Monday, October 24, 2011

Beautiful Morning

I let my little dog, Tiger, have her breakfast outside on the back patio this morning so a certain kitty wouldn't eat it first.  It is such a beautiful morning with amazing weather.

I also notice that my Salvia Greggii is blooming like crazy.  That's pretty impressive since I may have watered it three times since June and we've only had one substantial rain since then as well.  I also noticed it has a little "rebellious" streak.  haha.  I knew I picked that plant for a reason.  :-)

  I'm hoping to do a little painting outside today.  Hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Name Reflection Skeletons!

This was a cute activity that my friend Carin found.  She asked me to type up a little how-to for it, so here it is.

Supplies needed:

Plain white printing paper
Black construction paper
X-acto knives (depending on age group and detail wanted)
glue or glue sticks


Fold white paper in half and write your name in cursive in pencil on the folded edge, making sure that the edges of the letters touch the edges of the fold.  Use your pencil to make your cursive name into "bubble letters" by expanding the shape around your handwriting.

Keeping paper folded in half cut your "bubble letter" name out, making sure to leave it's "mirror" attached by not cutting on the fold where the letters touch.  You can, of course, cut the snippets of space out from between letters, creating something like a snowflake effect.  Once, you have finished cutting out your skeleton, open the fold and you have your ribcage.  With the leftover paper draw one arm, and one foot on doubled paper, then a pear shaped head on a fold, and cut them out.  You can decorate the face by cutting half a nose, one eye and half a mouth while the paper is still folded. Add any other decorations you want.

Arrange and glue all the pieces down and you have a Name Reflection Skeleton!  :-)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Got my camera working again... I took some pictures of my little painting buddy, Tiger. :-)

When I say little, I mean little.  haha! Isn't she the cutest!? <3

I'm also including a picture of a couple of little troupers.  I bought these two little dalmatian mollies back in July, not realizing how hot it was going to get this summer.  (HOT)  They are now enjoying the cooler temps, but I have to find a winter/fall temporary home for them soon.