Monday, January 28, 2013

sunday fun day

the perfect day to create Valentine's Day crafts!

…and that we did.

I gathered all my left over valentine’s stickers, scrapbook paper, glue, scissors, glitter, etc. Positioned it out on the table and told the kids to craft to their heart’s content.

They had the most fun with the scratch art that I picked up from wal-mart - 3 pack for 97 cents!

I stepped away to get me a diet dr. pepper and when I returned, I found Andrew like this... he told me that he works better this way!

The kit includes ribbion so you can hang your artwork however we came up with a better idea. We're always recieving magnets from local businesses which tends to get shoved in my junk drawer. We grabbed them, added a few glue spots, and voila - beautiful valentine's magnets!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

cheers to a new year

Christmas vacation went by too fast but it was fabulous and I am grateful for all the time I was able to spend with my family! I finally took down the tree and packed away all the beautiful decorations. Jeremy took down the outside lights. It's always so sad when it's time to take everything down...

With the new year, and post-holiday zest, i have been cleaning. purging. and simplifying. I am attempting to de-clutter my life, only keeping things in our home that are necessary and utilizing the space that we have. We even managed to move Andrew into his own room, which is a big deal!! I lOVE starting the new year in a clean, organized, fully stocked house.

This is a brand new year, it’s like this huge blank canvas waiting to be painted with a beautiful story... I am going to love every second that I get with my husband and children this year whether it’s preparing dinner, driving them to activities or just hanging out at home, I want to live in the moment and soak it all in.

Cheers to twenty.thirteen!