Thursday, August 06, 2015

Unusual "U" week

 So, "U" isn't the easiest letter to create a chalk board design out of.  The four year old thought the Sea Urchin was creepy.  ;)
 What do we use in the United States?  That works, right?  We did a lot of USA puzzles and played the "Uncle Wiggly" game and read some "Uncle Wiggly" stories as well as others.
 Randomly, the girls decided to make Unicorn horns so that they could pretend to play unicorns and alicorns.  Probably because the newest season of "My Little Pony" came out on Netflix!
 Under the sea puzzle--
 United States puzzle.  My two oldest put this together totally on their own. I was impressed!  It's all in the shapes of the actual states too!
 The "U" geo board thing was an "Upside down Umbrella"
 The Unique State in the United States is Utah as it's the only one that starts with U.  So, there you go.  ;)
 For the chalk board on the table flap, I drew the above so that the girls could have fun coloring it in.
 My 7 year old was quite pleased with how it turned out!  Note--- I get a little crazy detailed with my chalk board designs, but if you want to incorporate a chalk board in your school it doesn't have to be like mine!  It can be lovely and simple like the one above!  Just the letter and an object.  :)
 Randomly roasting marshmallows .. because that's what Unicorns eat?

This doesn't have anything to do with "U week" but we had a little break in the middle because I went to the Jamberry National conference!  The company is based in UTAH, so it sort of goes then right?  ;)
Selling anything isn't really my "thing" and meeting tons of new people isn't my thing either, but I really had a blast!  Parts I didn't like, but I was able to manage those bits and mostly just focus on the best parts.  It got a bit too loud at times, and I don't do crowds of 4,000!!!  But the good stuff totally made it worth it.  I was very happy to see my youngest having a good time with her Daddy while I was gone as well!  Previously, it was extremely hard for her to be away from me. So this was great timing all around!  
Meeting the other consultants in my team (upline and downline) who I've only known online was FABULOUS!  Everyone was even more awesome and kind in person!  My favorite thing about this past year has been being in this community of woman.  I love being able to help other consultants as we all encourage each other.  It was nice to meet the people who work in Jamberry's home office as well.  Everyone was so sincere and kind and "real" if that makes sense.  It made me really happy to be apart of this company.  
 I learned some stuff too and it just over-all helped me to remember why I signed up with Jamberry to begin with (almost a year ago now!) 
It's just fun!  My girls love it and I love the wraps.  I revived my "Francis and Eugenia" videos and have been working on actually editing them to (hopefully) make them more fun for people to watch!  You can see some of them here -

  • I even did a video with my girls involvement!  The picture above is my 4 year old who was great at improvising.  It's pretty funny.  I'd like to make a lot more!
Now that "U week" is basically over and conference is over, I'm trying to find "normal" again.. whatever that is!  But I think it's some sort of balance between the stuff I want and like to do.