Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 2011

Lounging around
PT and Immy

Sweet siblings

Merry Christmas!

Aunt E

Baby D

Snow in the face

Staying warm inside with Grandma

Mmmmm, Chocolate!

Seeing the sights

Ice skating

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sew Organized

I need a big binder to keep our life organized, the kind you can slip school and activity papers into without having to recopy everything down. So I got a normal one of the three ring sort, and I was very organized; but things would fall out when I went places. So I moved up to the zippered binder, and life was all good. Then I tried to go out again and realized that after carrying a purse and baby, or more often pushing the stroller, I had no hands left to carry a binder everywhere. I tried to make it work for a while, looking like a juggling bear the whole time, but after dropping the enormous binder on the babies head for the third time I realized it was just not gonna work.  
Down-sizing was not an option; I needed a binder with handles! For some reason though moving up to handles comes with a big price tag. I guess there are just a select few of us who actually need this level of organization. Since I'm a very cheap frugal, and I didn't want to shell out the big bucks, I decided to try my sewing machine at making some handles.
Here's what I had to start with.

Finished project!

 Luckily it worked perfect! I made the handles out of ribbon, cording, and rings. Sewed them all up and then stitched them to the binder with a denim needle. It turned out so cute! I decided to remove the logo from the front too, and make it look more purse-like.
 I can now slip the handles over my arm, or the stroller handle, and be off to every appointment/activity knowing I have everything I need. Hopefully this should keep me organized for a while; because the next step is wheeling around a filing cabinet.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November 2011

Egyptian Tomb

New Room

School Festival of the Ancients



Baby pumpkin carving

After the kids are in bed

Happy Thanksgiving!

Annual family photo time

Not everyone is excited

We three by the sea

Me and PT