Back to School

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I find parenting such an interesting mix of penalty/pity, love/loss. The kids went back to school today, after a year at home with me; we had lots of reasons for home schooling them for the year, and lots of reasons went into the decision to send them back this year (by in large Isaac asking…

Dry Erase Teen Art

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  In my continuing quest to make crafts to auction off this October, I have a dry erase board/teen art. This frame was the glassless frame I got at the base thrift store for a quarter (the bottom one) Conveniently the frame that I turned into a clip message center, was the exact same size,…

Thrifty Message Center Part 1 {pinspired}

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Today I am working on another project for the silent auction fundraiser I am in charge of this October for the Osan AB Spouses’ Club. This one started off as 3 thrift store frames, I realize there are 4 frames in this picture, the bottom one is for another project I paid $5 at the…

I’m Assuaging My Guilt…

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I’m just popping in today to assuage my guilt over not posting recently. I have no really good reason to be over here beyond that to be honest I have been making a bunch of stuff, but because of my usual poor planning, I have no good pictures to share (my instagram is usually more…

Emmie’s 11th Birthday {flashback post}

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The other day I shared a post about Emmie’s small and understated 12th birthday party, and today I am back with her 11th birthday (I am so behind on posts….) Emmie decided that she wanted to have a circus theme for her party, and we tried really hard to thread the theme throughout within the…

Emmie Turns 12!

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My baby girl is not so baby anymore, she turned 12 on the 11th of June! We went to Japan a few days before to celebrate her birthday as a family, but she still wanted to have a little get together with friends to mark the occasion. We did a huge party for her 11th,…

Breeze Top Pattern Tour

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I’m excited to be on the Breeze Top pattern tour; I first “met” Shannon of Little Kids Grow through Project Run and Play’s sew-a-longs and have always been impressed by her style, and love of her family – so I was really excited when she contacted me about participating in introducing her new pattern for Peaches…