Five For Friday

This seemed like another fast week....I feel like it was just Monday and now here we are ready to start the weekend again.  Yay!
 March Madness is in full swing.  I generally don't really care too much about basketball.  My husband will probably spend the entire weekend watching as many games as possible.  Though I am a little more motivated to watch this year since I'm participating in the March Blogger Match Up.  My first game is on tonight.  I'm not too optimistic that Oklahoma State will win or that I will get to watch much of the game since that is right in the middle of dinner/bath/bedtime routine at our house.  Should be a relaxing weekend at our house with lots of tv time (and hopefully work time for me).

So I think I've found a new guilty pleasure tv show.  I kept seeing the previews for The Royals on E! and was intrigued.  I caught the first episode this week and I think I'm going to be hooked.  I think it will be my new Nashville - romance, scandal, relationships, family dynamics.  Good times!!  
 We had a playdate this week and I decided to make puffy paint.  I've been wanting to do this for awhile.  We used to make a version of this in the preschool I worked in during college but we used liquid water colors, which I don't have (until today when my Amazon Prime package is delivered).  My friend, Jennifer, at A Dab of Glue Will Do blogged about making puffy paint so I followed her directions.  I'll blog about it in more detail soon.  The girls had so much fun.  The 3 year olds painted at first and then asked to use their hands.  It was a fun texture so I just let them play and get messy.  They kind of missed the puffy part because they were painting like regular paint and smoothing it all out.  The one year old actually did the best  - she stayed the cleanest, didn't try to put it in her mouth, and had big drops that dried into a fun puffy designs.

 I feel like I haven't gotten a lot of work done this week.  I did a book study post and some instagramming but didn't get a ton of products created.  I spent one night grocery shopping and another night updating our scrapbook.  The girls aren't napping for very long right now so it seems like by the time I workout and take a shower, they are back up before I get anything done.  Last week I worked hard to get a States and Capital product done for the 4th grader I tutor.  We used some of it on Monday and will use more next week.  I've been slowly finishing up the rest of it this week to make it TpT ready.  I added the cover last night.  I think I'm going to make one of the regions a freebie in my store.  I'll blog more about it after we use the task cards in tutoring.
I'm still obsessed with Scandal though I haven't been loving the episodes lately with the whole kidnapping storyline.  Though last night's episode felt more like the old episodes that I loved.  I'm still torn between Jake and the President...I go back and forth between who I want Olivia Pope to be with. It seems like ever since I started working in the dining room so I can actually sit at a table, I've been watching less tv and listening to more music or Gilmore Girls through Netflix on my tablet.  But this week I was missing watching tv and clearing out my DVR so I moved locations to have tv in the background again.  And Scandal has become a show that I either watch live or watch an hour later so I can zoom through the commercials...I can't usually wait a few days to catch up on that one...I need it on Thursday!!

What are you up to this weekend??


  1. Hi Sara,
    I saw the preview for The Royals and thought, hmmm... that sounds interesting. I don't really need to get hooked on another show though. :) The puffy paint looks like fun. I'll have to try it with my kiddos. Both love art projects. Suri's spring break is coming so I'm going to need lots to keep her happy and busy. My teams are on tonight. Both my blogger match-up team and my real team that I root for. Both are after my bedtime though so I will have to check as soon as I wake-up tomorrow and see if I'm still in contention. :) I'll work on the email I owe you this weekend. Talk to you soon!
    Joya :)

    1. I felt the same way about the Royals. I can hardly keep up with what I record now especially since I stopped working in front of the tv. It just happened to be on in the background after a movie finished and I got hooked! Definitely try the puffy paint with the kids. I think they will love it. It is just a fun consistency to play with. Glitter slime continues to be a big hit at our house too. I was even playing with it the other night - it is like a stress reliever!

  2. I love Scandal too. I think I like Jake better than the president. Mostly because he's not already married - unless that shows up in a future plot line... hmmmm.... I found your blog through the linkup and you have some cute products and a very cute blog. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

    Sandra's Savvy Teaching Tips

    1. Totally agree about the appeal of Jake being he isn't married - and he is hot! That would be a crazy plot twist if he was married. We don't know much about him - that could be interesting.

  3. Too funny that you wrote about three shows that I just love! I have been obsessed with Gilmore Girls for way too long. I used to think I was Rory Gilmore, I'd bring books with me everywhere and just loved her relationship with Lorelai! I completely agree with you about these last few episodes of Scandal though. I don't understand where this story arc is going. I miss confident strong Olivia and I want her back! The Royals will definitely be my newest obsession. I was very interested in the story line and anything having to do with the royal family, even fictional, I'm all for! I hope you have a great weekend!

    Teach Talk Inspire

    1. Oh my gosh we are like TV soulmates!! :-) Yes I too am obsessed with Gilmore Girls. I watched it when it was originally on, then bought the dvds and now watch it on Netflix. It seriously never gets old. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is not into Scandal's storyline. I realize there are probably only so many political scandals they can realistically deal with but she just isn't Olivia Pope! And I totally agree about The Royals - I love anything having to do with the royal family and this just seems like it will be good mindless tv. Let me know what you think as the weeks continue!