July 16, 2014
When I was in the middle of making my Sycamore Shorts pattern, I knew the pockets would be amazing on a skirt. I’ve wanted to post about this, but knew they’d be perfect for my Skirting the Issue skirt post. To learn more about Skirting the Issue, please read about it on Simple Simon & Co.
These huge pockets on a skirt are amazing!!
Sofia loves this skirt! I can’t imagine any little girl who wouldn’t be nutty over the huge pockets for gathering treasures. She immediately stuck a notepad and pencil, 2 toys and a little bottle of bubbles in her pockets and tried to sneak them out for our photoshoot!
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July 10, 2014
I’ve extended my quest for homemade gifts for 2014 to not only include birthdays, but all gifts if possible. So when Father’s Day rolled around, I had a stroke of genius and ran with it.
Several years ago I handed my Dad his yearly Birthday card and announced it was nothing fun, just another gift card to the hardware store to join the others in his wallet that I’d given him for every holiday for several years. He looked at me very genuinely and told me he was sad that I couldn’t come up with something more creative to give him when I prided myself on giving creative gifts to others. Ouch. Throughout my life my Dad has had a way of delivering life lesson one-liners that are profound and sink into my soul deeply–and this one was no different. It ate at me and every holiday since I’ve thought long and hard and tried to give him something more meaningful. This Father’s Day, I think I knocked it out of the park.
My Dad likes to grill, like most men, but he has every grilling accoutrement known to man. So I figured I’d give him something fun to cook on the grill. These rubs went together really quickly, used herbs and seasonings I (mostly) already had on hand, and smell so delicious!
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July 2, 2014
I’ve been struggling with things to entertain my brood this summer. Sofia is 6 now and is into everything artsy she can get her hands on. I love encouraging her to create, but I don’t like the mess, clean-up, or distracting of younger siblings I have to do in order to allow her to allow her to do it.
That’s where Michaels comes in! Have you heard about the Passport to Imagination program they’re doing this summer? Three days a week for just $2 a day you can take your kids to their stores for super cute craft projects!
The summer session lasts 7 weeks (until Aug 1) and each week the theme is centered around a different US museum. And each day of the week (Mon, Wed, and Fri) the projects are different. There are TONS of awesome crafts with cool themes to break up the boredom that inevitably hits us all. I cannot wait to start taking Sofia!
Have you been to Michaels Passport to Imagination yet? Tell me about it!
· Passport to Imagination is Michaels’ annual in-store summer crafting program for kids ages 5 and up.
· From June 16 to Aug. 1, Michaels stores nationwide will host Passport to Imagination classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each 2-hour session is just $2.
· This year Michaels has partnered with seven of North America’s best museums to create a museum road trip. Each day, kids will experience culture through crafts with projects inspired by world-class museum exhibits.
· Participants can register for classes online or at their local Michaels store.
· The first 50 participants who attend Passport to Imagination at each Michaels location will receive a free portfolio to store and display their work.
· Visit your local Michaels for more information or visit Michaels.com/passport.