Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012

Happy New Year!

Sending wishes out to all my family and friends that 2012 
is your very best year yet.  
Stay safe, think positive, and 
try something new.

I ran across this lil poem that pretty much says it all.

Pieces of Time

New years come and new years go,

Pieces of time all in a row.

As we live our life, each second and minute,

We know we’re privileged to have you in it.

Our appreciation never ends

For our greatest blessings: our family and friends.

Happy New Year!

(By Joanna Fuchs)

More great blog ideas for kids

Here is some Fabulous ideas I found at
Can't wait to try them!

Top 11 Posts of 2011

11. First Sewing Basket — I can’t even begin to explain to you how HAPPY Clara was to have a sewing kit of her very own! She still uses this little kit at least a couple of times a week — a huge hit!!

10. Easy Icicle Craft – Often the simplest projects are the best ones, and this one is SUPER simple!

9. Money Saving Tips for Teachers — We HEART teachers!! Here I’ve listed some of our best money-saving tips for the classroom all in one post.

8. How to Make Your Own Sunshine — Because everyone could use a little sunshine!

7. Outdoor Color Match — Very quick, easy, and FUN way to foster a love of nature.

6. Why Messy Art Is Worth It — We do plenty of messy art around here, but this is the post that best explains why messy art is well-worth the mess.

5. 10 Rainy Day Activities for Kids — Some of the ways we spend rainy days.

4. 10 Things You Can Make From Cereal Boxes — A big thank you to Yelena for contributing to our Pinterest board for this one!

3. Newspaper Play Structures — Build and re-build! One of Emily’s favorite posts!!

2. Hot Air Balloon Ride – One day, I asked Clara if there was anything else we needed to get at the store. Her answer? “Balloons! We are ALL OUT of balloons!” She didn’t have to twist my arm.

1. Pretend Sweets Made With Sponges — Inspired by a trip to the dollar store, Emily and I set out to make plenty of sweet treats for pretend play using… sponges!

Wishing you and your family a very healthy and happy New Year!!!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Birthday Tradition to start

I love this idea for birthdays for young ones, and will have to start a new tradition. :)

I found the idea at:

Increasingly Domestic: VERY Extra Special Happy Birthday Balloons!:

Hang the # of balloons with a special surprise in them of a dollar in each
balloon for how old the child is.  And then let the birthday child pop the
balloons and it's raining dollars.  Sounds like so much fun.

Sure wish someone would do this idea for me.  I could really rack up.  lol!!

Hello to my Blog.
Remember me?  Maybe, maybe not.  I am so sorry I have ignored you
so much lately.  I think it's been months since we enlightened each other.
I will try to be a better friend and keep in touch more.  :)