Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I love the tradition of sending Christmas cards. I'm not sure what about these cards makes me so happy, but I am NOT looking forward to taking them down.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

If you haven't read "Oh, the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss, please do yourself a favor and give it a read. I love this book for the metaphorical situations and positive message woven beautifully throughout the text.

I read this book to my students EVERY YEAR on the last day of school. It never fails to bring a tear to my eye, and sometimes the eyes of my students.

I also love the book because my fabulous husband gave me a copy of this book on our wedding day. He inscribed it with the most loving message that tugs at my heart still today. (My guy is pretty fabulous like that!)

What has inspired me to wax nostalgic? Well, a blogger friend of mine (Dawn at Dawn's Quilt Corner)is hosting a giveaway for some adorable Dr. Seuss fabric. It is all kinds of cute! "Oh, the Things I Could Think" to put that fabric to good use. :)

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Ready for the Big Guy

Well, the cookies are made.

The family room is trimmed and longing for presents. Santa's letter, cookies, and milk are left on the hearth. The reindeer have a small plate of baby spinach. (We have inside information that it is Rudolph's favorite.)

The living room tree guards our presents to each other.

I'm enjoying the calm before the storm. I think that I am more excited than the kids! :)

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Double Dipping?

The Tooth Fairy and Santa on the same night?
Score! (Or as Gabriela now pronounces it: "thcore!")

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Want some Christmas zen?


Sunday, December 19, 2010


Well, it looks like Gabriela has learned what NOT to draw and email on mami's iPad. :)

Seriously, she isn't in trouble. Who could be mad at this face

Not me!

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Friday, December 17, 2010

A Handy Teacher Gift

I love getting/making gifts for all of the kids' teachers.  It is one of my favorite things to do.  This year, I went practical.  I saw a great idea over on the Idea Blog and decided to replicate it. 

I took hand sanitizer bottles and removed the labels from the front and back.  Then, I printed a poem with the teacher's name and copied it onto a transparency.  I trimmed the transparency, rolled it up and slipped it inside.  I used the pump to guide the transparency to the front.  Voila!   :)   Easiest gift ever!

Here is a close-up.  (Email me, if you want a copy of the poem.)
Merry Christmas to all!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jolly Holiday Quilt

This is another quilt that I pieced together at the quilt retreat. I finally got around to quilting it this week. I coerced my hubs to help me take the picture. Isn't he a sweetheart? My usual helpers were all too busy running around in this unbelievably warm weather that we are having. (The thermometer in my backyard showed 84 degrees at around noon today.)
The back is mostly flannel (the green) which will make it comfy, if the weather ever cooperates!

Thank you for helping, Mr.Wonderful.