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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Paper Plate Caterpillars

My boys are finding caterpillars and other bugs everywhere, so this was the perfect craft for us one afternoon. Even my daughter (almost 2) enjoyed making her own paper plate caterpillar!
Paper Plate Caterpillars
I just cut a paper plate in half and cut along the raised portion if that makes any sense.  I cut one for each of us and we all colored our caterpillars in various patterns/colors. Then we cut out construction paper legs & heads.

This was fun for all ages in our home (mom, 9 year old, 7 year old & almost 2 year old)! Thank you Glued to My Craft for the cute idea!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Help Baby Faster with NeilMed Naspira Aspirator

Disclosure: I received products from Moms Meet in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

 My daughter is almost two, and she has been very blessed to rarely be sick. My 7 year old always had a stuffy nose and I remember frequently having to suction his nose out so he could have a little bit of relief. When I first heard about aspirators that use suction from someone's mouth, I was honestly grossed out, but I've heard so many moms say how much they love these products, so I was excited to try out the NeilMed Naspira Aspirator!
NeilMed Naspira Baby Aspirator

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Marshmallow Launchers

I grew up with three brothers and it still surprises me how much my boys love weapons of any kind. These marshmallow launchers were naturally a big hit in our household!
Marshmallow Launcher

Monday, May 30, 2016

To Any Mom going through a Miscarriage

To any mom going through a miscarriage
To any mom going through a miscarriage, I am so very, very sorry! Please know that you are not alone. While I may not know all of your pain, I do know some of it. Each miscarriage, and each woman is unique. If I could sit down with you and talk face to face, these are some of the things I wish I could tell you:

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Texture and Beauty: Crayon Art and All Across Africa

Recently, I received this beautiful floral arrangement from ProFlowers which was in a vase from Rwanda:
All Across Africa vase
ProFlowers is working with All Across Africa to provide training and teaching to producers in Africa, as well as healthcare for 18,000+ people. One of these vases from Africa can help a child go to school for 2 months. So, not only do we get to enjoy beautiful flowers, but when we buy these vases, we get to help others too!

The thing I loved most about this arrangement was the color and texture. With this in mind, my boys and I made some art of our own...crayon dot art!
Crayon dot art
We had fun experimenting with texture and color by holding crayons over a candle and then pressing it onto cardstock paper. I love the different texture this provided our "art" and my boys had fun too :).  I think my 9 year old could get into modern art!

Some of my other favorite crafts with texture that we have done are:
Sand Art, Puffy Paint, Taggie Balls, Sensory Balloons, and Embroidered Cards.
Thank you Pieces by Polly for the fun idea! I’ll be linking up to Making Your Home Sing Sunday, Clever Chicks Blog Hop, Best Mom Advice,


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