Monthly Archives: February 2013

Burst My Bubble {Valentine}

I love making Valentine’s cards for my kids’ preschool classes. And this year my goal was to avoid giving out candy. Preschoolers only need so many suckers, mini bags of m&ms, conversation hearts, etc.

Here is what I came up with for our 2013 Valentine cards. (please excuse the poor quality, cell phone photo. I really should just buy a new camera since ours has been missing since Aug 2012)

bubble valentine

I found the mini tubes of bubbles and the pink polka dot paper tape at Target. I must admit, this was my first time using paper tape/ washi tape. LOVE it!!

To see our 2012 Valentine cards, click here.

Happy Valentine’s Day! xo



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What Mommy Read: Little Bee

Little BeeLittle Bee by Chris Cleave

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Little Bee” was definitely out of my literary comfort zone, but I thought it was an excellent book. (read for Book Club)
I felt more connected to the parts told in Little Bee’s voice than those in Sarah’s. Little Bee just felt so much more “real” to me. And I am still amazed at how well Cleve (a white man) was able to tell the story from Little Bee’s point of view (a black female). Great writing. It was a very touching story. And so very heartbreaking.
My favorite quote: “We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, ‘I survived’.”

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What We’re Reading Wednesday: Hibernation Station

Hibernation Station cover

Hibernation Station is a charming (yet fictitious) picture book with delightful, rhyming text written by Michelle Meadows. Kurt Cyrus is the illustrator of the large, colorful, and fairly realistic illustrations.

Bears, hedgehogs, frogs, and other forest animals clad in cozy pajamas board a train made of hollowed logs for a long winter’s slumber.  Snoring roommates, cramped quarters, leaky train cars, and other issues prevent the animals from falling asleep.  However, the bears in the railroad caps are there to help. Will the animals ever fall asleep for their long ride through Winter?

I highly recommend adding this book to your collection! It has quickly become one of my children’s favorite bedtime books

Buy the book here: Barnes & Noble or Amazon.

Hibernation Station page

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Super Bowl Sunday

Today is the big game… Super Bowl XLVII. 49ers v Ravens. Coach Harbaugh v Coach Harbaugh. Do I care who wins the game? I don’t. I’m all about the commercials! Honestly, I have no idea what “first and 10” means and couldn’t spot a bad call by a referee if you paid me. Funny…my husband just read what I was typing and went into a long explanation of “first and 10” and “first down”. But all I heard was the teacher from Peanuts… wha-wah-wha-wah.

Anyway…back to my point….

I look forward to the Super Bowl every year. I love the commercials. I can’t wait to see what the clever folks in advertising came up with this year. Will they top my favorite from last year?

As for the Harbaugh brothers facing each other, pretty interesting. However, I doubt the actual sibling dynamic will be as interesting as the family drama on RHONJ 😉

And the half-time show probably won’t be as entertaining or controversial as Janet’s infamous wardrobe malfunction of 2004. (still love her – if she meant to flash the world or not) The worst thing Beyonce might do…lip sync. Even so, she’ll most likely put on a way better show than The Who, who were clearly performing way past their expiration date.

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Why are you watching the big game?

49ers? Ravens? Diehard football fan?

Commercials? Half-time show?

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