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Thursday, February 5, 2009

All about the love.

I love February. All about pink + love. 
Picked up this last year in Target's $1 bins...love those things!

My kids were asking + asking if they could give their teachers something for valentines. I searched the internet + came up with this...
Hand sanitizer...what teacher couldn't use this sitting on her desk during cold + flu season? I found it was about .20 cheaper even with this coupon for Purell to get the Target brand so I went with that, they were $1.79 each. You'll need goo gone and rub those blue stickers off both sides until it looks like the right one above.
Buy clear stickers or rub ons. I bought an entire package (at Target) for .99
Here they are! So fun to make + super cute. I had these two ribbons + the pink card stock on hand. I cut out 2 pink squares + put a sticker in the middle for the tag. Punched a hole + strung it through, tied a bow + wahla!
Speaking of the $1 bins, Target has these cute mailboxes too. I bought a pink + two silvers, one for each of my kids because I thought it would be a great way for them to communicate with Bryan on weeks that he is on call a lot. {He usually comes home + leaves while they are sound asleep} Like this week, for example, Bryan's been home (+ awake) a total of 2 hours since Monday. So Tuesday night Taylor wrote a letter to him + put it in her mailbox...
He read it late last night, I found it this morning on Bryan's nightstand, this is the letter she wrote:
It says:

Here's a tip for working so hard, I'm so very sorry how little it is. I love you and think about you in school everyday.
Love, Tay Tay
{Since the "tip" was missing I asked her what she had put in the mailbox, she said a dollar bill, a quarter + two nickels}

{A belly picture: 28 weeks}
I'm right on track for my regular 50-60 pound weight gain, I've gained 40 lbs so far with still 10 weeks to go....tell me, how do so many people I know stay all tiny + petite + wear their same jeans all the way through + all they need is a cute little elastic to close them? 

I guess I'll never know!

14 comments:

suzy said...

i'm with you...how do they stay so small? i have nine pound plus babies and my stomach sticks out like a torpedo... :) btw--i feel like i did but at the same time like i didn't get back to you with vegas info....i have no brain--so if you still have any questions i promise to answer an email! :)

Mitchell Family said...

Those ideas are fabulous and you look adorable.

Katie said...

you are so crafty!! And your 28 week belly looks a whole lot cuter than my 28 week belly...sigh. Any possible names?

[BrookeO] said...

Oh J SO super cute everything. The V-day decor, the soaps, the mailboxes/note from Tay, your belly...holy cow --- cant wait to see you in how long is it...??? 5 days! Wahoo!

Kristal said...

That's what you look like after gaining 40 lbs!? You look sooo good! I love seeing belly pictures {of cute pregnant women, not fat ugly men, of course!}

Your teacher gift is perfect! No mugs, no candy!

Lacey said...

Oh believe me you look awesome!!
That mailbox idea is so dang cute....it probably made Brian's day to get such a sweet note from Taylor.

Anna said...

I think you look great. The tip was very, very sweet.

Maegan said...

Your daughter is adorable, that is the sweetest thing! You look beautiful as always and always have the best ideas!

Emmett and Ashlee said...

I love your cute little belly. You look so adorable. Those gifts for the kids teachers are way creative and cute. I can't wait to see your little baby boy.

The Andrews said...

If you've gained 40 lbs-you must have been a twig before!!! I look like that at 20 weeks. You look fabulous!! Keep the pictures of your pregnant belly coming!

Hey, it was fun having Bryan come visit. I think I scared him because I knew so much about you cute family (from your blog of course). Love your blog!

The Larson's said...

You look great! I seriously need to go to Target tomorrow to see if our Target has those cute mailboxes. Thanks for the idea!

Bagiera said...

Oh my gosh, you look SO cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hirschisquirts said...

You look gorgeous, and I say, it's not how much weight you gain, but how much comes off after your baby is, um, almost 5!

Jennie Minor said...

you look beautiful...i gained over 60 and am still trying to lose it. LOVE the vday stuff. i might have to give that to Trumans teacher.