Monday, March 26, 2012

Woodland birthday

My sweet boy Connor. It has been an amazing two years. We love you so much!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Laundry sorter make-over

I am always curious to hear how other people manage the laundry chaos in their homes. I usually just wash everything all together and every now and then I will bleach my whites. The problem is, with three kids Im not always able to fold everything the moment it comes out, and it really bothers me to always have clothes sitting in the dryer getting wrinkled. My solution- I bought this laundry sorter
I got out my stamp set and went to work.
Instead of the usual whites/darks/towels I went with something more practical for our family. I sort by shirts/whites and towels/other. I like to wash all of our shirts together and I make sure to dry this load at a time when I will be able to hang eveything up as soon as they are dry. The kid's each have their own color of coat hangers. All of our shirts get hung up right away. The next sorter is for whites and towels. I like to bleach all of our bath towels/rags/dish towels as they seem to smell fresh for longer! I just buy lighter colored towels so I can throw them right in with the whites. The last sorter is for anything else- pj's, jeans and such. I also don't have to worry as much about folding the whites and other clothing right away. I know none of our shirts are mixed in so I'm not as worried about wrinkles.

So far I am loving my new laundry sorter! What is your laundry system like?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Simple snack box

My kids never seems to be happy with what I offer for snack. They all want something different. I refuse to get out yogurt for one, peel and cut an apple for another, and pop popcorn for another. My solution was to create a snack box with easy, healthy snack options. This way they can just pick what they want from the snack box.

I picked up a wooden crate/box on clearance at Michael's Craft Store. With my wood burning tool and letters I burned the word snacks onto the box. I finished it with my homemade beeswax polish (you certainly don't have to do this step, but I had the beeswax so went ahead and did it!)
You can find the ingredients and directions for your own wood polish over at the blog of Amber Dusick-

Super simple and now there is no more complaining at snack time! How is snack time at your house?

These are the moments they will remember

Kids- let them play in the mud, even if that means you have to give them a bath. Let them help you bake and clean up, even if they are actually making twice the amount of work for you. Let them play in the rain, let them explore nature, let them laugh, let them cry, and don't forget to sometimes laugh and cry with them. Turn off the TV and put away the video games and let kids be kids! These are the moments they will remember. These are the moments you won't want to forget.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black friday/Cyber Monday SALE

Im finally back into the blogging world! I am now selling educational wooden toys in my etsy shop.

Today through Monday I am having free shipping on select items as well as certain items have been discounted. All prices already reflect this discount.

I have lots planned for the next month on my blog. I will be adding tutorials for crafts, organizing ideas, gifts guids and so much more. Check back often! Thanks

Monday, August 3, 2009

Cafemom attack tonight!

The cafemom street group is having their MOM ATTACK tonight. We pick one special mom and have as many people possible buy something from her shop. Tonight we are attacking Dawnberries- "handmade items as unique as your child and the original dawnberry itself" View her shop for engraved boxes, allergy tags, clothing and more.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Kid's photo's at Cederock Park

Thursday evening we met with photographer Amy of Amy was looking for children to photograph free of charge in order to build her portfolio. I think she did a great job! Thanks again Amy.