Thank you to BabbaBox for sponsoring this post.
My kids have been out of school for about 6 seconds and the “I’m bored” has already begun. Actually I find the “Mom, he breathed on me”, even more annoying. So this is going to be a long summer.
As a stay-at-home mom I’m constantly fighting the urge to just sit the boys down in front of the t.v. and avoid all the fighting. Entertaining a 4 & 2-year-old all day long is HARD.
To fight this boredom we tried out the BabbaBox today. The boys had a blast being real scientists. I think it was the safety goggles that made them feel more legit.
The BabbaBox kit arrives on your doorstep with everything you need for that months theme. This month was Kitchen Science. My favourite theme so far.
Thanks to Beaducation for sponsoring this post.
I had no idea how easy it is to make your own hand stamped jewelry. I always saw beautiful personalized necklaces on Etsy and thought they had to be made by far more creative people who used fancy & expensive tools. It’s not true. Anyone can do it.
Thanks to Beaducation for letting me in on this little secret.
Beaducation sells all the tools, supplies needed and even offers free online classes to get you started in the world of hand stamped jewelry.
And don’t you think a personalized necklace would make the perfect baby shower gift for any new mom. Or even for your own mom, maybe with all the grandkids names. How cute would that be!
Thank you to Foldigo for sponsoring this post.
Read, play & imagine each month!
A new Foldigo activity pack delivered to your mailbox each month. With a subscription, your child receives a new story and hands-on crafty goodness. Relax knowing that quality fun is on its way!
A good friend of mine has started a business selling foldable toys: Foldigo a monthly activity subscription service delivered to your door. The package comes with all the supplies needed for making creative paper-based toys including fun little glue dots that make assembly easy. Subscription options include monthly, yearly, or gift (3 months) subscriptions. You can find all information for ordering here.
Our dinning room is actually our playroom. Not ideal but it works.
Since it’s the first room you see when you enter our home I was sick of it looking like a playroom. I know, I know it is a playroom so of course it looks like a playroom. But I just hate seeing all that kid junk.
Last week my mom and I repainted the room and now I’m trying to put the room back together, (with a few less toys hopefully.)
I have always loved this canvas from Pleated Poppy. It reminds me of a vintage quilt but with a modern twist. And with all the colours in it, it’s perfect for a kids playroom. Continue reading
Paper cutting is the bee’s knees. Wouldn’t you agree?
Source: Made by Julene
I don’t even know how these artists do it. I mean even the thought of all that cutting is cramping up my fingers.
Can you imagine making one wrong cut and the whole thing is ruined!
No fear we can become faux-paper cutting artiste together. With just a tad bit of cheating.
I found this Bird Lace by American Crafts on the Silhouette Cameo on-line store and snatched it up.
I just opened the file up, and set my blade to 4 (I was cutting fairly heavy card stock) and just hit ‘cut’.
Be sure to use a cutting mat that isn’t too sticky, it will be impossible to get all the teeny tiny pieces of paper off without ripping.
I just used my little spatula tool to remove it from the mat. Far easier than what I thought.
I plan on framing it with some polka dot scrapbook paper behind it. But I have neither a frame of paper backing. So for now it will just hang on our chalkboard.
Translation it will hang there until one of my kids rips it.