Thursday, March 28, 2013


You guys, the last part of this month has been blah.

I am feeling incredibly uninspired. And I keep waiting for it to break with a clever craft project, or a sewing refashion, or a tasty recipe or something. Anything.

But my motivation lately = a big fat zero.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Journalings of a Primary Teacher {3-17-13}

Today I learned that:

  • You should never let two girls who have both decided to draw rainbows sit next to each other. This will result in a rainbow-drawing war; including, "Mine is going to be in a pattern," "Mine has a waterfall!" and "Mine has more colors!" 

  • Never question a 7-year-old's ability to entertain both themselves and you {often without meaning to}. For almost 3 whole minutes during class I watched one boy lick every inch of his left hand. For no apparent reason. 

  • It is expected that you will feel happy while you are at church. When asked, "How is everyone doing today? Are you feeling pretty good?" by the singing time leader, one of my girls heaved a big ole' sigh, rolled her eyes, and said, "Duh. Of course everyone feels good today. We're in church aren't we?!"

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

DIY Floral Stamped Jeans

See this picture? I found it browsing the magazines at my hairstylist's house. And the MOMENT I saw it I knew I had to try a DIY {i just knew it}.

So here's my DIY version of these floral-stamped jeans:

First, you need {and here's the surprise} a pair of jeans. And also, fabric paint.

As for a stamp, you can LITERALLY use anything. Anything. I ended up using some crocheted flowers I found at Joann's and a smaller flower I cut out of cardboard.

I hot-glued some cardboard to the backs to make them easier to stamp. Then, just dip them into your paint and start stamping! {i used an old pair of scrap jeans to practice on.}

Whaddya think?

Monday, March 4, 2013

Journalings of a Primary teacher {3-3-13}

Today I received: 

3 spontaneous hugs.

1 blond head laying in my lap.

1 "You're awesome!"

2 "Can I sit by you?"s 

1 hand-holding to lead me from class to sharing time
{so i wouldn't get lost}
{because that happens to primary teachers?}

1 journal display filled with hand-drawn pictures and adorably misspelled words

1 proud display of a homemade bookmark on which was written, 
"Noah's space where he is."
{in case he forgot what it was for}

2 actual memories of a lesson I taught

It was a beautiful day for a rainy Sunday.

That Kind of Monday

Yes, it is that kind of Monday. 

The one where you wake up and realize it's also that time of the month.

Because you have cramps so bad that all you want to do is lay on your face with a heating pad while simultaneously shaking your fist and asking the universe, "Why??! WHY??!"

And if you drag yourself out of bed....then you have to actually make the bed. At least if you're in it the messy covers have a purpose.

I can tell it's going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

So the best I can do is to get up, drag my grumpy self into the sunshine, eat a healthy breakfast made entirely of Hershey's kisses, and cross my fingers this Monday goes by {very} fast. 

Friday, March 1, 2013


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We may be a small family, but we sure do have a lot of love.

{and also, man are we attractive}

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