Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Quiet Book

Under the sea page. This is the last page
I've done. I have so many more ideas so,
I'm just finishing it a little bit at a time.

Clock page. The Hands move around.

Inner Pocket behind the clock.

When Lauryn gets older we can set the time and

she would write in the right time.

The pictures are out of order. This is the back
of the book. I just put an old jean pocket on to hold
some extra stuff.

Living things page. She has to match the living things.

Pocket Detail.

Planets! There is a orbit ring for every planet. I kept Pluto on! Poor Pluto!
The planets can be put on fingers too! Lauryn loves that part!

Outer Space! The rocket ship moves up and down
the string and the astronaut can explore
outside of the ship.

Bryan requested this snowboarding page. He even
cut out the rails and the black diamond sign.

Family Tree! I love this page! It was so much fun to make!

Match the shapes page.

The Car Page. I just went to the dollar store and
bought the smallest (but not small enough to choke on) cars.

The Farm Pages. The Barn has a clear pocket
to hold the animals.

Close up of Farm Animal. I just used felt on the back.
The felt sticks perfectly to the fabric page.
This is the Front of Lauryn's Quiet book. I hope
this has been fun to look at and maybe it's inspired you to make
your own version. I used a lot of heat n bond, thread, felt, and time!
Most of the fabric I used was designed by my husbands Aunt Kari Pearson.
She has a fabric company called KP Kids and Co.


I forgot! Exercise is another thing that helps me durring the winter months. I have signed up for a hip hop class at the university. I love it! It's so much fun and I feel great! It's so important to find a form of exercise that you'll enjoy and want to keep doing.

Here's the roses from my bryan.

Stop to Smell The Roses

My newly organized craft area

The New Dinning Area

Left: Lauryn's rearranged room

right: Lauryn's new play area downstaris

Above: See Paragraph 4

Seasonal Depression.This subject was brought up by my sister in law, on her blogger page. She wrote a beautiful poem to help express herself. Heres the url for her poem,

I've been brainstorming on what we can do to help us get through these last winter weeks (like 8 weeks). I have to confess that I have rearranged every single room in our small town house. Nothing seems more refreshing then a newly organized, declutter, and clean space! One book that has helped me decorate, clean, and organize is "Real Simple: The Organized Home". Love it!

I have also been working hard to get a good schedule going with Lauryn. I have everything from naps, snacks, meal times, to color time, music time, and more. I have also been thinking about making a certain day of the week for the library, one for the play place at the mall, one for having a friend over, etc. I used google images to search for photos to print out for the daily schedule. I also have one upstaris for bed time. Bath, brush teeth, Books, Prayers, and bed! She loves looking at them! (they are rough starts! a work in progress!)

I think cleaning is one think that you can't let go of in these winter months. Nothing's more depressing than a sink full of dirty dishes, an un-kept bathroom, or having no clothes to wear because the laundry is to daunting. I have 5 days out of the week that I clean. So I have 5 cards, 1-Kitchen (sweep and mop too), 2-bathroom, 3-Dust/Vacuum, 4-Laundry, 5-Organize. I switch around the cards each week, depending on which one has the priority.

Just letting our creative spirit come out helps too! I know its hard sometimes to get stuff out after a long day and the kids are finally in bed but, if you can muscle it through I know that it can bring great joy.

Nurturing our marriages is important too! Bryan brought me roses home the other day!!! I love him! It was an early Valentines day gift!
Current goal : Find happiness in everyday!