Leprechaun Trap 2013

Repeating a year in Pre-3 means that Arianna got to make herself another Leprechaun Trap in school. (Translated, Mama gets to use some creativity if she allows the time and Arianna watches with glee, assisting on few tasks.)

I realized too late that I had thrown out last year’s version (saving anything salvageable) and that we had to start fresh. No worries, we still had her Valentine’s box at hand and plenty of green tissue paper. Arianna gave her idea for vision–no ladder this year, a tunnel to crawl through that was covered in vines. Good thing I save paper towel rolls!

With our vision, tape, gold, rainbows, and shamrocks, off we set to build our masterpiece.

Leprechaun Trap

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As Arianna would say, “How do I think?” My favorite part? Her “FREE GOLD” sign. Win.

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Mama’s Moment

Since someone has started potty training and the kids have no regard for bathroom privacy, I begged and pleaded for a shower with no one bugging me this evening. My mister made sure this happened tonight, major points for him!

You see, I have gone on a slight binge of coffee lately. By binge, I should clarify that I mean I had 2 cups in the past week, but that’s a lot for me. Also, I fell in love with a delicious smelling coffee scrub at I Made It! Market last weekend, but I didn’t have money with me.

Pinterest has been a great resource, even though my pin to done percentage is about 0.00002%. I found this wonderful looking coffee/sugar scrub and decided I was going to do it. A friend suggested adding cocoa, and WHOA, so glad I did. Thanks to the scrub, I feel like I took a visit to a spa, and my pores smell like I’ve been sipping on a lovely cappuccino for hours. All at a price lower than my pin to done percentage of the cost. This was a great moment for Mama.


Photo from Pinterest, my scrub is in an old salsa jar, but yay for upcycling coffee grinds and a jar!