bubsies boutique got in April's issue. Mr. Man Bowtie Onesie was on the Table of Contents Page...and got a pic in their "Alice in Wonderland" photo shoot. THANK YOU to the cute baby model, and the wonderful Fashion Editor who chose my teeny-tiny, incy-wincy, handmade baby goodie!
The best part is... that my Mom and Dad are from Canada, and ALL my extended family lives in several places in that beautiful country, where I learned to say... EH?!
Of course, Simon's favorite part was the Marching Bands. His eyes were glued to each and every drummer that walked by. Especially the Mustang Drummers... Holy Toledo! They were so unbelievable that they brought tears to my eyes! It was like watching STOMP... with an extra kick!
Came home after the parade... hit a few balls...
and ate a perfect summery snack... watermelon! It was worth putting off my list of to-do's for the day. Fun Times... Good Times!
have about 10 minutes:)First, get your supplies (above).
I used 4 strips of fabric,
in two colors that complimented each other.
I cut them with pinking shears
about 1"x 20".
Next, I Mod Podged the frame.
Then, I began to wrap the fabric strips around the frame, over the Mod Podge. I smoothed the fabric as I went around the frame.
After I finished one strip, I moved on to the second strip, and overlapped a bit so you couldn't see the wood. After that, I Mod Podged over the entire frame, once it was wrapped on all four sides. This created a solid, smooth, Matte finish, that was a bit stiff and sturdy. Depending on what type of Mod Podge, you can have a shimmery or matte finish... whatever floats your boat. And Voila! I put a SWEET picture of Simon when he was a baby in black and white. Stay tuned!
We LOVE field trips!! Dave is a High School Science teacher,
so Simon (seriously) takes after him. "Why do we have ankles? Why are our teeth hard? How come we have toes...fingers? How do kites fly?.... What is the street made out of? Where does sand come from? Why do we have seasons? Why does the weather get hot...get cold?
Where does the food go after you eat it (no joke)?! Why do we pee? What are these for (pointing to his personal parts)?
Oh the questions Simon asks! Half the time, I just say..."I'm not sure about that... wait till your daddy gets home." And then I feel stupid because I really don't know the answer! UUGH! I feel like I've lost IQ points since I've become a mommy... the more questions he asks me, the more I realize how much I don't know! The good thing?.... Simon IS learning... that's the point. He can keep asking me WHY questions all he wants. Seeing his brain turn, think, and process is the coolest thing I witness being a mommy. I just have to do a little more homework so I can actually answer him!
I have very plain bathroom that I need to add some serious color to.
I took my cottonball jar and spruced it up in
You heard me...
5minutes!First, get your supplies.
Next, wrap the scrap fabric around your jar and
put a pin in it,
so you know where to iron.
Then iron your strip down on both sides.
Next, Mod Podge your surface and
lay fabric across it.
Press to get any creases or bumps out.
Wrap it all the way around. Use your brish to Mod Podge the seam at the back. This will keep the fabric down and stick it together. That's it! Can you believe how easy it is! I love adding fabric and spice to any room. Color makes me happy, so I like to put a little here... a little there... a little everywhere! Stay tuned for more COLOR!
We got some fun hand-me-down costumes from a good friend...they are awesome! I've realized that 4 year-olds LOVE to pretend play... making up all sorts of actions, dialogue, stories, dramas, and make-believe creations! I love it!
And so does Simon!!
Sometimes I wish I could dress up,
play for hours, act silly,
create imaginary friends,
pretend I am a cowboy,
and disney's favorite mouse...
the next time I complain about having mommy-time...
I think I'm going to STOP...
get down on my hands and knees,
throw a cape on,
some cool, silly hat,
and PLAY with my sweet son!
sometimes ya gotta just put your "to-do's" aside...
and be a kid...
THEY LOVE IT...
They are making memories with their mommy...
And vice versa...
you'll be making memories with your sweet little ones...