Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cool breezy evening..

Yesterday I had a long visit at the dental office, boy I dread those shots they give.
I had work done on a cracked tooth. Afterwards all I wanted to do was relax!
Once we got home, we made sure to enjoy the evening. The weather has been absolutely lovely these past few days. We enjoyed a nice evening out on the back porch. We grilled, enjoyed the beautiful sky as the sun set, and blew some bubbles for our little sweet one.
Oh and before I forget, we enjoyed some sweet watermelon. Boy, it was delicious! (I even froze a few pieces and made watermelon slushies later on in the evening. Our evening was so lovely. I can't wait for this spring weather to stay. Last night actually made me think about cool breezy summer nights. (You know the nights you sit out, and kick back and relax) I'm so excited for more nights like this. :)

        {The sky was beautiful}


{Sitting out enjoying a lovely evening}

{Yum, sweet watermelon}

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hello sun! What a beautiful weekend. :)

Sunshine, laughter, hugs and kisses, it's been such a lovely weekend spent with my loves.

We enjoyed a nice beading activity. Our daughter loved exploring with the different beads. So fun
and colorful!
 
-New candle added to my collection, light sweet fragrant.
-I love targets beauty section, I picked up a deep cleansing mask.
So refreshing, and very relaxing.
We took our little sweetheart to Barnes and noble story time.
While there we picked up two new books to add to her collection.
 
 
 
{Cinnamon roll pancakes}
Yum, My husband got down in the kitchen :)
 
I was able  to fit in some card making this weekend,
 I love creating new things!
 
 
 
 
 It's been such a lovely weekend, I'm sad to see it go.
The weather was beautiful, and sun actually came out and stayed
for a while! We grilled, enjoyed each other's company, and listened to a little soft jazz.  How was your weekend? How did you spend it?
 
 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My very own (play) flower garden

This little diy craft was so much fun!
I came up with this since my daughter enjoys helping with my garden.
Enjoy!
 
Materials needed:
-construction paper
-empty box (I used a card box)
-scissors
-glue stick
-cotton (for clouds)
-flowers (create your own) or you can do what I did, I used flower and chick cupcake toppers. I purchased these adorable little toppers at Target in the dollar section (Around Easter time)
-optional-washi tape
-Paper towel roll/ or TP roll
 
{Play water can}
 
 
When creating the water can, start off with cutting paper towel roll in half. Depending on the size you want your watering can to be. (If you're using a tp roll then you may not need to cut it) After, using construction paper cover the roll. I used tape, which I found to be easier. I made a small hole, and inserted some construction paper I had rolled (into a tube shape). I then cut out a circle for the actual water spout, after doing this I used some glue and glued it to the tube shape. Using washi tape I went over and covered a few spots.
To make your water can handle, just cut your paper towel roll into a ring shape. Once that is done glue or tape it to the play watering can.
 
{My very own flower garden}
 
Using an empty box,  cover with construction paper.
Cut up some green construction paper for grass.
Glue flowers in box.
If you  decide to make a background, I just found
some cardboard, and covered with blue
construction paper. Using cotton balls as clouds,
and we made a little sun.
 
 
 

 
 
 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Craft time-(Diy Popsicle stick box)

I had so much fun creating this craft. Once again I worked with popsicle sticks.
For this project the materials needed were:
  1. Hot glue gun
  2. popsicle sticks
  3. paint
Very simple craft. Using popsicle sticks, apply glue to ends of popsicle sticks and apply each one. First start off with making a squared frame using four popsicle sticks. Once that is done, continue to apply hot glue and popsicle sticks, Repeat until you reach the height you want for your box. Once finished, apply paint, and allow to dry. You can add whatever design you want to your box. Enjoy! Very simple, and really cute! :)
{Popsicle stick box}










Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth day craft {Little fingers, paint...have fun}

I love when I come across a craft, or idea I would have never thought of doing!
That's probably one of the reasons I love pinterest! I love sharing, and reading new ideas on pinterest.
Such a great site.

So today  my daughter and I did an Earth day craft. While on pinterest I came across a link for this fun site-http://www.allfreekidscrafts.com. I wanted to try out their "join hands earth day craft".

We had so much fun with this craft!
Materials needed:
-Little fingers :)
-Paint
-Craft paper

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Baking, Jewelry making, play-doh fun & more..(Our weekend)

 
This weekend we made sure to really enjoy, and do things around the house. How was your weekend?! I really enjoy the times I get to spend with my family, just being able to be at home with everyone makes me so happy. It's always such a lovely time. I absolutely love weekends.
 
This weekend, I had a sweet tooth...
I ended up baking some Chocolate chip cookies. They sure did hit the spot! ;)


 
My daughter and I  had fun playing with Play-Doh!
 
 
 
I finally bought some new running shoes from REI, so over the
weekend I picked a new issue of Women's Running magazine.
{I feel great after a nice run} 
 
 
I worked on making a pair of earrings and necklace.
 
 
 
Rock and glass painting, it was so much fun.
 
 
 
 
And we are getting closer to finishing our daughters art easel.
Just a few more coats of paint!
 
 
 
 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Simple Spring time flower popsicle stick craft

Simple Spring time flower popsicle stick craft
 
Very simple craft & fun!
This craft is one that my little one loved.


 
 
 
 

Friday-{Have you smiled today?} :)

It's not quite spring weather here, but I'll take it.
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and there's a cool breeze in the air.
It's a new day, and I'm extremely thankful for it.
Today I smile because, I am thankful for life, and the
life God has given me.


Art/craft time with my daughter always makes me smile :)
 

 
 
{A nice cup of coffee, while writing in
my daughter's journal always seems to bring a smile to my face}
 
 
{Finding an old book, and starting over with it, this makes me happy}
 
 
{I can't wait to cook a delicious meal, with my herbs}
-They have grown so much. I can't wait to start my garden.
 
 
{I love collecting wine corks.
They make a beautiful center piece in a vase or bowl}
 
 
{Hello Geese}
I'm sure they can't wait to see some
real Spring weather.

 
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.”
―Audrey Hepburn
 
 
 
 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pizza party fun activity {learning shapes, adding toppings}

We had such a fun time at our daughter's play pizza party!
Using construction paper, we put together a pizza, and some delicious toppings. :)
This activity was fun, and very hands on. (I forgot to mention, it was really simple)

The toppings we had at our play pizza party were:

Olives
pineapples
pepperoni
bell pepper
&
cheese

Our daughter had so much fun arranging the toppings, and we also went over a few shapes as she placed it on her pizza. Such a fun activity for the whole family.


 
 
 


The letter P, and diy learning activity lessons

We had so much fun learning yesterday!

The letter of the day was P.

We learned about Panda's, letter P coloring, made some peas in a pod,
went over a few words that begin with the letter P. We also
did some potato stamping. It was so fun.

I started working on a  learning activity lesson book for my daughter.


Inside the activities are:
-Counting Apples
-Alphabet bubbles
-Days of the week
-Colorful fishes
&
-What do you see




Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring..(A few of my favorite things)

I absolutely love Spring time! Here are a few of my favorite things....
I'm currently enjoying-

1. Aveeno (Positively radiant) daily moisturizer.
2.Essie fingernail polish-Angora Cardi
3.Clinique {happy in bloom} I love the light scent

{Bodycology exfoliating sugar scrub-enchanted forest}

I know from time to time, I could use some pampering!
I love this sugar scrub, it smells amazing! :)
Soon I'll attempt to make my own, but for now
I  purchased this at Target!

I'm currently reading through one of my many jewlelry/charm books.

{A few wine charms I put together, and some pretty beads}

So those are a few of my favorite things..Oh and there's one more thing..

Every time this song comes on, my daughter and I dance!
Enjoy!

One republic-Feel again


Monday, April 15, 2013

Rattle & shake {exploring sounds} & Counting tulips activity

We always have so much fun exploring, and trying new activities.
Today we explored a little with different sounds.
For this we used:
-Empty Gerber snack container
-Paper towel roll
-paper cup
-plastic cup
-old medicine box
-plastic eggs

I filled them up, some with rice, beads, and noodles.  We had so much fun with these. We did a little shaking, and even danced around while shaking them. We shook each one to hear the different sound each would make. Such a fun activity.

 
 
Enjoy, and have fun shaking!
 
{Counting Tulips}
 
This activity was so much fun, I took some paper cups, (I bought a pack of them at target in the dollar section) I used a few of my plant/garden markers, construction paper, and we made a few paper tulips, and cut them out, and I just used some tape and taped it to the garden marker. It was really that simple, and what a fun activity. (I poked holes in the bottom of each cup) My daughter
had so much fun placing and counting each tulip. It was so fun! Enjoy!