Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring window seal and lavender water

I heat lavender! My lavender bushes are in full bloom and they are breathtaking. So I decided to bring the spring inside.

I love soaking lavender in water for an hour or so. You can make your own lavender water ! Just make sure you clean the lavender when you bring it in, and don't use it if it has been sprayed with any kind of pesticides, and make sure there are no bugs on them. Then soak the leaves in some filtered water .

It's so refreshing! I'll have to do a tutorial on it.
This is just a random shot of a little nook in My kitchen, I'm pretty proud of it. 
It was a complete mess, before I clean it up.( I won't show you pictures because it's kinda embarrassing, lol! )

My aprons were thrown over the side of my fridge, my old broom was always falling down. 

 It's amazing what a new pretty broom and some $ store hooks can do.
I hated My old broom. This one is colorful and I feel pretty when I use it! 
I think you should  always try to surround your self with pretty things. I think it makes your day run better.

 Here's a picture Madie made when she was 5, I love That She made sure to add a Mr. Sun shine! I heard some where that if Kids draw a sun in their pictures, It means that they are in in a happy and healthy life style.

I don't think I'll ever take this off My fridge, not even after the girls are married and gone. Madison made it last year for fathers day and  I think It inspires their father and it's just precious!


Monday, April 4, 2011

Ice art !

I Have recently found a butt load of great home schooling resource, Which has been most welcomed. Some of the blogs are design for homeschooling, some not. But that's the great thing about homeschooling, you get to pick and choose and find inspiration any where!

I was lucky enough to stumble on to this great little blog, the playing house .
I found a wonderful outside activity for those hot California days. Ice painting and My kiddo's loved!

It cost next to nothing, The only thing you might need to buy is the craft sticks, but they have those at any $ store.

So first....

You take four bowls with water.

Next you'll add regular 'ol food coloring to each bowl. 

Here's the yellow

Then you pour the color water into ice cube trays and put them into the freezer. Check the tray in about an hour and add a craft stick ( Popsicle stick ) into the middle of each cube.

I forgot to do this, I can't remember what kept me from remembering to check the ice trays... Ah yes! I was trying to kept My kids from eating sand, hahaha!

So I had to jam them in with what little upper arm strength I have. ( note: DON'T forget to put the sticks in)

So after the stick fiasco, we sat on our patio and let the fun begin!

And I enjoyed some lemon aid after My work out! hahaha!
Thanks to Stephanie over at the playing House!