Summer is in full swing at our house. Most days are spent outdoors but we still like to come inside for a break from the heat and to try a fun craft. Looking for some fun patriotic crafts to do with your kids (or just on your own!)? If so, you’re going to love what these bloggers have come up with! (Links and credit below the pictures).
Aren’t homemade Mother’s Day gifts the best? It makes me melt when my kiddos make something special for me. Just because Mother’s Day is less than a week away doesn’t mean that you can’t create something special for Mom. Whether the mother figure in your life has a green thumb or likes to be surrounded by pictures of her babies, you are bound to find a homemade gift that will make her smile. Below are 10 super cute ideas that I’ve collected for you to get you started! As always, the link and source are below the pictures!
Easter is right around the corner and my kids are super excited about it. Sophie is my crafty one and for her, the more Easter crafts to make, the merrier. Are any of your kids the same way? It keeps me busy for sure but it definitely makes the holidays more fun and festive. Looking for some cute and easy Easter crafts to try with your kids? Take a look at these 10! (Links and sources below the pictures).
If you’re looking for a the perfect homemade gift for a parent, grandparent, teacher, or caretaker, you are going to love this one. Pictures make great gifts, especially when a cute picture is coupled with an adorable frame. The ‘Love You to Pieces’ idea actually came from Sophie’s first grade teacher. It was just too clever not to share! Making the picture frame is simple.
Just take an empty picture frame and glue puzzle pieces around it.
Then, take a picture of your child holding a sign that says ‘I Love You to Pieces” (I made mine on PicMonkey. You can easily make one on Word or write it by hand). Print out the picture, put it in the frame and your gift is ready to go!
Isn’t it cute? And so easy! For more great gift ideas for Christmas, check out the Homemade Gifts page!
I am absolutely loving that it’s October. The past week has been gorgeous and cool here in Western KY and all of the fall festivals are getting started. In another week, all of the leaves will be changing color and in just a few more weeks, Halloween will be here! This year has really flown by.
If you are already on the hunt for some fun Halloween treat ideas, you are going to love these 10 recipes! (Links and credit below the pictures).
Kids are back to school today here in Western Kentucky. While I absolutely LOVE fall, I’m sad that summer is already over. And I have a 3rd grader. (What?!) Time really does fly when kids start school.
Our one tradition that has survived since preschool is the picture on the porch in front of the back to school wreath. And every year, I am absolutely blown away by how much she has grown from the year before.
I really hope I can make that wreath hang in there for 9 more years! Even though this time of year is crazy for everyone as we prepare for new beginnings, I hope that we can all try to soak it in and are able to enjoy this season of life. As my friend Ashley says “Enjoy the first day of school. Before too long, you’ll wake up and there will be no more first days of school.”
What are your back to school traditions?
I am so happy to share with you that we are expecting our fourth (and final) baby in November! So far, the baby is doing wonderfully, everything looks great, and we will find out the gender in just a few weeks.With that said, I want to apologize–from about March to late May, I have been plagued with morning sickness (more like all day sickness) and have been zapped of any kind of energy, motivation or creativity. It’s basically been survival. I have done very little blogging over the last few months.
But now I’m happy to say that the morning sickness is gone, I feel amazing and am excited to share with you all sorts of new projects and crafts this summer. The real challenge, that I am MORE than excited to take on, is how to live in a 3 bedroom house with 6 people. So over the next few months, expect some organization and downsizing blog posts because really, that’s what it is going to take. I don’t want a bigger house, I love my house. What I want is to combine style with function. I want to get rid of excess and I think that is the quest of just about every mom I know. Stay tuned–I’m taking on that struggle as we speak.
With that said, thank you so much for your patience! I appreciate your loyalty more than you will ever know!
Summer is in full swing around here and it’s time to dive right into some fun summer activities and crafts. (P.S. If you haven’t made a Summer-On-The-Go kit, you definitely need to. It’s a lifesaver.) I love doing patriotic projects with the kids. Not only do they always turn out cute, but it’s also a great opportunity to teach them about our country. Two of our favorite projects are the Patriotic Windsock and the DIY Patriotic Outdoor Garland:
Ready for some more great ideas? Check out these fun patriotic projects! (Links and credit below the pictures).
I made a Halloween Mom Bag a couple of years ago and let me tell you, it has been a lifesaver more than once. Most of the supplies you probably have at home, the rest you can find at any superstore. Here’s what I use:
Survival Kit Supplies
Hand Warmers–It gets chilly after the sun goes down
Shout Wipes–Candy stain treater
Anti-bacterial Wet Wipes–Sticky hands are dirt magnets
Kleenex–Green 11s (took you a sec, didn’t it?)
Safety pins–Wardrobe malfunctions
Band-Aids–Boo boos and owies
Plastic grocery bag–For candy wrappers or in case a trick-or-treat bag or bucket breaks
Bottle of water–Kids get thirsty! Too much and it will be time for a potty break before you get to the 3rd house. I stick with the small ones.
Glow in the dark bracelets–Makes it easier to find your child and for your child to find you. I usually pick blue, pink or orange; they’re less common than green.
Here’s to a fun and safe Halloween!
Squishy Baff is a bath additive that turns bathwater into a slushy goo. And it does. Trouble is, it makes a huge mess and doesn’t dissolve very well.
We had one packet left from a 2-pack that my mom brought when she visited last weekend. Honestly, I would have been fine throwing it away. But it was a gift from Nana and my daughter loved it.
So I decided to move the Squishy Baff party to the deck where clean-up would be much easier. What a fun texture activity that turned out to be!
Here’s what you need:
Fill your buckets with water. Pour Squishy Baff into one of the buckets.
Stir with a spoon. It will start to thicken right away.
Play! If it feels too thick, just add water or transfer to other buckets until you get the texture you want.