Friday, November 26, 2010

Shoe cabinets?

I was reading a new favorite blog, Pencil Shavings,  and swooned when I saw this post.  I knew I had the perfect cabinets to do such a thing.  Now if I could get a shoe collection worthy of display.

These are the two cabinets I have.  The first one, we used as a pantry in our very first house.  Now it holds craft supplies.  The red cabinet was used as a wardrobe when Palmer was a newborn and shared a room with us.  It had some beautiful, groovy glass in it - but we took it out and replaced it with fabric.  I'm sure it wouldn't be too costly to put more glass in.  I love both of these cabinets very much, but,  at the moment we just don't have room for them.  I also found a cabinet/table combo I like more at 505.  So should I sell these two and purchase the one I really like?  Would I regret it?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Reindeer Food Label Printable

Happy Thanksgiving!  

Now let's move along to Christmas.  My kiddos are giving their daycare buddies tins of Reindeer Food as a Christmas treat.  I made these labels for tin favors like these.

Mine measure 2 inches across and 0.875 in height.  These labels are made for that sized can.  I also thought ahead of myself and was sure to to make the stripes part of the label long enough so that they seal the can.  I'm sure all the parents would love this stuff spilled in their car!  

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Reindeer Food Recipe:
Plain Oatmeal (uncooked)
Sugar sprinkles

Feel free to use this printable for your own cans (if you can find something sized similarly).  Also, just a word of warning - I've never made a printable before.  So you may want to do a test print before you print on your good label paper.  Hopefully, it works and I look forward to creating more printables!  (Feedback welcome!)

Friday, November 12, 2010

We're Thankful for... Kids saying the darndest things

Last year at work, to celebrate Thanksgiving and all that we are thankful for, I had students decorate turkey feathers with what they are thankful for.  This year I had them write what they are thankful for on leaves.  I cut some vinyl for the big window and hung our pretty leaves for all of our passerby's to enjoy and give them something to chew on(figuratively as their chicken salad sandwich would be something more literal to chew on) while they eat next door.

This little project didn't take much explanation. Most kids "got it" and were thankful for things such as, Mom, Family, Friends, Grandparents.  One teenager was thankful for her phone.  But this one kid had me in stitches.  I almost had to go lock myself in the bathroom to keep from laughing in front of him.  He was thankful for LOL Cats on the computer.

He totally has a point.  It is funny and we can all be thankful for having a good laugh, right?  Funny thing is, I went to get a picture from the website and it's a kitty sitting at a table talking about crayons.  Or crayinz, whatever.  Aww.... how appropriate!

Need a laugh?  Go visit LOL cats on the computer!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

From Indonesia with love...

Our custom built beds arrived this week! I finally got my tail into gear and cleaned out my junk room to turn into the boys shared room. (only because I was worried Erik was about to stop speaking to me) I asked Gram if he was excited about sharing a bedroom with his brother and he said no. This is Palmer's first night in a big boy bed! We should take bets on who will get out first. After this picture was taken we added a rail to Palmer's bed (only after asking which bed Gram wanted), don't you know they fell asleep in the others bed and we had to switch both? So much for planning. Nighty night my sweet boys!