Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday Morning Magic...and a craft!

When I taught in KY, the greatest joy of my life on a Monday morning was a Snow Day. I mean, let's get real. I speak the truth.

Now that I live in Louisiana, it's like, "Wait...snow is real?"

My mama-love still teaches in Kentucky. She has stopped telling me about her snow days. Too much pouty-mc-pout-pout on the other end of the line. She just waits until the end of the day to tell me now. haha

So I don't want to rub this in too much but this week marks the beginning of Mardi Gras vacation...WHO KNEW?!

With that being said, I am still sitting in my bed, 3rd cup of coffee, and Pandora. Oh, and the blog. I love the blog.

So the next time you have a Snow Day, be sure to stop by and rub it in. It's ok. I can take it.

Moving on...

So, whether it's a Mardi Gras vacay day or a regular 'ol workin' day, this is what I MUST have to successfully start my week:

Here's the perfect way to create this Magical Brew...haha...GET IT?!?! {too much for a Monday morning?...yeah...I get it...}
1) I don't buy K-cups often. I am too cheap to do so. I just bought the little re-usable K-cup filter and use my own coffee. True story.
2) Add any  French Vanilla flavored coffee
3) *Swish* know that noise of this magical machine, right?!?!
4) Add Southern Butter Pecan ID. No calories. None.
5) AND  to make it *extra* fat free, add a large dollop of your favorite Whipped Cream.
6) Stir.
7) Drink.
8) Experience the magic and entire's day intake of Weight Watcher's Points in this Monday Morning Magical Brew

Also, this past weekend, I bought a laminator.

Oh. Yes. I. Did.

I kept seeing all my little bloggy friends yakkin' about their laminators and naturally if they're doing it, so must I! {Peer pressure so does not only happen in middle school!}

So after I purchased this little jewel that is the Scotch laminator, of course I had to laminate everything. I started with my new pack "Some BUNNY please tell me..." {Author's Purpose & Point of View}...

My husband was like, "WHY are you taking pictures of it?!"

Seriously? Do I even entertain that question???

So, after I laminated and cut, I needed something else to laminate. Of  course.

My philosophy: Go big, or go home.

Since I was literally at home, it applies to laminating as well, in case you didn't know.

In nursery at church a few weeks ago, I had seen these cah-yute diaper bag tags that looked professionally done and yada yada...

But what did I say..."HEY! I can do that!"

And that's exactly what I did...

Are they not simply adorable?!?! I don't actually have any babies of my own {if you don't count the 39 at school...} so I made them for friends...

and what do we do when we make something???


And then....when that happens...

other people want some...

and that makes my crafty heart/soul/mind leap with joy at the thought of using the laminator again.

{Does this sound as crazy as I think it does?!}

Come on. I KNOW ya'll know what I mean...

So, I'm off to make more Diaper Bag tags because that's what I do. And I'm so ok with that!

Have a happy to Monday Morning Magic cup #4.


Until then,


  1. I probably laughed out loud no less than 8 times while reading this post!

    How long is Maris Gras break?! That is too cool!

    And I love those diaper tags!!!!!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

    1. Halle - We have the ENTIRE week off...CRAY CRAY, right?!?!?! I'm still in my pajamas...watching Downton 4:24 p.m. in the afternoon. SCORE!!!! LURVE it! :) Lindsay

  2. Holy cow Lindsay, you are quite funny! I LOVED reading this post. I TOTALLY understand your laminating obsession. I had to tell my husband what I was laughing at...he kept asking what was soooo funny. I just relate, on many levels. :)

  3. First of all...jealous of your break from school. How great is it to have your own laminator? I LOVE mine! And most importantly, those diaper bag tags are to die for! SO CUTE! I might make some for my daughter's daycare bags. Thanks for the great idea!!

    Pennants & Polka Dots