Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Back To School Idea

I know we're just on the first leg of Summer Vacation, but I want to share this cute idea for a Back To School Teacher Gift!

Plus it never hurts to think ahead...although it might...I rarely think ahead! This would make a cute Christmas gift, Teacher Appreciation gift, End of School Year Teacher gift...or you might just want to make them for yourself!

Aren't the sweet??? I found them at Little Birdie Secrets! There is a free pattern for the dishcloth and also the link to the Apple Scrubbie pattern at Lion Brand's site. Super quick to work up!

I kept my Apple Slice Scrubbies simple without the stem or leaf.

Mmmmmm...I LOVE green!

You can get them hooked up now so you're all ready to go when August rolls around!

ps...for those of you who caught yesterday's's the Lady Katy New Do Reveal:

Girl-Friend can Rock the Bob!
This morning when it was time to brush her hair it took a nano-second. She just stood there waiting for more. I was like, "That's all. I'm done." It took a minute to soak in and she said, "Well. We have time to make it pretty!" Love my Girlie.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Raising HER Ears!

Today is one of those Milestone Days!

Lady Sassy Pants is having her very first hair cut! Pardon me while I run and grab a tissue...

I'm all a Tizzy. Her hair is so long right now:

Dancing with Big Brother

I feel like such a weenie about making a big deal out of her "first" hair cut when she obviously has bangs! My Mom's been trimming bangs for her almost a year now. But this is her first "in the chair" cut! 

She's about 50/50 on the Hair Fixin'. Sometimes she sits there and lets me brush and braid and primp myself into Happy Mommy Land. Sometimes she fights me like a feral hog.

But, much as I love it, the tips of her hair are still that wispy find baby fluff and the length is really uneven in the back. When I braid or roll her hair there are a million sticky out bits. So we're having them trim it to shoulder length to even it out.

And I'm having all these insane irrational fears like: 
What if her hair stops growing and we can never make it long again? What if the stylist goes nuts and gives her a Pixie Cut? What if she falls in love with the idea of having her hair cut and uses her Mountain Goat Climbing Skillz to get at the scissors and goes Baldsie?

I've been sitting around today looking at pictures of the last two years and how much her hair has grown. And I found a couple of hair clippie photos that I forgot to share with you all. the long's Crazy Hair Obsession is helping me blog!

This first one was really quick and easy. I covered an alligator clip with green ribbon. Then I hot glued five small white buttons to the clip in the shape of a circle. I centered a larger yellow button and hot glued it on top of the white ones. Voila! Insta-Daisy Clippie!

The next flower clip is my favorite! Of all time!

I found the inspiration (& short and sweet tutorial) at Aly & Ash

How Easy Peasy can you get? I had all the supplies on hand. The only difference is I hot glued the button to the lace center and I used an alligator clip instead of a bobby pin.

Love It! I can't believe how much Lady Katy has grown...

Time to grab some more tissues!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer Lovin'!

Summer is Upon Us!

For my was finished by May 17th. We've been keeping pretty busy since then with our Summer Bucket List. I've got ideas everywhere...Pinterest, my trusty spiral notebook, and from an Awesome Master Summer Bucket List Linky over at Little Wonders' Days!

Little Wonders' Days

I thought it was high time to get my hiney in gear and put them all in one spot and share them with you!

Catch Lightening Bugs
Visit the Zoo
Play in Sprinklers (and make some of our own!)
Explore a few New Parks
Play at the Children's Museum
Explore Downtown Omaha
Pick Strawberries and Raspberries
Lots of Swimming
Plant Veggies and Flowers
Take a Day Trip to Lincoln
Visit the Farmer's Market
Participate in the Library Reading Program
Work on our Summer Bridge Workbooks
Walk to DQ for Treats
Make Superhero Capes
Weaving (Louie)
Make Pretzels
Visit the Roadside Chapel in Gretna
Make Butter
DIY Bouncy Balls: Version One & Version Two
LOTS of Science Experiments
Make Rain Gauges
Body Paint
Make Dinosaur Soap
Built a Foil River and Sail Origami Boats
DIY Moon Sand
Pour Paint Rainbow Flower Pots
Make LOTS of Popsicles and Snow Cones
Pull Taffy
Make Pool Noodle Light Sabers
Water Pinatas
Crazy Art Projects (Splat Paint, Bubble Paint, Spray Paint w/ Bottles, Ice Cube Paint)
Bubble Experiments
Make Sponge Water Balls
Melted Crayon Art
Fourth of July Crafts
Make Jolly Rancher Lollies
Marshmallow Poppers
Make Father's Day Presents & Interviews
Fence Weaving
Paint Sticks
Make Slushies
Make Suncatchers
Dye Yarn with Kool Aid
Make Cinnamon Pickles (Grandma's Recipe!)
Make an I-Spy ABC Photography Book
Camping Inside

And the Grand Finale of our Summer! Drum Roll....

We're packing up the Van and Driving from Nebraska to Washington State on a Two Week Road Trip!
So I'll also be making a long list of things to occupy our kiddos on the road!