Today we are having a little NYE Party with just our family and I wanted to share this quick and free printable you can do with your kids! In each bag is a fun thing they get to open with the corresponding times on the clocks. So at 5 o’clock they get to open that bag! Inside the 5 bag is noise makers, the 6 bag has glow in the dark lights, the 7 bag has noise makers and in the 8 bag it has sparklers!
We don’t plan to let our young kids stay up til midnight so that’s why our bags end at 8. If you want more printables past 8, shoot me an email and i’ll make some up for you!
5 plaid printable
6 plaid printable
7 plaid printable
8 plaid printable
Day 7 of Craft-mas at the Washer house and today our elf brought us 2 presents so we gave him some donuts as a thank you gift!
These were super easy to make and all the kids help me make them! I got the idea and recipe from Smart School house. The only hard part I thought was getting the sprinkles to stick and stay on the cheerios. I think I needed smaller ones.
Check out the video below on how to make these!
I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to post all 12 days of Craft-mas before Christmas but if your like me and have kids out of school for the next 2 weeks, you are going to need some inspiration after christmas to keep the kids busy!
So stay tuned after Christmas for my things you can do with your kids.
But today we made a cute painted christmas tree that we painted using forks! I got the idea from The Pinterested Parents blog. Theirs looked a little fancier than mine, but I can admit I am not a good painter! But it was a really fun project.
mini pom poms
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My mom has gorgeous skin…in fact most people think she is my sister and she said the key to having good looking skin when you’re older is to take care of it when you are young. I am 32 and she said if I start taking care of my skin now, it will be even better than hers! So I have been on the lookout for some good products for not only my skin but my hair and I am in love with Mother Dirt. It is a line of hair and body care products that helps maintain a balanced microbiome on your skin. It hydrates your skin, balances the production of oil, and helps improve body odors and the look of your skin! They include good bacteria which is great for our skin.
I want the best products to be in my home and with the Mother Dirt line of products, I feel like it is a healthy solution. We are trained that sterility equals clean but that is not the case. You want to foster the good bacteria on your skin, not get rid of it! Their shampoo is fantastic, the moisturizer is heavenly, the cleanser makes me feel actually clean, and the AO+ Mist is amazing. I love using these products because I feel like they are nurturing my skin.
Below I made a super easy DIY bug repellent candle to further my journey to replacing toxic items in my home with all natural ones. Check it out!
First fill the mason jar ¾ full with water.
Next cut the lemon into slices and place in water.
Next cut up the lime into slices and place it in the jar.
Then place the 4-5 sprigs of rosemary in the jar.
Next drop 10 drops of eucalyptus oil into the jar.
Lastly place a tea light on top of everything and light!
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The minute we woke up on October 1st, we broke out all our Halloween decorations. You would have thought it was Christmas, my kids were so excited! In our house we do less scary and more kid friendly decorations so I rounded up my favorite Halloween DIY decorations you can make with your kids! The above mantel decorations all came together from thrift store finds, and a few items from Walmart and target. It was super easy and quick to throw together.
Next up is a DIY wooden witch broom! I just gathered one long stick and a bunch of smaller sized sticks and hot glue the smaller ones to the larger one and tied some raffia and an orange bow! That’s it! It looks really cute on my front door.