Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Preschooler Crafts

One of the joys of motherhood is watching your child's development. The first time they can create something on their own is pure magic!

I treasure all of the little projects and crafts that my 4-yr. old brings home each day. I love to proudly display them throughout the house - some in his bedroom, some on the refridge, a few in the playhouse, and some in the other rooms, as well. It's fun to change them out seasonally (instant artwork guaranteed to bring smiles!)

But crafts shouldn't only be done at preschool or daycare, get out the crafting supplies and get to work with your little one! Spending that quality time together is priceless...and so rewarding...and SO FUN! Prepare yourself to get messy! The laughs and giggles are well worth the hassle!

Here are a couple of the crafts that we've made together this week (The inspiration came from my friend, Pat :))

Monday, March 28, 2011

Ice Cream Accessories for the Fashionista

I'm all about taking an ordinary, good thing (like ice cream!) and making it better...and CUTER! Some people might wonder why I bother to go through the trouble of making things more aesthetically pleasing...why not just scoop some ice cream in a regular cone or bowl ~ it'd taste every bit as sweet?!? Well why do companies pay big bucks for marketing and packaging?
Because they realize the value in making things more appealing to people.

How much more special is something seemingly ordinary when it's presented in a unique and special way?! So while treating the guys to ice cream this weekend, I found these adorable ice cream spoons for the little guy :)

...and for wee little hands, with eyes bigger than their appetites,

these teeny, tiny kid-size cones are the absolute SWEETEST!

How cute is THAT?!?

So I challenge you - take a few extra moments to make things a little more special...

and see if your friends and loved ones don't feel extra loved and spoiled!

(mine sure do!) :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A treasured friend

My dear friend Terri from Lakewood Manor is truly one of the most special women I've ever known.  She has enviable creativity, eternal grace, ambition, intelligence and style...and I'm so honored to call her a friend!

She recently sent me the coveted ruffled toile and burlap tablerunner that I mentioned awhile back in one of my posts ~ and it now graces every meal in my home, reminding me of a truly special and sweet friend!

Terri, I love you, girl!
Thank you so much!!!