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Cards for Operation Write Home

Each of these cards was made by using the sketches on Operation Write Home .  I would have a friend pick a number, I would find the corresponding sketch and create.  It was a blast.  Hopefully, I will actually send some of these cards to Operation Write Home for our military to use to send to their loved ones.  However, not all of these cards are actually eligible.  If you decide to send card to OWH, make sure you follow the guidelines including "no glitter".

The Smallest Bathroom in the World

Hi, my name is Michelle and I have the smallest full sized bathroom in the world.  Sure, I know what you're thinking... But seriously, it is.  The walls are angled so that everything fits, just barely. This is my upstairs bathroom, the one my kids use.  Several years ago, I repainted it white with primary red, yellow, blue, and green vertical stripes.  It had a map of the world for the shower curtain and it was so cute for my little boys.  Look at that short little mirror for toddler boys, and that plastic towel rack has seen better days. Oh, it also has ugly brown doors. Now, I have teenage boys.  The old shower curtain was hanging on by 3 rings and the room just needed a freshening up.  The tiles over the tub are white with avocado green flecks which makes it pretty tricky to coordinate and not look like my mother's house from the 70's.  I decided I wanted to re-paint the bathroom grey.  But, after 4 coats of Kilz primer, my family thought I had been abduct

Homemade Post Cards

Last year, I discovered at one of the camps my son attended, that the counselors like to read the post cards aloud and make a big deal of them.  This camp specifically asked parents to send funny post cards.  Well, even though not all camps will read them aloud, I've started sending homemade post cards to my boys at camp.   My son's name is Marshall and sometimes we call him Mars for short. I make the cards like I would any other card except it's not folded over.  I try not to use any embellies or ribbons or anything to make it too bulky, just papers.  Then, I take clear contact paper and put it over everything to make sure nothing will fall off in the mail. The front of the card is silly and I usually write a semi-silly but encouraging note on the other side.  I put the address and a short message on the back, add a cheaper postcard stamp, and put it in the mail.  So far, I haven't had any problems with them getting delivered. Perfect for Boy Scout cam