Here’s a few reads I read this week and found them to be so good and worth sharing. =)
Making Time for What Matters :: The Art of Simple // our life is so full and busy right now and I love it, these words are what I feel, just a lot more eloquent. =)
Wholehearted | a journal :: this is a new venture of being wholehearted mothers- showing the good and the bad and the realness of this season. The photos are gorgeous and I love the idea behind it.
The 1 Thing Every Home Needs :: Nesting Place // margin in my life, margin in my home – so good!
Why You Should Seek Quiet Everyday :: Herbet Lui in Introvert Power // a walk everyday, yes.
Happy Weekend friends, may it be the breath of fresh air you need and the exhaustion that reminds you that you are alive. XO
It’s the simplest of activities, really. But it has captured my girls’ interest this winter and it’s something that occupies them for a decent length of time. For my children, that’s an hour. And that’s when I’m sitting with them, which I do just when their attention starts to wane. I’m still pretty excited about this activity, my girls have not been interested in the least in colouring until this winter.
We’ve filled up every colouring book and I pull out old notebooks for them to doodle in. I sit and sharpen the pencil crayons, draw endless stick men and stick birdies.
I roll out the kraft paper to the length of the table and let them at it, we use it for all the gifts we have to give. Sometimes we go crazy and roll it down the hallway. I trace out their entire body and we make up stories and draw the most elaborate outfits.
It’s nothing fancy. It doesn’t make a huge mess and it’s art right on their level. I’m not a big fan of kiddie crafts, and I don’t save everything. I’m learning to include them in my projects (let’s all paint a picture frame!) and also to make the projects something they love.
Sometimes we draw the letters and sometimes we draw shapes but we always make it colourful. Even if the colour is the scattered crayons all over the floor or the new wall art, drawn directly on the wall.
How do you do arts and crafts?
:: kraft paper found at Staples, I bought the small roll but I have my eye on the big roll (partly to make this and partly because it makes the most sense), pencil crayons also found at Staples (or any other office supply store).
a portrait of my girls, once a week, every week in 2014
Winter months are made for blanket forts and piles of pillows. For sunlight through the windows and imaginary play.
Kilmeny loves blanket forts and is always asking me to make her a house. She gathers all of her treasures and brings them along with her.
Khaira is swept up in the dramas and is quite happy as long as she can have her own little space and her own blanket.
linking up with Jodi of Practising Simplicity for Project 52