Saturday, February 25, 2012

speaking for the trees

In preparation for the National Education Association's "Read Across America" next week, I designed some *free* water bottle labels to share with you.


LORAX_waterbottle label

joyfully reading

Reading has not always been my strong suit but in my adult years, have learned to enjoy a good book series. Strangely enough, our oldest son can be found every evening at bedtime with his nose in a book. He loves a good series too. His love of reading really began with the Percy Jackson series and, recently, the Hunger Games series.

Like any parent would, I tried showing interest in what he was reading by asking questions. One time, after I asked more questions than I guess he wanted to answer, my 12 year old says to me, "Why don't YOU read it and we'll go see the movie together?" The movie will be released on March 23rd.

The book series has a huge following and it's going to be BIG!  I started the first book over Christmas break and had no problem flipping through it in a few days but haven't made it all the way through the 2nd book. He cannot wait for me to finish, but I'm thankful for the opportunity to share something special with my young fella.

Speaking of reading...Did you know next week is NEA's National 'Read Across America' Day? The LORAX is the book that has been selected. You can read more about it here. I thought I'd share some of the projects I created last year for my daughter's preschool class for Dr. Seuss Week. I love Seuss stuff!! So colorful and fun!

These are some marshmallow pops that I made with wooden dowels & jumbo marshmallows, decorated with a little squirt frosting...super easy! I put some floral foam down in the bottom of the bucket & pressed the dowels into the foam. An afterthought I had was that some aqua tissue paper would've been cute to stick out of the bucket, mimicking the "Thing" hair. I also created some water bottle labels.

Dr Seuss Water Bottle[1]

Visit here again for more *free* water bottle labels. Now...GO AND READ!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Superbowl Water

I love myself a PARTY! Even if we ARE watching football and I don't have any idea what's going on..ha! I love getting together with friends, watching kids play, and the FOOD! Water bottle labels are my newest passion, so I decided to whip some up for this SUPER occasion!

I was struggling to find a way to coordinate Preschool Bible Hour at our church w/the Superbowl events, so I decided to use the second part of 1 Corinthians 10:31, which reads, "Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."

CLICK THE IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD, then select 'save as' to save to your computer.

I loaded the image as a .jpg, but if it's still a bit too grainy/fuzzy, email me at and I will send the .pdf to you as well.


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