January 30, 2013

.new projects.

Before the craft retreat, I had a few projects that I wanted to get done. I was so excited about how they turned out!

The first was this glittered Starbucks cup…Jennifer & I saw it on Pinterest and she gave me all the supplies for my birthday. I finally got it done and love the results!


I wanted to make a tool bag for all my sewing tools. I’d made zippered bags before, but they weren’t quite big enough for all my tools. I liked the idea of these boxed cosmetic bags. I LOVE how it turned out! This might be my go to gift!


It takes 2 fat quarters and a zipper. Wha la! :)


The last thing was a sewing machine cover to protect my sweet little Bernina from dust and nasty sage bugs.


I made it long so that I didn’t have to take off the sewing table every time, so it’s a little wonky on the left where there isn’t much structure to the machine.



Yay! All ready for the craft retreat!

January 26, 2013

.cheer clinic day!.

Today was the Junior Cheer Clinic – a day full of LOTS of little girls with cute skirts and cute hair bows! We had about 75 girls participate in the cheer clinic today and 15 high school cheerios. The high school girls did awesome – because I know that, for most, today is not their most favorite cheer day!

Madison and Kayla did the cheer clinic as their senior project and while it wasn’t easy most of the time, they did great!


It was fun to see all the little girls playing games,


learning cheers,

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learning the dance,



and having fun with the high school cheerios.

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I got to see my friends Jessica and Fran today when they brought their Mini Me’s to the cheer clinic. So stinkin’ cute!


The trademark of the 2012 football cheer squad made a comeback – the kick line!

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Learning how to pose….so cute!

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And stunting!

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The entire group!


Check out Emersyn – such a cute little poser!!


The football cheerios were so excited to stunt tonight!


Poor Carly got fallen on during practice this morning and cut her nose pretty good. She’s a trooper and was back and ready to go tonight!


The big halftime performance!

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The girls did the cheer “Who Rocks the House!”

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And danced to “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction.

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It was so fun to see the little cheerleaders singing along to the music and dancing like rockstars!


The high school cheerios got to do a quarter cheer and stunt! YAY!



Of course, these two had to do a shoulder stand!


The longest “truckin’” row EVER!



The whole group of high school cheerios! We were just missing two!


Karlye and her basketball squad


Madison, Sommer, and I


and Kayla and I.


So sad to realize this was really really their last night cheering. When football season ended, we still got to look forward to cheer clinic night. Now that’s over too…I think I might just hold them back so they have to stay in high school a few more years. I’m not ready for them to graduate! 

Great job today high school girls and little girls! Hope everyone had FUN! :)

January 16, 2013

.january bom.

I am going to be so sad when this mystery block of the month is over! I love getting the little package each month, cutting the fabric, sewing all those half square triangles, and putting them away in their box.

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Not to mention all the extra Vintage Modern fabric that so generously comes in the kits!

This month’s block was designed by Bonnie & Camille – my faves!

January 13, 2013

.the week that was.

The first week back to work after Christmas break was full – a full five days and full of fun (note the sarcasm)!

It did go by fast – and now we’re on to week #2 post break. This will be another full week and we get to look forward to a 3-day weekend! YES!

Here are a few pictures from my phone this week…

Notre Dame was in the BCS Championship football game with Alabama. Esther, a ND alum, told me about these shirts she saw in the airport in Miami. They are too great!

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We had EOC testing this week for Biology, Geometry, and Algebra. The students who weren’t testing got to do extended STAT blocks – two 2-hour blocks each day. Madi got bored on the 2nd day and came to hang out in my office.

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The end of the semester is quickly approaching, which means back to scheduling for me. Whoop whoop (again with the sarcasm!). Coffee helps ease the pain.

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New iPhone 5 case! I love it!

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I went to the basketball game on Friday night against Riverview (blech – Riverview!) – and the morph squad showed up! They are too much!!

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Grayson, Kaitlynn, Madi, Sommer, Kody, Marci, Kirston, Ashley, and Rashae

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I got this sweet text from Kate today…made my day! Love that girl!

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Some of my friends are going through an unthinkable, heartbreaking situation right now – serious, living a nightmare. They have been at the forefront of my mind since I heard about their tragedy yesterday. Sending love and many many prayers.

Bring on the scheduling, finals, attendance appeals, and freaking cold weather this week!