We are already in the second week of December.. The very thought gives a feeling of warmth and joyousness, a feeling that’s special to every festive season. Christmas time to me is the best time of the year and I celebrate this season with all the enthusiasm.
This year I wanted to do something different for the decorations. I was bored with my old ornaments and wanted to give it pep. I decided to wear my creative hat (I know that’s an over statement, but I wanted to make something myself). I had a lot of craft options in my mind you don’t need to pay taxes to imagine right) and finally settled at the humble Christmas wreath to start with.
Hello Everyone… How are you all doing? Well, I’m asking this as it’s been quite a while since we posted on the blog. Work, kids and some family matters kept us really really occupied. I feel a lot better as I take this short break vacationing in my home town. After I was done with compensating for all the pending sleep, I turned on to my blogging, left untouched for long. There are many topics filed under various categories in my brain that I need to write about. Here goes the first one: I confess.. I’m a celebration freak!!! A major occasion that I celebrate is my Dolly’s birthday. I did plan a proper party for her first birthday but keeping her comfort factor and to make the event more fun filled than exhausting, I have kept birthday parties simple and at home since then. For the last two years, we had more of our friends coming home for the celebration. This year I was ecstatic as Dolly had few of her friends at home for the party. Continue reading
Hello Friends… Happy Easter!! Hope you all had a great time.
I am a festivity-addict.. I just don’t miss an occasion that I can celebrate. Seems like those households in daily soaps which have conquered the prime time… eh?? Now I got a companion who is equally crazy, if not more, about festivals and celebrations, my 4 year old daughter. This Easter season we did a few simple crafts together, which I will post sometime soon. As we were googling the other day, Doll was all impressed by Easter baskets and wanted one for her. That’s when I decided to create one at home. Up-cycling or Trash to Treasure as I like calling it, has always impressed me. I decided to up-cycle something that I can find around the house to make Dolly’s Easter Basket.
Easter is just around the corner and with kids at home, Easter seems incomplete without Easter crafts. Easter eggs top the craft list every year and kids just love those decorated eggs. So, what if you have not yet started making these? Well, I have got five super simple egg crafts that you can make in a jiffy with materials that you can pick from your kitchen shelves and basement.
Now you know it’s not yet late…. So let’s get started..
Here is a simple, cost effective method to cover the patches or cracks on your wall and make it look attractive and stylish. I tried this to hide the wooden plank which was used to cover the window AC hole in our apartment since we opted for split unit. The outcome was commendable. My boy loves this piece of art and goes to sleep gazing at it. What more does a mom want!!
Have a look for yourself…
Books indeed are our gateway to knowledge. Reading is a great activity to do with kids and the early you begin, the better. American Academy of Paediatrics suggests that reading to new-borns is a must and it helps develop interests in sounds and boosts listening skills.
Moms realize the importance of books for the development of their children and keep increasing this precious collection for the little ones. Story books, songs, activity books, colouring books, magazines ……on goes the endless list. Many books come as gifts (moms are not the only people who know books are important or rather it is a safe option).
How much ever we inculcate the habit of organizing into pre-schoolers and kindergarten kids, we cannot expect the tiny tots to follow it completely… end result… scattered books n magazines all over the room.
I keep subscribing to kids’ magazines, me and dolly often do these activities together, but sometimes we will not complete before the next issue arrives or she would not be old enough for some activities. Also, I keep them for the stories and other segments (I have a preservation disease) and have a tough time managing these heaps.
It was the need of the hour to manage these magazine piles last vacation and I was thinking of a solution. I didn’t want to invest much into a proper book case and wanted an arrangement that my four year old can easily use and organize without help. I kept thinking and googling for ideas. Finally I was ready to create my magazine holder from trash.