Sunday Smorgasboard


Linking up with Fabulous in First for the Sunday Smorgasboard! Seriously, get ready for some random things about my week.

So, I've been totally craving a Silhouette Cameo for months now. Seriously, hardcore craving. If you haven't' heard of it, it is a cutting machine. You can create shapes, words, or designs on your computer then have them cut from paper with this fantastic machine. Isn't it strange what teachers crave? But seriously, I could practically see the fabulous bulletin boards in my room. Well, finally... I decided it was time. I know, I can't believe I spent this much money either... but I bought the Cameo Starter Kit! When it came, I practically drooled at just the box...


So, I went up to AC Moore and bought WAY too much cardstock, and I've started crafting! Stay tuned for results... I'm still a newbie at it, so I am trying to perfect my skills first!

This week, we had a seriously crazy heatwave. We've talking humid and about 90 degrees every day. In the midst of all this, we had a field trip to the zoo. The animals didn't seem to mind the heat!


This seriously huge silverback banged on the plexiglass several times. Talk about intimidating! Though, I do have to say... the smell of a zoo when it is 97 degrees and humid is not very pleasant.

 In other news, I discovered the world's best salad containers. Seriously, maybe I am behind the times, but these really impressed me! They have a little cup that snaps into the lid that fills with salad dressing. It's the perfect amount for my salad, too!

They're called Glad to Go and I am officially obsessed. So much more room in my lunchbox, now! Which probably means I'll add a little treat, and negate the salad... :)


I got some killer new heels this week! These lime green babies are from Ralph Lauren. I had the perfect opportunity to rock them today when we went to see The Wizard of Oz. I fit right in with the Emerald City!



For my last bit of randomness, I'll share the reason I've been so quiet on the bloggy world lately... hubby and I are house hunting! We will be first time home buyers, so if you have any tips or hints we would LOVE to hear them. It's sort of overwhelming! We are looking in a really small area (the section of the city we live in now) and at a really specific price point, so our options are limited. Fingers crossed!






16 comments:

  1. I'm a Silhouette newbie, too! All I've done so far is vinyl, so maybe I'll branch out to something else :)

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ooooh I've been wanting to try working with vinyl! How has it worked for you? Is it complicated? It's nice to have a fellow Silhouette newbie to chat with!

      Delete
  2. Advice when house buying...location is EVERYTHING! our parent club has offered to buy us a Cameo! yipeee! I'm a new follower!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You will love it! it's great. There is a learning curve, though. Read the directions- I usually skip them. LOL

      Delete
  3. Good luck on the house hunting! How exciting!
    -Lisa
    Grade 4 Buzz

    ReplyDelete
    Replies

    1. T​hanks! What an emotional roller coaster, though. Falling in love with houses, only to have someone outbid us.. no good!​

      Delete
  4. I don't have a Silhouette but I have a Cricut - so I understand the obsession!You can do so many amazing things with those machines! I've created quite a few bulletin boards and some neat accents! It's so much fun!

    Enjoy your summer & let's cross our fingers this heatwave breaks soon!

    Amanda
    My Shoe String Life

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Seriously, I am a little obsessed. I could play with it for hours! I feel like my husband should take it away from me... :)

      Delete
  5. Good luck house hunting!! I love looking at houses...fun!!

    What a NEAT salad container!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! We may have found it today.... cross your fingers for us!

      Delete
  6. Best of luck house hunting! My husband and I are starting that journey, too! :)

    Lauren
    The Sweetest Thing
    Follow me on Bloglovin'!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I feel like it has been a roller coaster of emotion so far. I think we may have found it today.... fingers crossed!

      Delete
  7. So jealous of your cameo! I'm hoping to purchase one for my birthday/Christmas. :) Can't wait to see what you've made!

    ~Amy
    http://middleschoolminions.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh my gosh, it's amazing. I've been playing with it non stop! My husband keeps joking that he will open the fridge and see a vinyl label cut out on the milk that says "milk." LOL!

      Delete
  8. I've never heard of a Silhouette before, so this post is pretty life-changing. :) I can't wait to save up to buy one of my own!!

    Jo Anne
    Teaching in Cardigans
    Follow me on Bloglovin!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh goodness, I am ogling your Silhouette...:) Those green heels are fabulous; great find!

    Catherine
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Jasper Roberts Consulting - Widget