Son#1 has finished his sophomore year of high school with college credits for 4 classes, a spot on the college's Dean's List, and an induction into the Beta Club. Yeah, I'm bragging! :)
Son#2 earned high marks in his classes, and even though the transition back into public middle school was tough on him, we are so proud of his tenacity. He stuck to his goals & completes the year with some high school credits. He'll be ahead when he actually begins his secondary education.
LittleGirl had a whirlwind 5th grade year. So many milestones...and drama! ;) So far, school has come fairly easy for her. We look forward to seeing her challenged a bit more in middle school, though she and I are still not certain about public school next year. Though she is enrolled at the local middle school, I'd really like for her to come home and learn; however, the year we did homeschool with her was very rough on all of us. We're still praying about this. Join us?
So, as with any end-of-school-year calendar, ours has been full. There have been projects due, tests to be taken, field days, special luncheons, carnivals, events, events, and more events! One of my favorites was high school graduation. I was honored to help with the decor this year, and blessed to have an incredibly talented friend who can take bits and pieces of ribbons and accents to make anything look fabulous. (Thanks, C!)
Here's how the graduation stage looked:
|Brashier Middle College 2014 Graduation|
See the ferns and flowers? That's the components with which I began. The uber-amazing C brought mesh ribbon, mascots on sticks, and tiger-printed cloths to add pizazz. Doesn't it look great?!
The Reserved Seating posed some creative thinking. We were not allowed to tape signs to the chairs. C is a forward-thinker. She had this gorgeous wide ribbon in her stash. We tested out wrapping the chairs with the ribbon, but then a light bulb flashed a great idea. We used binder clips to attach the signs to the chair lip. I love how these looked!
I created the Reserved sign using a pretty script font and the school logo on white cardstock. Using my ever-trusty glue stick, I backed the white with black cardstock for extra-sturdiness. They held up well enough to use next year, though I'd like to add some weight to the ribbon. I'm thinking a beaded tassel hanging from the ribbon-point.
Since LittleGirl is finishing her elementary education, she has some favorite teachers she wants to recognize. Being
just like her Momma persistent about creating a gift on her own, she checked the Pinterest boards for an idea. She found something she could make herself with little help from an adult. I love how her gift turned out!
|Easy-to-Make Brown Sugar Scrub|
1 Cup Brown Sugar - ¼ Cup Coconut Oil - 1 tsp. Vanilla
Melt Coconut Oil, Stir into Brown Sugar & Vanilla
Place into pretty container
LittleGirl did ask me to create a label for her sweet thank-you gifts. She was very specific about the look. of them. We used pinking shears (on paper - Gasp!) to cut out the labels. Here is a PDF of the labels for your personal use: Seams Inspired Sugar Scrub Labels
She is quite pleased with her creation, and I'm sure it will be well-received by her teachers. I love her thoughtful heart! We have some other teacher gifts to create, though I won't be able to show those until later this week. Some of the teachers read this blog. :)
What have you been creating this week?