Oh vey. Balancing two jobs and two littles has been … fun? Ryan and I are laughing every morning as we try to remember all of the gear needed to take two kids to daycare. Bottles. Check. Diaper bag. Check. Baby. Check. Backpack. Check. Kelsey. Check. Blanket. Check. Extra clothes. Check. 10lb car seat carrier. […]
I finished my gallery wall! Finally. I was on the hunt for “that missing piece” that would complete the wall and this morning, I found two. A letter “C” (for our last name) and a wooden frame. I just spray painted both bronze and mounted them to the wall. Done and done.
Here is the finished product. I really like how this turned out. Pardon the glare. This little nook in our house faces the backyard and today is extra bright and sunny.
Kelsey’s Nana lives one state away so we don’t have the luxury of hugging her every time that we want to. So, we decided to mail her a hug today. I hope she likes it. It’s simple really. Just grab some: Fingerpaint Paper Ribbon Tape Envelope And a loving child to participate Then simply mail your loved […]
Create and view a personalized video message from Santa to your child. It’s free and so much fun! I just created Kelsey’s video message from Santa and I look forward to sharing it with her tonight. Best of all, you can tell Santa what you want him to emphasize about your child’s behavior. For example, […]
First, let me just say that I am always smitten when I receive a letter from a friend. I’m talking about a real letter. Like, in the mail. Friday I came home to a letter from a sorority sister of mine, Kristin. In October of 2000, we were going through Alpha Phi Initiation. Just before the night began […]
They are done! Even though my husband ate my prototype, I finished making my edible baby shower favors. Here’s how easy it is to duplicate. Grab the following: Pretty paper to match the baby shower theme Butterfly Craft Punch (or any other shape) Mini gift tags (I choose scalloped Martha Stewart tags) Twine Ribbon (thin enough to fit […]
I am making party favors for my sister-in-laws baby shower tomorrow. I’m sure you do this too … before you make 30+ favors, you make a prototype. Meaning, you create one favor to see how it looks. Make edits accordingly, then when you are satisfied, you begin to mass produce. Well … before I order 125 mini “chippers” from Paradise […]
Kelsey made us the best Valentine! It’s a paper pink heart, with red painting and gold glitter. I took some photos of it so we can frame it and keep it always. I love the idea of framing kids art and displaying it around the house. Someone once said, “If it evokes emotion or reminds you of a great memory … frame and display it!”
As for Valentines, this year we are not taking paper cards or candy to school – but better yet, Play-Doh for her friends. I found a Play-Doh Valentine Set at the grocery store for $7. It came with stickers and 20 mini Play-Dohs.
The perfect Valentine for a two-year-old!
PS – The parents were asked not to address Valentine’s this year so the teachers could have an easier time distributing the Valentines. I get it. But still … addressing a Valentine to your school crush or your best friend - isn’t that half the fun of it?
Every year you carve a pumpkin. This year, decorate a pumpkin that can live inside your house and serve double duty as decor. Here are some great ideas I found from the pages of Country Living. Visit their site for 40 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas and how-to directions to create the looks below.
Or, if your child likes Yo Gabba Gabba as much as mine does, and she had it her way, we would be spending our weekends learning how to make these Gabba Gabba Pumpkins I found on this Flickr feed.
PS – If my husband made the Brobee pumpkin, he would be a hero. You remember Kelsey’s love for this toy, right?