Thursday, July 25, 2013

Collage Maker - Show and Tell Friday

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!

I thought this week I would share an online photo collage maker I found.  The best part is it's free!  It's called Fotor. (this is not a paid advertisement, just something I found that you might like).  They have lots of different templates to choose from and it's easy to use!

Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Flowers - Show and Tell Friday

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  My Eden rose bush is blooming like crazy!  I cut all these blooms last weekend!

Then I put them in some silver mint julep cups on my dining room table...

Planting that Eden climbing rose was one of the best things I've ever done. It gives me constant bouquets almost all summer long!

I also did another little project last weekend...


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Easy School Memory Binders...

It has been a long time since I have blogged...
Yard projects have CONSUMED us this summer!
Our side yard turned backyard project is almost done!
Hopefully I'll get to post about that soon.

Today was a rainy day, so I was finally able to get around to organizing all of the
"end of the year" school papers.
I have a really hard time with scrapbooking, there is never enough time!
I have three kids in school now, so this is an easy system that works for me.  
By the time they graduate, at least we'll have their class picture, report cards & special awards organized!

I started by getting each kid their own 3-ring binder...
 Each school year I order them a class picture...
 Then I place them in page protectors.  
On one side I put the class picture & on the back side I put their end of the year report card.
 Then I place all of their awards or special papers for each year behind that.
 Voila!  Organized!

My daughter just finished 6th grade so we have K-6 organized this way.
It's so fun to look back & see how she has changed.
Now it's on to Jr. High!
 I also store all of their other special projects or art work in a clear storage box.
So they'll each have 3 binders & a big storage box of all of their school memories when they graduate!
How do you store all of your kids' school papers?
I'm sharing with these blogs:
Love Of Family & Home
Chic On A Shoestring
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The 36th Avenue

My Home in Summer - Show and Tell Friday

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I almost named this post "My Summer Home" but that made it sound like I had a different home that I went to for the summer and that is not the case (one can only dream) so I changed the words around and named it "My Home in Summer"

The fact is, this is my little rented apartment decorated for's my make-believe summer cottage.  I must

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A sneak peek...

I just wrote my post for Show and Tell Friday and I have lots of photos to share with you.  I thought I would share a sneak peek tonight.  Actually it's more like an overview than a sneak peek. I'll show more details on Show and Tell Friday (which goes up this (and every) Thursday at 6pm Pacific Time).

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday America - Show and Tell Friday

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends! ...and welcome to Show and Tell Friday!

I found this moss lined basket at a nursery (Summer Winds) a couple weeks ago and put an assortment of plants in it.  I think it will get more beautiful as the plants grow.

I love the little fern I found to put in there!

I'm writing this post on the morning of the 4th of July. I'll be