Archives for the month of: January, 2015

Seed Hearts

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.

Seed Bombs

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!

London Bus        Little Ben

While in England on a trends tour we found these icons, Big Ben wall decor and the Double Decker Bus Bunk  Beds. We are constantly searching for unique beds and accessories for kids. Here are just a few of our British discoveries. Currently the beds are not available for sale in the United States, but we are working on changing that.

Caravan

Caravan Bed

Beefeater

Beefeater wall decor ready to guard your bedroom.

Camper Van

Set up for sleep and dreams of the surf.

Scallywags

Scallywags Loft Bed

BMW

Black BMW Bed – We enjoyed driving a-“round” in a sporty Vauxhall while remembering to drive on the left and learning to embrace roundabouts.

Map of London

Beginning  with a good map rather than driving around in circles (roundabouts) would have been wise. This one however is made to hang on your wall

Candy Cane Hearts

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.

Birdseed House

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.

Bird Food

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!