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.
Even though we hope to be traveling on Valentine’s Day I have still been busy pinning Valentine crafts for Noah. There are so many cute ideas out there and I just can’t help but share a few of them with you. Unfortunately this was pinned only as an image. If you know who it belongs to I would love to give them credit.
I think this one could easily be done with empty toilet paper rolls. They are so cute and would be perfect for stuffing candy inside. This one was also only an image. If you know who it belongs to I would love to give them credit.
Noah absolutely loves painting and would love to get fingers (and toes) wet with this project. This would be cute on a shirt or a canvas to save and display for years to come. (source)
I just love these little guys and can’t wait for to make some. They just might become the newest inhabitants of her dollhouse. You could also easily tweak this to make all sorts of animals. (source)
Another great piece to save and display every year. Or your little on could make this to give to daddy for Valentine’s Day. Another image. If you know who it belongs to I would love to give them credit.
Noah and I did this yesterday. She’s still to little for the stapler but she loved handing me the strips of paper and holding them while I stapled. I have caught her several times today going over to look at her Heart Garland.Just an image again. If you know who it belongs to I would to give credit to them.
Another great toilet paper roll project… I love how useful those things have become. This little guy would be cute as a card or just some fun Valentine Decor that your little one can play with.
And finally… Noah and I made this card for everyone last year. It was a huge hit and a great way for a one year old (or any age) to get involved and personalize a card.
To see all the great craft ideas, recipes, cards, and Valentine decor check out my Valentine’s Day board on Pinterest. I’m adding to it daily and look forward to tackling these project one by one.
Please be kind… give credit where credit is due. To re-pin any “source” pictures follow the link to the original webpage. This gives credit to the author of the picture and project. Thanks!