Showing posts with label Summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summer. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Evie's Swing Set: Part 1

Every since the swing set debacle of last week, I've been on the hunt for another!  I finally found one near enough to home to get.  I had it all set up to meet up with Bree after the two kids were picked up but life had other plans and I ended up going with just Evie.  Going alone on a Craigslist pick up is not normal for me and I do advise to taking someone else with you, just in case, but my husband and Bree both knew where I was headed and checked in with me through out the night. 
Picture from Craigslist.

The gal that sold me the set was super nice and even helped me break down the swing set.  We probably could have finished earlier had I been on time and knew what I was doing.  Also I was my chatty self so you know how that goes, lol. We ended up needing the neighbor teen boy to help get the set into the back of my truck, in the dark.  Then I realized that I left the other tie down and tarp at home so I had to get creative with one and the lady found some rope for a little extra security.  I drove slow!
The next morning, my husband laughed when he saw the pile in the back of the truck and wished me luck.  I unloaded the stuff and brought it around to the back.  I laid all the big pieces out to get an idea of how I wanted it positioned.  Then I got the bolts out and put them in order.  My husband had suggested that as I took it apart, to label each bolt and bolt hole with a number (1 and 1, 2 and 2, etc) which was so smart because I actually haven't had any trouble getting it together so far.  When we taking it apart, we keep forgetting what number we were on so we skipped ahead to the next 10 set.  I could see from the bolts, as the night went on, we were getting tired or something because we had 1-30 without missing any number but then skipped ahead to 40 to about 45 and then 50 to 53, but in all really did a good job labeling.
41, 41, 41, check!
I put the main platform together without much trouble. It is super heavy so I stopped in case I want it some where else in the back.  I might push it towards the back of the yard near the "garden".  I want to have it easy to mow around until I decide what kind of mulch I want to put around it.  I also had to stop because Evie wasn't feeling very well and complained that she could cuddle herself so I packed it in for the night and cuddled her in our recliner until her daddy got home.  I'm hoping today she feels better and I could maybe run into town to get a couple of bolts for around the bottom of the platform.  They had rusted pretty bad and some broke off inside but that's to be expected in our wet weather!  I will do a price break-down at the end of the series but not planning to do too much of a tutorial because all swing sets can be different.  I am SUPER excited to get it all pretty for you though so stay tuned!
Where we are this morning!
Hang in there!
Jessi and B
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Last day of School

Busted into SUMMER...Today was the last day of school and we decided to have alittle impromptu party for the kiddos! 
Wrapped up the door for them to "Bust Through"

Our Balloon Boys
First Pig Tails for Little Miss Brooklyn today!
Hard day at work?
 Last day of school BUT first day of SUMMER!!!!!
Evie's First Day of School 11'

 Evie Last Day of School 12'

 Bradley First day of school Sept 11' and last day of school June 12'

Here's hoping that we actually have some summer worthy weather this year~
Bree and J

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Schools Out: Teacher Gifts

The end of the year is coming up very soon! In a matter of weeks now! My kids have no idea what that means and in fact will probably be devastated when there is no more preschool for awhile. Though I am in fact excited for the weather that is "supposed" to be associated with summer. Last year was awful (I was thankful though being 9 months pregnant) but this year I want swimming weather EVERYDAY!

Anywho......we don't want to forget those very special teachers that helped our kids all year long, put in countless hours before and after school planing, are underpaid and had to put up with (I'm sure...but it wasn't me) irate parents (lol). Here are the links to the great schools out gifts for teachers that are shown up above. 
You can also view our Teacher Appreciation Gifts from Teacher Appreciation Week.

Also look for:
Schools Out: Classmate Gifts
Schools Out: For Your Kids
to pop up this next week!
See a gift you liked up above? Follow these links to see the tutorial. 
Always wanna give love to those who actually made it first! <3
  1. Apple Milk Glass and Matching Card 
  2. I tried to track this one down, found the photo on Google images and LOVED simple and SO cute...but it was copied and pasted to many times and error only resulting when trying to track down the originator. Any way this cute apple and Thank You tag is very simple to do. Thin ribbon/twine, make a tag and tie to an apple stem and your done!
  3. Assorted gifts in a Soda Pop Box
  4. Sweet Strawberries Gift
  5. "You are sweet" Ice Cream Cup
  6. Root Beer appreciation gift
  7. For those of you who aren't crafty so much and would rather buy a cute crafted idea here is one:  Cute and Creative Teacher Gifts to Buy
  8. Even though this was originally a Christmas idea you can use the idea and just make a few changes for your teachers.... Christmas Gift turn to End of School Teacher Gift
  9.  Personalized Pencil Holder
  10. Another idea for those of you who aren't so these Adorable Magnets for your teachers!

Show your teachers some love~
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