Friday, July 5, 2013

What?? No Five for Friday???

I don't know about you, but a Friday without Five for Friday just doesn't seem right.  Not that Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching doesn't deserve the break.  She absolutely does!!  I just love documenting my week so that when I look back, I can see all the fun of summer.  (Because summer is going by in a blur!)

So please indulge me as I recap my week....

# 1:  Strawberry picking on Monday with my daughter and favorite aunt was a BLAST!!!  We picked so many strawberries!  I made two batches of strawberry jam and a fresh strawberry pie.  Yummo!!

#2:  I learned a neat little trick for hulling strawberries.  I puts the "straw" in strawberry -- literally.  Take a straw and push it in from the pointed end of the strawberry up through the green part.  Out pops that white center and the stem.  I was skeptical at first but it works and it makes this job so speedy!

#3:  The 4th of July parade yesterday was really nice!  Kara was a side walker with the horse farm where she takes lessons.  My mom and Ryan went with me to cheer her on.

#4:  There were some amazing crafting finds at Michael's this week.  Love their clearance and sale bins!

#5:  I also bought the Braggin' About Behavior Beads Brag Tags from Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera!   I was so excited to find these (heard about them on Monday Made It) that I bought them right away.
At Hobby Lobby (only 1 trip there so far this week, but I'm not making any promises that it will be my only!) I found the ball chain to use for the necklace -- and it was even on sale for 50% off! 

So that's my week in review.  Not much done school wise, but that's will be here soon enough!

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Have a great weekend!


  1. I will have to use your trick with the straw the next time I get strawberries! How clever! :)

  2. Great! Now I have the urge to go craft shopping and eat strawberry shortcake:). That is a cool trick for strawberries!

  3. Thanks for the 411 on the strawberries. Got a trick for cherries too? I wonder if the straw would pop out the pit? I have a ton of fave inspirational quotes. I like them so much I made a set of posters. You should pop over and download them...

  4. I can't wait to see what crafts you make! You scored some great finds.

    Renee J

  5. I got the brag tags from Miss Nelson too after I saw them in Monday Made It! Aren't they just adorable?!? I think we had pretty similar weeks. I went to Michael's yesterday but they didn't have the ball chain. I did snag a few other items there though. I'll have to go to Hobby Lobby to pick up the chain there later this week.

  6. Amazing strawberry tip! Have to try that one!
    On the Trail of Learning

  7. Micheals was killing me this week with all their ADORABLE clearance stuff!
    Rock Stars At Work

  8. I did a Five for Friday today too...I'm pretty sure it's the first time I have ever done it on a Friday, too. Oh well...maybe I'll be on-the-ball next week too. Glad to see you had the same thought! :o)


  9. I got some great deals at Michaels and Hobby Lobby, too!

  10. I love strawberries. just bought some from the store. Bet it's more fun to pick though!
    As far as favorite quotes- I have many. When I had a classroom website, I had a quote running across the top. It was, "Shoot for the moon because if you miss, you still end up amongst the stars." or something close to that. I also love ones about mistakes. I like to think this one is a me quote, but I'm sure I got it from someone- "Mistakes are good things if you learn from them! Love that one!

  11. I LOVE strawberries, and I wish I lived closer to a Michaels/Hobby Lobby. Or maybe I don't. :)

    Fun In 5th

  12. LOVE the idea for strawberries!!!! I can't wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing!

  13. When someone shows you who they really are, believe them.
    Maya Angelou

  14. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!!!

  15. My daddy grew strawberries when I was growin' up. I can't eat anythin' with strawberry flavorin' all. "Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne



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