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Congratulations to Bubba | This WONDERfilled Life

I’m a pusher.  I don’t sit still.  I get involved.  A “do-bee” as Super likes to call me. Quite honestly I get stuff done.  I’ve struggled the past year or two with being involved with the kids’ school and various organizations and projects.  I took a step back this past year from specific organizations (PTA, Friends of, etc) but fought the urge to “jump in” many times! Old habits die hard!   When it came to Bubba graduating from Kindergarten I struggled even more.  When P was in Kindergarten the pandemic hit, so we didn’t get to experience any of the traditional Kindergarten “rites of passage” and because I swore off being a room parent with more than one other person (his class had like, 15?!?!?) I knew I would have to just sit back and watch some of the planning and event prep from the sideline.  But…I also knew I wanted to make it special for him in some way.  I remember being with Super at breakfast a few weeks before the Kindy celebration was set to happen and talking about how c

Print and Cut, Still a Favorite! | This WONDERfilled Life

So we’re a few days away from Bubba’s big day and *I think* I have everything under control.  While I am behind my own self imposed timeline for things being finished I am admittedly WAY ahead of where I was this same time frame when we did P’s big party.  See…we’re learning! LOL “Super Bubba’s, Level 6, Blacklight, Mario Mash-Up" party is based off the same format as P’s. We welcome everyone to our home, go over some rules (no running!) and then travel together (in this case through a “warp tube”) to get to our final destination - Super Mario Mash-Up World.  We have several stations set up for play, a Mario Kart RC - Rainbow Road area, glow in the dark tic-tac-toe and a coloring station!! (I also have three group activities/games set for us to play, more on that later). One of my favorite things we did for P’s party was have a coloring activity.  Since her party was based on Disney's Coco and "día de muertos" I used “print and cut” to print out and cut accurately D

The Family Mario - 2023 GLOW edition! | This WONDERfilled Life

At our school's Fall Fest, 2022.  We won the trunk or treat contest! It's been forever...again...I am so behind on life right now.  I know it "looks" like I have everything together and handled but I promise you that I am barely hanging on.  I thought when both kids went to school (at the same school) this past fall things would get easier and I'd have oodles of time to work and do things like clean, organize and's freaking April and I've written and published ONE blog post and my to do list is growing longer by the day. So...let's catch up a bit on life and then I'll tell you all about the newest time suck over here. I have like ten different blog posts rolling around in my head...I think I may have to go back to my 2018 plan and just force myself to write an hour a week and call it.  I find that when I get stressed (and getting behind REALLY stresses me out) my perfectionism starts to rear it's ugly head again and when it com

Picture rail what?

Happy 2023! Wow! I can’t believe another year has passed.  I’d love to announce all these amazing plans and challenges for the coming year, but the fact is friends, I got nothin’.  LOL.  And it sort of feels good.  I have many hopes for the coming year of possibilities but I think I’ve learned between being a freelance musician, a mom and surviving a pandemic that you can plan all you want, but STUFF happens.  So I’m going to take things as they come…and just strive to do better as often as I can. That said I miss writing weekly so I hope to get back to that. I have SOOOO many photos of things I’ve made in the past few years that I had the best intentions of sharing and just haven’t gotten around to it yet, so I’m going to try and work through what I find as I continue to clean up my digital files. One project I get asked about EVERY year is how I hang this garland in our home for the holidays.  I’m going to tell you it’s the easiest thing EVER! Especially if you’re as lucky as we are