Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My childhood sticker book

I think it's safe to say that if you were a child of the 80s you kept a sticker collection.

If you think about it, the 80s were really the beginning of the now-billion-dollar sticker industry.  I remember having to go to speciality stores just to get cool stickers when I was little - and now they are everywhere.  My kids don't even think they are cool anymore. They are free at doctor's offices!!

But oh the days when that special trip up to the Hallmark store lead to such joy as you rip off that brand new sticker from the backing and place it in the perfect spot in your sticker collection.

The 80s brought us smell stickers, puffy stickers and glitter stickers, lots of glitter.

Here's a peak into my favorite stickers from what's left of my collection.

I have to say, the ET one is my favorite - found on all pink medicine bottles when I was young. Walgreens used to put them on amoxicillin bottles. Those were the best!!!!

And be sure to check out the 80s hunks...I only recognize one of them!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My super cool 80's charm necklace

I love cleaning...only when I find cool old stuff.

Just the other day I managed to find one of my FAVORITE things from growing super cool 80's charm necklace.


Why they don't make these anymore - I just don't know.

Some of my favorite charms:

  • The abacus - it's just fun to play with.  Although really, I wonder if I even knew what this was in the 80s.
  • The 7up bottle.
  • The little book.  It actually opens and I have some random phone numbers in there of childhood friends.
  • The gun is kind of weird - do you think they would even allow you to wear that to school today?  Or even sell that??
  • I also love the dancin' charm - it's a giant eraser.



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pinewood Derby!

The 2012 Cub Scout pinewood Derby is in the books!
This year, it was all about design for he family.
The plan was for total family participation, but a wood cutting error forced mom out of competition. My Hello Kitty car will have to wait until next year!
But the boys had a great time racing and all performed well!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tuxedo Fittings!


Look at these beautiful boys! We are in final wedding preparations for the great Bresnahan/Slattery wedding!

Today it was getting four boys fitted for tux's.  I cannot wait for all the fun pictures on the wedding day in Chicago!!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

March Photo A Day Challenge #MarchPhotoADay

I love finding little things going around the internet and jumping on the bandwagon - and now, maybe you'll join me!

I had a lot of fun with the February Photo A Day Challenge.  I really like taking pictures - so I figured I should branch out from just taking pictures of my food!

This was a look at the Feb. list - and I'm proud to say I did each one!

March is already off and running - but you can join in anytime. It's fun to see how creative and different people can interpret just one word.  And it's amazing how many of these you just happen to run into in your daily life.

So here's March - jump on board!

Here's what's I've done so far for March:

March 1 - Day 1- Up.  Time to Sushi Up


March 2 - Day 2 - Fruit.  Public Service Announcement - if you want me to smash cake in your face, put fruit in my cake. #marchphotoaday #fruitisnotdessert”