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Back to School Family Night 2011

31 Aug

 Our annual Back to school Family Night. The girls decorated their binder paper T shirts and ate packed lunches for dinner.

 We gave them each a bag to do their back to school shopping. (in our Living Room)

 Filling their bags with cute new things is such a blast.

 Especially when it was something they saw in a store and had begged for. Surprise!

 some new shoes

 One benefit of shopping this way, is you we get the deals all year and pack them away for our special night. My mom, otherwise known as Maama, provides a large quantity of back to school items. I have told her many times that she has a problem. But, I am happy to benefit from her issues of over buying 🙂

 There were many poses

 the night was ended with homework and brownies.

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DIY Back To School T-shirts

23 Aug

Notebook Paper T-shirts

This is an idea I found, loved, and tweaked bit for my taste from here

 Start with a plain white t-shirt. I used a Target boys undershirt. I cut at the neck around the existing neckline to girl it up a bit. (optional)

 Then using my yardstick and some sharpies, I made a horizontal red line on the left hand side of shirt. Then I made vertical lines from top to bottom in blue to look like notebook paper. (dont forget to put a piece of cardboard on the inside of the shirt to avoid bleeding through)

 Then I gave my girls a variety of colors in sharpies and let them go to town.

 and viola, there you have it!

 They turned out really cute and they had fun creating their own look. It was easy for me to let them loose, since it was a doodling kind of project. (a helpful hint: do not use fine point sharpies. they do hold up in the wash. The regular point looks great)

DIY Halloween Wreath

25 Oct

Spray a grape wreath black, add 2 crows, some spider webs, and some branches. (mine are from the trees in the Target parking lot. Thanks Target!) Easy Peasy.

I normally just decorate for fall, but was feeling festive. Do you decorate for Halloween?

Special Turkey Delivery

27 Nov

I’ve had intentions of doing this project the last couple years. We wrapped up some homemade cookies and made them into turkeys. Kiara wrote on each of the feathers to send her teachers her special note. Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions you and your family do?

The Finished Product

4 Aug

Here they are! Mish’s girls look so adorable in them. They will be barefoot for the wedding. I had such a great time making these and getting to know Michelene even better. Hope you guys have a great time at the wedding!