Friday, April 8, 2016
Life As It Is...
Hello friends and happy spring! I can hardly believe it's been 3 weeks since I last blogged! Life has been pretty busy these days. Spring is always a busy time at school. It's kind of a reverse of the calm before the storm. It's more like the storm (state testing and wrapping up another year) before the calm (aka...summer break)! I am looking forward to it but I am trying to live with more intention (my word for the year) so I am trying to enjoy every day for the gift it is.
Since I don't have a lot to share, I thought I would just share a few random photos from my iPhone.
First up are these gorgeous flowers I was admiring at the grocery store last time I went. They were so pretty and just screamed spring to me! I wish I had bought them...maybe I'll go back this week and see if there are any left.
Last time I blogged, I believe I was attending a baby shower the next day. I made this little banner for the new baby to go along with the gift I bought. His nursery is in a woodland creatures theme so that is the theme I went with.
The shower was absolutely precious...the cutest baby shower I have ever attended. Thank goodness for Pinterest! Anywho, one of my besties, Jeana made the cake. Isn't it adorable? She is such a talented baker! It tasted as good as it looked!
My son, Dakota killed his first turkey ever a few weeks ago. He actually killed two in one day. This smother fried turkey breast my mom made was absolutely delicious! This wild turkey was so much better than the farm raised turkeys from the grocer.
I bought this adorable fake succulent at the Dollar Tree and plopped it in my Buffalo teacup. Too cute!
Easter came and went and I enjoyed some pretty yellow tulips on my tablescape. :)
I also made some cute and very tasty treats for our Easter get togethers. This cheese
ball, I mean carrot was delicious!
And these chocolate chip cookie dough truffles were amazing! I love cookie dough and this one is egg free so it's perfectly safe to eat. I made them egg shaped for Easter and they were so pretty!
The wisteria has been so beautiful everywhere!
Sadie and her shadow have become the best of friends. Rooster is still her shadow and copycat!
I have still been organizing things around the house. My DVD collection was already organized and in alphabetical order but it took up a lot of space. I ordered some clear plastic sleeves from Amazon, took all of them out of the plastic cases, and inserted them in the sleeves. I also organized them by genre.
This is just over 100 DVDs...now neatly contained. I decided not to take the Downtown Abby discs out because I probably won't keep them after I watch them...if I ever get around to it. I still need to make the dividers with the genre labels, but you get the idea here. This project cost less than $20 for two packs of sleeves and the 3 Dollar Tree baskets.
My Wal Mart Beauty Box came. This one was the best one yet! Lots of great products and good size bottles.
Another copycat picture....just because. :)
Last weekend, my handy hubby custom built me this wooden box/shelf to fit on top of one of my bookcases at school. After we finished it, he even went to the school with me to carry it in and help me set it up. He's a keeper for sure! I needed it to contain tons of wires that run behind the drawers and printer along the back. This area looks so much neater now. It is stained a light color to match the existing wood furniture in my classroom. I love it! Notice my butterfly garden on top. We are waiting on out caterpillars to turn into a chrysalis so we can transfer them to the garden container.
Another organization project I've been working on is my recipes. I had tons of hand written, printed, or magazine recipes that needed a home.
I have been washi taping them to paper and inserting them into page protectors. It has been a fun project. I am not trying to make it beautiful or perfect in any way. I am just categorizing them and taping them down if they are not printed on a full sheet.
I didn't bother to rewrite the ones I jotted down haphazardly either. I left them as is.
I like it this way. :)
Last weekend I went to see this movie.....
My sister, Mama, and Aunt Loretta went with me. We had a good time!
I absolutely loved this movie!!
I loved the first one when it came out years ago and this one did not disappoint either. I will be adding it to my DVD collection when it releases.
And, that my friends is it. Nothing too exciting I know, but it's real life.