Wednesday, December 5

Family Perks

My dad is an elementary art teacher. These are a few of my favorite benefits of being the daughter of a teacher:
  1. He gets chocolate milk for lunch and stashes them all in his fridge for my sisters to drink.
  2. He gets us into the gym after hours to play hockey (when you're pregnant they make you play goalie, fyi), knock out, or one of our made-up games like butt-ball, lord of the rings, and the hula hoop game. Good times.
  3. He gets summers off so he was always home with us.
  4. He lets us use his art equipment, like the paper puncher!
And that brings us to today. A nice little decorating project courtesy of the paper puncher!

I used his old fashioned metal puncher for this, but it looks like you can get something similar in a cricut cartridge. Anyway, it punches out two snowflakes with slits down the side like this.

And you can just slip the two pieces together to make a 3d snowflake!

They're really pretty scattered around a tree. But maybe this year I'll string them up into... yeah, another garland.

So those are some of the perks to being a teacher's daughter. And one of the perks of being in a big family with lots of sisters? Pictures like these that are too good to NOT put on the internet.

Thank heavens for those shorts.

What are your family perks?


  1. I don't know that there are many perks in my family, but your family looks so cute!
    I love the snowflakes. They are just beautiful. I just found your blog, and so happy to have found it!

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  3. LOVE it that you're from a big family... me too! 5 girls, 3 boys, 2 sister-in-laws, 2 nieces, 2 nephews. They are are my main perks. :) Otherwise:
    - 3rd generation tradition/recipe of home made pizza on Saturday nights, made by the man of the house
    - dad is a professional artist, mom is a professional home maker/holistic health nut/cute as a button mother of 8 (basically, they're awesome)
    - I share a house with 2 of my younger sisters... and we LIKE IT
    - I'm "the bad one", so I rarely worry about my siblings lol

    1. Yay! I LOVE having a big family! :) It sounds like you guys are a close knit bunch too, which is wonderful. And how funny that your dad is an artist and mine is an art teacher! We seem to have a lot in common. :) You have some great perks there!