Nick’s New Swim Team Jacket

Nick joined the swim team this summer and I couldn’t be more proud of him.

I got to watch him at a few of the swim meets and was so impressed on his abilities.

He’s always loved being in water and has really become quite the swimmer.

I’m not sure I’d make it across the width of the pool let alone the length.

He even swims the 100 meter race.  (4 lengths of the pool for us non-swimmers)

Not bad for an 8 year old.

He’s so proud of his swim gear.  (Isn’t he handsome?)

But…his new Super Cool Swim Team Jacket didn’t come with the option for personalization.

Joy® Embroidered Iron-On Monogram letters to the rescue.

For his Swim Team Jacket we used:

  • One Super Cool New Swim Team Jacket

  • Joy® Baby Monogram Iron On Embroidered Letters

  • Iron and pressing cloth


  1. Check Garment care label before choosing which setting to set your iron.

  2. Remove letters from sheet.  Position letters with shiny side down on jacket.

  3. Cover letters with fine cloth.  With firm pressure iron cloth over the letters for 25 seconds.

  4. Turn jacket inside out and iron the back of the letters for 25 seconds.

  5. Allow to cool for 1 minute before handling.

Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and appliqués can be found at your local craft stores!

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Father’s Day Pool Party Layout

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A few weeks ago, on Father’s Day, I invited everyone over for a BBQ Pool Party.

There were 30 of us in all.

It was fun, loud and a little bit crazy.  (Just like this layout.)

Thanks to the week before being warm and sunny, the pool was perfect for swimming.

No chattering teeth or blue lips this year!

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For my Pool Party Layout I used the following from Paper House Productions:

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This layout was created for and sponsored by Paper House Productions.


Summer Distractions

Summer Collage 2014

Summer always goes so fast for me.

It’s always around this time in the Summer that I start wondering what I’ve done.

That’s why I’m glad I take a lot of pictures, so I can look back and remember.

No, we didn’t take a big family vacation.  But, we’ve been busy just the same.

33 games of baseball, picnics in the park, swimming whenever the weather

was warm enough, a couple of out of state week-ends trips, unexpected home repairs

and general laziness.

I guess that’s what summer’s really all about.   Enjoying life as it happens.