If you have been following me for a while, you might remember this post about my sprinkled party hats. Well, it just so happens that it has been published in the summer edition of Mingle magazine. I’m in print! When I first started this blog, I never would have imagined being published. I still get giddy when I see my posts being pinned on Pinterest. So this for me, was super exciting! I truly love sharing my ideas with all of you. I hope it’s something I can continue to do for a long time. Thank you so much for supporting my little corner of the internet!
My kids love to help me in the kitchen. Lately, I’ve been letting them take turns helping with meal preparations. It’s a little more messy and takes me twice as long, but I’m learning to let it go. I want them to enjoy cooking when they’re older and I think having them in there more is a good start. Last weekend, Jacks and I created this cookbook together. It’s made from brown lunch bags and has pockets for storing his favorite recipes. I’m sharing the full tutorial today on at I Heart Nap Time. Go check it out!
I stockpile craft supplies! I used to keep them put up, out of their reach. I didn’t want them to waste anything or make a monster of a mess. But, if they are not within their reach, then they are not being used. After a while, it seemed pretty pointless to keep everything up, when it was for them in the first place. So, I brought it all down, where they can easily access it. They are free to do anything they want, so long as it isn’t damaging and they clean up their mess. A lot of it does get wasted..like all this tape. Eventually, it’s just going to make it’s way to the garbage. And you know what? That’s fine with me. It wasn’t doing anything sitting way up on a shelf. They had fun and they weren’t fighting with each other. If an hour of peace costs me a few rolls of tape, I’ll take it!