July 16, 2010

Crafty Colorful Clipboard with my girl

Summer Idea of the week:

It's just been me and my girl all week.
She is loving it.
She secretly pretends she is an only child.
That means lots of attention from Mommy and Daddy.
Oh glory be.

I have to admit.
I am NOT a fan of camp at the moment.
Missing my girls something awful, even though
I know memories are being made and independence is being built

But one silver lining from all this is the special time
I've had with my first born:
the home body,
the crafter,
the home-maker in training.

She's a great buddy.
She and I have run together daily.
We've picked special spots around town to "do" lunch...just her and I.
(Daddy didn't like that one...he wanted to "do" lunch too)
We have laughed together
We sing together (without anyone complaining)
We take the dog on his morning business together.

She's a great gal.

One thing we've done this week while sisters have been away:
Crafty Colorful Clipboards



How fun is that?

This is all you will need:
Any extra ribbon you might have hanging around

Any fun paper you might have on hand...
this is from our scrapbooking bin.

Missy just cut portions of the paper to cover the $2 clipboard we already had.
She used a glue stick to adhere it to the board.
Not even sure she even used a ruler for the edges (she's just like her mom).

Finally you just tie the ribbon on.


She loves her new clipboard and I know her sisters will love it too.
Would love to hear fun crafts you've done at home with your own kiddos.
You know I love cheap and easy.

As usual, thanks for visiting.


  1. That discription of your time together sounds just wonderful and sweet and perfect. Even though you miss your other girls. Reminds me of you and your mom. That is something that is being passed on. And something to look forward to.
    It makes me happy about my girl in 10 years.
    Oh, and that is a CUTE clipboard!
    Love from,

  2. They turned out great Wendy and Madison. When we did hours we used mod podge...works well too.

  3. Love it! I can't wait to show Peyton.

  4. Sounds like you are having a great week. It's wonderful to build memories of time together. I wouldn't mind borrowing Madison for a week, her and I would have a blast. Love the clipboard!