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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Watercolor Greeting Cards

Watercolor greeting cards are my new favorite way to satisfy those sudden painting urges! I'm one of those impatient individuals who likes to see immediate results. With these, I have a painting complete in one sitting, and I can give them away without frames!

It's so exciting to see my Toilet Paper Roll Flowers featured at Frugal Mom! Check out her simple and easy tutorial at Frugal Mom {dot} Net :)

Friday, May 31, 2013

The Things They Say

I officially completed my first year of teaching!  I was so blessed with the opportunity to teach Art, Computer, and PE at Southside Christian School. Wow, what an awesome year. Each student, teacher, and parent was so encouraging and sweet!

My students always kept me smiling :) Here are a few of my favorite student quotes from the year.

First Grade girl: I know a word with the "sk" sound...Lusk! My stuffed animals say it all the time!

Kindergarten boy: Oh I'm so full, my stomach feels like its bleeding!
                          Does it hurt?
                          No, it just feels interesting.
1st Grade girl: You went to college? Whoa...she's famous!

Kindergarten girl: Miss Parsons! My picture is looks weedicweeus!

5th Grade boy: I don't want this class to end. I'll never be happy again without you!

1st Grade boy: Miss Parsons is getting married!? That feels like a punch in the stomach!

2nd Grade boy: There was 2 feet of snow at your college? That's why its a college for big kids. I wouldn't be able to walk there.

1st Grade girl: I hope Miss Parsons asks me to be a bridesmaid.

5th Grade girl: I have a question. You look like Pocahontas!

 1st Grade girl: Miss Parsons why do you have to move to Utah?
                     I have to move when I get married to be with my husband.
                    You can just video chat with him DUH!

1st Grade boy: I love green! Its my favorite number!

Kindergarten boy: Miss Parsons I can't put everything away! How can I take the air out of my hands?

5th Grade boy when I asked why he didn't have any work done after 20 minutes: Oh, I didn't notice I wasn't doing anything!

1st Grade girl: Miss Parsons you might have a baby soon.
                    Not too soon, I'm not married yet.
                    Miss Parsons, that's up to God not you. I mean, look at Jesus' mom!
1st Grade girl: I'm rich! I have so many cents!

4th Grade boy: We can move these tables, we're real men.
Later when asked to sweep the bathroom: Um, we don't want to get ourselves dirty.

Kindergarten girl: You're not a grown-up Miss Parsons, you're not married!

2nd Grade boy: I might come to your wedding, if I don't have a baseball game that day.

1st Grade girl: Dear Miss Parsons, Your smile is so cute. Your boyfriend is so cute. 

2nd Grade boy: I LOVEEEEE....I mean...I like tutoring with you.

1st Grade boy: You look like you are having a baby in that shirt.

Kindergarten boy to his friend: My mom said I have a pretty nice tan.

Preschool girl: My computer is not really listening to me!

2nd Grade boy: A New Year’s resolution is something you want to change this year. I will brush  my teeth.

  Thank you to my sweet students for giving so many memories I will never forget.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Oh to be Ten

This weekend my family and I went to a Birthday party for my brother's buddy turning 10. We had a ball! My friend Sara had some adorable ideas!

Angry Bird cake decorated with M&Ms...

The cake looked and tasted amazing! Decorating with a candy mosaic is perfect for those like me who DO NOT have a steady hand with icing. Plus, the white M&Ms were Almond Joy ;)

Chalkboard paint on the fireplace creates a palette for a new greeting to fit every occasion!

My favorite part of the party were the games :)

1. Lego Creations

Each player recieved a bag of lego pieces. We were assigned an object to construct such as a....

 House * Spaceship* Robot

 All were given a few minutes to complete the task. When time was up, the birthday boy acted as judge and chose the best creation! Each round we passed our legos down to try with new pieces.

I loved our robots!

2. Lego Relay

There were two teams. Each team had a bucket of legos and a set of chopsticks. The goal was to transfer as many legos as possible from the bucket to an empty  on the other side of the room using the chopsticks!

My team won :)

Sara has tons of other awesome ideas! She shares her wonderful home and creativity at
Sara's Art* House!
I decided to go back to being a 10 year old....they have all the fun! ;)