Let me start off by saying that I live in the wrong state for about half the year. I am in Wisconsin and I will be the first to tell you, I don’t do winter well. That means getting my kids outside to play becomes a chore during those months of the year where there is snow on the ground or it is super cold.
I do know that getting my kids out to play is important but, I despise the cold. That being said, we do get out when when the temperature permits but, I am ready to come back inside long before my kids are.
This year though, I vowed that no matter how much I would much rather be inside where it is much warmer, that I was going to interact with my kids and join their winter fun. Continue reading
Being from the south, I am a huge fan of DIY Snow, and make it every year for my little girl! This project is easy to do, and your kids will love it! We use this DIY Snow for craft projects, or just to play around it! It’s a great holiday sensory activity for younger kids too! I also love that it is easy enough for the kids to do all on their own! Continue reading
DIY Snowball on a string craft- If there is one thing I love about winter, it’s all the crafting opportunities! With all the holidays, weather changes, and time off from school, I need to bring some of the winter fun into my home. I think making your own winter decorations versus buying them is more fun and more cost effective! Your local dollar store is a treasure trove of fun crafts just ready to be made!Continue reading
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It’s that time again to update all our winter clothes and we all know it’s not cheap. We don’t usually buy winter clothes for everyone but this year it seems that our old ones just won’t work anymore
It’s that time again to update all our winter clothes. We don’t usually buy winter clothes for everyone every year because we all know winter clothes are not cheap but this year it seems that our old ones just won’t work anymore. One needs a new coat; another need new winter boots and so on and so forth. Good thing because I know where to shop for our whole family without burning a hole in our budget.
For me the best place to shop for winter gear is online and Sierra Trading Post is on top of my list. Sierra Trading Post has been around for 30 years and did you know that 98% of all their orders ship within one business day? Awesome right! It’s perfect especially if you need your winter clothes asap.Continue reading
Today for the first time since the beginning of the year I am wearing a sweater and that can only mean one thing, winter will be here before we know it! Winter is a time to light up the fire place, spend afternoons putting up decorations, and spend some time with our families! Recently, I created a fall bucket list printable for you guys and I wanted to make a Things to do for winter checklist as well! We have printed ours out and put in a picture frame to hang on our wall to help us remember to have some fun during the hectic holiday season.Continue reading
Wrestling With Winter: Living With Post Holiday Let-Down
Change is good. Change is inevitable. Be the change…blah blah blah. I’ve written about it. I’ve tried to be the change and yet recently I found myself sitting in a pool of self-pity, sadness and tears and not having an idea as to why. For the past 57 days I have followed a healthy eating plan, been to the gym practically every day, have lost a significant amount of weight and my physical body feels great. However, for some reason my emotional self has struggled recently forcing me to stop and focus on trying to figure out why. I’m changing in great ways so what is it that is bringing me down? I should be celebrating the New Year with great joy; I am not.Continue reading