Ten on Ten :: August 2014

Happy tenth all of you super sweet and faithful ten on teners…I am actually shocked it is time for the August installment already. Looking forward to seeing what you guys find today behind the lens, you can add your set to the linky below any time this week, I hope you have a blessed day! Find out more about the Ten on Ten project HERE.

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summer so far

Oh june and july you've gone so fast, you and your string of eighty degree days. Sweaty foreheads and late late nights, staying in swimsuits days on end and eating ice cream and outdoor gatherings and sparkling water to splash our toes in. Picking daisies from the garden and watching Josie dance in her first ballet recital, learning how to skateboard and riding bikes until the sun goes down. Top Pot donuts first thing saturday and painters tape and projects littering the dirty floors.

Summer you're almost over but I am not ready to let you go just yet. This is the only time when my kids will be at these exact ages and then they will grow bigger and things will shift and of course there will be more beauty to behold in the light in their eyes…but just go a little slower august, ok because I am not quite ready to let this summer go…what a sweet sweet season it is, such a gift I can't afford to take for granted. xoxo

pom pom hair clips

Josie got it into her head that she wanted to make pom pom hair clips after finding a big bag of pom pom's in the art closet the other day. I thought I would indulge her cute idea and broke out the glue gun for a bit of one on one time and let her design and pick out which colors she wanted for each clip. There are no secrets here it was pretty much glue gun + pom pom + hair clip but it was so fun to do this simple project with her.

After a few clips were made we decided they looked like caterpillars a little bit and so we hunted in the art closet again and found some giant goggly eyes and added those to the mix…

Then some little fabric hearts that were sitting in one of the bins turned into wings and she was so excited to make a little butterfly friend - adorable for sure!

Pretty soon Levi found us and he wanted in on the fun so we found him a clothespin and he made a caterpillar bookmark and a "quiet critter" as he called it (big pom pom with eyes) apparently his teacher used these last year - if you are holding it you are suppose to be a quiet critter…sounds good to me :)!

All in all it was a really fun little craft hour for a hot summer day - so many variations and so so simple so I thought I would share. What are some fun little projects you have done with your kids this summer so far?

project weekend

We spent the weekend working on lots of little things that will hopefully add up to some bright new spaces in the next few months…it felt good to get some projects started and a few things ticked off the list. Looking forward to the week at hand - hope you had a wonderful weekend friends, happy Monday!!

{happy friday}

We are in for a really hot weekend here in the pacific northwest - in the 90's! I kind of love the heat but we don't have A/C so we will be needing some Popsicles and ice cream for sure to keep us cool. I've got lots of projects planned around here too, there is nothing I like more than a project weekend (I am a weirdo) and after living in this rental for almost three years (what?!) I finally confessed to Chris that I feared our "forever dream home" was never going to happen again and we would probably never be able to buy a house…so we need to settle in and for me that means lots of paint, craigslist haunts and a honey-do list for him a mile long :). But he's an amazing sport and so I broke out some paint this afternoon and started in on a few things already and it feels good!

I've had so much fun looking through the Ten on Ten sets from yesterday if you haven't had a chance to take a look please do - hope you have a wonderful weekend friends, do you have anything fun planned?

Ten on Ten :: July 2014

We spent a wonderful summer day on the lake with friends and had so much fun! Oh how I love summer sunshine and the smells of sand and wet hair and sticky fingers and hours and hours outside - so much to feel thankful for on days like today!! I hope you had a fun summer day too capturing all the unexpected beauty you could find, I am off to check out all of the sets on the linky it will be open for the week so feel free to add yours whenever you're ready! Happy Ten on Ten friends…Learn more about the project HERE.

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