What’s cool among the 11-month-old crowd? Snacks, milk, naps…all good stuff. But if you ask my little girl, she’ll tell you: It’s all about the wooden kitchen.
She will knock around in that kitchen with her brother or by herself for what seems like hours. We have pots, pans, plates, a toaster…but what we’re really missing is the food. We have some felt food, but a bigger variety would definitely make playtime more fun. So I’m putting my grandmother’s old box of felt and sewing box to use for baby girl’s upcoming birthday! Handmade, FTW!
We’re starting with bow-ties! (Or, as we call them, felt farfalle!) Continue reading
As you know, my family purchased our dream property about 2 years ago. We had plans on planting, growing and eventually truly farming our land, so our 6-acre lot really is perfect for us.
The house, on the other hand…well, it needs some work.
At the moment, one bathroom is stripped down to the wall studs, the other has black and green carpet ON THE WALLS and the kids are sharing a tiny room until we can remodel our entire attic. And that’s just the beginning…
This house is a project, to say the least.
And that’s why my interest was piqued when I heard about Porch.com.
What’s Porch? Well, here’s what the folks behind the site have to say: Continue reading
Check out this cutie-pie baby footprint art project I made!
It was so easy that I made it during naptime in just under an hour. And it only cost me a few bucks (sheet of paper + ink, $3 certificate frame and a $3 ink pad!)
I can’t take credit for the idea, though. Danielle over at Happenings of the Harper Household is the mama behind the magic. Go check out her footprint nursery decor post for easy instructions on how to make one for yourself! (Note: Danielle’s directions include the use of Paint. I’m on a Mac, so I used PicMonkey.)
Poetry is not an art that can be perfected, but it is an art that I love. I distinctly remember a great piece of advice given to my college poetry class by our wise professor…
Chocolate cake? Noooo......
“Find an artist that you love, then imitate his (or her) work.”
We all thought that was a little strange. We looked at each other, puzzled, wondering, “Well, isn’t that plagiarism or copying or something else we shouldn’t do? Shouldn’t we strive to be original?” Continue reading