Five for Friday (including VA Blogger Get-Together!!)

 I'm linking up with Kacey for the last Five for Friday until August!  

It's hard to believe that school has already been out for a little over a week.  I've been enjoying lots of quality time with this little lady... especially doing her favorite thing, "PROJECTS!!"

I found 2 adorable ideas online to use for end-of-year gifts.  I loved Rachelle's idea (What the Teacher Wants) for "Thanks for Pitching in this Year!"  I added country time lemonade (my favorite!) and gave it to a few of my extra special parent helpers.

For my team, I loved the Knock, Knock joke from eighteen25 (Orange you glad it's summer!?) with the orange collection idea from Mish Mash Mom.  I had a blast perusing the aisles with my daughter looking for orange packages!!   

This FUN package arrived this week... VINYL!  I love the selection (and price!) at  They have both indoor and outdoor vinyl for the Cameo... and the silver glitter vinyl is IRON ON!!  I am looking forward to linking up for my 1st Monday Made It of the summer!!!

Have you been enjoying Ashley Hughes' CELEBRATION week!?   I know I have--her generosity is incredible!!  Don't forget to enter today's Facebook giveaway--I'm giving away 2 winner's choice prizes!  HURRY... there are only about 2 hours to go! 

Kelly and I are SO excited to announce our 2nd Annual Virginia Blogger Get-Together!  We had a blast last summer, and can't wait to do it again!!  This year we'll be celebrating Christmas in July... so you're welcome to bring a $5 gift to swap (if you wish!).  We'll be doing a "white elephant" style exchange, so bring  or make something to surprise your fellow bloggers. And, yes, we're in northern VA, so DC and MD bloggers are welcome to join us too!!   (Adorable graphics by Ashley Hughes)  Feel free to snag the image above!


  1. I can't wait to see what you make with the vinyl!! Iron on vinyl..that is awesome! :)

    Love the blog.

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

  2. Sounds like a fun get together, Karen! And your daughter is just precious!


  3. Hoping to make it to that get together! Andrea and I have been talking about doing one somewhere near Richmond, but we hadn't gotten anything together yet.

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

    1. Melissa, It would be great if you and Andrea could join us!! Send me an email with your details (! Karen :o)