Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wish I Thought of It

Summer, more than any other season, is a time for boo boos. My girls have scrapes and bruises on their legs, arms, chins (you name the body part) from visits to the playground or just playing outside. I've always kept a small cosmetic bag in my purse filled with band aids, Tylenol and antiseptic but never thought of such an attractive pouch to put them in. I was browsing Etsy this morning and stumbled across the Ouch Pouch and had to share with everyone.

There is a huge array of patterns and sizes to choose from and uses for each. My favorite one's are the one's with the clear front flap so that I can see everything inside in a hurry. I love the idea of adding a lollipop to the pouch to help make everything feel better. (seems to always work)

This is more my size. Like my purses, I carry everything I might need with me so I am prepared for anything. (minus the MD) 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Things to Do this Summer

If you're like me the summer is here and gone before you know it. I'm always looking for ways to draw the last drop out of summer and I have the urge to do so even more with my oldest starting Kindergarten this fall. (How is that possible?!?)

I discovered this wonderful idea over at Good+Happy Day and had to share.

Grab some craft sticks and have your children decorate them and allow to dry. Then gather your family together and make a list of things you want to do this summer. Some can be realistic ideas or just pie-in-the-sky dreams. Write one idea on each craft stick and make an effort to pick one each day and try to have fun with it. I made a list with my husband and girls over the weekend and was really humbled by the simple things they wanted to do when I had been stressing over classes to enroll them in and activities to keep them "busy" all summer. 

Here is a sampling of our list and I encourage you to make your own and ENJOY this summer!

Summer Fun List

Play in the rain
Make origami animals
Make ice cream from scratch
Feed the ducks (Anna's suggestion)
Tie Die something
Make rock animals
Catch fireflies
Visit friends
Play a round of golf (hubby)
Make a cobbler (me)
Read a chapter book as a family
Love & Hug our family (Isabelle's suggestion....I nearly cried!)