End of year Teacher thank you!

Last week was Thumper’s last day of school this year.  Naturally I waited until the last possible moment to come up with a small thank you gift for his teachers.  In case anyone is in the same boat I thought I would share our quick and easy idea here.

We quickly made up a batch of caramel popcorn.  Picked a cello bag to put it in and attached a cheesy note:



Here is the note : (Fingers crossed I did this large enough you click on the picture and print your own if you want!)


Thanks for taking the time to check in!  Have a wonderful day!


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Dancing Raisins

Ready for a fun little science project?  This is quick and easy and sure to entertain for a little while :)


  • Small box of raisins
  • 1 can of soda pop (Clear is easiest to see the raisins in)
  • clear glass

How to:

  1.   Pour Soda Pop into glassdancingrasins2
  2. Add Raisinsdancingrasins3
  3. Watch them Dance!dancingrasins4

Keeping it real disclaimer:  We may or may not have kept our raisins in the cupboard for a year resulting in them being SUPER hard.  As a hypothesis to see if the shape of the glass makes a difference we transferred everything to a different cup.


It did appear to work better.   Further testing will need to be conducted to see if fresher raisins will yield more dancing.  Look for a follow up coming in the SUMMER for Science 2015!

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Family Service Day

Today I thought I would pop in quick and show off a few of the things I was working on last week when nothing new appeared.  (My computer time went to working on a project for my mom)  She is in charge of a BIG family service project where several churches in her area get together and go out and serve the community.   I was asked to edit a few of their posters for this years event.

I should note I did not create the originals I simply worked on resizing, editing text and swapping out pictures to keep the posters up to date.  Here is a small sample of some of what I did:







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Boot Cuff’s

The universe cooperated we had SNOW


I finally finished another Christmas project

(remember we are going with better late than NEVER) ;)


Purplicous was SO excited to put her new boot cuff’s to good use.  (Me too!)


To create them I used a free crochet pattern found at Loops of Lavender the pattern was super easy to read and work up!  When I first found the pattern I fell in love with the little bow in the back and knew a little girl who would love it too!


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Happy Birthday

TODAY is a pretty BIG birthday for this guy


(the older wiser one not the munchkin) my dad. I thought I would post a little shout out to him.


(not that he’s likely to see this unless mom let’s him know) :)

I happen to think he is a pretty amazing Dad and Grandpa! He is always so good at getting down and playing with the kids, teaching them things and checking in to see how life is going for them (and me to).  He is an extremely hard worker too and I really would be lost without his excellent example in my life.

Over the weekend my siblings put together a party to celebrate this momentous event. Our assignment ended up being a T-shirt.  Here is what the final product looked like:


I don’t have a picture but one of my siblings created a VERY long board to fit all the candles needed.  The best part of the night was when Dad went to blow them all out he surprised everyone by having a can of air in his hands to help him out :)

Thanks checking in this week!  The munchkins are off for Spring Break this week so I am going to take the rest of the week off.   I will be back Tuesday with something new.  Hope you have a wonderful week!

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Easter Video

Hello!  Thanks for taking the time to check in.  I have to be honest.  I had a rough weekend and I am WAY behind on a project that has a deadline looming extremely close. (I promise I have lots to share I just need time to edit a few photo’s and write everything up!  Fingers crossed this happens soon)

So instead of our usual which craftiness :)  I am sharing a video we watched as part of our Family Home Evening last night.  I hope you enjoy it!


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School Projects

Today we are featuring a couple of school book report projects Purplicious created recently for school.

First up was her character cup.  The book was Betsy Tacy by  Maude Lovelace

To be honest I can’t remember which character she did and she is currently sound asleep so BONUS points for you if you have read the book and know! :)


2nd was her milk box animal.  She read the book the Trouble with Tuck by Theodore Taylor


and the back with his cute little tail :)


Thanks for taking the time to see what we have been up to!

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