Friday, August 26, 2011

Oh, The Places You'll Go...

As my little gals wraps up her first week in Pre-K, it got me thinking of a fun yearly tradition I'm going to start for her.
I purchased a copy of "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss. At the end of each school year, I'll have each of her teachers sign the book with a personal note to her. Then when she graduates from high school, I'll present the book to her. It'll be so fun to look back & reminisce over each grade level.

I think it's also a super cute gift idea for a baby shower, new mom, first birthday, etc. Be sure to include a little note explaining the tradition.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Morning Routine Cards

The new school year is here and morning battles of getting ready have already begun! The whining (hers) and tears (mine) have made me one stressed out momma! So I'm hoping these fun & colorful morning routine cards from Living Locurto will help get us back on track & instilling great habits! Just download, print & display!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Teeniest Tiniest Ice Cream Cone

We go crazy for ice cream during the warm summer months and make it a date to have a "sweet treat" a few times a week! Now you can treat yourself without any of the guilt with these teeny-tiny ice cream cones!

Want to know our secret to these little guys?
They are chocolate peanut butter Bugles!
Just grab a bag along with your favorite ice cream & enjoy!

Kids love them!
Adults love them!
Just one itty bitty serving (we won't tell if you have 2 or 3 or 6)!
Less mess and less waste!

Sounds like a winner to me :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Back To School Printables

The first day of school is right around the corner & I want to start a fun tradition of capturing that very special day!

I Heart Nap Time created this cute set of school printable posters. Just download, print, and take a photo of your kids first day of school! Woohoo!
Get the free printables HERE!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Viva La Fiesta!

Every year our wonderful little town has a huge five day Fiesta celebration called Old Spanish Days! Aside from all the delicious food, the next best treat are the confetti eggs (aka Cascarones). They are egg shells filled with confetti that you crack over someone's head & shower them with the confetti inside.

Whip some up with the kids!
You'll all enjoy running around smashing them on one another!

What you'll need:
  • Eggs
  • Confetti
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pens, crayons, glitter, spray paint, food coloring, etc...
1. Tap a small piece of the top of the egg off.
2. Shake out the contents of the egg.
3. Wash the inside of the shell with water.
4. Turn the shell upside down to dry.
5. Once the eggs are dry, color the outside of the eggs.
6. Fill the eggs with the confetti.
7. Apply glue around the top perimeter of the egg.
8. Secure a square of tissue paper on top.
9. Let the smashing begin :)

Be warned! Confetti will be everywhere... For days.

Viva La Fiesta!