This week has been a scorcher. I’m in the midst of trying to get through mounds of laundry from our vacation last week. It’s like the Mt Everest of clothing and doing this while it’s so hot out is less than desirable. Not to mention the fact that the end of summer “Mom is ready for you to go back to school” syndrome has kicked into high gear. With my running on hold, I’m dying… no outlet, no zen time.
Can’t feel too sorry for myself, though. We watched two family friendly, amazing movies this week. One was called “On the Way to School” 4 remarkable stories wrapped into one documentary about children who risk everything to get to school. This should be mandatory viewing for all American school aged children who say, “I hate school.” I have one who says this, sadly she watched the film and is still saying it, but you can’t say I didn’t try.
The second was McFarland, the story of Jim White and how he coached the children of immigrant farm workers in one of the poorest cities in California to 9 consecutive State Cross Country Championship titles. I was in high school here in California during that time and I remember the team and how he turned a group of kids into Running Champs. A truly inspiring story. If you love running and underdog stories, this one is for you. Very family friendly–by Disney. Both films available on Netflix.
So now onto my latest DIY. I think this hat turned out so cute! I love it and haven’t taken it off since I made it. I was making hats with the kids and thought I would make one for myself, too. After I made the Candle Holder I thought, “why not a hat?” Same concept as the candle jar – use stickers to block the paint- super easy and only 4 steps. I was going for kind of an ombre look, so I used the asterisk to create a look like birds were flying. I added the rhinestone border at the end, but that’s completely optional. If you like a little sparkle, I think it’s cute, but just plain looks awesome, too!
I started with a very inexpensive white trucker hat from WalMart– it was in their accessory department with the hats and purses. I’ve also seen them on Amazon right HERE. I used fabric paint, painter’s tape, rhinestone border and stickers from Micheal’s also available on Amazon right HERE and HERE.
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Have you seen any good movies lately that are family friendly? Do you like to wear a hat when you run?
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