I've also cranked out a bunch of teachers' gifts. I forgot to take pictures of the bags before I gave them away, but here are some of the cards. I bundled them in sets of five (the magic number for some reason.) I dug into the scrap bag, and it was really just loads of fun to make these. I want to do some more.
Remember some of these Amy Butler prints from the early days. I challenge you to find them for sale anywhere now. (And then email me immediately afterward.)
So, in looking forward to summer, I'm trying to get in the right mind set. I start out enthusiastically embracing time with my sweet ones. Somehow, though, I always lose my groove. It's the "law of diminishing returns," I guess. As time passes, I am less and less able to be my very best with my kids, and vice versa. We'll see. I have a few tweaks to my plan this year. One of them includes being a little more gentle with myself. I'm always too critical of myself as a mama. Another part of my plan is to reward as many positive behaviors as I can. Build on all the best, I say. Cause in a little less than a week, my friends, "Camp Heather" begins for the summer. I really want to make the best of it because deep down I believe this time is precious.