Posted by Amy On June 21st, 2014
I love everything about Florence!
We visited the Duomo, of course. Breathtakingly beautiful!
Mostly though we strolled the lovely, often narrow, streets of Florence. Among the wonderful shops we discovered was the most beautiful candy shop.
We are staying at an apartment in a building that used to be a convent. Just look at the beautiful flowers in the courtyard.
This is the doorway to the courtyard…
Next stop, the estate for La Dolce Vita!
Posted by Amy On June 20th, 2014
My outbound flight was delayed causing me to miss my connection to Florence. The next available flight wasn’t for 9 hours so I made the most of it and treated myself to macarons and a manicure.
By the time I arrived in Florence, met by my sweet friends Lorraine, Joel, Betsy, & Ed, I was just a bit wilted. Luckily, Joel had a foot bath waiting for me.
Posted by Amy On June 16th, 2014
I made Summer Fun Passports for all the kids in Alfredo’s class. They were a big hit! I thought I’d share them with you too.
You’ll need a $1 brag book photo album from Walmart (they are designed to hold 24 photos…you can get these at the dollar store too but they have many more pages. More fun, yes…but you’ll need to make your own pages to make up the difference.)
Discard the covers and use this file to print passport covers (you’ll trim to fit in the front and back pockets).
One of the easy things about this project is that you can print directly onto 4″ x 6″ unruled index cards! Here is the pdf of the inside pages. Print them out onto index cards and insert one paper per page, front and back. Easy peezy.
Each page includes a fun Summery thing to do. The idea is that this summer after you do the fun thing, you’ll put a little star sticker over the box. Do everything in the book and have a super fun summer, guaranteed!
I tucked the stars in the front pocket for easy access.
Have fun making these for your kiddos or grands!
Posted by Amy On June 13th, 2014
Look at all the wonderful Club Little House Littles!
The Club Little House boxes are on their way to all the members. Some received their littles today. Others will get them tomorrow or Monday.
Posted by Amy On June 6th, 2014
I know this is the last day of school for lots of kids out there but we’re still going. Another week and a half to go. Yay! I’m so excited for summer! Alfredo and I are already planning all the fun days we’ll have. Mostly we are just so excited about hanging out together.
I wanted to show you this little teacher gift we are making for all of Alfredo’s teachers. I’m so excited about it. I got the idea from this.
I’m so excited about this gift! And the best part about it is the cost. I bought the tins from here for about $1 and some change each. I printed the graphics onto watercolor paper (that’s one of my favorite tricks…the texture is amazing!) Then I cut watercolor paper into 2″ x 2.5″ rectangles. Added a golf pencil (you can buy them at Staples).
We’re going to give one each to all of his teachers, and the ladies in the office too!
Just in case you want to make your own, Feel free to use the graphics I made. You’ll just round the corners of both papers. I used my little Xyron to make them into stickers and Alfredo’s job is to stick them in place.