Thursday, September 30, 2010

Lexi’s Half Sleepover!

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Kickin’ it off with her invitations I made from CTMH’s Cherry-O paper.  I hope you can tell they’re supposed to be sleeping bags.  The pillows are cut from white felt.  And you can’t see it well, but the cherry stem on the tag provides the backslash in the fraction for 1/2.  You pull her head and the party information comes out like a book mark.

So a half sleepover runs just like a regular sleepover….
1.  The girls show up in pajamas at 6:00
2.  Bring a sleeping bag for games like “piggy-piggy” and musical sleeping bags
3.  Decorate pillow cases
4.  Do the whole cake/presents bit
5.  Hunt for glo-sticks in the dark backyard
6.  Include glo-sticks in a rockin’ dance party
7.  And my favorite part-  THEY GO HOME AT 9 PM!! 

It also helps if you have an amazing sister to help put it all together.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Creative Space

I guess I’m just following Virginia Woolf’s advice and claiming a room of my own.  The focus is scrapbooking, but really it’s more of an art studio/inspirational zen space/Johnny Depp shrine.  I wish I could spend more time here, but it’s tucked away at the back of the basement far from the cries of the lil’ ones (which actually makes it that much more desirable.)  To make it practical, I’ve dragged tables out to the common area  where my kids play.   God forbid I should block the Play Station 3!  (From the DH, not the kids!)  Thanks for looking…
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(And I guess I should take new pics, because these are 6 months old, and I forgot I rearranged everything since then…heh.)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Just your every day face paint

The Rovang household has to start getting out the Halloween decor in Sept. to be completely ready for our favorite holiday.  So when you stumble across some face paint, you have to partake.  It’s good practice- you never know when your entertaining skills will come in handy.  (Just don’t ask me to do Dora!)
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In honor of Buffett, and yes, she’s a fan.  She actually knows all the words to “Cheeseburger in Paradise.”  That’s my girl!

Chocolate pencils

As a nice little addition to the girls’ teachers’ schultuten, I made these cute pencils I saw in Creating Keepsakes magazine.
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It’s our way of saying “thank you” for a great start to school.  The inside is a tube of rolos chocolate caramels, which are actually becoming pretty hard to find.  Thanks, 7-11! 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jimmy Buffett 2010!!

Look what I spied with my little eye at a BUFFETT show!!  There are crafty people every where and some of them even know how to party. 

Lots of cars had fins, but this one was the best by far.  It was completely covered in bottle caps.
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I hope who ever created this uber cool fin already had the caps and didn’t “take one for the team” just to have enough for a perfectly patterned car fin.  I couldn’t get close enough to see what their brand of choice was, but we’re going to assume it was Land Shark.

Of course, my crafty little brain kicked into overdrive.   I think we are going to forego a car fin (seriously, they were all over the place) and instead create a bikini for our Ford F-150.  That’s the plan anyway.
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I’m a huge sucker for a big man in coconut shells, but as of this post, I’ve not been able to get Rich interested.
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My two sisters and brother-in-law stress-tested our yard swing, and then there’s this little beauty…
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Jon’s sweet throw-back ghetto blaster with an iPod dock.  Gotta love ebay!  Between this toy and our Redskin football field beer pong table, we were quite popular…especially with cops!
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Buffett, 2011~  You know you want to come!!  (Now go back up and appreciate my crafted Land Shark Beer cap earrings…whatchachow!!)