1. Do you know about these cookies? I found them at my local grocery store and bought them impulsively because they were seriously dirt cheap, plus I’ve learned recently that sometimes “almond” doesn’t mean “filled with nuts” so much as “almond extractish” aka “marzipan” aka “one of my favorite things ever in the universe” and you know what? These cookies are amazing and I didn’t … Continue reading Two things.
I was coloring this… and making these (inspired by this)… and He was there: Her, too. She makes a lot of funny faces. We also made one of these. And one of these, too, for good measure! I’ll post some more cute (actually, stunning) pictures tomorrow, kay? Continue reading ww: when I wasn't here…
Ever since I saw this adorable Christmas craft idea last year at Our Daily Big Top, I’ve been itching to make them myself and since this is the year of All Things Crafty rather than All Things Breakable, I decided yesterday that it was time to give it a whirl (get it? whirl?). We made them using scrapbook paper, and I think it’s pretty obvious … Continue reading I'm dreaming of a crafty christmas…
I decided recently that this Christmas season I really want to put the focus on simple kid-made / homemade crafts and decorations. With a little one in the family who is climbing everything and always looking for mischief and an older preschooler who is really coming into his own as a little artist, it just makes sense to foster his creativity and avoid more of … Continue reading Homemade Holidays: Crafting up a Season of Fun
Today we watched snow flakes falling from our balcony window while coloring pictures of elves and hanging paper snowflakes. I’m pretty sure that means the winter season is upon us even if my calendar might disagree. Each season lately I’ve been creating a list of goals to accomplish – not like “save x amount of dollars” or “work out every day” kind of goals, but … Continue reading Winter Wishes
Check out the cute little portrait that MM drew of our Elf Guest, Godwin! I posted several other pictures here of the various Elfcapades we’ve caught Godwin in since he arrived here five days ago. I can only imagine the fun that awaits us this month with an Elf in the apartment! Happy holidays! Continue reading Snapshot: Holiday fun with Godwin from Elf Magic
When I saw this coffee filter turkey craft idea at Superheroes and Princesses I was just dying to try it out with MM and this week I finally got around to actually doing it. First we had to track down some coffee filters. We actually have a lot of these it turns out as we bought a bag for the coffee maker we almost never … Continue reading Talkin' Turkey.
We’ve been doing lots of fun fall crafts these days and I thought I’d share some of them with you. My four year old has been on a coloring / crafting spree lately and I thought I’d take an opportunity to get all Mom Geek on him and teach him a little bit about the seasons while he was at it. Tracing Leaves Materials needed: … Continue reading Fall Crafts: Simple Ways to Celebrate the Season with your Preschooler