We celebrated the unexpected (to us) public holiday last Friday, May Day in Germany when absolutely everything is closed. The three day weekend allowed us to visit northern Germany and enjoy the picturesque scenery plus all the colorfully decorated May Poles.
Now, back to our mission of finding what’s new and exciting for kids. Take a look these winners – German Adventure Beds that will grow with your child from first big bed to college loft. The accessories make these not only beds for dreaming, but most definitely in a child’s eyes, dream beds. Add a slide, swinging rope, crane, hammock, ships steering wheel and more.
Clever and crazy fun beds offering space for four lucky kids.
Ahoy mateys, this could be your next treasure.
Rainy day entertainment found indoors.
Easily add play space under this model.
Always a princess – she deserves her own castle with storage and work space under the loft.
These adventure beds not only help to develop the mental and physical abilities of children but are child friendly and durable.
Stay tuned as we add more findings from the land of innovation.
We have arrived in Germany. The first finding on our quest to find what is new and exciting for kids is some whimsical art.
Tina’s Tiny Baby Doll.
Up Up and Away. (photoghraper’s error: with the top cut off)
Raindrops and Balloons.
I Heart Sail Boats.
It’s a Little Fishy in the Rain.
Please tell us what you think about these pieces.
Not too long ago we were thinking of the winter birds and seeds. Now, with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, seeds blended into heart shapes for friends and family will be a Science Saturday project for the kiddos. We will see if ours turn out as pretty as the inspirational hearts from Hill City Bride. She used them for wedding favors and has a beautiful tutorial.
Jamie from Dabbles and Babbles makes these Valentine Seed Bombs that we will attempt making one of these days. Our friends in southern states will be able to plant them weeks before the snow melts here in Minnesota. We will be forced to wait until May for our plantings. But until then, they will provide decoration in a glass vase reminding of future springtime days filled sunshine and summer flowers. Hop on over to Dabbles and Babbles and learn how to create your own Heart Shaped Seed Bombs.
Hope that you give these a try!
Our Christmas decorations are now all neatly packed away for another year. Once again there was a little over zealous purchasing in the candy cane department. What to do with slightly over a dozen of those peppermint-y seasonal sweet sticks?
Sprinkle Some Sunshine has a “sweet” pictorial on how to upcycle candy canes if you too have some left overs. All you need are of course the candy canes, 6″ lollipop sticks
1 cup white candy coating, like CandiQuik and sprinkles. Another Recipe for Fun.
This time of year we always like to think of our fine feathered friends living out in the cold.
Mary, at Home Is Where the Boat Is, inspired our plans for National Bird Day next week on January 5th. Our bird neighbors will be getting this Gingerbread House built especially for them to celebrate the new year in style. Pop on over to her blog for the blueprints.
A few years back we surprised the birds with these easy to create treats. Join us Celebrate Celebrate with Your Fine Feathered Friends
Learn more about National Bird Day and what you can do to help!