Just a few more boxes to go and then I can finally call this year’s Valentines complete. Jason is obsessed with Minecraft, so he’s pretty excited about handing out these little treasure boxes to his classmates. I used this template from PiX FiZ and filled the boxes with red tissue paper and gold half-dollar coins.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Yesterday, I finished making Jenna’s Valentine’s for her classroom party. I love the idea of giving flower seed packets instead of candy, so I was pretty excited about these. Jenna also seemed pretty happy with these little boxes, until she saw the Valentine’s I’m making for her brother. More on that later this week when I get done cutting, folding, gluing and filling 21 paper Minecraft treasure boxes.
In typical Texas winter style, we went from 70 degrees evening-on-the-patio weather on Friday afternoon to freezing rain by Sunday. Perfect weather for fort building, balloon bouncing and just generally being lazy.
The palest shades of pink are popping up in all sorts of items for the home. Here are a few of my favorites:
Product Sources: 01 / 02 / 03 / 04 / 05
Our reading nook is one of my favorite spots in our new house. Today I’m sharing a post on Modern Parents, Messy Kids about how I set up our nook.
Last week I updated the shelves above our kitchen sink after finally taking down the last of our Christmas decorations. It wasn’t an easy task for me. Since moving into our home, I’ve been collecting images of open shelving for and studying them for inspiration. I can’t recreate any one specific image, so my approach has been to figure out what I like about each display and try to model it with my own belongings, in the context of my own home.
Here are a few tips I’ve found to work for me:
Image sources: 1 Neutral Palette / 2 Height + Texture / 3 Simple / 4 Repetition
Every once in awhile I get the opportunity to wander through an antique mall or flea market all by myself. It’s usually not planned in advance. I see an opportunity – a spare hour or two without the children – and I take it. And because it’s a bit spontaneous, I like to keep a list in my mind of vintage things to be on the lookout for, should I find myself in the presence of so many objects from the past.
Many of the designs currently on my list are inspired by new products showing up in home decor magazines and in my Pinterest feed. Here are a few of the latest items to make the list: