Monday, June 18, 2012

CRAMP - The Intersection of CAMP and CRAP

So Mars and Hip Hop are off to church camp next week. This means it is time to start making matching t-shirts, buying crap in their team colors, and putting together care packages so as to not spend $50 a kid on the premade ones. The girls worked so hard earning money to go this year that I want it to be the best camp week ever!

Only problem is that Hip Hop is out of town this week and we just found out the team colors. I guess that means I get to do her part in the creative process. I'm actually looking forward to it - I think. 

We are going to try making at least 1 set of shirts with Bleach Pens. Anyone else predicting disaster? If you knew how un-artsy crafty I am you would be begging me to not even try.

I know we are making bracelets out of bandanas. The girls swear those are fool proof.

I've been hitting up Target and the Dollar Store for anything blue and obnoxious that they can use for the week. So far I have Glow Stick Necklaces, Journals, Pens, Glow Stick Bracelets, and my favorite so far: Clappers. 

I'm still looking for LED Sunglasses or those crazy glow in the dark wigs. I would kill for glow in the dark nail polish, but may have to settle for blue glitter nail polish.

If you have any other ideas for t-shirts or just other ways I can make camp special for them on the cheap, please leave them in the comments. I can use all of the help I can get. 

Never fear, I will be posting pictures of our creations - even if they are a train wreck. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

So I'm Back - I think...

I know it has been a long time in coming, but I'm back... I think. I make you no promises but I do know that family has to come first over blogging, but I do miss the outlet.

Some funny things that have happened since last we spoke.

  •  My custom domain name expired. And apparently became pornish. I neglected to revise my website on Facebook. So who knows what my long lost acquaintances from a lifetime ago think of me now.. 
  •  I yelled "Son of a Bitch" yesterday and C-Dub who is now 14 1/2 btw raised his hand and said present. 
  • I caught Mars and her best friend on camera riding in the shopping cart at Costco like they were little kids. They are 13 now and wow it's hard to push a cart with 26 years worth of kids in it! Coincidentally, they made me pinky swear never to publish the pics.
  • Big Chocolate isn't so big anymore. He has lost 60 plus pounds. I may have to start calling him Hot Chocolate instead. He's definitely bringing sexy back.  
  • You know how some people turn Vampire? Apparently I'm turning girl. I bought a dress. Then another, and then another. I have no idea what happened to me, but I'm rolling with it like I do everything else!