16 June 2014

field day 2014

Time once again for the elementary school's annual field day. It was supposed to be last Friday but a HUGE storm system was parked over New Hamsphire so field day was rescheduled for today which turned out to be a most perfect day for it!! Beautiful sunny weather. Hoping I put enough sunscreen on Alex for the day.

Here is my guy walking with his teacher. As soon as he saw me, he started waving like mad- so cute!

Here is his class with their banner. The last topic they were studying was rocks and minerals and being as we are the Granite State.... they went with it!! Cute kids.

And I cannot forget my kindergarten loves! Here is their sign. All three classes walked together wearing penguin masks. They looked absolutely priceless. At this point when I was taking this picture, they all had taken their masks off since they were hot. It is a rather long parade. It starts from the end of the school that is farthest away from their classroom, and heads to the assisted living facility that is across the street from the school, and THEN down the school's driveway to the field for the calling and cheers from all classes.

Anywho... it is a lovely day for fun in the sun. And hard as it is to believe, Field day is the one school event I do not volunteer for. I will go in and help with costumes and take pictures during the parade, but then I am done. I don't need to be a lobster.

12 June 2014

party for a thirteen year old

Yup. Somehow I have managed to raise myself a female human being to the ripe old age of thirteen!! Amazing!

We are having a sleepover this Friday to celebrate this achievement. I dug out some new stamps and went to work.

The top and bottom purple swirl is from a Studio G $1 stamp set in my stash, and the party information is a stamp I picked up at Michaels by Delta/ Rubber Stampede. Perfection!

I used my new Paper Smooches Spectrum stamps and dies for the unicorn and cloud as well as the small hearts I stamped. The shadow under the unicorn is from the Paper Smooches Shadows stamp set. I didn't have any gray ink so I stamped off the image once and then stamped it on the front of the card. The party! sentiment is from a Studio G $1 stamp set from my stash.

Kira colored in each unicorn in different colors using her colored pencils. Sorry for the blurry images I have no idea what happened! They all looked so crisp when I was taking the pictures!!

I added two different clear glitters from my Stickles collection. I have thought about getting a Wink of Stella glitter pen but with my LARGE Stickles collection I have a hard time justifying that purchase at this time. I placed some Stickles on one of my acrylic blocks and used a paint brush to apply the Stickles. Tried to keep the glitter from being too thick and lumpy that way.

The cute smile face comes in the Spectrum stamp set and I love how it looks on the cloud!! I popped the cloud up with some foam tape. I used some purple spray ink from Recollections- purple shimmer on the background which came out so cool!!

All of these invitations were handed out and we are going to a FULL house of teenagers this Friday. Hoping Kira's room can handle that much estrogen for the night. Gonna be a great night.

03 June 2014

pinterest is my friend

Why yes it is. Especially on those days when I really don't feel like doing anything productive. Those are the days that I reorganize my boards, I currently have 159 of them. Or I change the cover picture on those boards- keeps things fresh. Or there is the old stand by of actually pinning other pins and commenting on the really good ones!!

I found this recipe for a cucumber salad on Pinterest and knew I had to try it. Not because it was tagged with only having 50 calories in it, but because it was cucumber!! Love me some cucumber. Especially in the summer- yum yum delish.

Anywho- I got the ingredients for the salad and then found some time (had to stop pinning for a bit) to make this delicious salad! 


Seriously it is incredibly wonderful.

When I make it again I will use less salt as the two teaspoons were a bit much for me. Of course if you like that much salt, you will be all set. I would say start with one teaspoon and then add to taste when you finish. I also had to use dry dill as the dill plants at the store were quite sad looking and I didn't want to have to wait for them to grow a bit after taking them home. I wanted the satisfaction of eating the salad. I should probably invest in a dill plant for the summer!! 

On the second day it starts to take on a dill pickle kind of flavor which made me even happier with this salad. You need to check out the link above and get yourself some of this salad. Yes you do.

Why are you still here?? I told you to go get some.