A magical, whimsical garden for tiny friends
Who doesn't love tiny things? Like tiny garden gnomes, tiny watering cans, tiny bird baths, too cute! Over the past few months I've been collecting the makings of a magical, whimsical fairy garden for my daughter to build. I wanted to create the garden, and let her fill it with some enchanting delights. Kind of like a city planner, but with fairies!
My goal was to cultivate her planning skills, and to encourage her to put things in places with purpose. I know, I'm optimistic, but I think she understood the process as a whole. I chose to make a garden with mostly synthetic materials, so it will last a long time. I started with a planter (window box size) made from plastic, so it's easy to clean and not too heavy. Then I filled it with pieces of green wet foam, cut to fit in the planter and fill it up making a semi-level surface on top. You can find wet foam in any craft store in the floral department.
The Many Benefits of Ballet
Every mom of a little girl (or boy) has witnessed the unbelievable adorableness of toddlers adorning tutus and satin slippers, prancing awkwardly around the house in their best efforts to plie`, releve` and jete` like a real ballerina. For us, it started pretty young, our first trip to see The Nutcracker ballet was when our little girl was about 2. And she loved it, who wouldn't? Beautiful costumes, elegant scenery and feats of physical amazement, it's a wonderful story come to life!
Diapers and Dogfood Blog
I'm Jen, mama to the most incredibly adorable pumpkin in the world. Please allow me to share my experiences about life, and running to the store for diapers & dog food. All. The. Time.