Monday, February 21, 2011

Subtle St. Patrick's Mantle

Last week I had a long awaited shopping day with a friend. 
She surprised me by buying me these scented green lovelies.
I played a little and finally settled on arranging them on my mantle.
Now we have a little green
to give a subtle nod to St. Patrick
and our soon coming spring.


I have been fighting sick for the past few weeks.
My sweet friend brought me these to
encourage me.

I am feeling better and I am enjoying these :)
Thank you Marlene.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

100 Day

We are often told to count our blessings.
Today we counted 100 :)
My Second Grader is ready to roll with
100 Hot Wheels for "100 Day" at school. 

Happy 100 Day!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentined Winter Wreath

I love my twiggy winter wreath.
I purchased it at a local store.
I am sure that I will get my money's worth out of it because
the length of our Canadian winter
allows me to have it up for about half the year.  
 But I thought that I would add a little Valentine love for the next couple of weeks.
So, off to the dollar store where I found these babies:
 These are glittered Styrofoam hearts stuck on wire sticks.
At first I weaved the sticks into the wreath. 
But the white wires were distracting.
So, I pulled the heart off the stick and popped it right onto the twigs.

Happy Valentines Day.
Remember to hug the ones that you love cause life is precious.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Goodbye Ads

Just a little FYI
an apology.

I just took down the Adsense ads. 
I am sorry if any of the ads posted on em-belle-ish offended you.

It was an experiement to try them
and in the end
I decided that if I am going to offer space to advertisers that  
I would like to have some say in the content of the ads :)

Handy Dandy Home Planner

Here is my "Handy Dandy Home Planner!"
(Anyone else ever watch Blue's Clues? :)
My sections are:

 week plans
to do
big city shopping trip list
books/DVDs lent and borrowed

I made my own templates using Microsoft Word tables. 


I was so inspired, that I even made a twin binder for substitute teaching.
I am feeling very happily organized. Thank you A Bowl Full of Lemons.
I am linking up here.