i know it's been ages. trying to get on a schedule? i hate schedules! ok more like i'm trying to be accountable for workouts. and i like crossing things off! so i made this simple free workout schedule printable for me AND i saved the file for YOU! of course i had to use my old school heidi swapp brushes, love her ♥ and her handwriting. seriously best handwriting ever!
because sometimes you have to stop everything to make a project with isa! gulianna went to play at a friend's house, and isabella was feeling left out, so we went home and made an art journal together. turned out pretty cute, i will definitely be making some for my shop.
and about 2 feet of green leaves all over the excursion and the ground. the last of the green!
we weren't planning on going so we left later... actually i was trying to plan on going by myself! ha! but it's hard to leave my family behind ;)
and this is what HANGRY looks like!
we got lucky and got to catch the tail end of georgia's last volleyball game! we miss you georgia!
and then 3 DOTTERS! what i was trying to sneak away too. it's always fun to see jen and her eclectic show ♥ #3dottersvintagemarket and how cute is this soda truck! follow them over at The Soda Truck, they just started their business. apple beer, yes! #thesodatruckut
gulianna had her first ballet practice with partners tonight, so i had to sneak a few pictures through the window! and of course, one of isabella trying to hold in her laughter because gulianna was dancing with a boy!
afternoon walk around town...crying, fighting and whining included. but still lots of exploring and playing too!
this is what we call the "magical forest!" look around lot's of imagination and creations to be found here. i envision it with an old rustic sign "welcome to the magical forest" and strings of lights from all the trees ♥
isabella had to climb out through the weeds, so she was stuck with cockleburrs all over.
i plan to add a cute junque bow to it on the holidays. and keep it plain in between seasons.
and how cute would it be to add fun trims here and there, like ric rac, vintage lace ♥ so many possibilities!
1 wire wreath form (i used an 18 inch form)
approx 5.5 yards of muslin
simply cut little snips along the edge of the muslin, i cut them at about 1.75 inches apart. that way when you rip them, they are about 1.5 inches with the frayed edge.
*you could also just use your rotary cutter for a cleaner cut look.
then simply tie them in a knot. i tied a single knot because it is fairly time consuming and i wanted to be done fast! (plus you won't be able to tell if it's in a double knot.)
i didn't measure the length of the strips, i simply took each long strip, tied a knot, cut and repeated.
i also worked in each section. instead of going all the way around on each row. (there are 4 rows on the wreath form that i used) and i made sure i squished the knots just enough, so that each row was very full.
my scissors were extremely dull but it added to the "ripped rag" effect :)
i would say it took me about 4-5 hours total to tie, so pick your favorite podcast or show to watch while you work!
so my friend let me know about PTO on monday, so i hurried, showered, got ready and went the meeting an hour later. and when i picked up the girls after school, isabella said "mom, why are you all dressed up and wearing a nice shirt?" and then gulianna..."ya why are you wearing that shirt?" genuinely concerned about my outfit!
well i guess that's when you know that the clothes you wear are boring. which is true. my every day clothes are usually work out clothes, or v-neck tshirts,(because i'm claustrophobic! cargo capris and flip flops. every day. unless i happen to be "going some where." is that really so bad? i don't think so! but to my kids...i guess it is. levi also agreed!
so today i made an attempt to "dress up" and wear decent clothes. i can't guarantee this will happen every day.
my favorite bracelets that i love to wear.
necklaces...not so much. i have a lot of cute ones, but i get claustrophic with them, and they tend to get tangled in my hair. and my kids like to yank them, and break them. so yeah...
a twist. or a braid. and a ponytail. every day. yep.
i generally like simplicity when it comes to certain things.
i don't like to wear them. i'd rather be barefoot.
so what's the next best thing to being barefoot? sandals and flip flops!
microwaves? nah... we haven't used one in 5 years. remember this episode? (but i did actually use one today, at my friend's house)
no tv in the living room. no really we don't have a tv in the living room. no real space for one! although today i am actually considering putting one in, mostly because i am tired of kids taking over our bedroom. today i told anthony, "maybe you can watch a show with sage in her living room." and he replies "WAIT. they have a tv in their LIVING ROOM?" yes my kids think it's odd. because it's our "normal" no big deal!
but as for creating! i go all out, over the top on it all!