Friday, October 26, 2012

What Constitutes a "Collection?"

I love a nice, hearty coffee mug!

And Christmas ornaments are my weakness

I'm not really a collector.  I get a treasure here & there from different places we visit from time-to-time, and of course, anything the kids make becomes instant gold.  But I don't really collect anything.  There is something I do like to get though, and that is a nice mug for coffee.  In most of the places we go that we consider special, I'll pick one up (Mackinac Island, Cedar Point, Disney World, different cities in the US and abroad, etc.).  There are others I have that I like quite a bit too.  My mother-in-law brought me some really great mugs w/stripes recently that I love, and I have some I've made at Shutterfly w/pictures of the family on them that are personal favorites.

I wish I had my's broken (if you missed that story, you can find it here & I still don't have a replacement...for the time being I'm using a disposable, ugh) so I could take a picture of a group of my favorites, but nonetheless, you get the idea, I'm sure.

Christmas ornaments are another thing I really like, and those could maybe be classified as a collection.  Again, if we go somewhere we think is special, we're sure to pick one up, and we love them.  We will probably never have a beautiful themed tree because everyone in the family (including me) would miss the vast assortment of ornaments it is tradition for us to hang.  We have years of memories up there.  Hubby and I even have some from when we were kids, and let me tell you, that's going waaaaay back. ;)

How about you?  Anything you like to get that is special to you, but you don't really consider it as "collecting?"

Sunday, October 7, 2012

An Easy Fall Project to Make w/the Kiddos!

Looking for leaves in our backyard

I saw a project on a blog hop that looked fun and easy enough to do. We modified it a bit from the original idea, using poster board instead of a folder, simply because we found so many leaves we wanted to use! I can't remember which blog it was (there were so many) so if it was yours, let me know and I'm happy to link the original.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012