Friday, June 28, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The day of Boo's birthday party, I set up some colorful fruit and veggie trays in hopes that all the little kids would find them attractive and eat tons of healthy stuff.
Boo has been talking non-stop about a Cut The Rope-themed birthday cake for at least six months. I enjoy decorating cakes, even if it's extremely time-consuming, so I gave it a try. I didn't get pictures of every step because I was working so hard to get the darned thing done in time.
I'm finally getting around to updating for an entire week's worth of my 30 Days of Creativity challenge. I had a birthday party to plan, and we had a power outage over the weekend that threw a major wrench in things.
Monday, June 17, 2013
We have had a ton of kids birthday parties to go to lately. I usually only have Christmas wrapping paper and gift bags on hand. One thing I've been doing is embellishing plain bags with foil stars.
It's not much, but I'm calling it my Day #16.
Day #14: I'm prepping for Boo's birthday party next weekend. He insisted on a Cut The Rope theme even though I begged him to go with Angry Birds. Angry Birds party supplies are readily available. Cut The Rope plates, napkins, hats, etc. just don't exist.
Boo asked me to draw him a picture of Angry Birds Star Wars characters to color. So for Day #13 I copied a picture.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
For Day # 6, I made little cans of soup to put in the dollhouse kitchen.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
For Day #4 (even though today is technically Day #8) I wrapped my earbuds in candy-colored embroidery floss. This is an idea I stole straight off Pinterest. I love the way it looks, but it was difficult to manage twisting threads and wires as I wrapped.
Funny story: I can't use the little foam pads that go over the earpieces because I have a Siamese cat who pries them off during the night and eats them. His other favorite snacks are canned pumpkin, shower curtains, and the plastic packaging on paper towels.
Friday, June 7, 2013
For Day #3, I made these tiny lidded jars for Punky's dollhouse.
Since I've started furnishing our dollhouse, I've been surprised to learn what people use to make miniatures. You would think it takes a lot of special tools and supplies, but in a lot of cases, you can make things from stuff you already have...
The other day I came to the earth-shattering realization that this is the month of June, otherwise known as 30 Days of Creativity. This is the third year I'm participating, and it's something I generally look forward to, so I don't know how I missed the start date, but I did.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Good morning, friends!
I'm in shock that Boo's year of preschool just ended. Poof! There didn't even seem to be much lead-up to it. One day we were still in the routine of going, and suddenly we were cleaning out his locker and handing gifts to the teachers. So it's apparently summer now, and I have two kids to entertain at home for the next three months.
I need a little more direction in planning some activities for my kids. From Apartment Therapy: Tips for Making Your Family's Summer Bucket List
A nice take on finding your priorities in all this free time: Minimalist Parenting During the Summer
Another quick guide for parents: Practical Ideas for a Summer of Learning
I'm not sure a big baseball game is going to be in our summer plans, but this is a goldmine for those who are ready. Guide to Taking Your Kids to a Major League Baseball Game with specific tips broken down by city!
Don't forget to entertain yourself. A Summer Reading Guide from Modern Mrs. Darcy (you have to sign up for an email, and then you get the link to the guide, which is really pretty good.)