So if you suffer through this insufferably long post there's a treat near the end.
Sorry I've been gone so long. I think it's the longest break from blogging I've taken since I started. And it wasn't intentional.
I naturally thought with that being unplugged would mean that I'd find oodles of time with which to do blogs. But when my brain isn't plugged into seeing all my friends - well, it's awake to see just how much there is to do around the house.
And we've been doing.
For example, this last weekend we made...
Way too many valentines for friends. Using three different ideas found here and at Familyfun.com
And we discovered that they take a ton of time to do. My favorite were the melted crayons.
However we discovered that not all crayons are created equal.
Crayola keeps the color all the way through.
The ones from the dollar store leave a film of wax on the bottom.
So spring for some good crayons when you buy them for your kids. This was so fun I think I'll stock up on crayons when back to school supplies go on sale. I think they'd even make cute tree ornaments at Christmas time.
The easiest project was the potted plants.
Thankfully they didn't take too long.
The most time consuming Valentines were the ones where you turn Conversation Heart boxes into little Ipod look-a-likes. We used Hershey's Kisses instead of mini peanut butter cups but I liked how they turned out.
My son thought tinfoil looked just as good as construction paper. He also went the extra step and gave some of the players themed skins.
Of course this one happened to be my favorite.
And I'm still trying to figure out this one.
Lea's class had a contest to decorate their valentine box and she decided to make a fairy house to catch her goodies in. We found it all outside or at the good ole' Dollar store. It's an upside down basket covered with some cheap raffia and plastic plants.
And since we are still unplugged we've been keeping up on the What-were-you-thinking-moments. Like when Evo-man decided to wrap packing tape around his arm and cut off circulation.
Would I be naughty to say that I secretly enjoyed helping unwrap him. Especially when he started yelping at the hair-removal part. That'll show him... Waste my packing tape and...
I also started some of my garden seeds.
Yippie! I can't wait for spring.
Have you suffered long enough???
Just to thank you for sticking around and being such nice bloggy friends even when I'm unplugged I thought I'd throw together another contest.
Make a comment on this post and you could win this Imagine*Believe*Achieve Necklace and Earring set.
And this little Angel that says. 'Learn from Yesterday, Live for Today, and Hope for Tomorrow.
I'll pick a random winner on Feb. 19th. Toodles!