Friday, February 14, 2014

You Drive Me Wild, Valentine!

Just tuck this in your back pocket for next year.

Amazon Prime add on stickers + Avery design and print online = You drive me wild, Valentine. 

Factor in that I didn't have to take four to the store in tundra weather and you have a winner, folks. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Art Tackle Box - A Review

This year my husband and I decided to have a small Christmas with more focus on family and less focus on stuff.  That stuff seemed to pile up in the corner, spill out of the basement playroom (an entire basement dedicated to toys), and eventually spend more time in Toy Time-Out than being enjoyed. 

The kids were asked what they wanted and Ladybug, who loves artys crappsy kinds of activities, asked for a blue art tackle box or better known as the Lakeshore Arts & Crafts Supply Center.  Over the next few weeks I kept asking nagging because I wanted her to be really sure and she kept saying the same thing.  Really though this thing looked like my worst nightmare. 

Lakeshore Arts & Crafts Supply Center
Now, I was skeptical because:

A.  It had a lot of awesome supplies and those supplies would end up everywhere.  Remember that stuff that was in Toy Time-Out?  I was mentally adding the blue tackle box to the list. 

B.  I had a coupon for half-off. Was it too good to be true?

C.  I could only find reviews where the product had been supplied by Lakeshore and reviewed.  Now, I know that these reviews are suppose to be unbiased, but I wanted a review not associated with a coupon or Lakeshore.

I gave Santa the green light and now we are the proud owners of a blue art tackle box. 

We've had the blue tackle box for almost two months and it is used every single day.  My concern was the awesome supplies would be everywhere, but it seems the novelty of the small clear boxes helps keep her supplies organized. There is enough variety in supplies that it keeps all of them interested and creative. 

I would recommend to blue tackle box to any budding Martha Stewart.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Dropping the Ball

Do you know that awkward greeting when you've been meaning to talk to somebody for a long time and you keep putting it off?  Maybe time escaped you and then you kept putting off the shifty eyes and that bumbling, "Hey.."     Yeah, I know the feeling - Hey.

I would love to tell you that I rode off into the sunset, wine in hand, angelic kids signing sweet songs off to the tropics.  That's not what happened.  We are still in the tundra, but made the BIG move five minutes from our old house.  No more babies sleeping in the closet and no more Learning Room. 

We had a baby.  Our sweet June Bug was born on June 19th to complete our family.  Mister was not impressed with another sister, but he really is the best big brother to three sisters.

Is she not the sweetest? 

We are officially in crazy town putting our house on the market a month after June Bug was born, two in kindergarten, one in preschool, one in diapers and moving an entire house less than a week before Thanksgiving.  Now that I've started to regain my sanity, I'm ready to get back to some of the things I love and try new things.