A few days ago I posted a tutorial on how to make an Easy Burlap Wreath and mentioned that I had plans to create interchangeable seasonal attachments. With St. Patrick’s day a few weeks away there is no time like the present to get started on my first seasonal attachment. You can make a simple bow and shamrock attachment with dollar store supplies.
During a long Canadian winter it’s a good idea to pick up a hobby to get you through the season. So why not choose something that lets you enjoy the winter while it’s here! Our family skis. My parents ski, Mike’s parents skied and now we are teaching our kids to ski.
I have always wanted to have a big fluffy burlap wreath with interchangeable attachments for every holiday. Something basic and classic that I can dress up and down as I wanted and create my own attachments for all kinds of occasions.
Putting together your own burlap wreath is really simple and very forgiving. I am really happy with how my first attempt came out.
Today we celebrated Valentine’s day as a family. I am using the term “celebrate” loosely. It’s really just daily chaos with a theme. Dinner time with a 4 year old and 2 year old is a 3 ring circus on the best of days, today it just included a heart shaped pizza and a cupcake.
When I was a kid my dad made my brother and I personalized door hangers with our names on them. They were huge bulky pieces of wood with our names in them but I really loved mine and I still have it at my parent house. I wanted to make something similar for my own littles bedrooms but I wanted to keep them lightweight, inexpensive and small.
When we booked our trip we knew our child’s food allergies were going to make things a bit more challenging for us in the meal department. We wanted to be sure we were keeping him safe from his allergens but also providing him with a range of healthy food as well as have a great time. However we weren’t expecting to have as many allergies as we currently do, and the list is still growing. Luckily if there is a place that is prepared for special diets, Disney is it!
Preparing for a road trip with a 4 year old and a 1 year old is already what my nightmares are made of. Now let’s add 7 food allergies to the 1 year old. There will be tears, fights and unproductive potty breaks. And the kids are going to be a pain too. In order to keep our son safe but well fed, we have to take a few additional allergy precautions as we travel outside of our comfort zone/ safe area and made the 2200km trip to Disney World.
Another holiday, another class party! Our resident kindergartener, Penny, is halfway through junior kindergarten and I am starting to get into the swing of sending a fun treat for her class on party day. I am naturally gravitating towards non-food treats for two reasons, 1) I am an allergy parent and unidentified snacks scare me half to death so I am not sending one in myself and 2) I can make a non-food treat well in advance.
When we got married I tried to bake some banana muffins. They were awful. I would describe them as banana flavoured hockey pucks and sadness. My mother in law shared with me her banana muffin recipe and promised that they would be perfect every single time. And they were.