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DIY: Daily Task Chart

Aug
30
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Returning home after a summer of traveling means getting back to our regular schedule and creating a regular routine again. Nothing reminds you the importance of a daily routine better than the start of a new school year. Especially since our little guy is in FIRST GRADE now! That means going from an afternoon half-day schedule (school started at 11:30am and ended at 2:50pm) to a morning full-day schedule (8:05am start time and 2:30pm pick-up time).

Your Own Wrapping Paper!

Nov
4
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Every year right around this season (the holiday season in case you didn't guess), I think about how I would like to wrap our Christmas presents. Yes, some people are weird and think about these things ahead of time! A few years ago, S and I drew our own holiday wrapping paper with white markers on black paper and they came out super cute (if I do say so myself). We finished those with green yarn pompoms and we loved how they looked under the tree. Last year, our gifts were kraft and gold, and that was fun too.

Simply White

Sep
10
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I had a hard time finding simple white t-shirts for the little man. I wanted simple designs on white shirts so that he can wear the t-shirts inside a button down shirt 'cause he's cool that way! So once again, I decided to buy plain T's to paint on myself because if you can't find it, make it. I bought these two t-shirts in the spring and it just took forever for me to finally get to painting them. The other day, while S was in the shower, I whipped out the paint brushes and decided to just get it done!

Eggsactly!

Apr
17
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Think glitter, think sharpie markers, think chalk board paint adorned with colorful chalk, think taping then dyeing, think taping again and dyeing again, think using string instead of tape, think dyeing with koolaid mix instead of dye, think making egg faces and accessorize, think leaving brown eggs in their natural colors and adorning with white markers. There are about a gazillion ways you can decorate your Easter eggs every year! And every year, somebody somewhere comes up with something new! We will be dyeing our eggs this Saturday and going to (hopefully) two egg-hunts on Sunday.

Prepping For Easter

Apr
15
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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.

Balloon Animals

Feb
20
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Recently, our house has become balloon animal central! I bought these cute DIY balloon animal kits as a white elephant gift at christmas and we loved them so much (and they were so popular) I went back and bought another planning to use them as entertainment for S's little buddies at his 4th birthday party. As it turns out, I forgot all about them and found them weeks later inside a drawer.

Quiet Please!

Nov
12
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Almost all of my mommy friends, have, at some point or another, put up a hand-written paper sign on their door that said something like "baby sleeping, please do not ring the door bell". The paper was either printer paper or a page torn out of a notebook, written with whatever pen they had lying around and taped to the outside of their front door. Ain't nothin' wrong with that! We're mama's and we don't have time, that's sometimes the best we can put together.

Fall Crafts

Sep
19
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I don't go to PaperSource as often as I used to anymore, but they still carry some of the cutest things ever and it will always be one of my favorite stores! I came across some of their fall kits and crafts and thought I'd share some of my favorites. If you're looking for something fun to do with your little ones at home, these are great! Most include everything you need to make whatever it is (except maybe glue), and you can always add your personalities to the projects.

Zoe's Baby Shower

Aug
26
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It is exactly two months away from my little sister's due date, and we are getting more and more excited about meeting our nephew/S's baby cousin! This past weekend was Zoe's (my little sister's) baby shower, and it was a great success thanks to her friends (some from VA and NY) and colleagues who are just a blast to be around! The theme was "confetti". I wanted it to feel like a celebration, and even though we know it's a BOY, I wanted to keep it gender-neutral. I love that confetti doesn't restrict the color palette at all.

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