Rainbow Looms, Dogs and Soccer

Hola! Happy 11th of October and Happy Friday! My kids were off school today and are also off Monday, so we are enjoying a long weekend. I thought I’d post a few photos of what we’ve been up to lately. Literally….

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This is the foolishness that goes on every day at my house. ^^^ My oldest child was practicing an interview he did for school the other day. Meanwhile, spidey was scaling the inside of the door frame. Not distracting at all. As you can see, I added another thread rack. Now I have to stand on my tippy toes to reach the top of the rainbow!

Speaking of foolishness… or preciousness. This is our precious Maggie. Hasn’t she gotten big? She is now a like 4 1/2 months old. This was a sweet picture of her from the other night right after I found a plug in her mouth. Unfortunately the rest of the cord was still attached to my Pottery Barn lamp. This is her pink “baby” that she sleeps with every night. Every morning she drags her out of the kennel {her bed} to play.

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This was Maggie a few weeks ago. One of many reasons my hair is getting grayer and grayer by the second. She LOVES it outside. She also doesn’t mind sprinklers, cat poop or wandering the neighborhood with me chasing her for an hour.

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Maggie & I can be found at Petsmart every week for an hour for Puppy Class. So far she’s learned to *LOOK*, sit, walk on a leash and eat cat poop. We got our underground fence hooked up yesterday, so Maggie & I can also be found out in the yard a lot learning what all the little white flags mean.

We are also “up to” Rainbow Loom bracelets. We are up to 2 looms (and need a 3rd) and 593,490 rubber bands. See our cool organizer below? Don’t waste your money unless your child is OCD. They are all mixed up now and it’s driving me crazy!! Keeping the rubber bands out of the dog’s mouth is fun too.

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Lastly…. we are up to SOCCER at our house. My oldest plays travel “club” soccer in town and my middle child plays rec league soccer (and we are headed to a game as soon as I finish this post). Lots of soccer! Little Sissy does gymnastics. That means she does cartwheels all over the soccer field.

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That’s about all we have been up to!

This week I created an Instagram account for Applique Cafe! We already have some followers so if you are on IG, find me and follow! Click HERE to get there!! I love Instagram and have been using it for a while now, but haven’t been posting “work stuff” until now. One more thing to keep up with, right??


I hope you enjoy your weekend! My next post will be on beginner machines, so stay tuned!!


  1. I love your Maggie. My Maggie is a Yorkie!

    My little granddaughter is also making those bracelets/necklaces! She is a pro now! You should see her containers. Oh my! It’s crazy! She’s made them for everybody she knows!

  2. Ahh…the rainbow loom! It has taken over my house! And, my dd is a little OCD so we have not one – but two – divided organizers. Your little spidey cracks me up. My 15yo still does that! LOL