Monogram Soap Bottles with Design Mom | this heart of mine

The school year is winding down. Hip hip hooray!! This is our first ‘official’ year with Love Bug in kindergarten and I’m interested to see how we will feel in May and through to the last day, sometime in the first week in June. I think we both are looking forward to a break from our daily schedule. One thing is for certain. We have loved our teachers – Love Bug’s and the ones who lead the class Sweet J and I attend each week. Over on Design Mom, I shared the details for these simple monogrammed soap bottles, perfect for teachers (or anyone else) on your gift list.

Monogram Soap Bottles with Design Mom | this heart of mine

I have to admit – the colorful soap really made this project for me and Love Bug. We are color lovers and we just love looking at them. Come on over and get the full tutorial on Design Mom.

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Creamy Portabella Mushroom Macaroni & Cheese with Progresso Recipe Starters | this heart of mine

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On top of providing guidance to shape my little ones into well-rounded, loving, compassionate, grace-filled, free thinking adults, loving them endlessly and setting the foundation on which all other life steps are built on, I also have to feed them. And truth be told, the feeding part really gets to me. It seems like I’m always prepping, making or cleaning up food stuff and it also seems like someone is always complaining about something. A conducive and inspiring environment, it is not. Thankfully my food preferences outweigh my frustrations so I soldier on.

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Cabbage Dyed Eggs with Design Mom | this heart of mine

I have been chomping at the bit to share these beauties. Of course, it hasn’t been too bad since I’ve been able to look upon them every single day. I am in awe that their hues are all-natural, all thanks to red cabbage, of all things. Yeah, RED cabbage makes blue dye. Still confounds me and I did it. Twice! My most favorite egg is the cracked teal one. I’m trying to put together a strong defense on why it is not weird to save a badly broken egg. Any suggestions?

Cabbage Dyed Eggs with Design Mom | this heart of mine

The full details and instructions for cabbage dye are over on Design Mom today. It’s so easy and simple. You have plenty of time to knock out a couple dozen before the weekend.

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Baby’s Breath Crown

April 14, 2014

Baby's Breath Crown | this heart of mine

There is a picture tucked into one of the albums of my youth. I am wearing a rose-colored, calico pinafore over a three-quarter sleeve white shirt (all handmade by my momma) with a baby’s breath crown on my head. Ribbon strips on the backside hang down my back. My blond hair is a bit fuzzy and, though I can’t remember for sure if any of my teeth were missing, I am of the age when it was possible. The crown definitely had that countrified 80s style flair. Haha!

I loved the crown; it was a dress-up favorite. It was just fancy enough for a little princess dancer to wear while twirling but not too special to keep for only special occasions. I thought Love Bug would thoroughly enjoy a baby’s breath crown. She loves all that is fancy.

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Personally…

April 11, 2014

Personally...my highlights | this heart of mine

I’m not highlighting my hair blonde anymore. It’s at the point where the outgrowth can’t be mistaken as just the shadow of my part and it’s apparent I’m long overdue for a touch up. Personally, I’m tired of the upkeep. I was never one to refresh the color as often as advised but even then, it’s just another thing to manage.

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