Jayne's studio was so fun to work on. Who wouldn't love to be amongst beautiful fabrics, beads, trims and creative company!
Jayne is the creative handbag designer behind www.designsbyjayne.com . She is also a wonderful mother + wife. Her story brings tears to my eyes and I'm proud to be a part of her life. (Look for her story in a future post)
Jayne gave me a ring when she was ready to take her biz to the next level... take a look, I think she's got it going on! Take a look at the BEFORE + AFTER PHOTOS yourself...
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I've been at the ballpark cheering on 12 incredible young men, sitting in the bleachers with their mamas, shaking my DIY noise maker-shaker, and making memories with my family. What a spectacular way to spend summer #45!
I believe in keepin' it simple... and fabulous. And it can be done... pinky promise.
With one trip to the local grocery store and few minutes online... you can whip up a party in no time! Jars and ribbons are from my crafty stash... food + checkered table cloth etc are from the grocery store.
Patriotic Pretzels... Dip pretzel sticks in canned whipped frosting then cover in sprinkles. Place in the fridge for a bit before serving. TIP stir frosting well, when dipping pretzel use a swirl method to get just the right amount of frosting. The kids love making these!
Red... The candy aisle is full of red treats! A bowl full of Swedish Fish or use skewers to make 'fishing poles' like my daughter Annie created. She placed a piece of licorice over the skewer then caught a swedish fish. #clever Wrap up pieces of licorice with ribbon scraps.
My kidlets get out of school next week... we had plenty of extra days to make up for the 'snow' days, albeit there wasn't much snow on those days to even enjoy. But I'm not complaining about the kids being in school... in fact I LOVE when they are in school.
Once they exit the building for Summer Break, my home turns into a total wreck. Food, clothes, games, Xbox accessories, toys, etc will be strewn throughout my 'almost' perfectly maintained home. I'll spend countless hours picking up after them, wondering why I bother doing it at all. I'll make a chore chart and not want to manage it. I'll soon begin counting the days til they return to a normal schedule... and I can have my space back.
BUT, right now I'm pondering what to do to celebrate the last day of school, because even I haven't forgotten how exciting it is to sing at the top of my lungs "schooools out for Summerrrrr"...
Recently I posed this question on my Facebook page because my FB Chicas always have fabulous ideas! [ hey if you 'like' my fb page... click on 'like' while you're there ;) ]
Krista ColvinHey Moms... Do you do anything special for the kids on the last day of school?
I thought I'd try my hand again at creating a video... I'm no pro, but that doesn't stop me!
It's been a loooooong Spring in the Pacific Northwest... I'm ready for the sun to come out- SO ready. In hopes of Summer actually arriving I took 5 minutes to change out my accessories. Because I always say the key to being organized is staying organized.
TIP: Place unwanted items in your Donate bin! Why store something that you don't really like...
I promise this project won't take long at all...
Let me know when you've conquered changing out your accessories!
My Chicarita Brandie Kajino and I used to have a fabulous lil' podcast titled "The O Myth". We debated and debunked life's organizing myths. In honor of Summer & Father's Day, I thought it would be fun to dig up a couple of shows about 'manly stuff' and share them with you... Because regardless of our differences... we love 'em, we love them a lot.
Man Cave? Crap? or used as an auto storing facility? That's right we are looking into the space formerly known as "The Garage". We break it down for you... but don't really have any desire to get down + dirty... cuz in our lil' world that's man's job ;)
5 things you can do in 5 minutes [give or take ;) ] to get your Summer organized! Take a peek at my AM Northwest segment... Check out the photos + tips aaaaand at the bottom of the post I included some BONUS Summer Tips!