Today is the 5th of May or Cinco De Mayo. A day commemorating/celebrating the Mexican army's victory over French forces on May 5, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla.
Thank you notes, necessary handwritten expressions of gratitude. Yes, I do my job maintaining propriety when it comes to sending my very best and yes, I do get teed-off if someone doesn't do the same (hey, those Little Marc Jacobs Days of the Week onesies were NOT cheap!). Yet, I would gladly do any chore in order to not have to write them (except perhaps expressing my dog's anal glands).
What do you do when it comes to choosing the perfect piece of jewelry for Mother's Day? Do you spend big and get mom that gorgeous Italian coral Tahitian and pearl Serenissima necklace she's been stalking on Etsy? Do you opt for something sure to tug at her heartstrings? Or perhaps you homemake it whipping up a piece of tear-inducing bling?
I love, love, love this graffiti shoes tutorial from Ashley of Lil Blue Boo. All that's required to produce a killer pair of kiddie sneaks are a few art supplies (grab that Michaels coupon), a plain pair of shoes, a bit of time and some graffiti know-how (covered in the awesome tutorial).
Cassi from The Crafty Crow has been doing a bang-up job dedicating the month of April to kid-friendly trash to treasure projects in honor of Earth Day.
Earth Day 2010 is a little over a week away. To get the celebration going try one of these super-rad repurposing ideas for giving dried out markers a 2nd life from Beth of Mommy on a Shoestring. In her post she shares with us how to squeeze a little extra magic out of markers you'd normally toss by transforming them into a pen and pencil holder or, my personal favorite, a jumprope...Yes, you heard right, I said jumprope (Texaco anyone?).
In my home the closer we get to Easter, the more egg-crazy we seem to be getting. And now that my kids are 4 and 10 years old it's not enough to just pullout the Paas and color some eggs. We need to move things to the next level and since they're learning about all sorts of cool scientific-y stuff at school why not bring in a little science into the (egg) mix?
Last summer we made the move up North from Southern California so this marks our first Easter spent away from our family. Now you should know we're a mixed religion family who practices Judaism as our family's religion so Easter isn't a big holiday for my husband and me. However, my kids are really sad they will be missing the big Easter event at their Auntie Julie and Uncle Eric's home which consists of a massive egg hunt, tons of yummy food (including all the Auntie Julie's special potato salad you can stomach), relatives only seen once a year and just loads of laughs and fun.
Legos, stop animation and the funny...these are things my 10 year old son is so into right now it's sick. Oh how he loves him some YouTube Lego stop animation videos!