Monday, October 19, 2009

My "Son"-shine and Giggle day ;)

Happppyyyy Monday everyone!
Well it is soooo f-f-f-freezing cold here. It rained all weekend and was quite breezy too. I am totally not ready for this weather! But today is Sunshine and Giggles day, so I thought I would get a jumpstart on our winter gifts for the teachers:



Isn't this a sweet image? Janice's new line is so fun and captures wonderful childhood experiences. Every year the kids meet out back and spend hours going down the snowy hill. I love their shrieks and laughter echoing through the backyards. I printed out the image and colored it in with copics, punched them out with my Marvys, then ran the entire thing through the Cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder.
For the teachers' gifts I included a packet of hot chocolate as well as that yummy wintry tea, and if they're in the middle of their school day, tic tacs are always fun. ;) You can see more of Janice's line HERE on her Sunshine and Giggles site. For the entire month of October, Janice is donating $2 of each stamp sold to a little girl named Paige. All the details can be found on her blog so hurry on over to read about it! Here are the other DT girls showing their Monday smiles:
Nicole ☼ Melissa Jennifer ☼ Janice (owner)

So what's up with that post title? Well, my 14 yo son went to his first Homecoming dance on Saturday. First, I have to share a little bit about Kalil - he loves to be different, so we knew he would ask to wear pink (his fave color) for the dance. No problem, as it matched his date's dress perfectly.



But when he asked me if I could find him pink shoes too?



No problem. You see, his mommy was quite an original back in the day so I totally understand his style. ;) I am also a bargain hunter/yard sale junkie, so when I stopped in at a thrift store in another town and saw these men's Italian shoes in his size (<---serendipity) I couldn't resist. This is pretty much what he based the rest of his outfit on, which indeed, helped my 'son shine' at the dance. heehee! Even his Michael Jackson inspired fedora hat (gray with pink pinstripes) tied in well. :D
Thank you all for coming by today, I love when you visit! This week is full of really great announcements, I am also working on another freebie day where you can find wonderful links to free digital images. Have a beautiful Monday everyone!
*Love and Aloha*

11 comments:

RiNNE said...

Oh wow, Joni! The give-away kit is just too cute and fun! And your son's style is awesome!

Janice said...

Very cute gift! Your son- T00 CUTE! Love the whole look and good for him be secure enough to be his own man! He looks great!

bluepoohbear75 said...

Great gift idea. I love the image. TFS.

Melissa Craig said...

I used that image, too! It's one of my favorites. The gift bag is a wonderful idea and that tea sounds interesting. Have you tried it? Is it yummy?

Oh my goodness, Kalil is soo handsome in the gray and pink. Amazing that you found those shoes! As Brendan says (which btw, he loves his hat which is similar) that only a real man can wear pink! Hope they had a great time.

Maylee said...

Love that goodie bag! Great picture of your son and his date, they look so cute together!

Tanya Rudd said...

Oh my, your son is quite handsome. Love the shoes, how lucky is that. You are an amazing Mom. Love the card too, the image is way cute, and I love how you used the embossed white paper to make it look like it is snowing.

Hugs,
Tanya

Nicole said...

ok, first, what an adorable teacher gift! perfect! and Kalil is ROCKIN' the pink shoes, I love it! Pink is my fave too ;)

PaperCrafty said...

Wonderful teacher goodie bag!! I love the pics of Kalil!!

joni h said...

Love your goody bag! And your son, wowzer! I like that he dares to be different! Pink & Gray go well together!

Thanh said...

What a fine young man you have there Joni!

Jacquie said...

Your son looks AWESOME Joni!! GREAT job onn those shoes!! How AWESOME that you found them!! Hope you are well!!

Take care!
Jacquie/Javablustamper