Monday, April 30, 2012

Tissue Paper Flowers

We used to make these all of the time as a kid, and I loved them. We made them for Mother's Day, Christmas, Valentines Day, Cinco De Mayo..... with the array of tissue paper colors your opportunities are limitless.

These would make a great addition to any mother's day breakfast table!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Teach Your Kids Responsibility For Themselves

I'm going to go on a little rant here, so just be fore warned. This topic is actually quite a sore spot with me, and since this is my blog I guess I can write about it. I get super tired of people blaming other people/companies for their dumb choices and I think it's really important to teach your kids to own up to the consequences of their actions.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Paper Inchworm

OMG, how cute is this? If you have some bored troops, this simple and inexpensive craft might keep them busy for a few minutes.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sand Centerpiece

I guess it depends on where you live in the world, but living here in the PNW we are within driving distance of the coast: consequently we spend quite a few of our days on the beach.

I saw this centerpiece and thought it was cool looking. Next time we are at the beach (which is actually in just a few weeks ;o) I think I'll grab some sand to make this.

picture and idea found on Martha Stewart

Friday, April 20, 2012

Balloon Volleyball

This time of year it's hit and miss with the weather, and really depends on what part of the country you live in. While some of you are feeling the heat already, here in Seattle we are smack dab in the middle of our 9 month rainy season ;o) It makes it really hard to get out to do anything and everyone starts getting antsy.

Try on of our favorite activities - the kids and I used to do this all the time when they were living at home, young and board..... SO long ago. Play indoor balloon volleyball.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sunday Retreat

We are all busy. Work, kids, chores.... I could go on forever on all of the things in our lives that keep us busy. Sometimes I think we get so busy that we loose sight of what is really important in life - your family and your health. Take a day retreat, at home, and have fun with the kids (or if your like me, and the kids are gone, your significant other ;o)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Go Shopping!

My mom is a widow, and so consequently lives alone. Things can get a little boring and lonely when you don't have someone to share things with. I have come up with the perfect solution to taking care of my mom, giving her the time she needs and still be able to get all of the things done that I need to.

I take her shopping with me!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Visit A Nursery

Here is a date that Aaron and I like to do quite often this time of year - visit a nursery. There is something so relaxing about walking hand in hand down each of the isles of plants and flowers, that we just love it. Even if you don't end up buying anything, it's fun to just look and plan a beautiful yard for some day ;o)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

5 Things I LOVE About My Husband

Today is Aaron's birthday, so I wanted to take a moment to tell you the top things I love about that man. I think that these qualities are very important in keeping our marriage strong and fresh every day, so maybe you might even learn a few tips for keeping your relationship strong as well.

So, without further adieu, here are the top 5 things I love about Aaron.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April Holidays

I just realized this morning that I was spending so much time last week on Easter posts that I forgot to put up the April Holiday post.

So, without much ado, here are your fun holidays for April.... now that Easter has passed ;o)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Just Be Together

A lot of people look at dating as some big, planned event that usually involves a lot of time and money. Geeze, just going to the movie and dinner requires a small loan to pay for it these days! Really, though, the most important ingredient in going on a date is just being together. It doesn't matter what you do as long as you spending time as a couple.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Melted Crayon Eggs

A very colorful and fun spin on decorating the Easter eggs this year: bonus, a great way to use up all of those crayons around that house that are too small to do anything else with ;o)

Win, Win.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Beaded Egg Ornament

I REALLY wanted to make these this year and hang them in the tree sitting here by my desk. It would have looked so good and festive for this Easter season. Unfortunately, every spare moment I have finds me with my nose in my studies. You would think that in the stage I'm in with my life, both kids raised and pretty much gone, I would have so much more time than ever before. WRONG. I fill it. Gotta keep moving forward in life!

Next year.... hopefully. I love these though, so if you end up making them, make one for me.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Egg Wreath

I have a long list of decorating and baking ideas I would just LOVE to get to for Easter this year, but time is a rare thing for me these days. All of my spare time this week has been spent trying to learn Human Anatomy for my class while the Easter eggs and baskets have been sitting quietly by. Everyone will just have to be happy with me sharing the ideas I have found instead of the ideas I have tried and been successful at.

This Easter Egg Wreath looks super fun and would look great hanging on a door.... or even better as a centerpiece with flowers in the middle!

Monday, April 2, 2012

M&M Sugar Cookie Flowers

With Spring in full swing and Easter coming up this weekend I will be focusing on that lovely holiday this week. I love the colors of this time of year, and we all know how much I love sugar cookies!!! Oh, and M&M's are about the only candy that I like, so these little flowers seemed so perfect. I think they will look amazing amongst the Easter treats this Sunday.