My daughters go to daycare/preschool twice a week and love their teachers, which makes drop off a little easier for me. But each time they’ve moved up to a new class, I feel like such an A-hole because I can never think of a clever or thoughtful gift to give their teachers. ..then a few weeks go by and I feel even worse. I had mentally committed to making or scouring original gifts for their teachers this holiday season… which is why I’m so happy to have Barry guest blogging today sharing gift ideas for teachers. As a teacher himself, he has some great ideas. Thanks, Barry!Pin It
Obviously I love to sew. And like many people who sew, I have a love/hate relationship with my machine and the craft.
What can often squash the creative bug is taking on a project beyond your skill set. I learned that the hard way.
Which is why I’m excited to share my favorite new find, Brett Bara, a crafty gal with great video tutorials like the one below.
If you’re thinking of dusting off your grandma’s sewing machine and giving it a whirl, this would be a great first project!
I have seen the movie “Cars” with my daughter so many times I can recite nearly the entire dialogue.
So, this past summer when the Manfriend and I each had to be in Southern California during the same week [I got to see Jay Z/JT at the Rose Bowl!], we decided to add on a day for Disneyland, and better yet, surprise our 4yo. Continue readingPin It
The only thing(s) my older daughter wanted for her fourth birthday this year was to camp and eat Snow White cupcakes. Easy peasy.
Camping for her birthday is a nice tradition we’ve formed and such a great way to spend QT as a family.
This year we went to Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe. I have always wanted to explore that region and will definitely be going back. It’s a great campground for families – quiet, spacious and the lake is great for swimming and kayaking, without the crowds you might find at Lake Tahoe. Loved everything about this place! Continue readingPin It
I’m preparing for our annual camping trip to the California coast at Dillon Beach.
As I’ve said before, it’s a fantastic spot for family camping with direct access to the beach. However, each year I add the caveat that I’ll only go if it isn’t raining. I’m crossing my fingers the weather plays nice.
But as I began to dream about warmer camping spots, I stumbled upon this rad place in the high desert Continue readingPin It
Yay! I finally finished another sewing project.
I’m excited for many reasons.
- This is the first time I’ve used an entire portion of fabric.
- This sweater cost me zero dollars. The fabric was a donation.
- It only took me a few night’s work to complete it. Continue reading