Sunday, September 19, 2010

It's been a looooong time...

since I posted some crafty projects!

I made these treat bag tags for a birthday party in July. For a list of credits, click here.

Then I dolled up these cute soaps for my 4K co-workers. Just a simple gift to say "Welcome Back!!" Teachers of little kids can NEVER have enough hand soap or sanitizer! :)

I made these goody boxes for the kids' teachers during Back to School this year. They turned out cute and the teachers really liked them (I think). For credits, click here. I have another post lined up with more details on this project soon. :)

Then, we had a back to school party for all the kids in Whit and Olivia's class. We joined forces with our neighbors and hosted a fun swim party for all their classes. Here are some of the printables I used for the party. For credits, click here.

I made these sugar cookies for the party. They were shaped like swim trunks and flip flops and they were sooooo cute! I tied them up in little baggies, but the heat and a baggies were not so great for the all slid off on the bags. :( The kids loved them, though, so I guess it was a success!

I finally made a new boy version of my tooth fairy tin. I looooooove how it turned out! For credits, click here.

And, I updated the girl version, too! You know what to do for the credits.

And, finally...I got back to my painting "roots" and made this tote bag for a friend before school started. I think it turned out really cute! I don't do much painting anymore because I am just so critical of myself and I get so nervous before starting. But, this one turned out cute!

So, that's it. Or at least, that's *MOST* of it. I've been doing lots of crafting, but I struggle when it comes to taking the pictures and posting them here! :( Sorry about that!

Anyway, hope you all have a happy Saturday!

Monday, September 13, 2010

What a difference a week makes!

In the past seven days we've gone from this:

to this:

and finally (thank the sweet Lord) to this:

I seriously could not look at that one hanging tooth ANY MORE!

My sister caught Olivia mid-laugh and yanked it out quicker than anything I've ever seen before. It was nothing short of a miracle. And, we are thankful!

Now we have an all-new Livi Loo!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

She did whaaaaaat?

The tooth fairy assigned to our house last weekend must've been a *new* fairy-in-training. She went a little crazy in Olivia's room.

Here's how it went down.

Olivia lost her tooth. (SHOCKER, I know).

She was alllllllll excited about a tooth fairy visiting (as was I) until she got an offer to spend the night at Papa Joe's house. At that point, she promptly decided the tooth fairy wouldn't mind making an extra stop along her nightly travels. I agreed.

Not one to ruin the party (or interrupt a quiet evening at home with no children), I quickly sent her out the door with a promise to write the tooth fairy a note, letting him or her in on our plans. (Thanks to the movie The Tooth Fairy, my kids believe there are all sorts of fairies that can come and get your tooth - not just one - not just girl fairies - and not just professionals - there are fairies in training, as was OBVIOUSLY the case with this one).

Well, wouldn't you know, that sweet little tooth fairy flitted all around Olivia's room looking for the tooth fairy tin I sent to Papa Joe's house?!?! The sparkles from her dress got ALL OVER Olivia's dresser and she must've taken a dip in the water I left out for her because the water was PINK!

HOLY COW! Olivia Grace Theo had a CORONARY when she saw the scene. She just COULD NOT stop looking at all the sparkles and the pink water and the note that the TF left for her (scrawled with a glittery, silvery pen at the bottom of my note). I know the picture is can hardly see the writing.

In fact, Olivia was SO excited that she gave me SPECIFIC instructions to leave another glass of water out tonight since she lost her second tooth today. (HOORAY...the crooked Nanny McPhee tooth has FINALLY LEFT THE BUILDING!)

I'll have to let you know how it all turns out tomorrow! I'm thinking tonight's fairy may have a little turquoise number on...I'm feeling awfully turqoise-y. Thanks to a recent trip to Michael's and a 50% off coupon, I have every color glitter under the rainbow to prepare for the next few years of tooth shedding!

Here's to sweet little girls with big imaginations and mommies willing to encourage them! (Oh, and cool people on the internet with the idea that started it all).

Good night all!

Happy dreaming!

Check, check, check and check

Here are all the ways we checked off the items on our summer bucket list.

I had to make a slide show because, really, I just don't have 3 hours to upload all of these pictures one by one. Sorry.

So that's it! Tons of fun summer memories all wrapped up in one little slide show!

Now I just need to print the pictures and put them in our book and we're all set to remember Summer 2010 for a long, long time!

Hope yours was fantastic, too!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

If you thought YOUR day was bad...

at least you didn't have to walk around like this:


I *CANNOT* believe I'm letting her leave the house like that.

She's a cute girl and that's a REALLY GOOD THING right now.

Reeeeeeeeeeaally good.

For real.