The Shoebox & Stuff

{The ShoeBox}
When a strong willed 3 year old boy gets off the bus after a long, hard day at preschool and wants to check the mail, you let him do it.  And when he opens the mailbox and his own shoe is in there, don't be surprised... 

Especially if its this sweet, spunky little 3 year old boy.

I must say that he never ceases to amaze me. 

And I must admit I did not know the shoe was in there...but he sure did.

  And when I went to take this picture another item was added...

I hope he's sending this one to someone who lives in a cold climate!

I also hope our mailman has a sense of humor. ;)

{Fabric Flowers & the Bachelor}
If the Bachelor is good for one thing, its entertainment while making flowers.  My friend Jenn from the BlueBerry Hill told me how she made these great flowers. She made hers out of felt (& they were super cute), but I just used some plain old white cotton fabric. 

I think this will be one happy Camera Coat.

And you know where to find the tutorial for these no-sew flowers!  Evidently the snow has put me in the mood for white. I think its elegant and pretty.  What do you think?

{My Love}
I couldn't miss the 1st grade Valentine's Day Party.  I giggled my little head off listening and loving every word these sweet kids had to say.  I lead a little game of Valentine's Pictionary...using the Ms. Snow's dry erase board.  Its always fun to use the teacher's stuff!:)

Ethan's little BFF is quite a funny little guy.  I caught them in a little scuffle over candy (or that's what it looked it)...let's hope the scuffle over the girls never comes. :)

I have a huge crush on Ethan.  I love every freckle on his face & sweet thing he says.  And I guess I'm not the only one. 

Ethan: "Mom, at recess a girl at school asked me to be her Valentine."
Me: "What did you say?"
Ethan: "Um, what does that mean?"
Me: "What did she say?"
Ethan: "She said she didn't know, so we just kept on playing."

{Fun Gift}
Need a fun birthday present for a friend? Well, maybe your kids friend...

How fun are these?! Random, I know.  I found them at Lowe's for under $10 & just had to share! 

{Scratches & Chalk}
And now we are back to this funny little man.  Last week when he got off the bus he not only had a scratch across his forehead (his teacher wrote me a note saying he got it while playing "kitty" and ran into a bookshelf...oh Aidan), but a pulled piece of chalk out of his pocket...and he had a mind to use it!

We drew with that little piece of chalk until it wittled away in the wind.  And loved it.

{Snow Please}
Speaking of wind...this has been a weird year for weather here in SLC.  You'd think we'd be up to our ski poles in snow, but no.  Darn it.

However, we DID finally get some snow today!  Cheer! Cheer! 

It wasn't much, but we made due...when Aidan got off the bus, of course.;)

I hope you're having as much fun we are when the bus drives away. And if not, just stick your shoe in the mailbox. 

Yes, that would be fun.:)


Love It

{Paper Coterie}
I love it. This sweet little photo website {Paper Coterie} is stock full of little gems.  Using a nice discount (they have them often) this awesome vinyl sticker picture poster turned out to be a great gift for good old mom and dad. 

Yes, yet another vday idea thrown into the fully saturated crafty blog arena of Valentine's Day posts!:) I think that this must be the creative mecca of a holiday...;)

{Sidebar: The website HowDoesShe? has a coupon code for $30 of free Paper Coterie goods! Can't wait to place my order!  Oh, and no one is tellling to say this stuff...I just really like it.}

Now, I have to admit when I ordered it I didn't know it was sticker poster!  But when I realized it, this great new cotton laminate popped right into my head and I just went for it.

Happy Valentine's Day Mom and Dad! We love you!

{Love 'Em}
February 2012.  Here we are. Not sure how or why time flies so fast, but there's no stopping it. 

So here's to this day full of love & to loving the simple things in life.

Love it.


Booklet of Love

{Booklet of Love}
Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about romance!  If fact, a mirad (is that how you spell it?!) of us have been without a valentine longer than we have with one!

Teaching the kids to see the good in and learn to love others is a great goal all year, but it can be especially fun in February!  So goes this little booklet...

If you're not into football, corral the kids on Sunday and make a few of these!  I'm sure someone will "LOVE" them.:)

Note: I didn't mandate Ethan to make this one, it was totally his choice.;)

A peak...

wondering what Ethan loves about me?  Well, here you go.

I'm a good cuddler...

and sword fighter.  Its great to be appreciated.;)

{The Skinny}
Here's the download! Sweet and simple. Just like we love it.

And off you go.  Hope you LOVE it.;)

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