I love this video and I had to share it with all of you. I’m so grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ! It’s #BecauseHeLives that I know that I will be able to live with Him again! I hope your family has a Happy Easter!
Way back on Christmas morning.
After all of the kid’s presents were opened.
Dave and I took turns opening presents from each other.
One of the presents he gave me looked really strange to the kids.
To me, it looked like large clock hands wrapped up in plastic. My first guess was that it was a kit to build my own clock.
The kids thought that it definitely NOT a fun Christmas present.
As soon as I found out what it was, I was so, so excited!
The kids thought I was strange and couldn’t see how a present like that was exciting at all.
It was a garage door hardware kit. I have been wanting one for months!!
And it finally warmed up enough outside to put it up!!
A couple of things…..
We did still have our Christmas light up. They aren’t up anymore, though. Please don’t judge. It’s cold and snowy where we live!
This was a really fast and inexpensive upgrade. Here’s a similar kit on Amazon* that is about $20.
It took less than 30 minutes to install. I almost decided to take pictures when the sun wasn’t casting such a hard shadow – we did this in the evening. But, then I realized that it is so easy to see how quickly we put these on when you see the shadow change between the before and after.
I’m so impressed that a little garage door makeover can make such an impact on our curb appeal!
I am so, so excited to have these up! It really makes me excited for even more warm days to work more on the outside of our house.
Back to the post…
So, Halloween is only a couple of days away but both of these costumes are super easy and completely do-able. Or, if you’re like me and file away ideas for another year, that works, too! I won’t do tutorials unless I hear a whole bunch of people begging…. Sometimes it’s just better to get a post up!
Every single year, I try so hard to get my kids to dress up as something I want them to be. And every single year they have their own plans. I can usually get them on board temporarily until we go costume shopping and they see something else that they totally have to get instead. And I let them because to me, that is not even sort of worthy of a battle.
This year was different. Thank to Netflix, my eight year old fell in love with Mythbusters (and can I just say I’m so sad it’s not on Netflix anymore!). I can’t remember where, but a few years ago I saw some little kids dressed up as the Mythbusters and I vowed then to use all of my motherly influence to one day convince my boys to do the same. And my dream finally came to reality this year!
Who are the Mythbusters?
and Jamie Hyneman.
Between them more than 30 years of special effects experience.
My daughter obviously didn’t jump on the Mythbuster’s bandwagon. We found a super cute (and really inexpensive) bumble bee costume at Walmart for her. When we went to the Trunk or Treat at our church, one of the teenager’s was dressed up as a bee keeper. We were all cracking up!
It would make a super cute couple’s costume!
One more I have to share. Last year my youngest (who was barely 4) reeeeaaaallly wanted to be Super Why from the PBS Kids show. The only problem? It’s not a costume that you can pick up from the costume store.
So, this is what we came up with:
I whipped up a cape, a mask and used some printable vinyl for the Super Why logo. It was super cute! And really cheap. The bonus was that he could reuse the t-shirt for every day clothing. That is definitely my kind of costume!
The party will be open until Wednesday at midnight and we’ll both be sharing our features at the party the following week. We will also be pinning our featured posts on Pinterest, into our Weekend Wonders Features Board.
Don’t forget to grab a party button for your sidebar and/or party page and help spread the word!
I made these fun Kid Craft Glitter Snow Globes with my kids for Sugar Bee Crafts a whole year ago! It’s crazy that time has gone so fast! By the time I could publish them on my blog, it was too late for the season, so I decided to save them for this year!
These are so fun and easy to make! Here’s what you need:
Baby food jars with the labels removed (WD-40 is amazing at removing label residue! Also, I pre-spray painted the lids for the kids)
Glycerin – you can get this at any pharmacy
Glitter and Confetti
First, glue the ornament onto the inside of the lid with hot glue. Definitely help your kids with that part if they are young. We don’t want anyone getting burned!
I had my kids hold the ornament in place for a few minutes until the glue was cooled off.
Next, fill up the jar half way full of glycerin – that’s the secret to getting the glitter to stay floating instead of falling straight to the bottom!
Then, add glitter and confetti. If you use confetti, just be sure it’s the metallic kind.
After adding the glitter and confetti, grab something to stir it all around really well. Otherwise, you might end up with glitter clumps.
Top the jar off with water. You want to fill it pretty full, but not so full that it over flows.
Before screwing the lid on, put some E6000 glue around the rim of the jar. That glue is amazing for stuff like this! I would recommend adult help with this part, too.
Finally, screw the lid on!
Leave the jar right side up until the glue dries. I would recommend waiting 24 hours at least. The glycerin and water will remain separated until you shake it for the first time. Then, it all gets mixed together really well!
Ta-da! All finished!