I must admit, I have had these big elaborate ideas for blog posts lately, but can’t seem to make them happen. Pregnancy has left me tired, nauseous, and headachey (that’s not a word…). So please accept this small attempt at posting as something real and worthwhile!
Lately my daughter has been REALLY into coloring. It took forever for her to finally show some interest in it, but we are finally there. Being a graphic designer and a super crafty and artistic kid myself, I am loving her new creative side (especially because it keeps her still and occupied for more than 5 minutes).
You’ve got two days to finish prepping for Father’s Day! If you need a card, a last-minute gift, or just want to add something personal to what you already bought dad, why not include a Father’s Day questionnaire filled out by the kids? There are so many great free printable Father’s Day questionnaires floating around…
Every holiday seems like a whirlwind, and by the time you remember to pick up your camera, the kids are just about ready for bed (at least that’s what always happens to me). I find it super helpful to have a checklist handy before going into the day so that I will remember to get some decent photos BEFORE the kids are covered in food and dirt and I looked disheveled and drooled on.
I can’t believe Easter is only a few days away. I feel so unprepared! I have eggs to dye, baskets to finish filling, and a house to decorate before my family comes over on Easter Sunday… I should probably get started.
I did, at least, create some signs for the Easter Egg Hunt I’m having on Saturday. At least that’s one thing I can check off the list.
I’m sure you’ve got some egg hunts coming your way too. You can download my Easter Egg Hunt signs for free below to help all those egg-seekers find the starting point!
I took some time this weekend to revamp the gallery wall in my living room and prep it for Valentine’s Day. The project included creating some new art, sewing a felt heart, drawing on glass with a dry erase marker, and whipping up some new embroidery hoop art. All in a day’s work (or two…). Here’s the result:
Last week I mentioned that I was working on updating my kitchen, and I started with a DIY wooden rack to hold my aprons. I also made this coffee sign to hang underneath my cabinet, right by the coffee pot. I love how it adds some color and dimension to the bland walls and cabinet color (not my choice, since we rent).
Now that my daughter, Mia, is in Preschool, we finally get to partake in handing out Valentines on Valentine’s Day! I remember browsing the options at the store and picking the perfect (and coolest) ones to hand out in class. Mia might not quite know what’s cool yet, but lucky for her, this mom does.
Figured out what you’re doing for Christmas cards yet? I prefer printable cards; they cost way less than ordering through a company and you don’t need to think so far in advance about getting them done because of shipping time (I tend to procrastinate!). I’ve come up with 2 new Christmas cards designs for my Etsy shop, and there are more to come!
Last weekend we went to the pumpkin patch and I wore a sweater… and I didn’t sweat! Then it actually rained. And I haven’t turned the air conditioner on in a week. In short, fall is finally here and I couldn’t be happier (I am going to pretend to be blissfully unaware that it is supposed to be 90 degrees this Sunday here in SoCal).
Because of the cooler weather, I was in the mood to do some fall crafting with my preschooler so I headed to the Dollar Tree and picked up some supplies. Have you ever seen dot art? There’s a company called Do-A-Dot that makes paints for kids that come in a tube with a sponge applicator tip, which offers a mess-free way for them to paint by dotting the paper. Well, I remembered seeing a similar product at the Dollar Tree, the only difference is that they are actually Bingo stampers and are not washable like the Do-A-Dot paints (at least it doesn’t say so on the label).