Thursday, June 7, 2012

Gotta Love Chores!

Well, I love delegating them.
Does that count?! LOL

I decided that it is time to get everyone
on track with chores, and hold them
accountable! They need to earn all
the extras they get!

So there are certain things expected
of each of them every day.
Then there are chores that they
will rotate through.

Since I have yet to replace my
printer ink for the computers, I
decided to get creative.
I checked out some stuff on
pinterest, then did my own thing.

Our new "Chore Central" lol

These are the rotating chores

These are their individual
every day chores

And for the record, the individual
every day chores aren't as
vast as they appear here.
For each child, the bottom section
only has 1 thing listed as needed,
and 2 things 1 day a week. LOL

The "kicker" is that this mean mommy
is now going to enforce the concept of
"Nothing works unless you do"

translation: if you can't do your
chores, you don't get
priviliges and activities,
including video games, friend
activities, and sports.

Let's see how this goes.

So far, Mommy isn't so popular
with the teenager, but the 11 year old
isn't too unhappy anymore and
the 8 year old is pretty
indifferent with it all. He was 1st done.

Friday, June 1, 2012

May Challenge

I rejoined our monthly challenge group
on SCS. May was the first month
for this round.
Here are the goodies that I received to work with.

And here are the goodies I made using it up.

The challenge included 3 specific challenges.
1.  use a sketch found in the SCS sketch challenge.

I chose sketch 269

I used an image that I colored, hardware,
ribbon, and butterfly embosslits
from our challenge kit for this, along
with my own DP.

2.  make a 3x3 card to use for a gift

I used an image that I colored in, ribbon,
DP, and another butterfly embosslit
from our challenge kit on this one.

Then I still had goodies left to play with!! :)

I used two die cut strips, DP,
and an image from our challenge
kit on this.

I used an image that I colored in,
DP, twisted cord, ribbon, and
hardware from our challenge kit.

I used an image that I colored in,
and ribbon from our challenge kit
for this.

I used an image and musical
DP from our challenge kit on this.

The striped DP on this is from
our challenge kit.

The tag itself, and the butterfly
embosslits are from our challenge kit.

I love the monthly challenge.
It's always fun to work the stuff
someone else picks out, and the
challenges they come up with.  :)

A bit of a hiatis

I know I haven't added anything new lately.
It probably has something to do with
the last few weeks of school, and
all the awards nights, banquets, and
field trips being crammed in, not to mention
having one kiddo graduating 8th
grade, and all of the work for that.
Or maybe the start of our crazy
summer ball schedule.  LOL

But I did get a small amouth of
creating done over the last month or so.
So for now, I'll share that with you.

This is the inviation I made
for the celebration at home after
the graduation ceremony.
I also did thank you notes for
her to send out.

The parents of the 8th grade class
worked together to throw
the kids a community party
that even included a dance for them.
We set up tables and each student
had a display area and a gift
bag that people could place cards
in. I made one of these with
each student's name to hang on the
front of their gift bag.

This was Ali's finished display

I did the cakes for their
community graduation party.

This was Ali's cake for her celebration at
home following the ceremony.
She told me she wanted her cake to be
"Her" rather than school colors.
So this is the "her" that I came up with.

 Mother's Day was also in there.
This is the card I made for Mom.

This is the card Mom made for me.
Isn't it just adorable?! :)