Monday, June 28, 2010

Lands' End Warehouse Sale- one month to go!

Get ready! In one month it is the start of the Lands' End Warehouse sale! You know you want to go! I'll meet you there! This was last years seen. I always am on the hunt for cashmere, sweaters and throws. I got a great leather satchel last year and a fabulous pair of heals. I can't wait for this years treasures.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Kindergarten Graduate

My baby graduated from Kindergarten.
S with Mr.s Ott, the best teacher in the world!
(S cried when I said he is now a 1st grader. He said he would miss Mrs. Ott. I told him he would still see her, he just said, with chin quivering, "It won't be the same.")

Treats for everyone!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Play Date: Junk Art

With one years worth of saved "good" junk, I let the kids have at it! All the kids brought was their own roll of masking tape and great imaginations.

K was making a painted glittery stick.
E made wet felt marbles
They all ate alot of lunch. Being creative makes you hungry!
Next time we are doing a Jackson Pollock inspired art day.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fun with Aunt Gwen

S making wet felt marbles
M making marbles

Lunch time !
Create your own pizza!

Two thumbs up from S

Fun at the Sun Prairie Dream Park

Kool Aid Tie Dye scarves drying
J trying out his scarf

S with hers, trailing behind in the wind
S, all smiles
A flash of M

Making these scarves was sooooo easy. Three Kool aid packets, water, vinegar and the microwave! The kids loved doing it so much, we ran back to the grocery store to get more Kool Aid for next weeks fun day.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Have you ever received an invitation that says "no packed gifts please". This is for a one year old. I haven't a clue................. how about you?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

John Wooden 1910-2010

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything.
I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."

This remarkable man, UCLA Coach John Wooden, died Friday night at age 99.
I have given his books as graduation gifts because I find him so wise.
Check out his website here for inspiration.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I haven't lost my marbles

I am having a grand time creating these wool marbles, using the technique of wet felting.
from Decadent Fibers

Before you start adding the soap and water

J's finished marble

S's marble
(and no, it's not a black eye, it is marker... don't ask)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

This beautiful cutting board was given to me by S's teacher, as a thank you for my help this year. It was completely unnecessary, I gladly helped and felt lucky to be able to. Mrs. O saw me lusting after the donated board at the school auction, and knew I would like to have one of my own. She asked the parent who made it to make me one. Liz did a fabulous job, and I have it on my counter, where it is lovingly stroked and admired. I don't think I will ever be able to really cut on it. It's just too beautiful. Thank you Mrs. O and Liz!!! I will pass it down to S some day. If you feel the desire to have one of these boards, check out her company, Benson Wood Products.