Garden roses! What a delight in the middle of winter. The fragrance of these flowers is absolutely divine. Every time I walk by them I literally stop and smell the roses.
We received this Kwik Stix paint set as a gift from my brother and sister-in-law and they are absolutely amazing! These are my favorite kids art supply to date! They go on so smooth, even Mom was having a blast with this one.
I regret to say that my one year old daughter took a fancy to eating the paint sticks (she’s in an everything in the mouth stage). So, instead I took out some standard markers for her to experiment with.
But the 4 year old was having so much fun playing around with his new creative tools.
For Christmas I gifted myself a few organizational tools to bring me some sanity in 3 cluttered areas of my kitchen: my tea cabinet, tupperware shelf and junk drawer.
I found this beautiful bamboo tea box that holds 120 tea bags.
It fits perfectly in a drawer. I am so happy being able to enjoy my tea rituals with more ease!
We celebrated my son’s 4th birthday at Turtleback Zoo in West Orange, New Jersey. The tablescape set the tone with lions, and tigers and bears… oh my!
As favors, I included a zoo map, as well as an “adopted” stuffed animal for each child.
I also made these cute little animal cracker snacks for all of the “Party Animals” to enjoy as they strolled around the zoo.
I got a round chocolate cake made at local bakery, and added my own zoo animal figurines and live flowers and foliage to create the perfect scene!
My son is obsessed with halloween, and now so is Mom! I did this special tablescape for him, and we had a dinner of spaghetti and these edible eyeballs.
We left the existing tall built-in shelf with some updating: painting the unit, re-lining the shelf bottoms, and getting new baskets and towels. We installed a new vanity and top, and toilet. We left the existing shower/bath, and put in new floor tiles.
For me, Christmas and Easter are among my favorite holidays, by my son just LOVES Halloween! So to support his favorite holiday, I wanted to think of some fun ways to let him explore the idea of “dressing up” as different things.
I found these wooden masks at Michaels craft store. All you need is some washable paint and paintbrushes (…and maybe some newspaper to cover the table mess).
Mom joins in on the fun because I can’t help myself…
I encourage them to choose their own colors. If he selects orange for the pumpkin then cool, but if he were to select pink or blue, resist the urge to correct them, there are no right answers when being creative!
Even little ones can join in the project. A high chair tray, and wearing just a diaper, are perfect ways to limit the mess that is bound to happen!
Here is the proud pumpkin with his finished product!
Meow! (That’s Happy Halloween in Cat!)
Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with flower arranging. Something about it makes me feel so expressive and in touch with nature at the same time. The textures, colors and patterns come together like a collage and it just brings me so much joy.
So of course I was happy to plan my sister’s bridal shower, and went with a purple and green color theme that felt fitting for the fall.
As a graphic designer, I also make paper products to match. It was a beautiful day!
I can’t pass up light pink spray roses! They get me every time.
It brought me so much joy to create these sweet centerpieces for my daughter’s baptism.
Here is the bulk of them before delivering to the restaurant.