Hello friends and a Happy Monday to ya! The weather was beautiful this weekend in Virginia thankfully. We all had a fantastic weekend and it was highly enjoyable. I went to Alexa’s Pep Rally on Friday afternoon and watched the cheerleaders do a few fun routines but the Senior Powder Puff Boys get the prize for their hilarious dance routine—I was ROLLING! (let’s just say big football guys in booty shorts doing a Beyonce dance is always a funny show) Friday night hubby and I sold football tickets for the high school football game with another couple who we are friends with (thankfully we were in a booth out of the wind lol). And YAYYYY our football team won it’s Homecoming Game so it was a great way to start the weekend. Then my mom came up on Saturday and we spent the day prepping Alexa for the dance, LOL! We got her hair done which turned out beautiful, the girl did a fantastic job turning Alexa’s vision out on her PIN STRAIGHT hair LOL. Then I did her makeup like always—no department store makeup counters for her—I used to work for Lancome & Clinique as a makeup artist a looong time ago. So I do her makeup with mineral makeup to keep it natural—she has gorgeous skin so why cover that up KWIM? (she normally only wears eyeliner & mascara everyday so to put a clown face of makeup on her is just funky) Then she got dressed and transformed into a beautiful princes---totally stunning, freaked me out a bit as to how old she suddenly looked but I guess they all grow up huh? Hubby, me and my mom took her to a friend’s house where the large group of 17 kids were meeting for dinner—all the kids brought a dish or two and the parents got to take video & pictures (yayy). So I have a ton of pics below in the slideshow for you if you want to take a peek. I’m really proud of this group of kids—they all have brilliant grades in school & take it seriously and they are all in a sport or other club at school. Good kids and they were all looking fabulous. Alexa had a “date” this year so she was both excited AND nervous, LOL, but he was really sweet and got her a hand-corsage in their high school colors. After the dance they all returned to the same house for a bonfire, sweets and afterparty—then the girls all had a sleepover. Riley meanwhile went to the Capitals Hockey Game Saturday night with friends—so Mom & Dad didn’t get to bed until 2 am. So Sunday was pajammy day, football day and hang around the house day for us ALL! LOL—but lots of good memories were made this weekend! **And oh yeah I was on my BEST BEHAVIOR LOL, I only did a few things to embarrass her hee hee**
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Slideshow Below (if you get this by subscription you need to come to my blog HERE to see it):
Today the Magnolia-licious DT is having a super fun Blog Hop that we are describing a bit like this “We have "Only One Life to Live" "As The World Turns" at the "General Hospital" with the "Young and Restless" featuring Nurse Tilda & Dr. Edwin!”. So some of the projects are a bit more Soap Opera-themed LOL!!
Basically the team all used either Nurse Tilda and Dr.Edwin or both (in either large or mini styles) from Magnolia-licious for their projects today! I decided to create a Get-Well Set with my mini Magnolia stamps since I haven’t made one in awhile and sooo many people around here seem to be sick lately. So I have a jar of soup that I decorated and a Feel Better Kit using both stamps! You can find out all the details on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog HERE!
I started making these Feel Better Kits a few years ago after seeing them on a blog—I tried to link the lady’s blog that originated the idea but she no longer has her blog online They are super easy to make and I have also made them with a closure tab to change it up a bit too. So basically you only need a piece of cardstock measuring 3.5x10” and then score it at the 4.5” and 5.5” marks. Then it fits a pack of travel tissues, a Chapstick (or other lip moisturizer) and a throat lozenger. I used Mini-Nurse Tilda #307 (see larger size Nurse Tilda here) both from Magnolia-licious, on the front of this kit and colored her in more vintage colors to match the papers—E44,E43,E42,E41,E40 / E29,E31,E50 / E11,E00 / R29,R24,R22,R20. I distressed the papers with my Zutter Distress machine and inks. The sentiment is from PTI and then I used my Spellbinders dies to cut my mats out. Finished off with a bow and button treatment for some fun.
Then to go along with it I have a jar of soup (nope not homemade sorry, I was too tired to do that LOL). I used my Spellbinders again to cut mats out for the jar top and then added cute Mini Dr. Edwin from Magnolia-licious (he comes in regular size too). The sentiment on the tag on the front is from Gina K and I anchored it with matching red buttons. Just a fun Feel Better Set for someone who’s not feeling so good and cheer them up a bit!