It’s that time again … the kids come home from school with their stacks of cute and creative projects in hand. They are so proud of them, and have worked so hard to make them. Give the fridge a little break and try this in-expensive solution to display there hard work!
I have an over abundance of cucumbers from my garden this year. The thought of wasting them makes me crazy! As an alternative to cucumber salad I tried this amazing roasted red pepper and green onion filled dip! PERFECT for fresh sliced cucs from the garden!
There are many days that I make a lunch for the kids and cringe as I reluctantly throw most of it into the garbage. They are just not interested. Ugh! What a waste. How could I get them to eat their sandwiches and prevent the wasteful cycle? Bust out the play-dough tools!! Yup you heard me right!
We were picking rocks outside one day and not even close to done. How could I get the kids excited to keep helping with this mundane chore? I told the them they could collect a few rocks and we would paint them to make pet rocks! All of a sudden we had collected, very quickly, every rock in sight with excitement! We had a great time doing every step of this project and they are now awesome garden decorations!
Baskets and baskets of books….everywhere! Every mother of toddlers knows what I’m talking about. You finish every single night by scooping ALL the books that are covering the living room floor back into their baskets! I found that the kids enjoyed dumping them and then dancing on them more than reading them. These inexpensive bookshelves made from rain gutters are the PERFECT solution!
We had one large blank wall in our living room that needed something special. I came up with a gallery wall that tells the story of our family. It is filled with things we love and our very favorite pictures! A great focal point and the first thing that you notice when you walk into our house.
What could be more fun than an outdoor movie night? A DRIVE-IN!! I created these fun little cars out of cardboard boxes so the kids had a comfy place to enjoy their movie!
This summer we had a family camping weekend at our house! With 4 kids under four camping I really wanted some fun activities to keep them busy! We created an outdoor movie theater and a car for each child to sit in and enjoy the movie under the stars!
One of our very favorite things to do this summer has been to gather our favorite books and head to the hammock! Now that the mosquitoes aren’t so bad we are spending an hour or so, each day, reading together just swinging in the hammock!
So last Christmas we decided to get my son a train table…..then we decided to start our daughter on the critter castle collection, after we saw how much she loved them at a friends place.