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A new binder…

 Little Bit2 came to me a few days ago and said she wanted a new binder.  For school, the third graders had to buy a 1.5″ 3-ring binder for their homework and agenda in order to keep everything organized.  It’s a great idea and I’m all about something to help with the organization, but I do wish there was a way to keep these kinds of things from falling apart!  I don’t know about your kids, buy mine are hard on stuff!

So, when she came to me and said she wanted a new one, I asked her what happened to the one I just bought in the beginning of the school year.  When she pulled it out and showed me the shape it was in, I was a little surprised (even though I know my kids are hard on stuff!).  In the interested of saving a little money, I told her that I would not be buying her a new one and offered to tape the binder back together.  It was in some seriously bad shape.  The plastic vinyl stuff was coming off, the hard card board-y stuff was separating from the spine… this thing was in BAD shape!

So, back to my story.  I asked her if I could tape it together and her immediate response was a big “no”.

When I pulled out my awesome tape and other “supplies”, however, she was stoked!

I forgot to take before pictures of her pitiful notebook, so you only get this before pic with the zebra tape on the spine.

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Here it is with the contact paper added:

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And the inside:

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And, just for fun, I made a little sticker with her name on it 😉

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The finished product all ready for school:

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Little Bit2 likes it :D.

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Making it snow…

Since we live in Eastern N.C., we don’t see a lot of snow (much to my children’s dismay).  If you’ve been following for a bit, you may remember we actually went to a festival back in December where the girls got to play in the manmade snow.  It was so much fun :D.

Since then, our weatherman has been putting us through the ringer with all this off again, on again cold weather.  One day it’s a nice sunny 65 degrees and the next it’s a chilly 40 degrees with a frigid wind chill!  Let’s just make up our mind here!!

With all that said (and a couple of sad girls who I suppose are realizing that snow is NOT in their near future) a package was delivered and along with it, some super fun snow for my super sweet girls to have a little fun in.

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2013-01-30 12.29.04and, finally, a little “in the box” time!

Oh what fun! 😀

Somehow, I didn’t get ANY pics of LB2 playing in the packing peanuts, I mean snow.  Rest assured, she did have a lot of fun in the “snow” as well!  It was a lot of fun for the girls and it’s as close to playing in the snow as they’ll get any time soon.

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Under the sink makeover…

Lately things have been crazy around here – to say the least!

It feels like Christmas was only yesterday but here we are in February filling out Valentine’s!  Where does the time go?

Oh yeah, to all the everyday stuff that must get done. Sigh.

One thing that sprang up on us was a leak under the kitchen sink!  Ugh, the mess from those types of things are never fun to clean up.  It ended up being just a small leak and luckily there was a cup that I use to hold my dishwands sitting just under where the pipe was leaking!

Once the drippiness was all cleaned up and fixed, I decided my cabinet needed some type of makeover.

Here’s my before:

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Not pretty.

And since everything was already out from under there and sitting up on the counter,

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I figured it was about time I did something about the unpretty space under my kitchen sink.

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It wasn’t a lot, but it wasn’t exactly easy either :D.

All I did was use contact paper to cover all the walls and the bottom of the cabinet, but it looks much better and I felt very accomplished by the time I’d finished :D.

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