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An Original Piece Of "Duvet"

Mar
13
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Some moms (dads, grandparents, care-takers) think of the most wonderful ways to preserve their little ones childhood memories. If I had a bottle for every detail I wanted to save of S from babyhood to now, my shelf would be toppling over already. So we try and get creative because there are things we never ever want to forget. I love love love what this mom (blogger of A Thousand Words) did with her little guy's art work.

DIY: Koinobori

Aug
2
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Koinobori (Japanese flying carp) is supposed to be made for children's day/boy's day in May, but.. they're also just cute! So we decided to make one this week on one of our nothing-to-do-so-let's-make-something days. It was inspired by this wonderful tutorial which I found through Pinterest. We just used all the colored tissue paper we had at home and made a rainbow carp.

Art Display

Jul
26
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As our little ones start going to school and bringing back lots of artwork, we as parents need to figure out how to preserve the pieces we want to keep, how to display them and show them off, how to store them. Right now, most of S's artwork sit in a folder on the office bookshelf and some are taped onto the fridge (what is up with fridge's that don't take magnets by the way!!). But I've made sure to take pictures of all his precious artwork because I know we won't be able to keep all of it. He hasn't even started preschool yet and we already have a folder full of stuff!

Wall Hangings!

May
6
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Here are some of my favorite art pieces for children's rooms and nurseries (although we have the Pirum Parum in our room because that's how much I love it). Enjoy!

Easter Projects

Mar
13
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Easter is quickly approaching, and I've been secretly brain-storming Easter projects I can do with the little dude. I'm sure he'd have a blast just painting eggs, but I wanted to find something else to do too. We've ordered him an Easter basket for his egg hunts this year (he used his Halloween candy basket for last year's and it seemed a little odd). Last year we used finger prints to make art work with a buddy, so what should we do this year? Here are some of our favorite ideas:

DIY: Hand Butterfly

Mar
1
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On a rainy day week while the little guy had cold, we scavenged the house for supplies to do a project at home. He really enjoyed tracing his own hands on paper at the time, so it inspired me to make a butterfly with his hand cut-outs.

Our New FaceBook Cover Photo!

Feb
15
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I had fun drawing our new FaceBook cover photo with our new stylus! I hope you like it as much as I do :) Thank you so much for the many compliments on my humble artwork. I am no artist, trust me! I just enjoy picking up a drawing pen once in a while, but I am so flattered by all your sweet comments.

Family Portrait

Feb
13
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We finally bought a good stylus for our iPad - we got the Bamboo stylus which was recommended by several fellow bloggers, and so far, I'm loving it! I decided to draw a simple family portrait as my first new-stylus-project. I still have to get used to using colors and pens on a tablet vs. paper, but it's been a fun adventure so far. 

On An Autumn Day...

Oct
24
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It's been raining on and off here in NorCal, and we've been staying home more than usual and I was starting to worry that the little guy was getting too bored. So yesterday we decided to go outside and collect fall leaves to make some art. S had so much fun trying to find the perfect leaves, and we found some fun ones, great for making our under-the-sea picture! We especially liked the little scale-like leaves for our fish! 

Mini Masterpieces

Sep
4
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The little guy has shown a love for drawing since he was teeny weeny. I know I will be one of those moms who can't throw away any of his art work and I will have boxes and boxes of dusty old drawings, and that is ok. Because I know I loved it when my mother-in-law showed me her folder of my husband's old drawings of when he was a little boy. But I also know it's unrealistic to box them all up to be dug up one day.

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