Monday, April 30, 2012

Mother's Day Finds: Around the Web

As promised, here's another round of fabulous and affordable Mother's Day gifts from some of my favorite shops around the web. My favorite picks are circled. Now if only my husband would read my blog, then I may actually get some of these goodies! (My kiddo isn't quite old enough to read them herself.) Happy shopping!
To Buy: 

To Buy:

Friday, April 27, 2012

Instagram Friday

Happy Friday! This week really seemed to fly by. (No complaining here.) 
Hope you all had a great week!
Tiny strawberries from our strawberry plant.
Old school fun at Toys R' Us.
Pioneer Woman Mac n' Cheese = yummy.
Sydney & Ringo dancing the afternoon away.
Chocolate teeth.
On our way to school. 
Silly ballerina in Target. (Check out the neon purse she picked out.) 
Foam sticker queen.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mother's Day Finds: Etsy

I just realized that Mother's Day is only a mere 3 weeks away! What! I am really bad at keeping up with holidays that are at the beginning of the month. So I decided that each week I will come up with some great gifts for Mom that you can buy and some great gifts that you can make yourself. 

First off, one of the best places (in my opinion) for gifts, Etsy!
To buy: 
Moon Necklace. (My personal fav!) Chevron Bracelet. T-shirt.
To Buy:

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Earth Day Festival

 Today Sydney's Montessori school had an Earth Day Festival and it ended up being a perfect day.
The threat of rain loomed all morning but luckily it held off until the late afternoon and all of the kids were able to enjoy the events.
 Sydney enjoyed her organic strawberry popsicle.
Also, she is very serious about frozen treats.
 The face painting station was a big hit (as usual) and we waited about 30 minutes to get this kitty cat face drawn on that somehow morphed into a purple, glittered covered mythical cat. (Cheshire cat maybe?) She loved it and insisted that I not wash it off tonight. Her request was denied.
 We then planted some daisy seeds.
 Syd made a lovely twine, macaroni and paper butterfly necklace. Such concentration.
 Then it was on to painting on the Earth Day canvas which ended looking like graffiti by the end of it all.  
 Sydney's pink 'smiley' faces that she contributed to the mural.
Mommy & Syd in our matching t-shirts after a fun day celebrating the Earth. As Syd always tells me, 'Mother Earth is good to us, she makes the flowers grow.' Indeed my little tree hugger. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Instagram Friday

Happy Friday!
I have a sick kiddo (croup & an ear infection) on my hands so I will let the pics do the talking:
Teeny tiny Ice Cream cone.
New shoes. Love.
Cutest Lemonade bottle ever.
Little gardener.
Egg hunt at school.
Cracker Barrel is fun. 
Me & my little.
Making pancakes.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter = Candy Coma

So has everyone come down from their Easter candy sugar high yet? I have been trying to hide the remaining candy but Sydney keeping sniffing it out! So I guess I'll be forced to stash it in my purse for snacks at work. Hehe.

As you can see from the photographic evidence below, we had a great Easter.
Easter in Instagrams: Bunny pancakes! Happy faces! 
Play dough messages from the Easter bunny! 'Dude looks like a lady' egg!
My attempt at an ombre egg. I dug it. Also, horse egg. We are super fancy over here.
Sydney decides to opt for the do-a-dot paints for her eggs. 
It actually turned out cool, it had a marbled look to it.
Sydney admiring her eggs. The hunt is on folks!
Nothing beats a basket full of eggs and a sparkly pair of Toms.
I made that and it was glorious!
My sweet little bunny. 

We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday!

Friday, April 6, 2012

DIY: PVC Sprinkler for the Kiddos

Inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest, we decided to construct Sydney her own PVC Sprinkler/Waterfall to play in on the hot summer days we have here in Florida. This was a super easy project and very inexpensive. I think it took us maybe an hour and cost around $10.
We designed the sprinkler to be 5 feet tall by 4 feet wide. 

Here are the materials we used:
(3) 3/4" PVC pipes that we 10 feet long each.
8 oz. pack of purple primer & solvent cement (glue) 
(2) 90 degree 3/4" PVC elbows
(2) 3/4" PVC tees
(3) 3/4" PVC caps
(1) threaded hose connector
Drill with 3/16" drill bit
PVC pipe cutter
Measuring tape & pencil
Time to cut:
2 sections at 5' (just cut the 10' in half) - sides
1 section at 4' - top
4 sections at 18" - legs

Start with the legs on the bottom. 
Put the primer/glue on each end of the 18 inch sections and connect one side to each PVC tee. 
Then prime/glue the caps onto the 3 ends of the tee'd sections. Be sure to leave one end open for the hose connector.
 Prime/glue the threaded hose connector onto the last open end of the tee'd section.
Then prime/glue in each side 5' foot section as below.
 Prime/glue on one 3/4" elbow to each side section.
 Prime/glue the top 4' foot section to connect the two side panels together.
Then you can drill in the holes however far apart you want them. We did one every inch or so directly underneath and then we added some to each side.
 Have fun!