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lunch box note challenge – day 2
February 15th, 2011

It literally took me 2 minutes and this is a quick iphone snap. A colicy baby is finally catching up with me so I had little creativity and time this morning for a note, but none the less, here’s today’s note for the lunch box love challenge. The kicker…5 minutes before she left for school I found out she only has a half day, so she won’t even be eating lunch at school :(

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a little lunch box love – the challenge!
February 8th, 2011

I’ve had this idea for several years and have decided to “launch” it with a challenge to all creative Moms (Dads, Grandparents, etc. can join in too!) to get out those craft supplies and send a little lunch box love in you’re child’s lunch everyday for the week of Valentine’s (Feb. 14th – 18th, 2011). You can get your juices flowing by looking at some here.

When my daughter was 3 I began making her notes when she would take her lunch to Mother’s Day out. Almost 3.5 years later, I’m still doing it. She chooses her lunch box every year based on if she think it has room to “display” a note. She looks forward to it everyday and will sometimes come into my studio the morning of and try to take a peek at what I’m making for that day, but I try and keep it a surprise until lunch time. They range from simple “i love yous” to more elaborate pieces that sometimes highlight what she’s learning at school or what’s going on that week. When we went to Disney a few years ago I did a countdown to Disney day in a series of notes, and this year when we were finding out if she would have a little sister or little brother, I counted down the days to the ultrasound via her lunch notes. It’s always been a little way to make her lunchtime special.

I’ll be posting her lunch notes everyday next week and I encourage you to do the same and send me a link to them or link them over on the “a little lunch box love” facebook page, where I’ll be posting notes, ideas and other lunch goodies throughout the year. If you have an older child, maybe a backpack note will work best, or if you have a younger child, think about adding a little note by their plate at lunch. Just show them that you love them!

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Just Published!
January 15th, 2011

This fall I mentioned a BIG project I was working on to be published in February. Well, the “publisher” decided to release it early (5 weeks early to be exact). But we couldn’t be more excited!

4 inches of snow
10 hours of labor
3 doses of epidural meds &
1 little man (with a pretty awesome head of hair)

Title: Holland O’Hare Conger
Alternate Titles: O’Hare, Ocee, SnO’Hare, Little Brother
Release Date: 4:14pm – January 10th, 2011
Product Dimensions: 5lbs. 12.5oz x 18″
Edition: 1st
Print run: 1
Other titles by this author: Walker Conger, big sister

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And so the summer begins…
May 27th, 2010

A first grader is officially in the house! We made it through kindergarten. After her graduation we put her to bed crying because she wanted to stay in Kindergarten and be with her teacher. I don’t know if she fully realizes that she won’t go to school all summer and when she goes back she’ll have a new teacher and classroom. Hopefully we will be able to gear her up for first grade and she will be as excited to start as she was for Kindergarten.

Over the last week or so we’ve been getting all our end of the year gifts in order which took a lot longer than expected and tried to work them all in between deadlines. Here’s just a few things we did to complete the school year:

Last lunch box note:

Gifts to ALL of her teachers (we past out 18 I think):

And then we made a Junk A Doodle® for her teacher for the end of the year gift:

We have a lot of fun summer things planned like teaching the the Woog to sew, tie-dye, etc. and we’re bringing Woogie Wednesdays back in full force so be on the lookout for that. For me, I’ll be using my summertime to work on a few projects that have been on my list to start and complete for some time now. They’re going to be good, I promise :)

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Tea Party Time
April 2nd, 2010

There’s a Tea Party coming with 19 squealing little girls. The Woog turns 6!


final (completed with glittery flowers on the printed version):

past parties & invites

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5th birthday cake
April 21st, 2009

This was the 3rd and final cake for the Woog’s 5th birthday (here’s #1 and #2). I’m done eating and baking cake for a while. The party was a school theme since she’ll start kindergarten in the fall. It might be hard to tell from the picture but the pink cake is a backpack.The cake and the party were a big hit with her!

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Happy Bithday Woog!
April 13th, 2009

The Woog turned 5 today! Now that she’s 5, she can apparently do a lot of things “since she 5 now.” We had a very small easter lunch and party after church with just us and grandparents. I also made a quick snow white cake.

Next week is her “BIG” party so lot of prep coming up this week! With a cold coming on, the easter bunny coming, cake and riding her new bicycle, she’s now zonked out on the couch.

Happy Birthday Woog!! I love you!!!

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Birthday Cake
April 16th, 2007

Yum! A perfect cake for a perfect little princess!

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happy birthday
April 13th, 2005

Well, the party was Sunday and the theme was “colors” with some birds thrown in (of course). The Woog’s cake was a funky, lopsided cake to mimic her invitation, with a little clay bird topper and clay birds around the bottom. This was the first time she had anything sweeter than cake so she quite enjoyed it. She got tons of toys and surprisingly only one outfit.

Yesterday was the actual day and we went to the Dr. for her checkup (owwie shots!) and then to the science museum. Not much she could do at the museum but she enjoyed looking. And with all the commotion of the day and as tired as she was, we forgot to give her, her birthday card and little gifts from us. I guess she’ll have to open everything when she wakes up this morning. She did already get her big gift from us though. A pretty blue swing in the backyard!


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