I am always keen to get outside whatever the weather, and find some outdoor activities for the whole family. So this weekend I decided to take the kids on a footprint hunt, in the hope that we could make some nice plaster casts of any we found.
It’s so easy to look back on last year and think that I haven’t made any progress with my blog. Often work and life got in the way, and my blog had to take a back seat. So I thought it would be useful to look at what my goals were for last year, to see how far I’ve come, and to help me focus on new blogging goals for 2018.
What is a Blog? I get asked this question a lot by friends and family away from the blogging world. Over the past few years blogging has become hugely popular, and whilst most people have heard of blogs and bloggers, there are lots of people who simply don’t know what it’s all about.
We are proud to be part of the Bostik blogger team, and each month we are sent a box full of themed crafty goodies to inspire us on our next crafty project. This month our box was themed for New Year’s Eve crafts. If I’m honest I’ve not thought of doing New Year’s Eve crafts before, but it was actually Isla that can up with the idea of doing party hats. So after a little thought we set about making our hats.
These cute little pine cone reindeer decorations are a perfect craft for adults or children a like. They can be hung on twine to make little pine cone reindeer bunting, or adorn a Christmas tree like I have done. Either way they look very effective, and are super simple to make with minimal materials.
I have always loved the build up to Christmas, possibly more than the day itself. This year is no exception and I love seeing the excitement build through the eyes of my children. At 4 and 5 they are old enough to understand what Christmas is all about, but young enough to immerse themselves fully in the Christmas magic.
So this year we have decided to join in the madness that is ‘Elf on the Shelf’. The children have read the book that came with our Elf, so hopefully they understand ‘the rules’. They have named him ‘Buddy’. Very original I know, but we all love the film ‘Elf’ so I suppose it was inevitable.
With Christmas just around the corner, in our household we start to indulge in Christmas crafts. This is a really simple handmade Christmas card idea that even very young children can do with minimal parental input.