DIY…Keeping it in the family

First of all, how in the world do blogging mamas have time to blog?!? I mean really. I barely have time to shower, much less blog on a regular basis. I don’t know who I thought I was when I started blogging again thinking I was going to write posts a few times a week?! Ha! These days, I call it a success if I get a new post up a few times a month!

Anyway, let’s get to it before a kiddo wakes up from their nap…

So, one thing I want to instill in my children is creativity. Already Emmy has taken interest in creating things, which I love. If I have fabric laying around she will take it and fold it and unfold it, flip it over and fold it again….when I ask her what she’s doing, she’ll say, “I’m making a Mika!” We also like to paint these days and so the other day she painted a picture and I framed it and put it on a shelf in our dining room. She loved having her art work framed like that and so then I had an idea. I’ve been searching high and low for an art piece to put above our fireplace mantel, but then I realize, why buy the art when I gave birth to an artist! So, everyday, Emmy would paint using a new color and she would tell me when she’s done and we’d put the paint away and the next day she’d then do the same thing, with a new color.  And before you know it, we had a beautiful art piece to put above our mantel!  🙂

Emmy's artwork

While we’re on the topic of DIYs, I did a little DIY in Max’s room.  I felt like his room needed a bit more love and so after a bit of searching online, I found this cute idea! Although, it definitely wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be, therefore if you’re thinking of doing this in one of your rooms, let me know and I can tell you what I did wrong so that you don’t make the same mistakes as I did! Anyway, here’s how it turned out:

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I have one more DIY to share with you guys…this one was EASY-PEASY! All you have to do is get a large enough rock and spray paint it gold, or whatever color you’d like and there ya have it…a bookend or paper weight!  I already had gold spray paint and so all I had to do was find some rocks…which I stole from the  landscaping outside of our library. Now, I’d love to say I came up with this easy idea on my own, but I didn’t.  I got it from the wonderful designlovefest.com

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Now, lastly, a few pictures of my little loves:

Emmy was playing hide and seek with me and got tired of waiting for me to find her...

Emmy was playing hide and seek with me and got tired of waiting for me to find her…

Fun in the snow!

Fun in the snow!

Helping dad shovel

Helping dad shovel

We surprised my mom and went to Chippewa Falls to go to the craft fair where she was selling her Mikas and books. As you can see, Emmy had a blast!

We surprised my mom and went to Chippewa Falls to go to the craft fair where she was selling her Mikas and books. As you can see, Emmy had a blast!

Worn out from the craft fair...

Worn out from the craft fair…

A cute little video:   “Go Dog Go” excerpt, by Emmy Talamantes

Happy boy!

Happy boy!

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Sorry Max, I couldn't resist...you are just too chubilicious!!!

Sorry Max, I couldn’t resist…you are just too chubilicious!!!

xoxo!

 

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