October 5, 2016

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You and me. This past year when I’ve looked at your face I’ve seen mine. Not mine now, but mine then. Chipmunk cheeks, a gap-toothed grin, freckles sprinkled across a button nose. It’s strange and amazing to look at the kid you never saw in the mirror.

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Kid's rooms | La La Lovely

Paint can make such a difference, right?  In kid’s rooms it can add a lot of pizzazz (I like to say that word, but typing it, it looks like pizza, anyways) or shall we say interest.

I’m a sharing a four creative ways to use paint kid’s rooms.

Yes, of course you can use it on the walls.  But that doesn’t mean it has to be conventional.  That is the thing I love most about decorating kid’s rooms, being conventional is not a good idea, being creative is.  So if you are using paint on the walls why not only paint part of the wall?  Or perhaps a corner in a geometric design?  I love this fresh concept pictured above.

While the next paint idea is a bit of a throw back, it’s not a bad one when . . .

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September 29, 2015

kid's books | La La Lovely

I like children’s books.  Love them, really.  So much so, I attempted to write one, before there was a blog.  Who knows, maybe one day, some day, I’ll dust off those pages and try to do something with it.

Children’s books are just magic.  I love the magic.  The story.  The pictures.  The imagination.  The anything is possible.  The animals talking.  The people flying.

This summer we started going to the library, again.  I say again, because we are commiters and quitters.  I have to pay for a library card and the last time I did, we were always leaving as my kid’s were screaming and I was trying not to cry.  But, this year, we were just the right ages and it was real fun.  We found many fun books we loved, and had fun scouring the shelves.  I came across two that I thought but these two were worth the . . .

 

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June 16, 2015

Rainy Day Ideas via La La Lovely Blog

We’ve been on summer break for a good two weeks and it’s rained a lot.  And, when I say a lot, I mean I’m questioning as to whether or not we live in Seattle or the south of England.  But,  since there is no sea on either side of me, I’m quite assured I’m right smack dab in the middle of corn field country still.

Giant puddles pooling everywhere and we haven’t even, really used our pool yet.  Other then a few, “uh, I fell in with my clothes on,” situations.   Which are explained as, “I know you are not going to let me swim right now, but this always works!”

Yesterday I had blogging and a bootie workout on my agenda, but the kids were bored and so we pulled out board games.  I’m not a big games person.  I didn’t really grow up playing games, and I think that has a lot do with it (do you find this true about you?  like or dislike?).

Games or no games, I got thinking about what we like to do when the weather isn’t so winsome….

Keep reading for some summer ideas:

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May 29, 2015

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The other week I wrote about being one thing moms and everyones.  That every-thing fills my mind.  I get overwhelmed and then don’t do anything, sometimes.  And, after all, I am more of a one thing.

My one thing that I was putting off, that I shared with you, was chore charts.  Hanging them up takes five minutes, right?  But, it took up, like, weeks in my brain.   The procrastinating problem was that I knew I would had have a hard time being consistent.  Marking them each night, reminding little ones to try to make their beds, pick up the play room, again, and on the list goes.  I knew I’d fail at every single day and all week, and so I just kept putting it off, today.

Well, I put them up.  And, since I shared, some of you have asked to see what our charts look like.  And, that is what this post is.

I’m going to tell you, we did great the first week, and not so great this past week.  It’s a funky week like that, being the last week of school filled with field day, beach day, finals and finding outfits for what the day called for.  Oh, well.  Life is like that, right?  Some weeks we will do, well.  And, other weeks, not so much.  But, overall I’d like to do the best we can and be consistent in keeping the charts up.  Because if they are in front of us, that helps.

I found the chart (pictured above), created by Leah ReMillet (downloadable PDF here) and I thought it was a perfect fit for our family.  Since we are different ages and stages the blank lines work best for us and it’s simple.  Over complicated means it will get under used – for us.

We wrote out responsibilities for our older ones and for the younger ones I drew little pictures of tasks.  Do you want to see?  You are going to really laugh.  Lets just say that drawing is not where I excel creatively.

If you’d like to see what kind of chores seem to work for all ages . . . .

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