Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thinking about Valentine's Day???

Hi everyone!

It's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is about a month away! In preparation, I have two cute and "sweet" ideas for you! Again, I found these ideas on Pinterest. Love Pinterest!!

Here is a great project that children of all ages can participate in making!

And for a "sweet" treat - a great twist on the peanut butter kiss cookies!

Great and easy ideas for Valentine's Day!


With love,

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Winter Indoor Activity

Now that winter is upon us (well, we got a 1/2 inch yesterday so i'm declaring winter even though it will be 50 today!), I am in search of some fun indoor activities to do with children of all ages. I came across this idea on Pinterest and fell in love with her blog!

We all love dressing up but costumes can take up so much space. This is a fun and easy way to take a cold winter day inside and turn it into a magical day of make-believe!!

Check out this great DIY animal ear headband idea!!! Its cute and fun!!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Magic of Pinterest

Hi Everyone,

If you haven't seen the new social networking craz, its Pinterest. Basically, it is one website, where you can create as many boards as you like, and then you pin ideas to those boards. Think back to when your favorite magazine and catalog came in the mail. You would take your highlighter, or marker and circle things you wanted to remember. Or you would rip the pages out and file them in your "idea" binder. Well, Pinterst is virtual way of doing that.

So why is it so amazing? 1000's of people pin their favorite ideas on Pinterst. You can either pin your own idea or just repin someone else's! It has 1000's of ideas for anything you can think of! Crafts - they have loads of ideas! Teaching tips and tools - yep, have that too! Looking for a receipe - they have so many you will be cooking for years!

If you have not gotten onto pinterest yet, please send me an email and I will send you an invite. It is a lot faster then waiting for them to send you the invite.

Here are just a few of the ideas I have gotten off of Pinterest:

A school supply cake for the teacher!

Do you have a Scrabble lover in your life? A great DIY project for a gift!

Or how about a DIY Disney Countdown calendar! I've already picked up my Disney paint chips from Home Depot!!

So many ideas - so much fun! If you haven't already, check it out!!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Children's Creative Movement Class

Hi Everyone and Happy New Year!

I hope 2012 brings us all much peace and happiness!

I have a friend who is opening a new studio tomorrow! I am very excited as she is an amazing talent!!

Her studio, Local Motion, located in Alexandria, specializes in both Creative Movement classes for children as well as a wide variety of classes for adults (with onsite childcare)!!! Oh - also - there is onsite parking!!!

The link to her studio is below. There is a list of classes as well as prices.

There will also be a Grand Opening Party on Saturday January 7th. All are welcome!!! There is free yoga from 3 to 4 and from 4 to 6 there will be light refreshments, face painting, explore the space and meet the staff.

Follow on Facebook and you can also see a picture history of the Studio!