We just got back from a 3 day trip to Washington DC with the kids. Day 1, my 9 year old is at the national zoo throwing up and running a 102° fever. So, we cut the day short, found Patient First, and waited to be told that it was just a virus and he'd be fine in 24-48 hours. Our gracious hosts allowed us to stay the night to see what the morning would bring. 8 hours of sleep later, has fine, and we headed downtown to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. 6 hours and several miles later, we finally made it back to the car. What we didn't do on day one, we certainly made up for on day 2! He got to see dinosaur fossils, the 6yo got to see sparkly gems and rocks, and mama got to hang out with some live butterflies. We were all happy! ☺️ A BIG thanks to friends who invited us and their family who provided a place for us to rest our weary bones — in introduced me to some amazing rum and scotch!
So, what's the first thing I do after kids go to bed in their own beds? Throw together a quick card for a beach themed swap, of course! I needed to do something that didn't require a lot of work, and the beach sings to my soul. So it was the perfect place to start! It's such a simple card, anyone could do this. With minimal effort! Tip Top Taupe card stock base, Serene Scenery DSP, Vellum, Beautiful You stamp set, StazOn ink, and alcohol markers. Could definitely be stepped up a notch or two for something more intricate, or even down for something super simple. Take a look, let me know what you think!