Turns out my dream house is in the middle of Ohio somewhere. The Middle of the US gets a bad rap, but it is really beautiful. Truly.
Swipe to see my 5 minute self-portrait from our art lesson today in homeschool (never ask kids to do something you aren't willing to do yourself.) lesson learned, if you don't use a skill, you loose it. I might have to bring sketching in as a regular part of our week because seriously 😂😂😂😂 on the bright side, my kids think it's super good 👍🏼😎
Laundry folding modern art via my 8 year old. You're welcome 😎
Birthday Antique shopping revealed some interesting finds (none of which I bought) I took this picture of these WWII German trench boots for my son who is fascinated with military history. Highlight from our trip was when I asked my husband what he thought people used antique traps for. His answer? To catch antique animals 😂🐗🦁🐺 it was a good birthday. 👌🏼
4yr old essentials: do your kids carry around bags or backpacks filled with who knows what? I looked in my daughters bag today and found: 1 full roll of TP, bag of nerf darts, 1 mitten, chopstick, two rolls of dental floss, brothers retainer case, expander key, black leo, mis-matched ballet shoes, 2 overdue library books, scriptures, two baby board books, travel Kleenex, two pencils, sparkly hair clip, magnet blocks, two stuffed animals, modeling clay, a zipper pouch and a purse. I'd say I stumbled upon the youngest #prepper ever. 😂 also, I'm glad she included two of may handmades, the zipper pouch and purse. With 4 girls you can never have enough little bags. 👍🏼
Another successful patch job. 👦🏼👧🏼👧🏼👧🏼👧🏼= lots of mending 😜 we are so close to shorts season which means NO knee patches!!!!
Whipped up some travel pillows for our summer camping trip! With a family of 7 it seems impossible to fit everyone's stuff in the back of the van for normal travel, let alone camping! So, we ordered backpacking sleeping bags for the whole fam (they pack up to 1/4 of the size of regular bags) sleeping pads that roll up super tiny and I made a cute little travel pillow for everyone with some leftover flannel. I'm all about #spacesavingideas for #familycamping ⛺️ bring on the nature!!! 2.5 weeks, cross country camping with our entourage. 👩🏻👱🏼👦🏼👱🏻♀️👧🏼👧🏼👶🏼🏔🏕🌲🐾🍃🌿🌳🌲
Play Date Cards - I've been meaning to make business cards for my kids for years. It saves me from trying to track down parents and exchanging contact info. I have my email address and cell number under my name (it's not in the pic) and I color coded them for each of the kids! Now the kids just have to give one of these babies to their friend and it saves me so much trouble! #playdatebusinesscards #playdates #momlife
So many sewing machines in one room! I'm getting seriously good creative mojo hanging with this group of seamstresses, but why am I the only one not quilting? Sewing clothing is a lost art. #imakemyclothes #sewcialites