I have been enjoying every second of my time with he kids while they are on spring break from school. It is so making me look forward to summer vacation, projects, and playing all day! I am also reminded that busy kids are happy kids. For that reason we have been doing all sorts of projects together to keep their little hands and minds busy so they don’t have time to cause trouble. This was a fun Easter activity that the kids had a great time with. We made candy bird houses for our Peeps, and now have some beautiful little bird houses to display through Easter! Graham crackers turned bird houses are a sweet way to make a peep house that the kids can decorate any old way they want. Of course, covering it with candy is an obvious choice. Not only would this be a great activity to do before Easter, but a great way to use up uneaten candy after the Easter holiday.
Here is a fun little craft to get your kid’s excited for Easter! Little plastic Easter eggs make the perfect base to create a bird that is fun, cute, and that can even store a little surprise! My kids spent two hours decorating their own little birds and another hour playing with them! They can be used as decorations, toys, candy holders, or even table decorations for the kid’s Easter table. They are as fun to play with as they are to make, and are the perfect project to do at home with the kid’s while they are on spring break from school! Gather some plastic eggs and get busy making them into the cutest little birds of a feather that will always stick together.
This week’s What I Wore Wednesday post really runs the gamete of this stay at home Mom’s wardrobe. From cocktail attire for a formal dinner to a day at home cleaning and cooking, there is a little bit of everything. A great Pinterest inspired outfit on a budget and even a Formal outfit for less than $75. Get the low down on why I am including What I Wore Wednesday posts here, but the main reason is to motivate myself to put in a little extra effort each and every day. What I wore Wednesday is a way for Mom’s to share outfits and get inspired to get dressed even if they aren’t heading off to work each day. The Pleated Poppy has an amazing series where she shares what she wears each week to keep herself accountable for getting out of her pajamas everyday and I’m joining in the fun!
Here is a super easy no sew project for any of you ladies who love to wearing tall boots as a part of your wardrobe. Pool noodles serve as the perfect little insert to support boots during storage to keep them from folding over, and creasing. With the addition of some pretty fabric and brightly colored ribbon the pool noodles transform from an outdoor water toy to a pretty way to store boots in your closet. This is an inexpensive and attractive way to keep those boots upright and in great shape. This is not only a great project to make and use in your own closet, but would make a great gift idea for any lady that you love who has a pair of boots in her own closet.
Alright folks, here is my final post about the birthday treats! This one was my favorite, so I saved it for last! When giving a 4 year old the opportunity to choose her own birthday cake, you had better be ready to get creative! My little lady paged through her favorite Disney Princess cookbook to find the birthday cake of her dreams. This was a really fun cake to make, and required no special tools or ability. Just a few ice cream cones, some canned frosting, a boxed cake mix, and a variety of sprinkles and some assorted candies was all I needed to turn an ordinary cake mix into a castle birthday cake fit for a princess. This castle cake can be customized for any tyoe of princess by changing up the flavors, colors, and candy choices.
As a stay at home Mom I shop for, prepare, serve, and clean up three meals a day. Getting my kids to eat a balanced, healthy meal is important to me. From the very beginning I have done my best to teach my children healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. Nothing is more frustrating than cooking a meal and then scraping it off of the kid’s plates into the garbage can. We have all done it. Here are some great ways to make meal time fun so your kids get the nutrition that they need. From my experience, the most effective manner of getting the kids to eat is by making mealtime fun! From cutting things into fun shapes to making faces out of packed lunches I am always coming up with new ways to make meal time silly, fun, and playful. Here are some fun ways to make meal time fun!
Just two more tasty treats to share with you from my list of Birthday goodies. Here is a version of a cupcake that will send kids of any age into a tizzy. If you know anyone that loves Nerds candies you have got to make them a batch of these fun loving little cupcakes. What do you get when you combine a boxed cake mix, some frosting, and an entire box of Nerd candies? Sheer childhood dreams coming true, if you ask me. Who didn’t love dumping those little Nerd candies into their mouth as a kid? Now, infuse some cupcakes with them, frost that, and then dip the entire cupcake into a pile of candy. Add them to your cupcakes and you have a treat for a kid at any age or for an adult who is just a kid at heart!
This time of the year seems dreary and long, especially if you live in a place like Wisconsin. I’m waiting on springtime, sunshine, and birds singing for sure. In the meantime, I figure, I might as well add a little color to our whiteout winter conditions with my wardrobe. To add a little cheer and color to my days, I have been adding some bright colorful pieces of clothing to my outfits in hopes of beating the winter blues. It has been working, so far, and the outfits are much more vibrant and fun to wear. I have been enjoying adding some bright colors to my otherwise dull winter wardrobe. The fact that I went much darker with my hair has, for some reason, made me fell like I can pull it off a little easier. Hot pink tops, bright green skinnies, and a fabulously colored red pea coat have really brightened up my last couple of weeks!
Birthdays are a big deal, but making a cake doesn’t have to be. Here is a simple way to turn an ordinary boxed cake mix into a very special birthday cake adorned with that special person’s age adorning the top. Choose the birthday boy or girl’s favorite flavor of cake mix, bake and decorate it with just a extra supplies. Prepacked frosting, a number cut from paper, and 2 different kinds of sprinkles is all you will need to make a boxed cake go from ordinary to extra special. This sweet little cake is fit for a princess at any age and is as easy to make and decorate as mixing up a prepacked cake mix, baking it and frosting it with prepackaged frosting. This is such a fun way to totally tailor any cake for any occasion without spending hours making it! Change up the colors, sprinkles, and flavor to suit absolutely any occasion that is worth celebrating!