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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!




12 comments:

  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 :)

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  2. I love everything about that witch silhouette!

    Angela

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

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

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

    Kindly, Lorraine

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

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

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

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  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!!

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  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!

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

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

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/10/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_25.html

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