Thursday, April 26, 2012

Make Your Own Spring Fairy Garden...

 My kids have been wanting plants and garden things in their room.  We decided to make little fairy garden terrariums in plastic containers... These Parmesan cheese containers make a great little no-spill garden and are super easy for little hands to fill!  They are also great for teaching about the water cycle as you only have to water once as long as the lid stays on.

 1. Clean out container and remove label.

2. Place small gravel, or aquarium rocks in the bottom for drainage. *If you have some activated charcoal (available in most garden centers or aquarium stores) add a couple tablespoons to keep the little garden fresh.

3. Spoon 3 inches of potting soil into container.

4. Add a small plant and/or moss of your choice and just enough water (We used a pretty ivy sprig).

5. Decorate with tiny plastic fairies, animals, dinosaurs, marbles or pretty rocks.  Close lid tightly.

Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mother's Day Printable Games Review and Coupon Code

Pros: Lots of games to choose from, Save to your computer to use for years to come, Game categories include: kids, couples, or large groups.

Cons: Cost may be a factor if you are only interested in one or two games.

Summary: Python Printable Games is a great site if you need fun holiday games and activities for your family, classroom, or Mother's Day gathering. 

Coupon Code(25% off good till 5/5/12): BLESSINGS25

Review:  Looking for fun activities to keep kids busy while Mom relaxes? Or holiday conversation starters for a family dinner this Mother's Day?  Python Printable Games has  Mother's Day Printables you can order and download to print at home. This Package includes 20 games!

A few of the game titles included are:
  • Mother's Day Trivia
  • Mother May I?
  • Mother's Day Keepsake Kids' Craft
  • Around the House Tidy Up Hunt
  • I Love You In Any Language
  • Crazy Cookie Recipes
  • Famous Moms and Daughters Celebrity Trivia
  • Romantic Coupons for Mom and Dad
  • Flowers Trivia
  • Homemade Matinee Kids' Acting Game
  • (View the complete list here).    
Some games are appropriate only for couples while others are designed for kids or large group settings. There are lots to choose from!  Some are even useful as general party games to use on other holidays or special occasions. You can save the entire package to your computer and print as many as you wish for years to come! You can also order individual games if you are only interested in one or two.

Our favorites so far include: 
 "Around the House Tidy Up Hunt" which is a printable card game with tasks for kids to race to complete in order to pamper mom on Mother's day or any day.  I don't know about you, but we can never seem to get enough clean-up games over here...  With four kids in the house, the more cleaning up, the better! :)
"A Mother's Day Keepsake" which is a fill-in-the-blank questionnaire for kids to write about their mom.  My kids love fill-in pages and when completed, they are so much fun save or scrapbook and look at in years to come!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

We have a TTC Kit Winner!

We have a winner of the Trying to Conceive Starter Kit Giveaway!  Thanks everyone for entering!

Congratulations to Brooke, entry #124!

Monday, April 16, 2012

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Grace Garden

This year we made a "Grace Garden" for Easter.
 We filled a basket with an empty cave (made from air-dry clay), a wooden cross made from sticks, lots of green plants and a butterfly.
The grace garden helps us remember our garden fall and His garden grace. 
You can read a beautiful post explaining how to make one here at A Holy Experience.