May 17, 2013
Hey there. What are your weekend plans? I'm taking another yoga class on Saturday after the kids have their swimming lesson. Many years ago I used to be interested in yoga, mainly in my living room following DVD instructions. But yesterday I took an actual class at the gym where we are members and I loved it. It is something much needed in my life as I attempt to juggle so many things.
I hope you forgive this blog for not being wildly entertaining during these last few months as I have a few projects going on behind the scenes. Sometimes I work in bulk, then you see lots of me around the internet. That's par for the course in the creative process as you have to stop and plan, then create in order to have content!
Funny story: after my yoga class was over yesterday I showered in the locker room. While getting dressed I realized I packed my husband's shorts instead of my pants! Ha! So instead of walking out of the gym looking like a 12 year old boy wearing his big brother's shorts, I decided to wear my sweaty yoga pants. Sweet!
I hope you have a gorgeous weekend!
May 15, 2013
You guys. We have been passing around Strep in our house. No amount of cleaning can avoid the spread sometimes when you have a big crew! The kids were feeling better the next day but the general rule when dealing with Strep throat is 24 hours after your first antibiotic dose so that meant the older girls were home from school for 2 days! Sick days are always tricky because you want the kids to rest, but it's also nice when they can do something crafty.
Our super quick copy-paper Mustache on a Stick is a great activity for kids and you can obviously elaborate with hair bows or bow ties, etc. All you need and the steps and tips to make a great "stache" can be found over on PBS parents today! Check it out when you have a sec!
May 14, 2013
How was your Mother's Day? The kids cooked me breakfast, then hid in the closets and jumped out and surprised me as I walked down the steps. They had wrapped gifts (with tissue paper and masking tape) ;) and made cards. It was THE best Mother's Day ever because it was really the first year they hatched a plan on their own. I ate my almonds and cheese sandwich (yes, you heard that correctly) with the biggest smile on my face ever. Then washed it down with the orange juice in a fancy glass they poured for me. They were so proud and I was the happiest mom on the planet!
Hope you had a great one! I'm re-sharing my idea from last year (a little late, I know): DIY Mother's Day gift cards which can be found here. You can pin it for next year, along with these corsages I made this year if you want!
May 8, 2013
Today's craft project on PBS Parents is perfect for a rainy day. As a matter of fact, we crafted this project on a rainy day! I love crafting by recycling materials because it shows my kids how to be innovative and how to be mindful of waste. Milk jug plastic is a great material to use. It can be cut into many different shapes, colored and used for many things such as sun catchers, ornaments or in this case, jewelry!
Come learn how to make these fun DIY shape necklaces on PBS parents today!
May 6, 2013
Today's craft on Make and Takes is fantastic fun for the whole family! If you can find a shoebox and some popsicle sticks and scrap fabric around your house then you can make a puppet theater in no time! Kids of all different age ranges will love this too and my tutorial on Make and Takes today will also show you an example of what children of different age groups may create based on their age!
May 1, 2013
Tissue paper corsages are not only super adorable, but they also make great Mother's Day presents. This craft is simple enough for kids to construct (with a little help from mom) and beautiful enough for any mom out there! Come craft with us on PBS Parents today and learn how you and the kiddos can make these in a few simple steps!
Apr 29, 2013
It's raining today and actually the perfect day for our project on Cool Progeny! All you'll need for your child to create a fun city (instantly) are a few simple materials: poster paper, markers and small toys and toy cars! My tips on Cool Progeny show you how to make a city--it's a cinch! Come play with us!
Zoom-zoom! Beep Beep!
Apr 24, 2013
Invited to another birthday party? Well, stress no more about what to do because we have a fun craft for you on PBS parents today! Your child can make these cute birthday party hats (in bulk if they like) then on the day of the party, write a special message inside! You'll need wrapping paper, school glue scissors a hole puncher and yarn to complete this craft.
Full steps are on the PBS Parents Crafts for Kids site today!
Apr 23, 2013
I've really gotten into the floral craze this season and just can't get enough of flowers and anything that screams spring! My project on Make and Takes is up and we're making Topiary gift cards. These cards are perfect for any occasion but would also be fantastic for Mother's Day! To make these you'll just need card stock paper, dried flower petals and some school glue. For the full tutorial, head on over to Make and Takes.
Apr 22, 2013
I'm writing this post today to help support my friend Lacy's project to help raise fund's for the Edna Adan University Hospital in Somiland. You can read more about the project here, on Lacy's blog.
Half of all proceeds from the beautiful print above will be donated to the Hospital. You can purchase a print here or help spread the word about this project by sharing a link to Lacy's post or if you are on Twitter you can tweet #give2ednaadan to help spread the word.