February 29, 2012

Prepping


Holy gorgeous day! I just got back from my Wednesday morning knitting class and we are having the most beautiful day here in the Village. I was even a little warm walking home in my cardigan. As soon as I walked in the door I turned off the heat and threw open the windows. I stripped the daybed and pillows on the front porch and threw them in the washing machine and I now have an overwhelming urge to spray everything in sight with Febreeze. I'm airing the winter out of this place and it feels so good! I just checked and it's 66 degrees outside right now. Crazy!


I've been busy getting ready for a certain little girl's 11th birthday and thought I'd share a couple of little peeks. I'm working on a craft or two for her slumber party and wondered if any of you have any suggestions for a group of 6 crafty girls. I've got one project in mind but I think I'd like to do 2. Or maybe I'll just like your ideas better.

I seem to be rebelling against my previous ultra organized lifestyle and now seemingly prefer to wait until the last minute to pull things together. I find that it keeps things exciting. Or stressful. Last time we went out of town I didn't even pack until the night before. I don't even know who I am any more.

I'm off to enjoy the rest of this gorgeous day. Who knows what tomorrow will bring!

22 comments:

  1. What winter are you airing out exactly??? J/K Even I have to admit it is beautiful out! I can't wait to see how that little project involving the fabric turns out- text me pics!!!

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  2. I've just done an art project with my 9 year old grandaughter. An altered journal.I posted the image of our fun..see the image and enlarge.
    Art sketch book. Paint.glue. clear Gesso. magazines.scissors.
    IMAGINATION>
    I had her look through magazines,cut out an image that she liked. Paste on page. Cover the page and the cutout in clear Gesso (to harden and give a surface) for painting over the image in what ever color she chooses. It was 3 hours of FUN!!

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  3. That box of stuff looks really fun! Can't wait to see what all you put together.

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  4. I can't wait to get home and open up our house too. I am hoping this weather lasts through the weekend so I can wash the couch covers and hang them on the line. I'm ready to air the winter out of our house too.

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  5. I do miss the Indiana weather! We always spent our daughter's Feb. birthday outside playing in spring jackets. Lovely weather! Here in MI we are getting freezing rain.

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  6. Had our 11 year olds party in December...I kept the craft super simple. White t shirts and a giant box of fabric markers. They spent about an hour coloring, drawing, signing each other's shirts and all went home with a nice souvenir. My girl loves loves loves to wear hers. I even lent the markers to a friend for her girl's 12th and it was equally successful. For a previous slumber party, we did the same but with pillowcases.
    On a more complicated note, for her sister's 9th this weekend, we are making terrariums, in case you want to shop for lots of different materials and drive all over the place looking for little plants....
    Take your pick!

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  7. Send some of that warm air over east! If it isn't going to snow, spring might as well come.

    I don't have any ideas for the birthday party, but I'm really liking the color scheme that you've chosen :)

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  8. I think maybe you have relaxed into the real, more spontaneous you! I love that fabric and all your little goodies. I am sure it is going to be a wonderful birthday party.

    Just so you know- it is sleeting here...do you see why I want to move to The Village?;>) xo Diana

    Hey, Jen, if you get the chance pop over to my blog and sign up for the BLOVE give away. xo Diana

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  9. enjoy the rest of the day. it's warm here, but the wind is wicked.

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  10. A really easy idea is the pipe cleaner ring! And right now all of the pretty pastel colored pipe cleaners are out for Easter!
    My daughters love making them!
    Have a super party!

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  11. Hi Jen!

    I read through your comments as I am in the midst of planning a "Pinkalicious" party for my soon to be 10 year old and need a fun craft idea! Can't wait to see what you do.
    xo~
    Jill

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  12. I'm yearning for spring. We had snow up here yesterday. BRRR!

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  13. Oh, that sounds like fun! (But a lot of work, I'm sure!) Love your sweet pastels. A lucky little girl! xx

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  14. Snow is predicted for Sunday! But who knows? We'll take the warm temps while we can get them!
    xo, Cheryl (in Bloomington)

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  15. Pretty fabric, can't wait to see what you do with it. Where do you live with such fabulous weather? I am thrilled it will be 50 here on Friday..I have cabin fever bad!

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  16. Love those pencils and paper. Did they come from Michael's?

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  17. Beautiful fabrics! I am sure it will be a fun party with a lot of pretties...looking forward to seeing the pictures!

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  18. ooh! looks like a delightful party is in the works!

    sometimes it's probably a good thing not to plan too much. or something like that! LOL i go back/forth myself.

    happy weekend ... whoever you are!

    xo
    elyse

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  19. My favorite color combination! I am so excited for spring to be here~
    Bristol

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  20. I made pillowcases for all the little girls who came to my granddaughter's slumber party. It was a fun and useful take home gift. They also got new toothbrushes!!

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  21. I hope the party was a huge hit. What pretty little crafty things. I hope you weathered all the storms safely. Patty

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