Brought to you by the letter "P"

Pumpkin Picking!!!!  I love October.
Pieces of fabric…ready to be sewn together.
Painting things Pink…or “Watermelon” to be exact.
And Pressing Pink Polka-dots for Sophie’s curtains.  They are turning out so cute.
Punch Cards…these have been the best thing for my kids and me.  No more stickers and charts to mess with…they get punches for chores and for being especially kind to one another.
Usually they trade them in once a week for a special treat or a dollar.  But this month they saved up their punch cards for a trip to Chuck-E-Cheese….yipee.
So I’m on my way to Chuck-E-Cheese…luckily they have a diet coke dispenser or I’d die.

36 Responses to Brought to you by the letter "P"

  1. Kelsey October 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    What a good idea!! How fun for the kiddos :) Love that clock – where is it from?

  2. Nikki Brewer October 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    Wow. I do love those punch cards!! I'm excited for fall crafting

  3. mindingmomma October 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    punch cards are such a great idea

  4. Auntie Pami October 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Cute! Have fun in crazy town.

  5. diane October 2, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    Great idea on the punch cards

  6. MM Quilts and Embroidery October 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    Great idea on the punch cards. Did you make them?

  7. KULLA'S JOURNEY October 2, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    Awesome punch cards! I went and immediately created some for my children:)

  8. Jamie Lee October 2, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    The punch card is a great idea!

  9. Jennifer Rodriguez October 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    Love the frame!! And good luck with the Chuckster ;o)

  10. Sheila October 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    I have never heard of punch cards. Good idea.
    A diet coke dispenser? You are so easy to please : )

  11. Toni Selman October 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    Oh…I am so glad to be past the CEC phase…it is so loud and annoying. Maybe a large bar of chocolate would also help?

  12. Mrsblocko October 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    Chuck E Cheese? Shudder. You are a brave woman. I'd take more than an endless supply of diet coke to lure me there!

  13. Michelle Jensen October 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    I love the frame. I really want to tackle a frame project and a million other things but sewing is taking my life over :) I guess it could always be the other way around and it usually is but I am inspired by your frame and I am going to get to it. Cute Curtains :)

  14. Anita October 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    Love the punch cards! I am taking my charts down right away. They are quite an eye sore in my kitchen. I love the gun handle on the spray paint too. It probably makes the paint spray more evenly. I will have to remember to get one the next time I need to spray something.

  15. lifeinredshoes October 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm #


  16. Modern Amish October 3, 2012 at 2:06 am #

    that clock is awesome and the punch cards…genius

  17. Julia October 3, 2012 at 5:42 am #

    I love the pink painted picture-frame…Perfect!!

  18. April October 3, 2012 at 6:03 am #

    I've managed to escape Chuck E Cheese so far in my parenting career…crossing my fingers.

  19. Dina October 3, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    excelent idea

  20. Brenda October 3, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    Every thing is so sweet! Going to share the punch cards with my daughters!

  21. Bari Jo October 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Oh my goodness! Punch cards! Brilliant! Wow – wish I'd had those 20 years ago! LOL… we went through a lot of stickers… genius!

  22. MaterialGirlQuilts October 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    The punch cards are a great idea…you are an amazing mom!

  23. Katie October 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Such a great idea! Not sure if my kids are old enough for that yet, maybe they are, worth a shot right?! How old are your little ones? Mine are 1.5 and 2.5. Should work with my oldest.

  24. Meg October 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    The punch card is a GENIUS idea! Any chance you'd share the pdf so I could print them out and use them with my kiddos?

  25. Heidi Staples October 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    My daughter loves those punch cards too — I used to use them when I was a teacher. So much easier than anything else! You can find them at teacher supply stores like Lakeshore Learning Store or CM School Supply.

  26. October 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    I'm going to like the mirror and curtains for your little princess. Please post pictures of her room when finished. As for Chuck E Cheese, don't go on a week end. With lots of children it is full of germs! I wonder If they wash the equipment. Have fun.

  27. Live a Colorful Life October 3, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    I'm particularly pleased with all the P's.

  28. Sonia Barton October 4, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    I love the trigger on your paint spray can. I'll have to go look for one of those.

  29. Andrea Turner October 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    I love the pallet of colors in your fabric, yet to be pieced. I'm excited to see what you make. And I can't wait to see how you use the (watermelon) pink frame.

  30. Cheerful Homemaker October 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Love fall and pumpkins! We just took our son to the pumpkin patch last week :)

  31. thea mia October 6, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    I also love October. Its the start of fall season. The time to harvest the pumpkins. All those gorgeous orange that surrounds us.
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  32. Sarah Watson October 9, 2012 at 3:06 am #

    Nice spray paint mechanism. Fancy, and yet… simple. Why don't I have one of those?
    Also, I found a Chuck E Cheese coin on the ground the other day. Would make for a good reason to go…

  33. Crafted by Carly October 11, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    I'm super-excited that I stumbled upon your beautiful blog (via sewpony). Sooooo many gorgeous things to see here – and I just love the look and feel of your blog!
    A post all about óne letter of the alphabest is a brilliant idea!!!
    Until I visit again…..

  34. CitricSugar October 12, 2012 at 2:11 am #

    Punch cards. Cool idea!

    And glad to know i'm not the only one that goes a little screwy when deprived of diet coke… :-)

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  36. smilingwoman October 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    I too play it safe when quilting, and would love to get that kick in the pants to try something more challenging. I have bed-sized quilts planned for my 4 Grands, fabric purchased for three of them, and see the opportunities to try something more complex. Would love to win this great book and get some specific inspiration and instruction. Thanks for the chance!

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