Friday, July 23, 2010

"Tooth" Tooth Fairy Pillow

This little project was something I had been wanting to make every since my sweet nephew lost his tooth at my house. It didnt take much time at all and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. My only complaint is the type of fabric I chose to use. While it is super soft and cuddly, it sheds like crazy while working with it. I think if I make any more of these (which I will HAVE to make at least one more for my kiddos) I will use something closer to a soft felt.  I sewed a little pocket on the back for the actual tooth and the deposit made by the tooth fairy! I was going to add a small piece of velcro, but I decided that might be a bit too noisy (if you get my drift..ha..ha..).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Home Sweet Home

I am finally back! While I had a great time, it is always nice to be home to your own bed (especially when going 16 days with hubby and a 4 year old in a double bed!) The trip to Philadelphia was awesome! We took our time getting there since it was an 18 hour drive and stopped at a lot of fun places. We went to the Knoxville Zoo, and then stayed a bit in Pigeon Forge. Once we got to Philadelphia I was extremely happy we decided to park our car in a garage and use public transportation-I surely would have gone crazy navigated around in the absurd traffic! On our way to hotel we had already practically been run over by a trolley-it was terrible!

Here are a couple of my favorite photos from the trip

Of course I have TONS more to share, but I will wait and show then to you on layouts later, because we all now how caught up I am with my scrapbooking =)

So, now that I am back I have jumped back into my Motivated Moms planner full swing. If you are a busy mom and do not have this you are missing out! It is amazing! My house has never felt so clean and organized EVER, and this is coming from me now with 4 kids! These wonderful ladies have laid out a daily system for you to get your house in order and keep it that way. I love how spending just a couple hours each day (sometimes not even that) can make your house stay so spectacular! For only $7 you can download and print a chore list… it details a few chores to do every day of the year, and cycles through things like changing towels, cleaning the lights in your bathroom, cleaning the crumb tray of your toaster, and all sorts of things that are easy to let slide if you’re not thinking about them. Just what I need! I also love that they have an option to add daily bible reading to your schedule as well.