Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Akron Beacon Journal Article

Positive Messages Stick!  The following link takes you to an article that was in The Akron Beacon Journal this past Sunday about Lila and her friend Sadie who started an anonymous guerilla art campaign using post it notes with positive messages on them around Hudson Middle School that I spoke of in a prior blog post.  I am fortunate enough to have Mary Beth Breckenridge (an awesome ABJ writer who has done stories about Homegirl) read my blog and ask fellow awesome writer Kim Mcmahan to do a story about the girls. What struck me most about what these girls are doing is that Kim said that she mostly does stories on bullying and that this was very heartwarming to hear of young ladies trying to make a positive difference.  We could not be more proud of both our daughters and this is one of the best things that has ever come from me doing this blog.  Thank YOU ALL for allowing me to share! 









Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine Box

Edie and I spent a snow day making this Owl Valentine's Day box. We used an attached lidded shoe box for the body, using the cardboard scraps for it's feet and beak. We cut ears out of the attached lid flap and wrapped the box in wrapping paper, then we used construction paper for the eyes and wings. I can't get over how adorable it turned out (especially the little heart banner).  



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SNOW DAY ORGANIZING!

Hey Everyone! This is Lila, I'm guest blogging today for Homegirl! (my mom). 
If your living somewhere with a snow day today I hope your enjoying it, I know I am! 
On this snowy, and chilly day, I decided to do a little project! I am the kind of person that LOVES to do organizing... but only when i'm in the mood! So I cleaned our art supplies! WOW! I HAD A TON OF IT!!! Our art supply is in a small opening in our hallway, that has 2 shelves. We put some of our supplies there and other places in our dining room since that is where we usually do all of our creative projects. This shelf space has also been used for many different things too like holding mine and my sister's clothes when were little and used to change them all day long! But for many years, its used for things like, crayons, markers, pencils, pens, paint, and paint brushes, tape, glue, and pretty much anything that you can think of! Before I cleaned it, it was a TOTAL DISASTER! There were things every where...!

These are the art supplies I was talking about! (there sure is A LOT!)

In the closet, there is the perfect amount of space to put the craft tools! 
When we were cleaning we were JAMMING the music, singing, and dancing! So we made it a pretty fun time even though Edie (my sis) doesn't really like cleaning or organizing!! 


This is the little closet!

This is the finished project!

I hope I may have inspired you to do the same or tell your kids to do this since they may have fun too!  I know my mom is happy because now she can close those doors!!!!


This is what it looks like closed and pretty!








Monday, February 3, 2014

Darling Magazine



 "DARLING IS MORE THAN A MAGAZINE, IT'S A MOVEMENT. A CATALYST FOR POSITIVE CHANGE... A VOICE OF ENCOURAGEMENT... A WISE GUIDE TO "THE ART OF BEING A WOMAN" IN EVERY SEASON OF LIFE... JOIN THE REVOLUTION".


I ran into this magazine last time I was in Anthropologie. I found it very inspirational.After paging through the magazine, I visited it's website and I LOVED it's mission statement. "Women are not only interesting, but original, not only good enough, but exceptional-not just here, but here for a purpose". It is so encouraging to see a female-geared magazine encouraging it's women audience to be themselves, and not trying to set an impossible to reach standard. Darling educates with its tips and tricks, but also encourages it's audience to achieve their dreams while pursuing intellect.