Simple snowmen

My husband saved me four short pieces of deck board and brought them into the house. The only problem was that I changed my mind and no longer wanted to do the project I had intended to do with them.

Enter the simple snowmen.  Continue reading “Simple snowmen”

Colourful rice bin sensory play activity

The cold weather (and the cold weather colds) have set in, which means our opportunities to burn off toddler energy outside are getting more difficult.

Elijah gets whiney when he is bored so this morning I decided to put aside my thoughts about the mess it would create, and make him a sensory rice bin.  Continue reading “Colourful rice bin sensory play activity”

DIY wooden growth chart

About four years ago I was addicted to Pinterest. Around that time I was planning my wedding, which is what initially spurred my interest in the site. I pinned so many lovely ideas and ended up using maybe…three of them.

But that’s what Pinterest is for. It makes us dream of all the lovely things and then has us crash back down to reality when we realize these lovely ideas and DIY projects aren’t quite as easy or inexpensive as they seem.

In the words of my husband “These ideas you have are unique Kristin, but they certainly aren’t cheap.” Continue reading “DIY wooden growth chart”

Crafting with a one-year-old (Salt dough magnets)

Last week I was searching Pinterest for thank you ideas for our childcare provider. She started looking after Elijah when I went back to work for three days a week when he was 11 months old.

Through the crying transition time, crazy amounts of poopy diapers and teething this woman and her daughters loved on our son. It didn’t take long before Elijah was smiling when I brought him to the door and quite obviously enjoying his time there.

Unfortunately we had to make a change and Elijah had his last day with this wonderful provider on Monday. I wanted to make something little to give her to remember their time with Elijah. Enter the salt dough magnet. Continue reading “Crafting with a one-year-old (Salt dough magnets)”