Happy Thursday everyone! Hope the summer is treating you well so far. I'm so ready for vacation that I may be counting down in minutes till we leave. Course MY family is not so thrilled that I got us a 6 am flight to Miami...ahahaha...I cannot help it! I prefer the first flights out in the morning, less people, less lines and fresh planes...the airport is pretty quiet at 4:15 am just the way I like it. And per my "getting to the airport 2 hours ahead rule" my family is ALREADY groaning...sorry that's how I roll. Plus we get to Miami at 8:30 am and will drive down to Key West...so we will be there by lunchtime...I love that! Why waste a whole day traveling if you don't have to right? And I plan ALL the travel down to the last detail so they don't get a choice in travel times ;) and I do all the prep and packing so pfflflllllttttt I say! And my son...ummm well he's very special in the mornings and when flying...especially when he's excited...he never shuts up. And how do I say this politely...I DO NOT TALK unless absolutely necessary that early in the morning...do NOT mess with me (let us recall the TSA agent I got into a "quarrel" with about my Greek yogurty yes?). So I keep him FAR away from me cuz I may kill him...when we went to Hawaii I swear to gawd he talked all 11 hours...yup he did...I was ready to smother the boy LOL! So we wil see how he does this time and if he makes it there in one piece!
Today I'm running some errands and getting lists made (I'm a big list maker, makes me feel like I have it somewhat together) and then packing everyone's bags for the most part. Got the whole house cleaned yesterday, trash emptied everywhere and 95% of the laundry all done (kids threatened within an inch of their lives to not mess it all up). I HATE coming home to a dirty house and mounds of laundry...bad enough you have to unpack and do that laundry LOL. And we literally fly home and turn around and leave the next morning for our 2 night trip in DC for the fourth of July...ay yi yi...fun stuff.
So anywho...I will have blog posts on both blogs a few times each while I'm gone! I will check emails LATE at night but other than that I'm OFF for 2 weeks...looking forward to the downtime and totally gonna chill a bit :) That's what its all about yes?
I used a NEW cutie from the Special Moments 2013 Collection called "Hip Hurray Tilda" from Magnolia-licious and I've colored her up especially for the Fourth of July. The utensil caddy is a Silhouette Cameo cut file...easy to cut out and put together. I cut my pieces out of navy cs and some Fourth of July 12x12 paper I had on hand for the handle. I added some trim with a MS border punch and some Memory Box die cuts. The caddy can actually hold quite a bit of plastic cutlery...or you could use it for straws and napkins, pencils and markers...the list goes on & on LOL!