My daughter went to church camp last week and while she was away I wanted to decorate her room for her. She had a great room in our other house, pink and white walls, picket fence, adorable comforter, etc. But her new favorite color is lime green and since she will be in JR. HIGH next year she wanted an "older" room. Decorating is something I really enjoy, so I planned and sketched and sanded and painted, measured and draped and exhausted myself but I got it done!! It was a great surprise - she had no idea what I was doing. Here are a couple before shots (I'm not very good at them):
There is something strange at work in my brain that tells me if I am not completely prepared for any possible scenario that might come up when I am away from home, somehow I am not doing my job. I know it's ridiculous and silly but it is what it is. If someone needs a tissue or a nail file - I want to say "Got it!" Is that strange? Wait, don't answer that. Needless to say, I am always intrigued by what other people carry in their cars and/or purses for such occasions. So, here is my car basket o' goodies!
My son is obsessed with all things sports. He talks about sports all day long. He asks me on a daily basis what team I want to win what game, depending on the time of year. He plays sports himself, on video games, and board games. His room is decorated in a sports theme. He and his dad are playing in the NBA finals right now on NBA 2010 and you would think it was really happening. I get updates about their progress and how he thinks the next few games will go. It is a hilarious and endearing trait. That being said, the fact that OKC now has its very own NBA basketball team - well that is just icing on the cake. He has been able to go to a few games thanks to some wonderful friends of ours and he loves all the players (play off time was CRAZY in this house) but his favorite is Russell Westbrook. So naturally when I saw that he would be signing basketballs at a local Dillard's last Saturday I had to check it out.
Well because I posted the first one as part 1, I felt I had to make a part 2 even though I wasn't super excited with what I did this year. I just plain ran out of time, energy, and creativity. The end of the year caught up with me and having to plan four major events for my daughter's 6th grade class just took precedence. I will post about that soon. ANYWAY, I made these yummy peanut butter chocolate bars...you can find the recipe here. I put them on these adorable little plates I found at, where else, Target, and wrapped them up all cute with some ribbon. I also added a Target gift card in their card so they could pick out what they like.
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