Friday, April 29, 2011

DIY Kid Post

I still have so many kid posts that I had saved to share with you, but I've been soooo excited about May's month that I'll just have to save the kid ones for another time.

May's theme is DETAILS!!!    This involves accessories for your home OR body.  I've been finding rad rad rad things for ages now that I've wanted to share with you, so get ready for Monday's post!

So, presenting the last kid post of April and it's all stuff you can do yourself!

Homemade Car Lot Tutorial via Kinderpendent

To die for dress tutorial via tidbits (and she has LOTS more tutorials...look on the right of her site!)

Homemade Socks Tutorial from Made by Joel

Make your own doll via The SleepyTime Gal

Have your kids make their own books! by Bare Books but found on The SleepyTime Gal

Kid Art from Kinderpendent

Dye your own salt via Design Mom
dyed salt with chalk

Soooo cute & easy skirt tutorial from A Lemon Squeezy Home

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Space (Outside and Your Own)

We went to the park.  The 3rd pic is the same face as when you're kissing/tickling him and he just can't help but laugh.  It's my fave.  I tell him 15,000 times a day how gorgeous he is.  I hope he never forgets.  It makes me feel like this and laughing at the same time.

They both got haircuts for Easter.  I just aDORE them.

The nerd in me loves that his seat is perfectly horizontal to the ground.  Also, we're starting Trig(onometry) in my math class Monday--it's my fave.  They won't even know what hit them.  I might be bringing cupcakes just to celebrate.

Also, genius by MihaDesign found on SwissMiss

Not having to do with kids OR space--I've been thinking about these for weeks...
Marshmallow & Caramel
and I found some caramel squares in the cupboard last night...YUM.
(I discovered the picture on You Can Call Me Chris, but it's from Hammond's Candies)

How Will I Dress Her?

I don't know why it's a big deal to me.  When P showed up and it came to dressing him, I took everything anyone would give us and put it on him.  E is not going to be the same.  I keep seeing these adorable 4 year olds, and I know how I'll dress her when that time comes, but when she still has behind-the-knee-fat-rolls, I draw a _________.

Here are some things I've accepted that I love and that are acceptable looks for her.  I would aDORE any suggestions.  These examples are just to give you the overall feeling...I guess lots of ruffles, lace, bright colors, & prints.  Let's get as girly as we can!

Caramel Baby & Child
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There will also be lots of ruffle bums:
via MeTutu
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Your Kids Will KNOW You Adore Them

I'm supposed to be finishing my test write-up.  Tests are lame.

Instead, here is a little bit of wonderful I found via Mackin Ink, but it's from a company called Look On the Brightside  There are lots more that aren't particularly for children, but every single one is absolutely brill (that last word, also from Mackin...)

also, happy monday

pinned, of course.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Silk-Dyed Eggs (aka TIE-Dyed Eggs)

On the blog Our Best Bites she had a SUPER SUPER SUPER rad tutorial on how to dye eggs with old ties.  I attached some pictures, but for the whole thing go to her site here, and make sure to check out the other stuff she has, though like peanut butter shortbread bars & how to make a peeps Easter wreath.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Resurrection Rolls

While in California, a friend of mine was telling me about Resurrection Rolls that they do Easter Sunday afternoon that is yummy AND spiritual.  I looked online for a recipe that was the same that had a good explanation of why they did it, and I found it on Beauty & Bedlam!  Enjoy!

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Go here for the meaning behind them and the recipe!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

E is for Easter {Mommy School Packet}

Oopsey Daisy is a rad blog that gives lots of great ideas for playing/teaching your children and this one is about Easter!  We're going to do this not just because of Easter, but because I want him to learn more about the letter E for Emma.  He knows it, but I want him to KNOW it.  Anyway, just click on the link at the bottom where it says Read Entire Post and you'll go to the website to download the whole packet. It has printouts, games, songs, and so many more ideas!  


Here are some of the concepts covered in this packet:
* Letter of the week: E
* Number of the week: 7
* Color of the week: Purple
*Theme of the week: Easter
* Song of the week:  Humpty Dumpty

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tumble Bunny Easter Fun

I have been following Made by Joel for a long time and I've never been disappointed by the stuff he comes up with. This is a Tumble Bunny Toy he came up with for FamilyFun magazine, which I subscribe to, and when I saw it in the magazine was worried his idea had been jacked and then I saw it was by HIM!  Sweet, sweet, sweet.  It's a little something fun and super simple to do with your kids.  Print out lots and have races, or try over different terrains!

Click on the template below, then print.

Friday, April 15, 2011

I know, I'm a Slacker.

With coming back from our fabulous vaca in the sunny & warm California (you can see pictures here), the blog got left behind.  Here is a little kid magic for your weekend from Design Mom, and some activity ideas to do with your family by The Sleepytime Gal.

Little Magic Stories

MARCH 15, 2011
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Artist Chris O’Shea creates really amazing installations. He takes children’s drawings and projects them so that the kids can interact with the drawings and act out stories. This video featuring one of the installations is sweet (the accents too!). The snow fall near the end is especially cool.

Projects revisited: an idea jar
Here are few things in their jar:
  • Set up a grocery store
  • Have a concert in the backyard
  • Embroider
  • Make a movie
  • Act out Toy Story, costumes optional
  • Make a sketchbook
  • Build a fort
  • Have family drawing time
Click here for the rest of the list!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sparkle & Spin

These are 2 posts from Design Mom about Sparkle & Spin, a rad clothing line for kids.

Sparkle & Spin

children's clothing Sparkle & Spin

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Boy's Rooms

These rooms are just FULL of wonderful color & kids! (tying in last month with this month!)

From Pugh's News

My divine friend, Brittany, designed this room for her firm, Design Lines, Ltd and I just cannot get enough!

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Monday, April 4, 2011

I was still toying with the idea of April being Kid Month and then I saw THIS PILLOW

NO WHINING - oatmeal and turquoise - 14x18inch recycled felt applique pillow

There HAD to be a beautiful opportunity to highlight this wonderful piece of work so the first non-April Fools day post is NO WHINING.   Beautiful.
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