Last night I was helping Ben with his homework while Natalie did Study Island homework on the computer. So I hear from the other room, "Mom, can you help me with this? I don't really know what a comma splice is." Then Ben looks at me and asks what she said and I said "comma splice". So he looks at me carefully and holds out his hand straight and chops the air. He says, "This is simple it's a slice. The common slice is when you just cut it right down the middle."
So besides being amused by my kids I'm looking forward to the holidays and DIYing. We made ornaments (painted ornaments) this week I saw on Pinterest that turned out so pretty, and I made H a little canvas for me to put her Bible verse cards she gets at Sunday school every week.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Looking for something to do today? Want something cheap, easy, and fun? Look no further folks! :)
I found a really cute necklace on Pinterest that was a complete fail, so I thought of doing this. For my version I found some cute ribbon in the dollar ribbon section of Michael's (art store) and some wood beads at Hobby Lobby ($1.47 for pack of 8 big beads or 20 little beads), and I already had plenty of acrylic craft paint at home. I had a wooden skewer that was fabulous for holding the little ditties (is that a word?) while I painted them and then I sprayed them with a clear sealer to finish. Getting the ribbon through the bead also involved the skewer so don't throw that thing away! I'm sure a needle or a thin pen or something would work well too. Okay- enjoy!
Friday, October 12, 2012
I keep meaning to write down or post up cute little things my kids say or do. I'll remember it one minute and the next the memory is swept up in the current of childhood. I had this moment a few weeks ago where I went to check in on Hallie after she had fallen asleep. She is in the same bed that used to be Natalie's and had on her hand me down pajamas, so for a brief moment I forgot who I was looking at. It was like glimpsing into the past and getting Nati as a little bitty girl for just one more minute. I love all the growing changes in my children. I love that I can go on a date with Natalie and enjoy talking with her. I love that my growing children help me with chores whereas babies and toddlers seem to add more work to each task. But those baby and toddler years are a blink. So I am really trying to be intentional with all my time which means there is not a lot of creative time left for me. Having said that, Hallie hasn't felt so well so we've had some down time at home this week. This left some time for me to be creative and finish up some painting projects. I really wanted to find my own painting style this year friends. As you can see from these recent paintings I am no further along in finding my style than I was in January. The top 2 are copied from something I pinned earlier this year, so the ideas are not mine but I made the paintings my own. They are all so different, but they all make me happy!