Snow Day Activity
If you are from this area, or the east coast in general, you've had a few snow days lately. Here on Long Island, we've had four (count 'em, 4!!!) nor'easters in the past few weeks. And just as many snow days, stuck inside watching the flakes fall and the wind blow. At first, it's amazing. You sleep in until like 7am, stay in your pajamas and eat fruit loops while watching cartoons with the kiddos. Around day 3 of this routine, we begin to go a bit stir crazy. We've baked all the cookies, colored all the pictures, played all the games, constructed all the forts. Now what?
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.
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.