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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Caterpillar Crafts

I know it's still frigid in many parts of the country, and bugs are scarce, but here's fun craft for your little ones to do while they're stuck indoors: Popsicle stick caterpillars or clothespin caterpillars.
Caterpillar Crafts: Popsicle stick caterpillar and clothespin caterpillar
This was a simple craft for my boys, but they loved making their own patterns. All you need is either Popsicle sticks or clothespins, pom poms, googly eyes and glue. We used hot glue, but school glue could work too. You can glue googly eyes to the front, or glue little pom poms on the head.

Have fun! Thanks We Made That for the fun idea.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Unseen Heroes

My son went to the fire station recently with his cub scout pack and got to climb all over the fire trucks and talk to some of our real-life heroes: the firemen. He came home so excited and I love seeing the excitement on his face in the pictures we have of that night.

Today, I was driving past the fire station and watched as a fire truck drove away with lights flashing. Those men and women truly are heroes! But, as I looked at the fire station, I also noticed a truck belonging to a garage-door repair company parked out front. Inside the fire station were two men, working on one of the bay doors. In that moment, those men were my heroes. Without them, our firemen can't pull the firetruck into the station and have to load/unload, clean, and care for the truck in the freezing outdoors.

I imagine that precious seconds are wasted when a fire station isn't running at its optimal capacity. Today, those two repair men were making our city safer and taking care of the everyday heroes that get recognized. I know it's their job to fix garage doors, but the fact that they know their job and work hard to accomplish it has blessed our lives today.

Thank you! And thank you for reminding me that I can bless the lives of those around me by simply using the talents and skills I have.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Crochet Winter Hat

I have fallen in love with these winter hats with ear flaps! They are the only hats my 18 month old will leave on and I love that I can tie the strings under her chin to make sure she stays warm when we're out and about...
Crocheted winter hat with earflapsCrocheted Earflap Winter Hat
I used the 9 month pattern from Alli Crafts since my daughter is still super tiny, and I added a flower which I learned how to make from Crochet Rochelle. These hats make wonderful gifts, and they stretch well to fit baby's head for quite a while!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Handmade Owl Ornament

How cute is this felt owl ornament?!
Homemade felt owl ornament
I made one for my daughter since her brothers have light-saber ornaments this year. 

To make your own, go to Juicy Bits for the directions and template.

Monday, December 14, 2015

A Sponsored Holiday

Disclosure: I was provided with samples to give away to other moms and compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

This is truly the most wonderful time of the year with the holidays and the excitement in the air. It is also one of the most stressful times of the year for moms. From school programs, to holiday parties, to traveling plans and gift shopping. It can be exhausting.

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