holidays

Glowstick Valentines

by ilene on February 9, 2016 · 1 comment

in holidays, valentines day

These are the valentines that Zoey is bringing for her friends at school this year- glowstick valentines!  Easy, cheap, not sugar and fun for the kids! No joke, it took me about 75 snaps to get one decent photo of Zoey. I used photoshop to add the text: Materials: printed photos, glowsticks and hole punch. […]

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Happy Chinese New Year!

by ilene on February 7, 2016 · 1 comment

in holidays, Skylar's First Year

Happy Chinese New Year!!  We have hung up our red lanterns, handed out red envelopes and now ready to eat some yummy Chinese food.   This holiday is especially special to us because Skylar was born last year on Chinese new year.  Its one of those holidays that go by the lunar calendar so it […]

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Merry Christmas!!

by ilene on December 25, 2015 · 0 comments

in christmas, decor, holidays

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!! We are especially grateful this year for this new stocking that we get to hang up.  (I  blogged about how I embroidered these with our names last year here) Our Christmas card that we sent out this year:Hope that wherever you are, whatever you are doing, that you […]

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Since this is Skylar’s very first Christmas, she made a special ornament to commemorate her first year.  I took a clear glass ornament and stamped her little handprint on it with acrylic paint.  After the paint dried, I took off the top and stuffed in the hospital ankle bands that she wore at hospital when […]

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Our Family Thankful Tree

by ilene on November 23, 2015 · 1 comment

in decor, holidays

My latest project, is what I call Operation Dethrone The Toddler.  I’ve been trying to teach Zoey to think outside of herself.    I want my child to be kind and compassionate and lets just say, she has never been one to be described as “sweet”.  My kid, as delightful as she can be, can also be one little […]

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