Monday, August 26, 2013

Hello Monday

Hello new week...
a wee bit quieter on the calendar this week!
Thank goodness!

Hello encouragement at the craft show...
I am so psyched about doing more events!
Hello homeschool...
the boys are loving it, 
but their dad isn't so sure they are working.
Emails of assignments show me things are going well
and attitudes about school work from the big kid are much better!

Hello classroom...
getting into my groove and holding the kiddos 
seriously accountable.
I am extremely tough at the beginning of the year,
but it saves me a million headaches as the year progresses.
I have a great bunch,
so we should have an amazing year!

Hello newcomers...
welcome to my blog!

Until next time,

Sunday, August 25, 2013

{First Craft Show}

Yesterday Kenny and I tackled our first craft show for Amy's Monkeys.
It was so much fun and we met a lot of great people!
We also made some contacts to do other shows 
I was invited to join a local women's network group!!

I love what I make...
but to hear other people say I made 
great choices in fabric combinations 

or that my quality was excellent... 
totally fed my creative soul. 

I kept thinking about my grandma 
and how proud she would be of her sewing granddaughter.
It was just awesome!

We were so proud of our display,
but we know we can make it better!
Craft show newbies with room for improvement for sure!

I'm off to decide what to make for the next show 
and to clean my house (poor,poor house has been so neglected)!

Until next time,

Monday, August 19, 2013

Hello Back to School!

Hello fresh new week!

Hello first full week of school...
I have been blessed with another great group...
the kiddos and I are going to have an amazing year!

Hello new responsibility...
I was asked to be a support teacher for a new teacher this year...
Kenny said he knows I would have helped her anyway,
but this way I get to add an official title to my résumé.

Hello crazy storm...
thunder, lightning, and pouring rain in August...
just wow!

Hello craft show...
next Saturday Amy's Monkeys will be part of a end of summer boutique sale...
so much to do,
but it's going to be great!

Hello homeschool...
the oldest two are doing great at home.
I love that they have the freedom to keep moving forward once they
have a concept mastered.
They are both keeping me on my toes!

Hello everyone...
how's the end of summer treating you?

Until next time,


Friday, August 2, 2013

Hello There!

I had no idea I would be taking the summer off from here, 
but if you follow my instagram you know we've had a busy summer!

Nik just got his cast off!  He was amazing through the whole thing!
For someone that had three broken bones, he sure was tough.

We were gifted a chance to repaint the interior of the house,
so we jumped on it!

But, if you give a mouse a cookie...

Seriously the painting led to decor changes
on a budget of hardly anything!
 Thrift stores, spray paint, and serious discount hunting have been good to us!

Schemes for painted kitchen cabinets and new back splashes 
are floating around in our heads...

It also led to major purging and organizing!
Which translated into we need to have a yard sale...
that is happening tomorrow!
I have never been so ruthless with clearing out in my life
and it's been awesome!!!

We are in love with all the changes,
but I feel like these changes were getting us ready 
for bigger changes in our lives.
Nothing official yet, 
but hopes and prayers for better opportunities 
could be answered in the near future!

The biggest change is that I am enlisting help to design a new blog 
to combine this space with Amy's Monkeys.
I'm not sure when that will happen,
but I will keep you posted!

If you made it this far you deserve a treat!
Have a great weekend!

Until next time,