Monday, May 23, 2011

Summertime Fun

Summertime is the bestest. Yep the very bestest.

My kindergartener's last day of school is Wednesday. I'm not sure if he's more excited or I am. I can't wait for fun-filled summer days with my little gremlins. I've already been organizing and planning so we can pack the most joy into what feels like a too short summer.

In my summer-fun research I've come across lots of wonderful ideas to throw into my arsenal. And I think nice Mommies share.

A clothespin and a rubber band are gonna equal some serious boy fun as long as no one puts an eye out.

What do two paper plates, two popsicle sticks and one red balloon equal? Hysterical fun until the balloon pops. I give it 2 flat minutes with my Mr. Quinn.

Friendship Bracelets. If for nothing else my own nostalgia. I think I'm gonna rock a whole arm full of these this summer.

Goo. Homemade Goo. So when it gets full of hair and other nasties I can just make more.

Toast painting. I can just see us in our pjs painting our toast before devouring it with our eggs.

I love Butcher Paper. Endless Possibilities.

A nature scavenger hunt. Then we can make collages with what we find.

Cardboard boxes. A rainy day success for sure.

And there are lots of other summer crafty ideas I can't wait to try.

You must be as excited as I am about summer! If not we really have nothing in common.


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Sunday, May 15, 2011

I'll Love You Forever

Reading to your children is one of the best Mommy moments there are. Agreed? Agreed.

I love to watch my boy's sweet faces as they fall deeper and deeper in to the story, their curious eyes hanging on my every word as I turn each page.

No book, and I mean no book makes me choke up every single time like: I Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.

It is my all time favorite book. It makes my heart swell up and my eyes glisten with tears each and every time I read it. Acutally it's happening right now even as I type this. This book just gets me. A true story about a Mother's forever love.

I think it's just completely appropriate for the darling words in this book to hang on my wall. And now it is also available to you in my etsy shop.

Go take a gander and see the newest treats in my shop!

Love Forever,

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Monday, May 9, 2011

A {Hairy} Situation

Well HELLO there! Hope your Mother's Day was quite wonderful. Mine sure was!

Please excuse the brief hiatus. May hit and now I have so much on my calendar I'm having a hard time fitting it all in!

Because my schedule is even more hectic (if that's even possible), I have even less time to pretty myself up before running from one activity or commitment to the next.

My hair is always the one to suffer. It gets immediately banished to ponytail city.

I have super straight hair mostly due to my asian genes and so it snubs it's nose up to anything resembling a decent wave or even a real curl. It's time consuming to get this hair to bend. 

Then I found the most ingenious idea that works like a charm and takes literally no time at all. I can't even believe it.

I first found it via pinterest where it lead me to Rocaille Writes where it sent me to the originater: The Lipstick Diaries on youtube and her tutorial. She is super fabulous and a joy to watch by the way.

I've been wearing a huge smile ever since. All you need is a thin stretchy headband and a hairdryer. I can do it before I go to bed and wake up and take it out. With a quick fluff I can be on my way.

Mostly I do it quickly in the morning by quickly spritzing my hair with water, tucking it into the headband and hitting it with a hair dryer. Instant bedhead or if I leave it longer, sexy vintage curls.

I haven't thought in the moment to take a pic to post here yet, but I promise to do so soon.

You must try this! My curling iron has now exited stage left.

Let me know if you try it and leave me a comment on how much you love it (or don't).

See you soon, my Pretties:)

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