Friday, August 31, 2012

Summer is coming to an End

Hey Flykids!
Im here enjoying my last couple days without school.
I went clothing shopping - ordered some supplies from office max and have spent the week getting ready for school to start. Every morning I have gotten up at 7:30 and gotten dressed, made my bed, etc. I think this will be really helpful as I will already kind of be in the routine of getting up early (I know its only 7:30 but to me that is early - sad I know.)

This is my routine right now:

Make Bed

Get Dressed

Do Hair

Deodorize, spray, and Make up

Brush Teeth



School starts @ 8:30
It is simple but it gets me ready for the day and keeps me from getting distracted.
Things I am nervous about:
Did I mention I am nervous about highschool?
Thats about it. I am nervous for Geometry because 1. I got an A in Algebra last year but just barely and I struggled alot. Then I am nervous for Spanish because I havent used more than 5 words in spanish this summer - I forget tons of what I learned :& Yup so thats why I am nervous about that. Oh and nervous for highschoool because well why shouldnt I be? I mean with electives I am in classes with grades 9-12th which means ages anywhere from 13-20 (Im the only 13 year old but whatever..) That is a reallly wide age group and because I am the youngest in my classes it makes it even stranger. Ill be fine though just needed to write down my thoughts. Thanks for listening/reading - I appreciate it !

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Crafty Pinner: From Junk Drawers to Craft Drawers

Hey Flykids!
I would normally leave the organization part of this whole blog to Flykid Jess (AKA the other side of my brain because my brain is made up of crafts and organization) , but because it had to do with organizing craft supplies I though I would share this.

Buttons in a container my earrings came in.

Supplies stacked.





After - I know it still looks messy but I really don't know what to do with it.
This is all MY crafting stuff.

After - We have enough craft sticks to supply an entire elementary school Haha
Some Miscellaneous items and folders.

                                                                    Happy Organizing!
                                                                           Crafty Pinner

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Crafty Pinner: Cute as a Button Card

Hey Crafters!

Todays Crafty Pinner Review is from Craft Your Style.

Notes: Really simple, fun card. Perfect for a Thank-You, Get Well Soon, Birthdays, etc.
Easy to make.

How mine turned out:

My Best Friend loves owls - you thinking what im thinking?
 Happy Crafting!
Crafty Pinner

Monday, August 27, 2012

Crafty Pinner

Hey Flykids!
This is Crafty Pinner :D
I will post about once a week with a pinterest craft or recipe I have attempted that week!
This is my pinterest!

Oh no! I just blew my cover... Ya'll this is Flykid Jess... Er um I mean Pinner Crafty
 Well so much for that!
Anyways yup thats what ill be doing:
Posting 1-2 times a week with a pinterest craft or recipe.
The point of this is to make me actually make something on pinterest and to be able to share the crafts and recipes I find a success and share my little spin on it.
                      Happy Crafting!
                      Crafty Pinner

Inspirational Quotes

Hey Flykids!
I know alot off kids are headed back off to school today so I thought I would post some inspirational quotes and some of my favorite quotes.


                                   I dont start school today but for those that do I wish you all the best!
                                 Remember - Why fit in when you were born to stand out? -- Dr. Seuss
  Be yourself because your true friends are the ones that like you for you not the ones that want you to change.
                                                Have a GREAT first day of school!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

My Onenote Control Journal

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening :D
Here is a tour of what my digital control journal looks like.



Quotes make me happy (for the most part) I dont know why but they inspire me - thats why I have some on each page:)
My favorite though is Today you are you that is truer than true there is no one alive that is youer than you. There is just something about that quotes that makes me smile (Dr.Seuss Magic I guess ;) ) Here you have it a checklist with my Morning Routine and quotes.
     My During School routine isnt so much a routine as much as reminders. Then I have quotes. My second favorite quote would have to be "She turned her CANTS into CANS and her DREAMS into PLANS " Ahh I am just in love with quotes at the moment. :D

   I have yet to do my Before Bed Routine but I will update this post in a little while when I do that.

                                               ~Flykid Jess~


Hey Flykids!
I really need you to help me out :) It will take abuot 5 seconds to help.
All you have to do is answer the survey on the left hand side right over there <---------- .

This is what it looks like. Just select your choices and push vote :D
Simple as that!
Thank you so much!

~ Jessica ~

Uploading Files

Hey Flykids!
Thanks to Kelly over at Craft your Style I can now upload files to blogposts :D Now all you have to do is click the link in the blogpost and wa la!! Woohoo!!
                                Flykid Jess

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Spread the Blogger Love

Hey Flykids!
Kelly a 14 year old from Oregon started a blog and I would appreciate if you could go over there and comment and welcome her to the blogging world :) I don't know her personally but you guys welcomed me to the blogger world and followed my blog. She is probably dieing for comments and followers! (I checked my blog every 20 minutes when I first got it to see if anyone had come and looked at it or followed me or commented.) I would appreciate it and I'm sure she would too. Here is her blog address:

Also if you have some time this is a great website also - TONS of crafts :

And with the school season this is a great website to check out :

Oh and one more. Its like pinterest but the only thing on there is kids crafts

                  Thank you guys! I appreciate it.

Micheal Anne Made: Woven Friendship Bracelet Tutorial

Hey Flykids!
 Here is a tutorial some of you may love!

Woven Friendship Bracelet Tutorial

                                From  Micheal Anne Made

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

School Year Update

Hey Flykids!

Here is how back to school season is going for me:

Got my laptop from the school, broke it (Yes I broke it- it was an accident and I feel really ridiculous.)

They replaced it (Yahoo!!) I got it today :)

Went on a little vacation to the lake.

Thats about it - I am hoping to do some back to school shopping soon but our school changed completely so we really dont know what we'll need or whats going on (I really do not like this because I like to be in control and know what is going on but I dont so it makes me feel a little insecure and kind of scared about this school year. Especially since this is my first year in High School)

                   How is it going for you?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ladies and Gentlmen, Boys and Girls!

Okay girls and boys! I added a  survey to the left side over to the left. :D Go ahead and vote,vote,vote! If you choose other, comment on this blog post with what other posts you would like to see.

         Flykid Jess

Monday, August 13, 2012


Hey Flykids!
Today we reached 1,000 pageviews!!!! Thank you for your support everyone! I will be putting a survey on the side asking what you would like to hear more about.

                         Thank you again!
                     YOU GUYS ROCK!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Microsoft OneNote and Planners

Hey Flykids!

I have yet to figure out exactly how this program is going to work for me since I havent started school yet. Also a note that I have not been payed or asked to write this blogpost this is just a program I have found on my computer and it seems it may be of great use to me. I am going to try using the program first (because I am so excited about using this program!) and then depending on how that works I will try the pen and paper method. I have tried the Pen and Paper and it works good but I want it to work great!
First of all for those of you who dont know what  onenote is , it is like a virtual binder. This is what it looks like:

      Photo Credit : Microsoft Onenote 2010
In onenote you have binders. In those binders you have tabs. In those tabs you have pages. You can draw, type, insert photos, links, grids, checklists, highlight, insert videos, and insert a file. For example if you have a PPT for a class and notes , you link the ppt to the page and type your notes on that page. If there it is a lecture or a review and you choose to record the class you can record it and then link it there.

This video is very helpful! ^

                               Like I said more photos when school starts.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Special Edition: Back To School 2012

Hey Flykids! Here is a round up of some tips and tricks for back to school time!

2 weeks before school starts:

  • Start going to bed 5 minutes earlier every night until you reach your school bedtime.
  • Start getting up and dressed 5 minutes earlier every morning

Tips and Tricks from the Flychat:

  • Go Back to School Shopping in August (or the month before school starts rather than the week before)
  • Prep before hand 2 weeks worth of outfits down to your accessories.
  • Make a special spot for school items and make sure they get there. This way you wont have to search for everything.
  • Get into a routine of going to bed on time, setting your alarm, and waking up and getting dressed. When you do this it will become a habit and when school starts you will be all ready and wont be tired. 
  • Use a planner or agenda! (Once school starts I will do a show and tell of my planner! ( I am using a plain old notebook!) 
  • If possible try to have your own drawer for your school supplies.
  • Buy a few extras of essential items such as notebooks, notebook paper, pencils,  folders, and erasers. 
  • If you have girls (or are a girl) make sure to have lots of hairbrushes around and put 1 on your launchpad so you wont have to search!

Other Tips and Tricks : 

Multiplication songs and tricks:

Parent Communication Tips: 

Back to school shopping saving tips:

Healthy back to school tips:

                      Thank you flylady chatters for your tips and tricks!
  f you have any tips or tricks for back to school I would love to hear about them:
                                     my email is 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Fabric Scrapbook wall art

Hey FLykids!
Lots ofs fun in ths post! This sounds lame but I am excited for this post because it is completely my idea! With 2 tricks from pinterest  (The fact that fabric can iron right onto walls and you can use nail polish to paint scotch tape. Otherwise this idea is completely mine! :D

Fabric (Denim or Cotton*)
Hot Glue Gun
Buttons and other embellishments
Nail Polish
Scotch Tape
Hot Iron
Scissors or Rotary cutter and mat

Step 1: Cut your fabric so that your picture(s) will fit with ease.

Step 2: I ron the fabric to the wall. This must be done now before you put anything on the fabric.

Step 3: paint your scotch tape with the nailpolish color of your choice. Allow to dry.

Step 4: Cut scotch tape in approx. 1 1/2" inch strips.
I ended up cutting them a little shorter than this.

Step 5: Tape the pictures in the desired spots on the fabric. See photo below.
                                     FIRST put tape in all four corners - than put it on the fabric.

Step 6: Hot glue any embleishments to the fabric (Other fabric, buttons, etc.)

The fabric stuck to the wall and then decided to not stick anymore so I had to tape it to the wall. It was strange because it would stick and then fall off.

                                        I cut out a J and ironed it to the wall just for decoration.

* I have not tried ironing silk or jersey knit to the wall but I dont think it will stay let me know if you try either one and how it works or doesnt work. i have used cotton and a stretchyish  semi-stretchy denim.

         There you have it! A project and tutorial all my own !
Let me know how it goes. I would love to hear how you did this, was it simple or hard, were my directions good, what did you use to embelish? Feel free to comment and if you would like share a picture od the fabric scrapbook wall art you made. You can send your pictures to
                                                Have Fun!
                                              LOTS of Love XOXO