Posted in February 2012

Baseball Moms

Having photographed youth sports for a few years now, I’ve discovered two truths that are self evident.  One:  baseball moms are crazy.  Two:  cheerleading moms are crazier (more on that another time).  I am, in fact, a baseball (and a cheerleading) mom.  But when you’re photographing games, and have been given field and dugout access, … Continue reading

Candied Popcorn For Big Kids!

I do not like candied popcorn.  It’s weird to me.  Sort of like those popcorn flavored jelly beans – leaves me wanting to say “one or the other, popcorn or candy, not both”.  So when my daughter’s teacher would ask anyone heading to Wilmington to stop at Vic’s and get colored, candied popcorn, for various class … Continue reading

My Cricut Valentine

The other day I was putting together a Valentine tote full of classroom decorations for my child’s teacher.  I realized that many decorations could be cut-out, or made with my Cricut Expression, so I began going through all of my cartridges for ideas.  What really struck me is how many cartridges contain images that could be … Continue reading

Teacher Appreciation

I’m not going to lie to you.  I am not the world’s best parent.  There, I said it.  And now that I did, I will share with you the special appreciation that I have for (most of) my children’s teachers.  See, there’s a reason I don’t homeschool.  I need a break from these people that … Continue reading

Trash to Treasure?

This is such a simple makeover that I can’t believe I haven’t done it a dozen times already!  Check out these framed prints from the local thrift store for $1.00 a piece.  With a minimal makeover, they can become cool little dry erase boards for Valentine’s Day! This blog has moved!  Please visit http://www.myrubygirl.com for … Continue reading

Jell-o Soap

No, that’s not a typo.  My Ruby Girl and I made soap out of grape Jell-o.  No, not just a bowl of Jell-o taken into the tub and used like soap; there’s a bit more to it than that. If you are related to anyone between “tween” and college age, you have heard of Lush … Continue reading