How Are Your Kids Decorating Their Valentine Boxes This Year?

Hey Ladies-

Here in the mid-west we are iced in with prediction of snow on the way.  This means everything was cancelled this weekend, even the much anticipated Cupid’s Ball, and now we are on our 1st snow day so far this week.  The upside to being stuck in the house is getting caught up on all of those little house and school projects that seem to sneak up on us! This weekend it was the completion of the school Valentine’s Box.  My daughter chose a basketball theme this year.  What creative ideas do you and your kids have this year?Box enhanced 3

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When do you change the station to Christmas music??

Hey Ladies-

So, an annual conversation in our house is “When to start Christmas Bing Crosby Christmas songsmusic??”  My husband and I do not agree on this topic, as I like to start listening to the crooning of Bing Crosby singning “White Christmas” the morning after Halloween.  He thinks we need to wait until after Thanksgiving.  I feel it a compromise to leave up the Harvest time decorations through Thanksgiving if we can just start getting into the holiday spirit with a few Christmas tunes.  He used to rib me quite a bit, but now he just smiles and shakes his head.  My question for you:

“When do YOU start listening to Christmas music in your household?”

sharp4100@inter-state

How Do You Display Your Kids’ School Pictures?

School Picture Day…That event in school that students either seem to love or dread!! They are the pictures that we look back on to see how our children (or we) have changed from year to year. We can see when we got braces and when they were removed. Or see what crazy haircut we sported in 5th grade and “What in the world was I thinking when I got dressed that morning?!?!”. I remember my picture in 3rd grade when my “big teeth” had come in with a large gap right between my two front teeth and it was “in” to sport crazy, big bangs. As much as I dread pulling out that particular picture, it brings back memories of my childhood. It is fun to see how I changed, but even more fun to see how my kids change! So my question to you is- How Do You Display Your Kids’ school pictures???

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My husband’s grandmother kept a wall in her office where she displayed every picture from all 7 grandkids from every school year! My in-laws have done the same on a wall in there basement with their 5 grandkids!

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My sister-in-law found a frame with 13 openings for K-12 that she purchased for all 4 people in her family.

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Myhusband decided to put his pictures on one of our flyers!!

Please share creative displays of your kiddos school pictures!!  I can’t wait to see your awesome ideas!

sharp4100@inter-state