Monday, June 9, 2014

Land that I Love

Ah summer.  My favorite time of year.  As soon as the calendar reaches June I instantly start craving snocones and long afternoons in the pool.  I happily trade in my boots for sandals and flip flops and replace my sweaters with complaints about the heat.  I love summer!

It just happens to be the season of my favorite holiday too.  Fourth of July.  You can't get much better than hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, apple pie in the oven and homemade ice cream churning in the ice cream maker....except that you can!  Fireworks!!  I absolutely love it!

So of course every year I have to add a couple new decorations to the collection.  This year I wanted a couple signs I could use all summer long.  And it was perfect for this month's Silhouette Challenge theme!  (see below for some more awesome patriotic projects)

I love little signs I can change out with the seasons.  It makes decorating super easy!  Hobby Lobby sells a couple different packages of scrap wood for only $10 (and if you use your 40% off coupon it's a total score!)  I have used them for so many projects, they are always nice to have on hand!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


This is the last week of school for most schools in our area.  And while our son isn't in elementary school yet, we still owe a big thanks to his teachers at daycare.  They are simply amazing!  This year the theme was movie stars and each day we brought in a different present to show them how special they really are.

At the end of the week we wrote handwritten thank you notes and I couldn't help myself, I had to make some more sugar scrubs since the first ones were such a huge hit!  This time I went with my favorite peppermint scent and included a little tag that says "You were Mint to Teach".

We truly had a lot of star teachers this year!

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