Saturday, January 31, 2015

Valentine's Craft-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle


Sometimes I find it hard to create crafts that my boys actually like. Valentine's Day stuff is always a bit tricky-pinks and reds don't really find there way into our crafts very often-EW that's a girl color! So on one of my many daily adventures in Pinterest I saw some animals made from a variety of hearts and thought, hey, those are cute! And what animal are my kids crazy about right now-TURTLES! As in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! So voila....here we are....

The original plan was the turtle above, but since my oldest is very much-this is how it's supposed to be- we added a brown shell and the appropriate weapons...lol. I honestly was just happy he was making an effort!

Basically you just need construction paper, scissors, glue and markers. For the turtles body, use one large heart, for his head use a medium heart, 4 little ones for the hands and feet, and then I just cut out a piece of colored paper that was in the shape of a mask. We cut out a large brown circle and glued it to his back and then glued on a little tail too. I added googly eyes to mine. Grayson wanted to draw his on and then went on to draw the belt with the correct initial and then we also cut out weapons for the turtles using black and brown construction paper.


They turned out great and the boys have been playing all weekend with them! They even added sicks to them to make puppets!


Do you have any good boy crafts?

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Monday, January 26, 2015

PRE-BABY SALE HAPPENING NOW!


I'm feeling a little generous in all my hormonal glory....SO from now till the end of January, get 20% OFF in my shop with code BABY20 + FREE SHIPPING to Canada and U.S. After that my Etsy shop will be closed for the month of February while we enjoy our new family of 5!

Kelly Green Multistrand Infinity Tshirt Scarf with Colorful Flower Clip

Sweet Coral with Antique Bronze Faceted Squares Fabric Bracelet Wrist Cuff







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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Getting Ready...


I can't believe the time is almost here to meet our third little boy....this pregnancy has flown by! In a mere short 4 weeks (hopefully) our home will be filled with baby diapers, sleepless nights (although lets face it pregnancy sure doesn't let you get any more sleep!), newborn cries and mental exhaustion. But it will also be filled with snuggles and cuddles, bonding and family time. And I plan to cherish this time! With one in school and one on they way in the fall, this is my last chance to just take it all in. BE PRESENT. To learn and love with all my heart, to hold and care for a newborn- just this one last time.

If 2014 taught me anything, it taught me that anything is possible. Change happens quickly and if your not ready it will knock you to your feet! So this year I don't have any New Years resolutions, I don't have a WORD for the year. I just want to be ready. Ready to take on the roller coaster of life and enjoy it. ALL OF IT! Whether it's good, bad, horrible, fabulous, beautiful, little or big, I just want to be here for it. It will take awhile to get into the mind frame of accepting all of those things above. But for some reason, right now, today-I feel like I can say that I am there. Perhaps now that our house feels a little more complete then it did 3 months ago-the nursery is ready, things are unpacked and organized (ya it took awhile-I was pregnant!) and my freezer is full of meals ready to go, I can now sit back and think of all the good things to come. I am ready to embrace and appreciate the future and all that it has to offer...


I can't wait to see Grayson and Westyn with their new little brother, watching them learn and grow as brothers. I can't wait to see Mike with a tiny babe in his arms again. And I can't wait to smell his little head and touch his little feet (I sure as heck hope they feel better then they do jabbing me in the ribs!) There is so many possibilities coming our way and I want to be able to appreciate it all, even through a mentally fog :)

So yes, I am getting ready....

I am ready.


I know the unexpected can happen and it probably will.

But that is life.

And I am ready.

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