Friday, November 7, 2014

Kind before Clever

I have the great privilege to teach at Vivian Field Middle School and this week we've been promoting KINDNESS to our students! The incredible Sasha Agent-Marrier created this video and it's WELL worth the watch! Plus, I got to make a small appearance! What an incredible message to our students! FindingKind is a program that promotes being "kind before clever". If our young people aren't reminded (or taught in some cases) that kindness is essential to life, then the world will continue to grow darker and darker!

Our principal is always saying "Character Counts!" and it really does. If you think of all the difficulty our world experiences, you can see that lack of character and lack of care for others drives our selfishness and me-centered views. If we can teach our students to have integrity, grit, self-control, compassion, and gratitude then we can remain hopeful for the future!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Working that Style for my girl...

I'm on the hunt for fabrics that I can use to make different outfits for Piper. When I say "I can use...", I mean, that my mom can use :) She's the talented seamstress in this family. She has found some P-REC-IOUS patterns to make really sweet dresses, rompers, and bloomers, oh my! I don't want to give too much away...but check out these fabrics I've found! They're all from this incredible fabric website that I have been ordering from for years. Hawthorne Threads! 

 I just can't get enough of these. I also want to make pillows, napkins, table cloths, and chair covers out of these. A little much? Absolutely! 

Maybe Piper's 'Mombo' will make some of these dreams come true! After all, Christmas is coming right? Countdown to Black Friday has already begun!

If you know of any fabric websites that could change my world forever, please let me know!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

This girl...and this man!

I was going through my phone pictures (which is a dreadful process since I want to keep every picture) and came across this sequence which is too good not to share! At least I think so...

Such a sweet girl and such an amazing daddy! My contacts are dried out because I've been starring at my phone for way too long! 

Happy November everyone!