Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Father's Day Card

Here is a card that I made for Father's Day. I made it 4.5 inches by 5.5 inches. The blue base is from A Child's Year, then I adhered white vellum behind it. The phrase is from Holiday Cakes. I made 2 of those, one in green and the other is leftover Little Yellow Bicycle (so cute!) and embossed the trimmed green layer to speak to the base layer:)


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Chore Chart (Joke's on Me)

Growing up, I was notorious for hating our family chore chart. Yes, I was that child. I resented it and hated doing the dishes with a passion. I would usually spend 3 hours doing them because I was so passive agressive. (Really, who was I punishing?) However, the wisdom of my has dawned on me of having a chore chart. I've always had the boys do some chores, but I've come to really understand that I'm not doing them (or future roomates/spouses) any favors by letting them have free time when there's work to do. So, Thank You Dad, Mom, Ap and Bear for putting up with me for 18 years. Em, I love you and miss you and everyone dearly.

FYI I purposefully left in our "daily routine" schedule, to add more laughs for my family. Me, who doesn't like to be too burdened with schedules or routines has adapted. I've learned that without schedules and routines, it is true chaos here and causes misery for my family, especially one of my childern, therefore I adapt. I also have a morning routine and an evening routine. Those are laminated and hung outside the boys' room.