Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to School Time!

 It's that time of year again! I love fall, and always loved shopping for back to school supplies. While my son goes to "school" (daycare) year round, he will be moving up to a new room on the first day of school next week. So we will be giving the 2 teachers he will be leaving a thank you gifts and giving his 2 new teachers "happy school year" gifts.

This year, we are giving the teachers school supply boxes full of some essentials! I originally saw the idea here. I'm going to add gift cards to the boxes for the 2 teachers he is leaving, but not to the boxes for his new teachers. (they will get gift cards and a little something when he leaves their room)

I got the boxes and all the items to go in the boxes for 4 teachers for under $30 at Michael's. I found all Laura Ashley stuff (pencils, paper clips, pens, erasers, etc) for 50% off. (everything was like 60 cents!) And, I got the boxes in the scrapbook organization area --2 boxes per pack for $6.99 and they were 40% off!

 I used my craft stash for all the supplies to decorate the tops of the boxes. I think they turned out really cute, and I hope all of the teachers enjoy them!

(Note: You can click on the pics to see them larger. I need to get around to redesigning the blog so I can post bigger pics!)

 Do you give gifts to teachers on the last day/first day of school? Share your ideas!

Monday, August 2, 2010

I've Been A Bit Busy

Oh my, time flies when you are having fun!
Or, maybe not so much fun, but rather preparing for fun!
I am so sorry that I haven't posted in forever and a day, but I have been really busy. I have 2 very big projects to share with you!

First up, I have been working on a little number I like to call Baby Girl!

We are thrilled to be adding a little girl to our family! Now we will have a prince and a princess.
And while I'd love to say the pregnancy has been a breeze, it's been a bit more like a hurricane. I have been sick. Very sick. In need to medication sick. So sick I havent' felt like blogging, or anything else. I seem to be feeling a bit better now that I am in my 21st week, but the nausea/pukies just don't want to completely leave. But, I know it will all be worth it! Our little girl should arrive on December 9 (scheduled c-section), one month before her already very proud big brother turns 4.

And our second big project:
Selling our House!
Lord have mercy, I never knew how much work it would take to even get the thing listed let alone sold! So through the morning sickness we have packed away and stored a ton of stuff, done some home maintenance that we kept putting off, had some painting done, etc. And don't even get me started on keeping the place "show-ready" at all times with a 3.5 year old while working full time and being pregnant.
I am pretty proud of the way the house shows. I even had a realtor ask the other if we had a professional stager! I was very flattered.

We have a few prospective homes to buy when we finally sell our place. Wish us luck!

And please do forgive me for not blogging in a while. There just isn't much going on in the way of decor at the moment. However, once we sell and are ready to move into a new place, I will be ready to do some serious nesting!