Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Haunted House Craft Revisited

19 year old
It seems to be TRADITION at our house to make these construction paper haunted house.  We made these about a week ago. The Halloween Season wouldn't be complete without them. My 19 year old even made one.


My daycare kid (7)
I have been using the pattern from Sarah Jane Studios. I have done my own pattern in the past.  I don't think the pattern above is especially easy to cut out.  I use an exacto knife for the windows. We used stickers.  These certainly can be elaborate as you want.

Word to Your Mother - Wordy Wednesday

This I put up for the first day of school.  I know a little dark but funny.  My youngest started High School the day I put this up.

*** More information about my letter board can be found here.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Word to Your Mother - Mom Quote

The metal sign hangs in my laundry room and it always crooked what does that mean?

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Word to Your Mother - taking it outside

I am a HUGE fan of temporary art and what is more temporary than sidewalk chalk.  There is a tradition in our house to celebrate birthdays by putting messages on the driveway. I usually do this after people are in bed.  I am sure my neighbors find this weird.


There are some next level people who like to do this as well.  By next level, I mean people who take this chalk stuff seriously as ART. So if you need inspiration.  See below.

Heidi Swapp , scrapbooking/crafting icon has her own spray paint chalk line with stencils

Julian Beaver - 3D Pavement Drawings

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

What I Read October

I am linking up with Modern Mrs Darcy Quick Lit.  Check out what everyone else is reading this month. This is a double link up as I am also doing my Word to Your Mother Series with the 31 day writers.

I have been watching the Oxygen show The Disappearance of Maura Murray.

They interviewed James Renner so I thought I would check out his book called True Crime Addict - How I lost myself in the mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray. This was an incredibly quick read for me.  It is kinda a scary place inside James Renner's mind.  He has an interesting back story and why it led him to this story. It seems that everyone has a theory on what happened to Maura and Renner discusses what might be his. There seems to be a certain synchronicity to James Renner's life and those who lives he investigates. I don't think I totally agree with his theory on what happened to Maura but it was a good read.

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Linky Love

Advent Calendar for Wife - This is pretty over the top

Scary Truth About What Is Hurting Our Kids - I don't think this is new information but a good reminder

Amaze and Inspire Your Nerds with Halloween Science some super fun stuff here

Pretending to Be Batman  Helps Kids Focus On Boring Tasks- I wonder if I pretend to be Super Woman my household chores would get done quicker

How to Play With Your Kids Without Going Insane - This is a spawned podcast.  I loved it and I want to read Meredith Sinclair's book Well Played.  My library has to get it.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Word to Your Mother - Band Wisdom

My youngest son is attending his first marching competition with his high school .  So I thought I would give him some encouragement. He has come a long long way.  Check out my Diary Entry on Dinner Music.

trying on the uniform for the first time
Far Right Front

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