Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May always kicks my B*TT!

In fact I said no to several things that I'D LOVE to have done before summer...
all good things but honestly, I knew better. 
EVERY year May is SO SO busy!
all the end of year stuff- Open House (I have 2 schools 4 classes!), fundraisers, end of sports events/coaches thank you's/ scouting thank you's/preschool end year parties/ good behavior bashes (our school does them over 3 days!)/ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for good grades/ not to mention all the summer camps stuff that's all due for sign ups. etc etc etc. 
Also in May there is Mother's Day, my anniversary (17 years this and see 10 year olds birthday too! See what I'm saying? Oh and then to top off this year. 
dun dun dun dum duh dun...dun dun dun dum duh dun...(Star Wars if your dense & don't know)
Yup, my littlest one is now the biggest one & days are counting down til she's a high schooler. 
In fact she started her own blog! And its quite inspiring for me to see her in this way...
check it out!

SO all that to say. Its time for me to organize myself. 
 see this? Its my "board" which is really my brain. If its not here, I don't remember it exists.
And on the right: that is just 8 upcoming birthday parties invites.
see what I'm saying about May.....

ordered the cutest invites for Abbie's BD at 
did you know Costco members get 20% off now??!! 
consider that my hot tip of the day.
aren't they cute? sometimes all I need is a little color palette to provoke creativity! 

As for gifts, here we go....

and hopefully inspire some creative year end/ teacher/ grad/ coach gifts. Or at least make you laugh.
 seriously? HAHAHA-well. Might not be the best thing to "use" at work...but I'm thinking sitting on your desk just might take the edge off a bad day!
 LOVE this. Its a pencil sharpener. Old world camera style....
who doesn't need sushi stapler? a necessity if I've ever seen one!

I think this one might be exactly what I want!  A camera camera case, in shiny silver (or bright pink)

of course I love this too
thinking I might make it into a clipboard for teacher gift...whatcha think? 
Found it at one of my favorite blogs for great ideas!

last but not least my plan. 
I'm taking a bunch of new metal colanders I found at Sur la Table on sale the other day...
and making them into Salad Kits. 
something fresh...

maybe bright green leafy lettuce, 
a recipe for my favorite Salad that's a meal.
and a bottle of homemade dressing along with some olive oil. 
that's the plan for now....
pictures to post soon. 

now. back to work.


  1. Fun!!! Love it All!! and now I feel behind (teachers gifts).....well, the invite that is bright green.....Perty cute :) Great blog and where do you find the time??

  2. Thanks for the tinyprints Costco tip!!! I hope I am a quarter as good a Mom as you are. Love this blog. I also wonder where you find the time :)