"You are so creative!" I have heard that phrase constantly since I was little. DIY, Refashioning, Crafting, Sewing, Woodworking. I love it all! Now I have a place to keep my favorite projects or ideas organized and share them with you!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Almost Too Easy, Luke Skywalker Costume

I am not sure what our official costumes are going to be for Halloween this year. Last year the three ended up all as characters from Narnia.
This year my oldest, may just be Lucy again from Narnia, or Judy Moody by wearing one of her favorite outfits she got last year for Christmas.
My middle child is still undecided. My youngest however, who is now 3 and a half, has a list of about 20 things he wishes to be this year for Halloween. He tells me every day that he wants to be something different than yesterday.
One that keeps coming up is Luke Skywalker. Now that was almost too easy. So easy in fact I had to share the costume with you.

What you need:
   A white karate top-pretty easy to find at a thrift store, but big sister had one at our house.
White T-shirt 
Khaki Pants
Brown belt, ours is a finished strip of polar fleece fabric, and a light saber.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dry Erase Lunch Box Notes!

Notes in kids lunchboxes are a way cool way to let your child know you are thinking of them while they are at school. I used to write little notes, and I even used to print off some generic little notes. This year however I just didn't feel like dragging out the paper and markers, or printing and cutting notes to have ready.
Then I got a great idea! I pack my kids lunches in Ziploc three compartment containers, then put them into their lunchbox. I really like the containers and they seem to hold up well given I only had to buy one set of two for my daughter to use last year.
I took a look at a popular website that has people pack lunches in similar containers. One container was decorated with permanent markers. This made the little light bulb go off in my head.
Dry erase lunch box love notes right on their containers! I grab the magnetic marker off the fridge and scribble them a doodle or note each day. Easy quick, and no paper waste! I erase them before they get washed and they are ready to go for the next time.
If you do wash them in the dishwasher before you wipe them off, they get baked on a bit, they still wipe off, but not quite as easily.