Here are some important things I learned from my 'break-up' with the scale:
I don't know about you, but I am always looking for something to keep my kids quiet and occupied during church, while traveling, and any other time we have to wait anywhere for any length of time. I've got some busy kiddos, and I'm sure the people in the church pews in back and in front of us appreciate the effort. :)
When I came across this darling dry erase quiet book by icandy handmade, I thought it was brilliant, and couldn't wait to make some of my own. Instead of using a binder, and sliding coloring and workbook pages inside sheet protectors (which is a great idea), I decided to make them differently, for a couple of reasons. First of all, I wanted mine to be smaller, so they would fit more easily in a diaper bag, purse, or church bag. I also wasn't sure how long the sheet protectors would hold up with my four little kiddos, and since they aren't super durable, I wanted to try a different method. I created half sheets, laminated them, and used book rings to hold them together. I bought some dry erase crayons to use with it, and I wish I would have bought them sooner. I LOVE LOVE how they turned out, and my kids are crazy over them. It's a hit!
Decorated clothespins aren't anything new--I've been making them for a long time, and actually first posted about them several years ago. However, my obsession with them hasn't changed much at all, and I love how they can transform an ordinary clothespin into the perfect accessory for magnet boards, clipboards, and more.
I've used several different methods to cover them, including fabric, paper, paint and stamps. I'm going to share a method I tried this week--the easiest yet! It literally takes less than 1 minute to cover a clothespin! LOVE that! I'm all about things that are simple, don't take a lot of time, but make a huge difference.
2012 has been quite the year!!! I started the year under one name, and ended it with another, but the most important things remain unchanged...how much I love doing this, and how much I appreciate each of you. I adore all the comments and e-mails, and want you to know how much they mean to me. Even though I love what I do, and love to share, it does make all the long hours worth it.
It was so fun to look back over the year, and at the most popular posts. A couple of these posts are some of my all-time favorites, and I'm excited to share them with you again!