Alice in Wonderland Queen of Hearts

Hey hey! Hope everybody is having a fantastic Sunday! It’s Mothering Sunday here in the UK and so if you’re from countries celebrating this today, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Yesterday was a busy day for us. Emma had a competition, an early one too, where besides being scored on gymnastics, the kids can earn a special ribbon for their numbers. While a few kids do make their own numbers, many of them have help from the parents. Or a lot of help. In the past Emma’s participated in the creating of her number but this year, all Emma came up with

Classroom Teddy

Going through my photos in my attempt to clean up my hard drive, I found this little number that I’ve never posted. To those with at least a school age child… Has your child ever been given a class teddy to take home over the weekend or a school holiday? When Jovie was in reception, kindergarten in the US, her teacher asked her to bring Spud home for the week. For a 4-years-old (UK children starts school the year they turn five. Jove’s a June baby so she started full-time school just a few months after her fourth birthday) this

Valentine’s Day DIY Inspirations

Hi!!! Are you the type who gives out little Valentines to friends, partners and or children’s class? If yes and need some fresh ideas, check out these favorites of mine! I only do Valentines (small, tiny even) gifts for the girls. Last year I surprised them with cupcakes that my favorite baker made but usually, I just do a card, with candies, and that’s it. This year I want to do something special again and after going through Google and Pinterest found a few that looked easy, fun and beautiful. 1. Jovie loves Macarons and when I saw this ,

First Year of Fund Management Experience

I, the family in general, don’t do resolutions. We just never follow through with them for whatever reason. So instead of resolutions, we have little goals. I say little because we like to do baby steps with everything and if it works out great, then we do more the next month, quarter, year, etc. Up to last year we were a bit careless with our food purchasing and we ate out quite a bit. In the US, it’s not that bad financially. Still more expensive than cooking but a bit reasonable for our pocket book. In the UK, not only

Vroom Vroom

I wanted to do something for the boys. Having two girls, it’s never that difficult to find little fun things for the girls’ goodie bags or stocking stuffers. But boys, that’s a bit of a dark zone for me! So the other day, while browsing the toy aisle at the BX on base, I came upon these: Fresh Metal Slickers. IMHO, they’re more fun than Match Box Toys because these ones move forward after you pull them back! I like!! To make it more festive, I added some chocolates tied up with baker’s twine (although you can use any string).

Crafting for the Holidays

Hello again!! What have you been up to lately? We did a bit of traveling up north during the girls’ school break and I’ve been busy helping organize a Christmas fair and doing a bit of crafting for the event also. I know our stall will have lots of cards since a few of my great crafty friends have kindly said they will mail me a box of goodness, a few yarn wreaths (since I have a butt load of yarn from a local friend), tags, gift card holders, ornaments and hopefully more yarn goods since I have A LOT!