August 27, 2012

teacher gift

I saw this great back-to-school teach gift via Home Confetti so simple!  "Fresh Picked Apples" hand soap from Bath and Body Works with a cute little tag.  A little twist on the apple for teacher tradition.

August 24, 2012

race to the finish

That's how I feel about the end of summer.  I've been getting ready for D-Man's party.  My craft room has turned's just a little sneaky peek...

D-Man also starts Kindergarten on the 4th so next week we're doing the "meet the teacher" thing and an academic assessment.  We briefly met his teacher at the Kindergarten orientation this past week and she seems very nice.  She is young with lots of energy...oh those were the days.  :)  He's going to the public school this year...all day.  Since we held him back because of his late birthday I felt like he could definitely handle all day, even if we do have to pay for it.  I hope he has a good year.  I am worried about him being at such a big school and being overwhelmed.  He's very social so I'm sure he'll so great.  You know those mom fears...they are always there.

We have a busy weekend/week ahead - packing in a lot of fun before school starts. RAWWWWRRRRR!!

Have a great weekend!

August 19, 2012

cupcake ipsum

If you are a designer or have had a blog/site designed you might have seen a strange text on your site called Lorem Ipusm.  It's simply placeholder text that allows you to see how the text/fonts/colors will look on the site.  I was perusing Pinterest when I found this cool alternative Cupcake Ipsum. 

The Cupcake Ipsum Lorem Ipsum Generator was created by Applicake (looks like a super cool company to work for).  Anyways I feel like a nerd for even typing this post...but hey it's hip and fun...and has cute images of cupcakes! 

August 14, 2012

dresser makeover

My friend Shara is the furniture makeover queen.  I don't know how she has the patience for it or the time!  I wanted to share her latest and greatest...



Pretty cool eh?  It's all ready sold-- you go girl!

 You can check out all the makeovers at her blog:  Little Gray Table

copy cats

food for thought via Wonder Forest

August 13, 2012

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Oooh these look good don't they?  I'm thinking I might have to make some!  via The view from Great Island

August 8, 2012

polka dot croc party cuteness

Check out the super sweet Polk Dot Croc Party Jess (from Party Box Design) threw for her CUTE!!  Love the colors, the details and all the yummy treats!

Did I mention Jess is creating all of D-Man's Dino party decor?  She's can shop via Party Box Design and be sure to view her full party post here.

August 5, 2012


Okay remember when I was complaining about our lack of summer??  It's hit the PNW!

Holy cow it's been in the 80-90's this weekend with some humidity.  I thought I would sit outside Friday for a bit with my kindle and finish up a book.  There was a light breeze...drinking my iced coffee...the beautiful sunshine...I was out for only about 45 minutes or so-it was great.

A few hours later as I was walking through Target my legs were hurting...I lift up my pants...yeah sunburned...bad.  I knew I got some sun but didn't know how much- and only 45 minutes!  So I've been slathering on the aloe vera all weekend and trying to keep cool.  While we are actually enjoying the heat these are the times where I wish we had air conditioning throughout the house (we do have a little unit for our bedroom).  Most people don't have it here- it's just not necessary but oh it would be so nice right about now as our house is sitting at 82 degrees.  But I'm not complaining...yet!

VBS is this week is busy.  Have a great week... STAY COOL!

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