Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pinterest Saturday on Sunday

Well, we were so busy yesterday, that I forgot to do Pinterest Saturday.  We were basically gone all day having fun and it slipped my mind.  No worries!  I am home today and am posting my favorite five of the week.

This week I pinned alot of kids activities.  I like to keep the kiddos busy and these ideas are great for doing just that!  Hope you can use these ideas too or take them and make them your own.

From playawayonline.blogspot.com
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Shapes with Brown Rabbit Shape Book



From lets-explore.net
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paint in a bag writing




From houseofbabypiranha.com
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Shape Monsters; perfect activity for learning about different shapes




From havingfunathomeblog.blogspot.com
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Shaving Cream Bathtub Paint
I have done this on paper and it is fun that way too.




From pinkandgreenmama.blogspot.com
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Pink and Green Mama: Fall Craft: Glitter and Mod Podge Leaves













Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Reading Spaces

Happy Hump Day!  The week is just flying by and that is fine by me.  This weekend we are getting another front and that means even cooler temps. here in Central Texas.  Bring it on!

This week we have enjoyed nice weather and the other day we took advantage of it.  We took a blanket outside with a basket of books and made an outdoor reading space.


 
 

We all know reading with our children is so important when it comes to their development, but also having inviting reading spaces make the experience just as important.

Our daughter has a reading space in her room with a little rug and the basket of books you see above.  I thought moving it outside for the day would open up new ideas and thoughts from her.  The fresh air and looking up into the clouds, she enjoyed the books as well as the scenery around her.

No matter where you set up a reading space be it indoors or out, make sure it is inviting to your child.  There are so many amazing ways to organize books that you should not have any trouble.  Have your child be a part of picking out the books to go in the space and if need be, rotate the books out periodically.  Comfy pillows and blankets are a nice touch to feel cozy when reading a favorite book.  Also, having stuffed animals or special dolls for your child would be a great way to get them reading out loud.

Here are a few more ideas for reading spaces.  I hope this inspires you to create a special reading space for your child.

 From modernparentsmessykids.com
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From blogs.babble.com
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From original.littlehellraiser.com

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Enjoy the rest of your week and take some Time to Organize!


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Monday, October 1, 2012

Photo Books from Shutterfly

Happy October!!!  We had rain, rain and more rain this weekend and than a cool front.  Love this time of year.  Doors and windows open aaaaallll day.  Woo-hoo!

Okay, time to why I am here. 

This weekend I finished putting together our Summer Book from Shutterfly.  Shutterfly is an awesome site to upload photos and create just about anything you can from those photos.  I have been playing with making their photo books for awhile and I just love how easy it is to put together a book.



They have a Simple Path with ready made layouts and if you want, all you do is upload your pictures and Shutterfly plugs them into a book for you!  Pretty cool.  You can also do your own Custom Path to make it just how you like.  I did a Custom Path for our Summer Book and I love how it turned out.  I cannot wait for it to show up so we can all sit down together and remember our summer fun.

If you do sign up with Shutterfly, they always have amazing choices and you will receive great deals from time to time especially if you use their site often.


Photo books are a great way to organize all those digital photos that you take.  If you are like me, that is alot of photos!  I still like to scrapbook but I have found that photo books are quick, easy and are reasonably priced.  If you are not into scrapbooking at all, creating a photo book would be a great way to preserve and organize all those memories. 



Shutterfly did not pay me to do this post.  All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.