The ramblings of Mrs. Smith as she shops, decorates and anything else she deems funny!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Remembering all who have sacrificed for our freedom-Thank you!
Drama Queen (age 10) created this after school snack the other day and took some pictures. 
Could her future be as a food stylist?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

End of the School Year Fun!

Drama Queen is a 4th grader.  This year it's all about California history! As a history major, I am so excited when my kids get to 4th grade because history gets introduced in their curriculum.
All the students in 2 classes got dressed up and participated in Westward Ho Days!  Now Drama Queen spent the night before sewing on patches and a pocket on her apron. Gotta look the part!  She just forgot to hand me the list of the things she needed to bring along for the trip.  Things that would be important for the "real" trip-cup, spoon, plate, blanket, etc.

They traveled as "families" with their shopping carts wagons. All over the field, these families traveled.  Gold panning, laundry, Indian attacks, making corn husk dolls, playing games, singing, even crossing the Sierra Nevada's (a series of stairs that the kids had to carry their wagons over).

Drama Queen with her corn husk doll, eating her johnny cake and cowboy stew.  Luckily Mr. Smith came to the rescue and brought her plate and cup. 

Those wagons were everywhere-rocks, gravel, dirt, grass, and black top!  Luckily for us all the pioneers made it safely across the USA!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Burlap Harlot Show

Yesterday was spent setting up for

I actually took some pictures too!

If you live around Redding, CA come on out and do a little Mother's Day Shopping!
 I'm spending the day with my Mom working at the show!