I also love to buy pots at yard sales and paint them!
I was invited to a “pampered’ wedding shower a few months ago and thought that theme was such a cute idea! Then I had to think of what ‘pampered’ meant to me!
So apparently pampered means vodka, a traveler mug, bath salts, coconut lotion, a face mask, chocolate and a nail file. Loved putting this gift together! Oh, also, I am obsessed with bins, so I put it in a bin!
My tiniest baby turned 1!
Obviously, I did a lot of pink along with a touch of a flamingo theme. Pink solo cups for our keg of beer in a pink bucket! Pink flamingo’s in the yard as well as a giant flamingo balloon attached to Emory’s highchair. My aunt brought over pink dahlia’s from her garden for a few arrangements and we coated as much as we could in pink party table cloths from Target and Party City. I made a round tiny white cake, so the cake mess would be white instead of brown chocolate, and coated it in pink sprinkles.
Photo’s above done by the amazing Lance Mercer
I also cut the letters of her name out of card board, painted them in glue and covered them in white glitter as you can see below. So easy and fun!
Entrance arch way decorations below. Just a simple table cloth from Party City, a lovely paper garland sewn and various Target poofs.
Emory’s head band was purchased from a cute Etsy shop called “BagsnBerries.”
For Valentines Day, I traced my 3 year old son’s hands, which took about an hour to get him to hold still, and sent off to family members. I positioned his hands so that there was a heart in the middle and had him embellish them with heart stickers. My son loved putting stickers on and ‘helping!’ Happy late Vday y’all!
My 2nd project was making tissue paper tassel garland. They are super simple to make and look really cute under my daughters mermaid wall sticker above her crib! She needed some white on that dark gray wall.
Here is a great tutorial on how to make them from HGTV: http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/entertaining/make-your-own-tissue-paper-tassel-garland
I have decided that I want to get good at wreath making!
Here is my Christmas wreath for our front door.
My mom picked me up a blank foam wreath from Michaels, as you can see in the first couple pictures above. Then I just picked up several tubes of balls in different sizes from the Target $1 section and then hot glued the balls to the wreath. I took off the tops of the balls where the hook attaches, put glue on the top of the ball tits and shuved them into the foam wreath. Works like a charm! Hubs got me a bling bling wreath hook for the door too!
I LOVE Christmas!
Check out my daughters Christmas outfit that I ordered from AvaMadisionBoutique on Etsy! I absolutely LOVE it!! Just had to share! Long sleeve onesie with flowers near the neck, legwarmers with amazing ruffles and flowers at the bottom and a matching headband! The flowers even have bling in the center! She will look so precious on Santa’s lap in this number.
Here is the link to the AvaMadisionBoutiqe: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AvaMadisonBoutique?ref=l2-shopheader-name
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I found this very useful, hope you do too!
Here is the link: http://www.brighthorizons.com/family-resources/e-family-news/2011-why-are-you-doing-that-2–and-3-year-olds-can-drive-us-crazy/
Twos and threes are active, hands-on learners who process and internalize new information through physical interaction and repetition. They are driven to arrange and rearrange their universe based on their own logic. What seems like a determined effort to destroy and mess-up everything in the house is just their way of figuring out the world.
Reasoning with Twos and Threes
“Please get in the car. We are going to be late.”
“If you don’t eat now, you’ll be hungry later.”
Although many of us have no trouble acting like 2-year-olds at the end of the day, it is extremely hard for us to think like them. We view the world in much more complex terms. Twos and threes are egocentric to the point that they believe everything happens because of them or to them. Reasoning with children of any age is difficult, but reasoning with children of this age is almost impossible.
Twos and threes view everything in extremely simple terms. They often confuse fantasy with reality unless they’re actively playing make-believe. For example, a wonderful story from Selma Fraiberg’s The Magic Years talks about parents telling their 2-and-a-half-year-old that they would soon be flying to Europe. With a worried look on his face, the little boy said, “But my arms aren’t strong enough to fly.”
Guiding the Behavior of Twos and Threes
If reasoning with your child isn’t likely to get good results, then how do you guide their behavior?
Activities to Keep Twos and Threes Busy and Learning
Twos and threes are full of energy, so how do you keep them busy and learning without going crazy? Keep in mind, the best toy a child can ever have is you.