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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Better Mom Day 11: Break Routine Sometimes

If you're new to the 31 day series, over 1200 bloggers have chosen a theme they want to write about every day in October ranging from food or fashion to faith or fabric.  See the whole list at The Nester.  I decided to focus on trying to be a better mom, and you can see my first post here.

Day 11: Break Routine Sometimes
We have had a fabulously sunny fall in the northwest this year, and it's been wonderful.  We had a real summer here too!  Knowing that rain is in our forecast in just a couple of days, I picked the girls up from the bus and we went straight to the park to enjoy a last day there--instead of starting on homework and piano practice right away.  

I think we all had fun, and this picture I grabbed on my phone would support that.

As important as it is to show my kids the value of routines and getting work done first, I need to recognize that fun can be a priority sometimes too.

I showed you my Halloween entry the other day.  For today's crafty fun, here's what I added to my piano:

I found that awesome frame at a local church rummage sale for just $1, and I made the silhouette in Make the Cut by welding a face and a witch hat together :)

The haunted house is one I made last year, and I finally got something into that bead frame.  Thanks for checking it out!


  1. Wow! The girls look so old with their hair all curled and cute. Tell them we miss them and give them a huge hug for us! And have them give you a big hug from us too :)

  2. I love everything about that witch silhouette!


  3. What fun projects! I love that witch it's adorable. Megan

  4. Very cute projects! Especially like the witch silhouette. I live in the Pacific Northwest as well and the rain already has me sad. :-)

  5. Hi Steph! Very cute Halloween projects and adorable little girls :) Nice stopping by to visit with you!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  6. Adorable! Love all of it!
    Visiting from Wow Me Wednesday :-)

  7. I love the way you combined all of the colors and patterns together -- super cute!!

  8. Sweet girls! I love your Witch Silhouette in the frame so much!!! Featuring you today. XO, Aimee

  9. I love the witch silhouette! I was imagining making one and realized that I thought about it because I've seen yours. So clever!!

  10. Just wanted to let you know you were featured on I Freakin did it Friday's @ Miss Informaiton, I hope you come link up again this week!

  11. Hi! I like the crow on the top of the witch's hat best of all! So cute!

  12. Love your series! Cute girls. :) I'm featuring YOU today! Thanks so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com