Traditions are important to me. Since my Grandma passed away I feel like there has been a shift. She never got to meet my kids and never got to see me as a mother. Traditions shifted. Now my mom is the Grandma, and I am the mom.
New traditions are now blended with our old traditions.
I found this list from Country Living Magazine and I am set on incorporating these activities into our December Holiday Season.
Christmas is just around the corner and I will use every moment crafting with the kiddos. Decorating the tree can be cheap and fun with everyday household items and a quick trip to dollar tree.
For this project you just need some glue, puzzle pieces, green paint and sparkly pipe cleaners (or something to make a bow).
My son is four years old and absolutely loved glueing the puzzle pieces in a ring. He was able to do it himself, with a little guidance. We let the puzzle ring dry over night and painted the wreath the next afternoon. Top it off with a sparkly bow and it is ready for the Christmas tree!
We used some cheap paint that is meant for kids. We found the best coverage painting on the cardboard side. You can spray paint the back of it (where the puzzle image is) if you want, but we kept it for character.
I absolutely love crafts like this, especially for Christmas because these are the types of ornaments that create memories for years. I will write the year on it in sharpie as well. Such a quick craft that was perfect for my preschooler.
Check out these cuties modeling for my Etsy store, Miss Sabby Knits. I have been knitting since college. I have a whole bin of things I’ve knitted throughout the years. I’ve sold on Etsy years ago, but this time I’m doing it for a hobby. I’ll be adding items as I knit them. I’ve decided that the one thing that everyone loves is a good winter hat. So, I’ve decided to sell “The Winter Hat” with the customizable embellishment. Check it out!
One of my favorite knitting patterns was inspired by a pattern I found for free on Ravelry. Read about it here.
Also, I am not a photographer. HOWEVER… I did take these pictures of my boys with my iphone and I love the way they turned out. Here is what I did if you want to achieve the same look:
Purchase a chunky knit hat. You can purchase the one my boys are wearing in my Etsy store here.
set a chair (mine was a white wooden chair) by a window with natural light.
set kid in chair without the light (sun beams) directly on their face or body.
say cheese 🙂
use the “photoshop express” app (adobe PS express)
Toddler Boy Fall 2018: $140 Capsule Wardrobe at Target
Download the .pdf below
This wardrobe was done for my son who started preschool, but sizes available for most items on the target.com website were 12M-5T. At the time of creating this capsule (September 2018) all the items can be purchased for $140.45 before tax including shoes! This could be cheaper for you because at the time of calculation, none of the items were on sale.
There is a total of 65 combinations of clothing- with 5 school days per week and roughly 4 weeks in a month, this should provide approximately 3 months of school clothes without repeats of the exact outfit. The days of the week are categorized by the pants. This was really made to speed up mornings and make laundry easier.
I planned it out to chose one outfit for each day of the week by pants… this way each day of the week gets a new pair of pants and laundry can wait until the weekend. The pdf below offers a convenient check box so you can mark off outfits as you go.
Here is the links for the 13 items included in this capsule wardrobe: