Monday, June 22, 2009

Right Now

Outside my window...Humidity.

I am thinking..about work and family

I am thankful for..familiy

From the kitchen...the pancake griddle is calling

I am wearing...plaid shorts and blue polo

I am creating...carbon dioxide

I am go to bed

I am reading..The Artists Way. I haven't gotten very far

I am hoping...I didn't make another mistake. I've been making a lot lately. I feel really bad about it.

I am hearing...Michaels book on CD

Around the house...lots of laundry to be done

One of my favorite things..cuddling with Michael on the couch while we watched the Simpsons.

A few plans for the rest of the

A picture to share...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

I'm browsing on Etsy

I am looking at cute things on Etsy. You can find the cutest things on there!

Here are a few of my favorites!

Adorable business cards! This design is by Throughly Curly

Social Calling Cards! This one is also by Throughly Curly

A cute journal made from recycled packaging. What a neat idea! I could totally use this to keep recipes! This was made by Ivylane Designs.
How cute are these butterfly tags? I am loving them! $7 for 100 of these little beauties! What a deal! Check um out on Your Angil 's etsy page

Onesie and Burp Cloth set by valeriya

How sweet! How cute! How simple! Love this totebag! It's by Elsiecake. Yup Elsie. Here is her blog

This is Pirate Jack. Adorable! You can find him here
I actually know this artist. We used to work together at the same Summer camp. I lived in her basment for about 6 months, during an internship! She is the author of Pillar of Light an excellent young adult novel. She is an awesome stay-at-home Mom and is so creative! She blogs about the neat projects she does with her kiddos!

Yahoo for supercute things!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Slightly Irreverent Tips for Parents sending their child to Day Camp!

Summer Camp Season has started! Ok, I'm a little bit nervous as I am one of the people in charge of 5 summer camps but all it going to be ok!

Ok...this may border on a rant but...well....hmmmm......go with the flow!

What I wish parents would know before sending their child to Day Camp!
1. Please put sunscreen on your child. We will make sure that more gets put on later, but it just really helps if you take the time to apply some in the morning.
2. Please make sure your child has a water bottle with them everyday! We will make sure your child drinks from it! Hydration is very important!
3.Read all papers and calendars that come home from camp! This is one of the major ways that we dispense information. If you are just tossing the papers on the floor in the mini-van you may miss that your child is going on a field-trip on Wednesday and the bus is leaving at 8:30am. It would be horrible to find this out when dropping your camper off at 9:00am!
4. Expect that your child is going to get messy! It's summer camp! Also please take the time to tell your child that it is "OK" if they get messy! You could not guess how many kiddos I've had to calm down in the last 10 years because they were worried that Mom would be mad because they got messy!
5. Going along with that, dress your child for the weather and what they will be doing that day!
An ankle length jean skirt is not going to be a good idea on that HOT sunny day in August when your camper is going on the rafting trip!
6. Please style your daughters hair for weather comfort. It is sooooo uncomfortable for the little girls to have their hair sticking to their sweaty face while trying to play soccer!
7.Most of you, and I'm just taking a wild stab at this do not have 14 children. SO, please take the time to write your campers name on EVERYTHING! I do me everything. SOCKS! UNDERWEAR! Sunglasses! SUNSCREEN! It is not an easy task to keep up with the items for the 14 or so campers in your group, having names on stuff just makes that part of the counselors job easier!
8. Flip flops are not apporiate for summer camp! While they are cute and I love wearing them myself, they are just not practical. Your child may be going on hikes, playing on the playground, or playing soccer. Lots of foot injuries could be prevented by having your child wear sneakers!
Sorry for my slightly impolite tone! It don't mean disrespect! 99.9% of the issues that I deal with have to do with the things I talked about above! Please just keep up to date on the activities that your camper will be involved in!
Have a happy and safe summer camp season!

Monday, June 8, 2009

10 things I'm Into Right Now

1. I am lovin' this Vitamin water! I know its basically sugar water! Love the pretty colors love the flavors! I love the orange, lemon, and fruit punch! 2. Degrassi High. Yes....the Original Degrassi. I watched this show every afternoon in Middle School. I sat down yesterday and actually watched the entire "Schools Out" movie online! I had never seen it before! It was scandalous! scandalous as they got in the early 90s.

I think it is hilarious that they have Degrassi: The Next Generation. Toooo funnnny! Yet, I kinda like seeing the characters from the orginal series show up from time to time. I actually caught Michael watching an episode yesterday :D

I would lovvvvvvvvve to have the whole series on DVD. I'll be checking Ebay :D

3. The Favorite Wife: Escape from Poligamy
A good read so far.

4. These super-cute re-usable cold-cups from Starbucks! Might splurge on one for

my birthday

5. Michael and I watched this yesturday afternoon! Soooooo good! Should have received more awards than it did!

6. Country Living Magazine.
They always make the July issue soooooooo cute so that I will subscribe again. The January and March issues were kinda boring. Yet, the July issue hit it out of the park again. I love all the funky home decorating ideas. I love the antiques. I love all the Americana stuff! Those Mini-pies look soooooooo cute!

7. Michael and I saw this movie last weekend! Very funny and touching!

8. Raspberries! I'm eating some right now!

9. Zee Avi. I am just loving her music right now! Her "Bitter Heart" song is sooooo catchy! Check out her offical site here.

10. Louisville. Michael and I took a little Day Trip here! We didn't get to see much of the city, but I am looking forward to exploring more soon!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Rock On!

This is Mr. Matt Introducing a pre-school class to the guitar! Yay! I wish I could show some of the cute kiddos and their reactions!
During the Pre-School Concert/Sing-Along

My calendars are soooooooooo cute! All color coded! Yay!

Don't you just love coffee filter butterflies?

This is from this blog by Liz ! Thought I'd play along

When I was a child... I wanted to be a teacher and a Mommy more than anything!
If I could be anywhere, I'd be in Paris
My least favorite chore is... Any chore!
If I could be on any tv game or reality show, it would be...A makeover show :D
If a mystery package arrived on my doorstep, I'd want it to be filled with something fun
My guilty pleasure is... Making Stuff and ice cream
I thought I would never...move out of New England. I live in Kentucky? What?
If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d wish for... a trip to Paris, a closet full of cute and fun clothing, unlimited time and money to make stuff
You would never guess it, but I... secretly like Country music. Shhhhh....don't tell! I sometimes rock out to it on the way to work!