We are spending so much more time outdoors lately. I hate being cooped up indoors. Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of yard space though at the moment, but we are trying to make the most of what we do have. Mike and I love to sit out on the front porch with a cup of tea and watch the birds in the tree, the rainfall, or the night sky. It's so peaceful out there at times that we forget we live in the suburbs. We've been adding more plants to the space to make it look a little prettier. We started with a fairy garden, and then recently we built this plant box. I wanted something that could hide seasonal plants. You know the ones that come in those ugly black plastic pots or covered with shiny gift wrap. I wanted a way to put them outside without cringing every time I looked at them.
I have another plant in there for now that I'll eventually transition to a much larger pot once it grows a little, and then it will be ready for mums and poinsettias.
If you head on over to Divine Lifestyle I'm showing you just how easy it is to make one of these out of garden stakes.
Over spring break Mike and Flynn built a go-kart together (I'll be sharing a photo tutorial of that shortly), but with most DIY projects there's always leftover supplies, so I had Mike cut a few pieces of wood for me to make these wood block frames for Flynn's bedroom. It seems I spend a lot of time decorating Marisol's bedroom that poor Flynn's has been exactly the same for the past couple of years. He loves these new additions though.
Mother's Day is just around the corner. I was out with a friend over the weekend (with our kids) and we were talking about Mother's Day. The kids asked if we could take them to the mall and while we sit in the food court and chat they would go off and buy us a gift. I think that's such a great idea, and to think they came up with it all on their own. Being between 11 and 13 too I think we can trust the four of them for an hour inside the mall (with cell phones in hand) doing a little shopping for us while we have a smoothie and catch up.
I know my favorite thing to do over Mother's Day is to do something handmade, or receive a handmade gift from the kids. So, I'm over at 5 Minutes for Mom today with the perfect handmade project that younger kids can help with, older kids can make on their own, or that you can make just for you.
Although I love to craft for holiday's, I often find myself making things that I can keep up year-round because I tend to get very attached to things and want to see them on display all the time.
So, when I was tasked with making a Valentine's Day craft for 5 Minutes for Mom (for Testors paints), I couldn't help but make a 'love' pallet sign that I could hang above my reading chair. Because you should do all things with love.
If you are looking for a new game for family game night, but are wanting something that you can pass down to your kids (and create new family traditions too), head on over to Make and Takes where I'm sharing how to make your own handmade dominoes set.
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