Friday again??? Last week was JAM PACKED and this week - not so much. With GG sick, the week has been much slower than I originally planned.... which is TOTALLY fine with me :)
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Yesterday I posted that G wasn't feeling well... after I blogged Wednesday night, her fever spiked again and she was miserable. She wouldn't eat or drink and cried anytime I tried to give her a bottle. She ended up falling asleep, but was restless all night.
I took her to the doctor first thing Friday morning and the PA told me she had Herpangina. What the what??? hahaha
Apparently, Herpangina is a virus that kids pick up typically in the summer months that causes a really high fever for a couple of days and blister in their little throats. The doctor counted about a dozen blisters and that explains why she hasn't wanted to eat or drink anything. We're currently managing her pain with Tylenol and Ibuprofen so that she's able to eat and drink a bit. So far it's just yogurt and ice water - but at least it's something! We're trying to avoid dehydration (and IV's!) at all costs.
Thank goodness this is the first time she's EVER been sick, because Homegirl is THE WORST PATIENT EVER!!! She FREAKS when I try to take her temperature (with the temporal lobe one!), cries when she even sees the Tylenol syringe and you honestly would have thought that the doctor was amputating her leg the way she SCREAMED when they had to look in her ears. Apparently it's her one flaw - so we're just hoping to keep her healthy from now on :)
After a second round of ibuprofen and some Gatorade I managed to get a smile (and a Mason photobomb!)
After a four hour nap, a dinner of ice cream and a bath - the sparkle was starting to come back to her eyes.... but she still wasn't drinking. Sigh. Hoping that today she can start drinking a little bit at a time.
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When I posted about my red, white and blue decor on Tuesday - I promised a tutorial.... so here I go. It's not going to be pretty. hahaha
I realize in doing this little post, that I am THE WORST at how-to posts :) Fortunately for y'all - the tutorial I followed can be found HERE.
Ignore the chalkboard paint and the square pieces of wood... that's for something else. hahaha
All I bought to do this project was eight 8-foot furring strips and three cans of Spray Paint (Rustoleum Brilliant Blue, Rustoleum Antique White and Rustoleum Heritage Red)
Then I laid them out red, white, red, white... starting and ending with red. I butted them up against my baseboard to keep them aligned... although the boards are kind of wonky and imperfect. (SIDENOTE: I took the two extra 48" pieces and cut them down to 39"... so that they were the length of the width of the flag).
I took the two 39" pieces and then nail gunned the shorter piece to both ends of the flag. I used 3 nails in each board.
"Hey, Dave.... can you please take a pic of me nailing these all together??"
Cut to 20 minutes later when I look on my phone and find this ONE pic! And the pic makes it look like I'm nailing my hand. hahaha
After they were all nailed together, I took the flag outside, taped off a 22" section (22" across and then 7 boards down) and spray painted it blue. Don't do what I do... actually cover the rest of the flag. I had some spray blow back on other parts of the flag and then I tried to fix it and it was kind of a mess. I ended up just distressing those areas - but it was extra work.
This is where I stopped taking pics (BAD BLOGGER!), but I drew a star on a piece of cardstock, cut it out and used it as a stencil. I used vintage white acrylic paint to stencil all the stars on. Easy Peasy!!!
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This tutorial is really not any better than the flag one... so you'll have to use your imagination :) hehehe
Here are my supplies.... except for the additional roll of plain burlap ribbon and the star burlap ribbon that I ordered.
I wove the plain burlap through the wire frame... keeping the "loops" a consistent length. It took three rolls of ribbon to do the whole wreath. When that was done, I wove the red and white stripe through at about 8 points making the big "loops" you can see. The bow was the part I had to think through the most, and here's how I did it.
So it looked like this. I did the exact same thing again, but made the tail point the other direction...
I laid them on top of each other at an angle...
I realize that it's ironic, considering I'm a teacher, how horrible my instructions are - so if you have a question - just shoot me an email :) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
These made me giggle :)
I've spent HOURS snuggling with Griffin the past couple of days - and have spent more than my fair share of time on Facebook. Someone linked to these and they made me giggle. A lot.
Matilda Jane Sale!
So exciting! The Spring 2013 Matilda Jane line is on sale today and you can order directly from the website!!! Shipping is $5.95 no matter how much you order. When you check out, be sure to put the Trunk Keeper ID as #523 :)
This weekend our plans involve laying low, laying low some more and then maybe, for good measure - laying low :) Well - the kids and I are going to be laying low.... Dave is going to be working 16 hour days at his clubs member-guest tournament. hahaha
Happy Weekend, Friends!!!