Tuesday, May 28, 2013

One Reason I Love Kids...(A Video)

I love my job.  Don't get me wrong, I am itching for summer like nobody's business.  But, really, I love my job.  Like, a lot.  I teach the 2nd grade and count myself extremely blessed.  I love kids.  I always have, and I don't see that changing any time soon.

There are many reasons I adore kiddos, but, when a friend posted this video on Facebook, I was reminded, once again, just how special they can be.  I'm sure you'll agree...

Oh, and watch to the end.  Otherwise, you're missing out.

I have 7 1/2 working days left to go before summer has officially arrived.  HUGE promises to pick the pace back up around here once things settle down.  I'm looking forward to a very relaxing break.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Nautical Chevron Wreath

It's no secret that Pinterest has become my new best friend.  Those of you that have stuck around for a while know that I post regularly on my love for Pinterest finds.  I've also hinted that it has helped to inspire my inner-"crafter."  I'm being totally genuine when I say that I don't have a creative bone in my body.  However, I have (kinda sorta) learned how to steal bits and pieces of ideas and make them my own.  That has to count for something, right?

I've also learned over the past few years that Mom loves a good wreath.  I've made her several recently, but I knew that she was lacking in a general outdoor summer wreath.  So, when I couldn't decide on a decent Mother's Day gift, I turned to Pinterest for a little help.

I knew that I wanted the background of the wreath to be burlap, and I wanted it to match my parents' blue/gray columns on the front porch.  I saw an adorable nautical-themed wreath that sort of tied all my thoughts together.  Plus, I knew she had nothing at all like it.

After a bit of perusing (okay, two hours of perusing) the aisles of Hobby Lobby, I finally settled on all the parts and pieces.  And, this is what I came up with:

Nautical Chevron Wreath

She was happy, and I was happy that she was happy.  What more can you ask for on Mother's Day?  Ours was family-filled, relaxing, and super special.  I hope yours was, too!  And to all my Mama readers, Happy (belated) Mother's Day!