In the past couple of days I saw two great ideas from fellow bloggers that I would love to share with you. The first idea I loved was from A Lot of Loves by Marilyn.
Painting with Water
I don’t know how long this idea has been around for, but who ever first thought of it as an activity for young children deserves a genius award! It is as simple as it sounds.
All you need:
A bucket of water
A paintbrush for each child
Big Brother is 4 and Little Sister is 1 ½ and for them this idea was as good as gold- seriously not exaggerating here!
I sent them out on the deck with the $1 paintbrushes they got from Santa last year, and in case you are wondering the elves didn’t make these ones, Santa found them at Michael’s, along with their bucket of water.
The kids painted for so long. Everything on our deck is newly painted from the chairs to the railing, the ground, and their very favorite spot to paint- the sliding glass door. Not being really on top of cleaning the outsides of the windows (or who I’m I kidding the insides too) I didn’t mind one bit.
The biggest surprise after painting with water outside was they now constantly ask to go outside and paint with water all the time. Seriously all day! Umm…let me think about it…SURE go outside and paint with water to your heart’s content.
Love, Love, LOVE the idea! Thanks for writing about it Marilyn!
The second great idea I saw this week was from Tina at Carrots-N-Cake. My readers that have been with me for a while know how much I love my sorority sister’s blog. Oh yes I said it…I was in a sorority…try not to laugh too hard 😉 In fact some of the friends I made there have the most fantastic blogs!
Tina is a food and healthy living blogger and her idea to help stay on track this summer was to:
Skip the Extras
If you splurge on good eats this summer enjoy it, but when possible skip the extra things that just add to the calories. The example she gave is if you eat a hamburger skip the cheese and the special sauce. Tina doesn’t believe in depriving yourself of any foods but instead believes in being mindful about your choices and achieving a healthy balance with food.
Hopefully these 2 great ideas from a couple of wonderful bloggers are helpful to you this weekend!
Question of the Day
I was having trouble thinking of a question of the day for today and for some reason was recalling a conversation Big Brother had with his friends recently. The neighbourhood kids were outside playing when one of them goes inside and emerges with giant freezes for each of them. The boy said “Now don’t waste my Mom’s money by spilling these on the ground!” The second boy said “Yeah my Mom needs her money to buy toys for me” and Big Brother said “My Mom has 1 M-I-L-L-I-O-N dollars!” Although this may come as a shock to some of you I in fact do not have a million dollars. 😉 Oh the things kids say! I thought it would make a good question of the day though…
If $1million was deposited in your bank account tomorrow what changes would you make in your life? What would stay the same?
Please share in the comments.
Have a great weekend, my friends!