Wordless{ful} Wednesdays: Block Party

I’ll admit I still love playing with blocks especially the vintage kind. Several years ago I found
 a bag of old wooden blocks at a local thrift store, the kind I would play with at
the doctors office way back when,  my kids never seemed to care much for them though.
 So I began using the blocks as decoration around their rooms, on holidays or just to
spell out a happy thought. 
 Our blocks are worn, and chipped, faded and old but I love my them!
 Even if the kids think I’m weird and maybe one day
 I’ll even show you my extensive Little People collection.

Then my ever so optimistic and beautiful Luna went and spelled out this wonderful message for us!
It made me very……………..

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Wordless{ful} Wednesdays: Wild Things Tribute

I’d love to say that I’ve been a fan for the past 37 years but I can’t, yesterday was the first time any of us had ever read the book. We sat together huddle onto the leather chair in Zen and Eco’s room mesmerized by the beautiful illustrations and the simplicity of the story. Afterwards I shared with then the sad news of his passing, but his legacy will carry on in our home at night when they’re all tucked in dreaming about Max and his boat.

It also makes a great hat and harnesses superpowers while playing video games.

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Wordless Wednesdays: Spring Kitchen

Last week the kiddos and I came across the most beautiful and delicate blossoms on our walk, we don’t know what kind of tree, maybe a cherry, since our spring came so early this year most of the blossoms have already gone so I wanted take capture and preserve these at least in some photos until they bloom again next year.

While I was busy taking photos in our kitchen they were making pretty candy necklaces.

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DIY: Pool Noodle Race Track

It’s Wednesday my favorite day of the week, when I was little it was the day my Dad took us for pizza when my Mom was at work, sometimes I still fell like a kid especially when were in the backyard holding matchbox derbies, we’re so excited to  show you our latest summer fun project, we actually it can be used all year round and is great indoors too!

Start your engines!

Now I saw this done with marbles, the noodle was a much small diameter, so when I saw the giant noodle on sale at the grocery store we snagged the last one!
My new obsession other than drilling holes in toys is matchbox cars, wait till I show you are flying ones!  
But that will have to wait for another week since their just so so cool they deserve their own DIY post.

  1. Buy an extra large diameter foam pool noodle, I got mine 1/2 price at the super market ($1.50)
  2. cut the noodle in half with a serrated knife (one side than the other side or electric knife you can cut straight through both sides)
  3. once the noodle is in two pieces lay them on the ground side by side
  4. insert toothpicks where the two halves of the foam noodles touch each other
  5. use as many toothpicks as need to hold the noodle tracks tight together
  6. then with a need nose pliers clip the ends of the tooth picks flush to the noodle

 Now you’re ready to decorate your track

Using cardstock at toothpicks I created small flags for along the sides of the track

 Again with cardstock cut to size I stamped Start and Finish then I cut wooden or bamboo skewers down to size leaving the pointed end exposed (makes it easier to insert into the foam) I then used fast drying Aleene’s Tacky glue I glued the two pieces of cardstock together with the cut ends of the wooden skewers sandwiched in between and we were ready to race!

Finally just prop the track up on a chair, table, bed, pretty much anything, the higher the prop the faster the cars go.

 17 is my lucky number, guess who won?
I don’t bet on the races but it wouldn’t have hurt this time.
This DIY project rates low on the skill level scale, it was very easy and I came out looking like Super Mom!




Photo Challenge: Easter/eggs

I fell so behind on getting out our Easter photos, all that activity leading up to the big weekend left me exhausted, nothing like a little nudge/photo challenge to get the ball rolling, hopefully by Monday I’ll have them all ready but until then I wanted to share this fun photo of Little Eco buried by her siblings following the big egg hunt, probably in efforts to try and steal her loot, I think there is a such thing as too much of a good thing!

 We came close to our record of 700 candy filled plastic eggs again this year.

same image using the Pool Party photoshop action from Totally Rad’s Rad Lab not sure which version I like the best.
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spring photography challenge, kristi live and love out loud photo challenge, project alicia photo challenge, bumbles and light photo challenge,
Live and Love out Loud is teaming up with Rebecca of Alicia of Project Alicia and Bumbles and Light
to bring you the Leap Into Spring! Photo Challenge
 a 6-week photography challenge aimed at capturing the beauty of spring.
Happy Weekend!

The Rescue

Nothing like being woken up by an angry Momma bird, it was something like 7am (now that’s pretty early for us) and the cackling had got all of us out of bed so like usual I went out to feed the cat. 
First I thought it was another overnight casualty laying by the front door but as I looked closer I realized it wasn’t dead at all it was a baby bird huddle in the corner, so I scooped it up with a broken pot, now it’s just a myth that you can’t touch a baby bird, I just didn’t want to. 
After looking closely for any signs that Snowball had gotten to her I went to look for the nest and by the sounds of of the momma and daddy birds it wasn’t to far.

I called all the kiddos outside to say hi to our new little feathered friend!

They named her Tumbles. She lives in a tree right outside of Zen and Eco’s bedroom window.

I then climbed a ladder to examine the nest, it had collapsed, so after a little ingenuity and nest rehabilitation I place Tumbles back in her home.

Snowball spent some time examining the post rescue situation and Momma bird came by to say thank you.

Tumbles ( baby Wood Thrush)

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