Last week, Anna-Laura and I (with the expert help of Luke, Clare and Will) decorated her Valentine shoebox. We had a really great time. It’s rare that a project gets completed without whining, crying or meltdowns. This one was actually enjoyable – by all of us – and I loved doing it with her.
I had a few Valentine sacks from last year’s sale in my craft closet that we cut up and used, along with some “on sale” ribbon I purchased over the Christmas holiday at Michael’s. Sweet! The border around her name and those fuzzy balls came from the best $9.99 I’ve ever spent. Aaron Brothers, a frame shop in town, was selling buckets of craft supplies for $19.99, on sale for $9.99 last spring. I snatched one up and it has been a complete lifesaver. It had fuzzy balls, colored popsicle sticks, stick on letters/numbers, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, you name it. For some reason, kindergarten and first grade teachers are always sending home “project homework” and that craft bucket has saved my sanity. We printed out her name on cardstock and glued it to the top. Admittedly, I was inspired by Pinterest (if you are not on that train, you need to JUMP. ON.)
Her smile says it all…happy love day, all!