I won this cool craft, among other great things, in a Giveaway from Sweet Girl Boutique.?? This is a great idea for the kids to do on a rainy day.
It includes a small wooden treasure chest, an acrylic primary colored paint set, a paint brush, two tubes of glitter paint, and stickers that add the finishing touch.
Here are my babies painting their treasure chests.? They were so into it, I couldn’t even get them to look up at the camera.? They painted those things until all the colors blended together and the paint started to look like mud.? LOL
And here is the final outcome!? Boy were they proud!
I definitely recommend this product.? It was fun for both me and my children.? I was happy, because it actually kept them occupied for longer than 5 minutes.? I think they were painting for a good 20 minutes straight!? This definitely ranks up there with playdo!
Oh, and you can purchase your own Mellisa & Doug craft set on Sweet Girl Boutique’s website for under $5.00.? How can you beat that?? They even have other paint sets – race car, piggy bank, heart box, and a picture frame.? Kids love to paint, so what better gift can you give them with everything all ready to go.
I have a great giveaway going on, until this Saturday, on my Nursery Murals and More blog!? BuggaLove is our sponsor.? They offer an array of great products for the nursery.
They are offering one lucky winner their very own set of custom made wall letters.? Any name you choose!
Check out my site for your chance to win!
I cannot take credit for this awesome Organizational Tip.? My mom was the one who shared this with me a couple years ago.? She is my mentor and also an organizational genius!
I have always dreaded Winter with small children.? It is so difficult having to bundle them up with coats, hats, scarves, and mittens.? And then once you get to your destination the kids take them off and they get thrown somewhere and many times lost – never to be found again (especially the gloves). I kinda wish they made them on strings like how they do for babies.
Anyway, once we get home after an outing, the hats, gloves and scarves get thrown all over the place.?? I used to have a big basket that I would put everything in.? But eventually when it was time to go out again, there would always be a glove missing.? I would go crazy trying to find it and then finally give up and let the kids go out without any gloves at all.? (I know…bad mommy I am…)
So, when my mom shared this idea with me, I was thrilled!
Has anyone ever seen these plastic chains with clips on them that you can get from the Dollar Store?
Well this was my answer to keeping our winter gloves organized in their matching pairs!? Here is a picture of our gloves hanging in our entryway.? I have three separate chains hanging on hooks that are attached to a mirror I have hanging on my wall.
As you can see each pair of gloves has its own clip.? When we come in the house I get the gloves hung up right away so they are always neat and organized.
What do you think of this idea?? I love it!!
photo credit: Winstonavich
Thanks so much to everyone who shared their thoughts on my post about using a nose aspirator on a baby.? It really helped me so much!? Jaden is doing much better today, though he still has a bad cough.? We are actually going to take him to the doctor in the morning to make sure all is well.
Anyway, I just wanted to share this picture that I took of the baby tonight in his swing.? The baby spends most of his time there.
I bought this swing back in 2004 when I had my first child.? I am now using it with child #3 and it is holding up wonderfully.? It still looks brand new!? I think I bought it for around $60 back then.
The seat has a soft removable cushion that is machine washable.? I have washed it quite a few times and the colors are still just as vibrant as when I bought it.? It has a music feature that you can turn on or can actually be activated by the baby’s movement.? I love the volume adjustment knob, because I often get tired of hearing the music while I am working, so I can turn it all the way down.? It also has lights that work with the music.?? Jaden get mesmerized by the 4 primary colored lights – it is cute.
The swing feature has 8 different speeds.?? As the baby grows and puts on weight you need to turn the swing to a higher setting so it can swing faster.? My boy is a chunker already, so I almost have to turn it up all the way.? LOL
But my favorite part about the swing is that it is portable.? It has a handle on the top so you can transport the baby from room to room.?? It is probably not recommendable to do this while the baby is in the swing, but I actually do (don’t tell anyone – LOL) Another great portability feature, is that It folds up flat so you can just pop it in your car and take it with you wherever you go.?I do this when we go to my mothers or visit friends.
I did some research and found that my particular swing is no longer being sold, but there is an even better replacement called the Fisher-Price Aquarium Take-Along Swing.? It has even more features than mine does, so I am a bit jealous… but I am not going to go out and buy another one, because mine still works great!
So, mama’s, if you or anyone you know is about to have a baby, make sure you purchase this wonderful baby swing – theFisher-Price Aquarium Take-Along Swing !!