I keep thinking I need to have everything caught up and in order before I post on here, but let’s be honest, these off the cuff posts I can write in 30 minutes are my favorite. I don’t love curated content or creating graphics in Photoshop, and your survey responses say you don’t love that either. So here’s to more of what you and I love in 2017. More stories and random ramblings, more writing, and less fuss.
It’s Valentines day, friends!
ONE – I know, I know. There is a great selection of pre-made Valentine’s at the store, but I don’t get to be creative very often since packing up my classroom so we get crafty for Valentine’s Day. Did I tell you that Judson is obsessed with dinosaurs? (No, because I don’t ever blog about fun things like that anymore.) Y’all he is obsessed, like he loves them so very much. We talked to him about praying recently and with the most serious look on his face, he closed his little eyes, and said, Jesus, I can have a dinosaur, pease? I wike a green one. So dinosaurs it is, for all of his friends.
TWO – Those were seriously the easiest Valentine’s to put together. I ordered a tub of these dinosaurs using my trusty Prime account. We only needed a dozen for his class, but I knew the surplus would be great for counting and sorting purposes. I downloaded this printable the colors are way better, but I didn’t change the ink in the printer prior to printing. Since they’re for 2 year olds, I didn’t waste more paper, because they actually don’t care. I just tied the dino’s on with twine and called it a day!
THREE- BK is vocal about her Valentine’s and she wanted to recreate a Valentine I purchased for her last year. Luckily, we have a Silhouette and a heat press machine in the craft room, I ordered these bags from Amazon and we added a simple tic-tac-toe grid and the names on the back.
FOUR- Full disclosure, I’m not even sure how to use the Silhouette or the heat press machine, but my mom and my aunt use it like pros. I didn’t really do any work on these, except writing x and o on a million plastic hearts from Hobby Lobby. You have to admit, that’s pretty darn cute (and useful)!
FIVE – That’s the extent of my Valentine’s Day. I tapped out right before the festive breakfast, but I do have some frozen waffles from Trader Joe’s. Allen prefers bagels, so Panera has that covered and I can still sleep until the very last minute and ensure everyone is happy with their Valentine breakfast.
SIX- Do you have big plans for tonight? I wish it was a Saturday night, but a school night? That’s no fun. So dinner at home it is. I asked BK what she wanted for dinner and she said, pizza at the drive thru. I’m slightly embarrassed to say that means a $5 pizza from Little Caesars.
SEVEN – And this made me laugh way too hard last night.
SEVEN – That’s it, friends. All I have for the day of love. I’m off to use this fun holiday as an excuse to indulge in a little retail therapy. Allen needs a new pair of tennis shoes for Disney and I think it’s only appropriate to grab myself a pair while I’m at it. If you happen to see a great pair of black tennis shoes, let me know what you find!