Monday, June 23, 2008

Fingers and Toes

Fingers and Toes is having a give away!!! Her designs are B-e-a-u-t-i-ful!!! She makes onesies, burp clthes, bibs, bedding, blankets and all sorts of other fun baby things! If you have a baby or know a baby you should definetly check her out! Click on the Title to go to her blog to learn more.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The kids are out of school and they have the long lazy days of July and August ahead. They could spend their summer days in front of the TV or your children could be using their imaginations to create projects that are a reflection of their own unique talents.

Creative and artistic are not the same thing. Creativity is an approach to life. Creative thinkers know that problems have many different solutions. When they encounter an obstacle, they find a way around rather than giving up. They have to be willing to take risks as they learn new skills. These are important life skills that need to be encouraged in children.

Summer activities, children's crafts and science projects give children the opportunity to learn and practice these skills. Even if they follow a project guide exactly, they will still to make decisions about shades of colors and where to place items. Once they are familiar with the project, most children will want to make it again. That is when they get really creative. First the colors change, then the shapes, and suddenly it is a new project from their own imagination.

Creative projects encourage children to find the resources to make what they want, rather than opening up a box that has all the supplies in one place.

Watermelon and Sprinkler
Watermelons are so sticky and messy in the house. Instead, just cut a whole watermelon into enough pieces for your kids and their friends, then send them outside and turn on the sprinkler. You don't even have to watch it, just let them loose to get as sticky and wet as they want.

Think "Fort"
You know how much you loved it when you were a kid. Use sheets, blankets, or comforters over tables and chairs. Put a lamp, pillow, books, games, and snacks in the "tent". A giant appliance box is the perfect fort, of course, but it's a bit harder to find appliance boxes these days. Visit a nearby furniture store with your kids in tow. Bet they'll find one for you quickly. If you have access to some lumber scraps, older and younger kids will work together to build a tree house.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Come share a Sweet Treat with Poppyst

Well Poppyst is having a Sweet Treat launch On ebay this week. This is so fitting for me, I have a huge sweet tooth. I love Swiss Rolls, cookie dough and frosting...mmm.
Here are my Two sets for the launch!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Fun things kids say!!!!

Laughter is a tonic! It helps reduce stress, increase creativity and build stronger relationships, especially in families. What better way to smile than to listen to the humorous, eye-opening and thought-provoking things kids say.

My son- Aiden- was upset about of all things his DS game not going the way he wanted and said "Oh Fiddle Stix"- I just started laughing and asked where he had learned it- he shrugged his shoulders and went back to playing. It was so innocent and untainted by all of the other possible words that he could put in at that moment- you know the words they learn on the playground and you never want to hear! I have heard him say this phrase on more than one occasion and I just think it is the cutest thing

My girls are still young so they say goofy things alot- the Television is the TVB? They call each other by the wrong name- their own.