Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Circus is coming to town!

When I was a little girl one happy memory that sticks out always was going to the circus. Not just any circus but the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus! Thats right. The Greatest show on Earth. I loved everything about it. The lights, the people, the food and games. It was magical and I was in heaven. Well they are coming our way this weekend and I am taking the kids. Unfortunately Dan can't make it but we will make the best and I know we will have a blast. I can't wait to see their faces and share in the joy and fun of one of my favorite memories.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Monogram Tank

Start with a blank tank or shirt. I found this one on clearance at Target for $3. I love the color.

Here are the materials I used, fashion Glitter and Glitter bond. I made a stencil using my computer and printer. Next time I would use freezer paper, this paper stuck and had to be plucked off.

Here are the next steps, use the glitter bond with the sponge on the stencil. Then sprinkle the fashion glitter on the glue. Let dry for 2 hours laying flat. When dry brush away extra glitter and wait 72 hours before washing inside out.

And here is the finished product....I LOVE it!! I may have to make myself one.

Friday, June 10, 2011

What Movies mean to me and a review

Since I can remember watching a movie has been part of my being. I have always enjoyed watching movies of all kinds and feeling like I was a part of that story. I love reading but there is something about movies that just moves me. I have to admit that when I have seen a movie based on a book the book always win. WIth all of this said, this summer I decided to create a movie club.

There are so many book clubs out there that it is more then common. I wanted to do something different. I decided to start a movie club; women only. We have had our first "meeting" and it went pretty well with a few mishaps but I think we have it under control. Here is my review of Hangover 2.

If you liked the first one and had the humor in ya to with stand watching it you will LOVE the second. Number 2 is WAY more dirty and way more fun then the first. We find the men back together again to celebrate Stu's wedding in Thailand. With everything seeming to end quietly two nights before the wedding you know it is all about to go crazy. There is a monkey, strip club, tattoo parlor and buddhist monks. How can you go wrong with that recipe? I loved it and I want to see it again. Our next adventure is Bad Teacher with Cameron Diaz.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


It has been way too long. When I started this blog last summer I didn't think I would have trouble keeping up with it during the school year. But being a teacher with two of my own children made things a little harder. Now that school is out I am going to make it my goal to blog more often. I have a ton of projects I am working on or plan to work on . I also want to share some of my teaching ideas for early childhood classrooms. I hope I am more successful than I have been in the past with this thing. I really do find it to be relaxing and enjoyable. I need an outlet, a way to express myself. Really looking forward to this summer. With that said here is my favorite summer pic so far. I take so many but this one is from the other day.

We were at that wonderful store that is so controversial in so many ways: Walmart when I saw this slip and slide for $5! You can't beat that can ya?! I mean even if they only play with it once I think I may have gotten my monies worth. So here are a few more pics.