Friday, December 3, 2010

Cushman 2010

With Love Chartreuse Christmas 5x7 folded card
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Well I decided... What do you think?  It was so easy to make, but the hardest part was picking my photos!  I hope I made the right choices.  This year I had so many great photos to choose from and using Shutterfly with so many card options made my decision pretty hard.  But once I decided.. the rest was a piece of cake!. (pluse I love the post your project to blogger option)  I think this card will be a great keepsake!  What kind of cards did you find to make?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Card Crazziness Time :)

Christmas Card Craziness!!!
Every Year (since boo boo has been born) for my hubby and my anniversary we have my wonderful friend from Creative Concepts photography ( take family photos.  I always want to show off her images on my Christmas Card.  Last year I went completely crazy created my own card using Photoshop, and just had them printed locally.  (way way way much work)
 (I love this photo!)
 I don’t feel like I have the energy or time to spend creating my own template this year so I am turning to a wonderful place….. Shutterfly…. They have so many wonderful templates to choose from. So easy too. Just select your photos and add them to template!  I am not sure how I am going to decide.  I think I have narrowed it down to three  that I am love with and couldn’t begin to even make something as lovely.
Family Wall Red,
With Love Chartreuse. and
Many Memories Snowflake .  (let me know if you have a favorite)
You really need to check out all of the great choices that they have in holiday cards 
Not into Holiday cards, don’t worry they have you covered. 
They have birthday invitation, birth announcements,   birthday cards -,    thank you cards - and so much more.   
 I have used Shutterfly in the past to make all the Grandees (Nana, Papa, Grandpa and Grandma) card for every holiday.  I love to send them something that shows how their first grandchild is growing.  Since none of them leave near to us, I think it is a great way for them to stay connected.  I also like making the Grandees a calendar to recap the year.. and yup Shutterfly has that covered too.  I can’t wait to get my cards in the mail (as soon, as I get the one I want figured out)
See Ya 

Note:  Shutterfly has given me the chance to get 50 holiday cards for free for writing this blog.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall and Apples

Well we were lucky enough to have off on Friday this week, so I kept boo boo home and we had a busy day.  At school this week he was studying apples so we started the day off with an apple craft.  I drew an apple on a piece of paper, G helped me tear up red paper.  Then g, put glue on the apple and stuck the paper all over the apple.

Then to top the apple unit off we took boo boo to the apple orchard and let him pick out his own apples.
What a way to help him learn all about apples. 

When we got home that night we made Crock Pot Apple sauce. YUM

Crock Pot Applesauce\

This makes enough for 4 people. If you would like to freeze or can, use more apples.

--4 large apples, skinned ,cored, and cut in quarters

--juice from 1 lemon

--1/2 tsp cinnamon

--1 tsp vanilla

--1 T brown sugar

--1/4 cup water

The Directions.

I used a 4 quart crockpot for the applesauce.

Skin, core, and cut your apples into quarters.
Plop the pieces into your crockpot. Add the juice from the lemon, and the water. Pour in the vanilla, and add the cinnamon and brown sugar.

Cover and cook on low for 4-8 hours. When the apples are super tender, mash with a potato masher or large fork. I let mine cook over night , and then I used a mixter to mix them into a sauce.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Salt Painting - a Hit and a Flop

 Well we had a day off for Elections and I got to stay home with my boo boo.... woo hoo.. Anyway I had seen this cool project I thought we would try.  Salt Painting, we started by covering some blue paper with glue.

Then we dumped some salt on the glue to make a neat pattern picture.  My little Guy loved dumping the salt.  I used the top of a copy box so that I could shake the excess salt off and not have a huge mess :)

After we let the cool design dry, we added water color to it, this is where this project flopped for me....(its supposed to travel down the salt tracks)  It still looked cool after it was over.  Not sure how to fix my issues.. maybe I will try again later. 

The bottom line is that boo boo had a blast and was proud of his picture at the end.  

Ps.. this is not a keeper project..  the salt does flake off... so take a photo of it to remember it.

Let me know if you have better luck doing this than we did.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Hello everyone!

I am a Mother to   2 year old son and I want to showcase things we do together.  I am also a full time teacher, so that is why I call myself the summer mum.  Not that I am not a mom all the time I just love that in the summer I get to only have one full time job the most important one.  A Mom!  So I hope you enjoy seeing all the things I do with My son G. 

Harlem Globetrotters Tour!

We can't wait to go in March!  My  boys are going to be so excited!  We have never seen them.. if you have let me know what I shoul...