Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Too Cute Not To Toot . .. . and a Commenting Challenge

Jenna's Journey is sponsoring her third annual blog commenting challenge.  This is my second year and I so enjoyed it last year - I found some new blogs to follow and, honestly, loved getting lots of comments :-)  The challenge actually started yesterday - I did link up my post but I did not make reference to it because . . well I kinda forgot about it until the last minute :-) 

Each day Jenna is posting a topic to blog about if we chose or we can link up our normal post :-)  Yesterday the topic was to share about ourselves so for those of you stopping by that are new I thought I would give a quick paragraph before doing my normal "Too Cute Not to Toot" post.

My name is Jackie and I am a stay-at-home mom to two little boys ages 2 1/2 and 3 1/2.  I also babysit for a friend so we have an almost 2 year old with us all day long too . . yes a boy :-)  Before staying home with my kids I was a business analyst for a bank among other things :-)  I also was a school teacher for 8 years too.  I am super happily married to my husband of almost 11 years and we live in West Michigan where we get to enjoy so many wonderful things including Lake Michigan - there is nothing like it!  We also are home to one dog and two cats who add to the chaos most days :-) 

Now, for some cute ideas - I like to search some of my favorites and find cute ideas I wish I had time to make and share them with you.  Every year I set a goal of making some of the things I find and . . well, I'm still trying :-)

I love holiday T-shirts for my kids and I wish I could make more of them . . .I love this idea for the 4th of July from Love and Laundry and, if it wasn't a week away, I might actually make them :-)

This idea from While Wearing Heels  is so cute - a great puzzle for the kids on a camping trip (Ok maybe not or they might play with fire HA!)
I absolutely want this for my homeschool room - I just need to find  make the time to do it!  This idea comes from Almost Never Clever.
This is a great printable for this time of year - when I can get back into decorating for each holiday, I will frame this as part of that display :-)  Check it out from More Style than Cash.
I'm not sure about any of you, but we love to camp so I have been watching for various camping ideas.  Second Chance to Dream offers several ideas.  The first being some organization ideas which you can see by clicking on the link above.  The second idea is for Activities, and the third is for Desserts

This rug made by Life on Maple is so cute - she warns that it takes a long time so maybe this could be a winter project . . ..maybe :-)

That's all for this week.  Enjoy!