My birthday is coming up this weekend. I will be the dreaded much anticipated 3-0. In the grand scheme of things it’s not that big of a deal. I mean what’s thirty when we are talking about eternity. And if I’m thirty that means I have been driving half of my life… which seems like a long time ago. and that’s only fifteen years. So here’s to another 30 or 60 or however many years God blesses me with here on earth.
In the meantime I’ve been thinking about how to personally celebrate my birthday. You know, a little me time. A little let me sit back and relax time. One of the ideas I have is to go get a manicure and pedicure… because what girl doesn’t like to be pampered (and have her feet massaged). Plus with the warmer weather (minus this week) it wouldn’t be so bad to have cute little toes to show off.
So anyway while I thinking about having my feet massaged and my hands pampered I thought I would share some of the adorable Easter nails I have found on Pinterest. Oh, if I could only try them all.
One of the great things about blogging is that even if no one was ever to read my posts at least I have our life documented. It’s sort of like a scrap book of posts. Which is good because it may be the only scrap book I ever make. But there are a few of you who do read my ramblings. Thank you!
Because of you, I feel like I need to be held accountable for what I write. Sometimes, I may mention a project and it be another six months before I actually complete it but it gets done. That’s where today’s post comes in. I have been pinning all sorts of ideas and crafts to my Easter Pinterest board.
Growing up I always wanted to be the fun mommy. The one who did crafts, paintings, and games with her children. That desire hasn’t changed but sometimes it’s just hard to find time, motivation, and resources to be as cool as I thought I would be.
So, I’ve rounded up a few Easter projects that I would like to do with the girls this year. Maybe when it gets closer to Easter (April 20) I will share how our projects turned out. You know whether it was a “Pinterest Success” or “Pinterest Fail” project. Has anybody else seen those floating around on Facebook? Some of the fails are pretty funny.
Ok. So here goes. Here are the projects I want to try with our girls this year.
I have been a huge fan of the toilet paper roll crafts ever since Noah created her kitties out of one. And these are so cute and look fairly easy that I couldn’t pass them up. Plus Esther has been asking to make something out of our toilet paper rolls ever since she saw the ones Noah painted.
I love this one for several reasons. First, I love that this one focuses on the meaning of Easter and could be used as a great teaching tool. Second, Noah love dirt! i’m sure this will be one of her favorite Easter crafts. Third, we already have an empty planter that needs a little TLC anyway. And finally, I’m sure the girls will love the extra bonus of getting to plan grass and watch it grow. Maybe we will plant CatNip for Buddy in it. (source)
I’m a sucker for finger print crafts and this one would make a cute card to send to the grandparents. (source)
My girls love painting… so I’m sure this one won’t disappoint. I might have to put my own twist on it though.
Ok. So that’s four crafts for us to do in three weeks. I think I can manage and I’m sure the girls will have loads of fun with these crafts. Esther’s favorite part of the day is “school”. Which is good because she sort of holds me accountable for making sure we actually have our lesson each day.
Don’t forget, I’ll be back later in April to share how these projects went. And I had so much fun looking for and pinning Easter ideas that I might do a few more Easter “pinning” posts. In the meantime check out my ever growing Easter Ideas board on Pinterest.
P.S. I would love to give credit to the other projects/photos but a source wasn’t listed. If anyone knows whose they are please let me know.
Easter has nothing to do with
bunnies, Peeps, or eggs. But it has everything to do with
Christ dying on the cross for our sins so that through Him alone we
may be presented to God as faultless and pure. Worthy of
being in his presence. Our salvation hinges on nothing we can
do but everything that He did for us. Without Him, because we
are human, we are stained and condemned… destined for hell.
God deserves all the glory and praise and the right to be
Lord of your life… to be your everything. Celebrate today that
Christ is Risen!
(Please take to time to listen to this video today… maybe even
let in play in the background while you are getting ready.
It’s really cool and has a special twist around the middle of