, art, stickers, whatever. 3-D objects might not make it through Sept. and an easy way of ensuring the photos stay on is to wrap the whole thing in packing tape. (Our other motto- "anything worth doing is worth overdoing.)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Forget the Knife

Unless you have a degree in geometry, carving a watermelon can be a fine science, not to mention messy. To cut time and mess, I use an ice cream scoop and gut that baby in 2 minutes flat. The kids can help and there is almost zero mess (except for this kid). Save the knife for fishing Barbie shoes out from under the stove.