Monthly Archives: May 2016

Why I’m Not Spending Mother’s Day With My Kids

May 8, 2016 | Posted by in Mom Life, My Beautiful Mess, My Thoughts | 0
mother's day

I love my kids. Really I do. But this Mother’s Day I am spending it away from them, rather than with them. Now, before you go and pass judgement on me that I would actually choose to not be with the two human beings that actually made me a mother, let me explain. Every year, my mom and I take a “mother/daughter” trip to Palm Springs. This year, when we were looking at dates, one of the only options for us to get away together was the week of Mother’s Day. With my daughter’s upcoming show rehearsal schedule, it was not an option for us to go as a family, so that meant if I left, my husband would need to stay back and handle all the responsibilities for the week. Not only that, but I would be gone on Mother’s Day…tough decision. Do I go away with my mother and celebrate her, leaving my family behind, or do I stay atRead more …

DIY Teacher Appreciation Poster Ideas

May 1, 2016 | Posted by in DIY / How To, Gifts | 0
Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Posters

Since this next week is Teacher Appreciation Week at our school, I thought I would share with you some simple, inexpensive ways to create a poster that pops! In the years past, we were able to decorate the teacher’s entire door with wrapping paper from top to bottom and really go all out. Recently, they changed the “rules” that it could only be on a poster, no greater than 22 X 28. I little boring if you ask me, so I went on a search for ideas on how to really jazz up poster! After “googling” fun ideas while enjoying a glass of red wine, these are a few of the posters that were inspired. My favorite posters are the ones that I made that resemble a “chalkboard”. Very easy to make with black poster board and a white gel pen! Each of these posters cost me under $3.00 to make and they were a lot of fun! If you have readRead more …