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Favorite Finds: Pinwheels, Bookmarks and Marie Claire Idees Magazine

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Pinwheel Card by Laura PryorNot only did the colors of Laura's card catch my eye, but the fun pinwheel for sure drew me into finding how I could create them for myself. Not only did I find out, but how fun, there is a simple little die that you can purchase online and create as many fun pinwheel cards as you'd like. Or if you don't mind hand cutting out your own pinwheels, then here's another tutorial that you can print a template.
Page Corner BookmarksLove this cute little paper crafting idea and when you see the tutorial on how they were made you'll love them even more. I think I'll make some of these with my daughter, she'd get a kick out of these.

Marie Claire Idees Magazine
My cute friend Jana Eubank showed me these yummy over-sized Marie Claire Idees magazines last time we got together to scrapbook. Although I cannot read most of these french magazines, the beautiful ideas and eye candy throughout these issues made up for that. I'm told you can purc…

Easter Gum, HoHos and a Beautiful Easter Message

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I have to admit that my heart hasn't really been in the commercial side of Easter this year. And not intentionally or for any moral purpose, I just haven't cared to worry about it actually. My kids are 14 and 15 years old and so there's no need to continue the illusion that the Easter bunny will visit our home and leave them oodles and oodles of fattening candy.  In fact, when I pointed out to my daughter that I hadn't thought much about a gift/treat for her and her brother, her response was, "Oh I didn't think we did that any more." Cool for me. However, as the date approached I did have two small requests for "this" Easter bunny from my two kids. My son asked for HoHos and my daughter said, "please no candy, but lots of gum is okay." So that's what my kids got for Easter....


But today my thoughts are more of my Savior and his gift to ME. I borrow these words from another today, but they reflect my same feelings so perfectly I could…

Basement Remodel - A Teenage Boy Room

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I am sure I'm driving most of my good friends crazy talking about me finishing my unfinished basement. 
The ultimate goal is to get my SON moved down to the room we've been promising him for the past five years so I can finally get my office (aka craft room) finished.  Like many of you, my sweet husband assured me five years go when we bought the house that we would finish the basement quickly and I'd have my own space. However, we're busy people and most of the time we're too broke to finish small projects, let alone afford to finish a basement. He was able to frame in the rooms, wire it with the help of his electrician father and put insulation in one of the rooms. But finally I had to fire him and hire someone that does this all the time...if you need a referral, let me know...Chuck did a great job!!  Finishing a Teenage Boy's RoomSo I forgot to take a photo of my son's room right before we started painting, so this is the soon to be "Media/Game Room.…

When in doubt...take your kids cough syrup!?

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I posted recently about a children's cough syrup called Zarbees. The company sent me home with samples after teaching me about the reasons their product is perfect for children 12 mos+. But of course since my children are teenagers I figured we wouldn't be using the medicine at our house. Well I was WRONG....

In a moment of complete desperation as I started to get sick a couple weeks ago I remember waking up in the middle of the night with a killer sour throat and having a hard time swallowing. It was unbearable and after searching through my medicine cupboards I came up with NOTHING. Short of heating up a cup of honey and lemon myself, I decided to go find my bag of samples from Zarbee's and give this Children's cough medicine a try...since it did claim to soothe sore throats. And yes, it worked for me...even though I am not among the recommended age for the product!

Yummy Idea - Ribbon Cupcake Shirts for Little Girls

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I was doing cleaning out of files and came across a group of photos I collected a while back. Regretfully it was before I found Pinterest and so I have no idea where I found them, so I cannot link back and give credit to the creators (which I hate)...but I so wanted to share. So I hope the blogging world will forgive me for not linking back. I did find a couple that I've feature here doing a google search, so I'll for sure show you those links below their photo. 
Anyway, who doesn't love a cute cupcake? Even the type you cannot eat.  I must have thought these Ribbon Cupcake Shirts for Little Girls were cute when I saved all the images, but what I'm wondering is, can someone my age could get away with it??












My To Do List....Blog Today

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I kept wondering why people were still commenting on me being sick and then I realized I haven't posted anything on my blog for a while. My apologies....I still have a lovely cough that I'm sure will continue until Summer and with my whole family having gotten it, we should like a chorus of coughing all the time!

But after recovering I've spent a lot of time working on things like these...


Yes, we are finally getting the basement finished and now worries, these are NOT the colors of the basement. But boy it seems to take up a lot of my time, energy and definitely MONEY!! But the closer I get to moving my son downstairs the closer I'll get to finishing my office/craft room.

I feel bad though, my husband keeps telling everyone he got "fired".

And he sort of did....we moved into this house almost 5 years ago. My husband assured me that he would quickly finish the basement so I could have a craft space. However, it's been a long process and still it wasn'…