With Mother’s Day fast approaching, my kids and I put on our crafty hats and spent an afternoon working on some fun handmade gifts. You see, we have two wonderful Grandmas that are part of our village that deserve to be spoiled. While a spa gift certificate is in their future, a little keepsake from their grandchildren will sure to go over well too.
The last couple of years, I haven’t had a chance to dye and decorate Easter Eggs with the kids. The way Spring Break fell this year, we had a bit more free time before the holiday. However, I just didn’t have the energy to clean up a huge mess. I saw another mom online talk about “tattooing” eggs and I decided we would give it a go.
At my recent Valentine’s Day Dog Paw-ty I hosted with Melissa from Petite Littles Everyday, the pink and red themed backdrop created behind the dessert table was made entirely from dollar store materials. Not only was it extremely inexpensive, it was easy to install and I loved how it turned out. I thought I would share the details of how to create a similar background, which cost less than $8 to create.
You know I love a good holiday. Once the Christmas stuff gets taken down at the end of December, everything turns to pink and red in preparation for Valentine’s Day. I am so thankful a colorful holiday comes around to brighten our space in the dead of winter.
As many of our beloved friends and family live across the United States and Canada, I definitely enjoy sending out a holiday photo card every December. Since the kids change so much year to year, it is great to document them and possibly even get a rare shot of both my husband and I in front of the camera. This year we did our Christmas family shoot at a local tree farm and I couldn’t love the photos more.
A couple of years ago, I came across the idea of doing a unique advent calendar using holiday stories instead of the typical chocolates or gifts. My son absolutely fell in love with this tradition of unwrapping a book to read each night before bed leading up to Christmas Day.
Like many, one of my favorite parts of the fall season are the bright colors. I love the yellows, oranges and reds on the trees and leaves that fall to the ground. Our neighborhood has several tree lined streets and on our walks we usually come home with quite the collection of leaves.
As I have mentioned before, I love getting the entire family involved in a group costume come Halloween. While I know time is not on my side for this as the kids get older, I managed to have everyone on board with this year’s circus theme.
With so much uncertainty in the world, this Thanksgiving, now more than ever, I wanted to have conversations with my kids about how lucky and blessed we are. We are healthy, happy and have our needs met daily and I know this is not the case for so many around the world.
I have to say that most holidays have become better since having kids. Halloween is no exception. I wish the excitement around dressing up and going door to door for candy could be bottled up and distributed year round.