I’ve been watching fluid art videos for awhile now and today’s the day I decided to try it out for myself and share with you how I did it and how it went. If you don’t know what fluid art is I linked a video below describing a little bit of what it is. Now […]
All this crisp autumn air has me taking long walks and lingering outside on these last snowless days, before the cold nips too hard or the animals disappear into their homes. It also has me storing up veggies, herbs, and seeds for next year. So as I shook out seeds from the Black Eyed Susan’s […]
Its fall! Pumpkins are out and its time to decorate your home! Here is a quick DIY on how to make an amazing pumpkin planter for your succulents! Supplies: 1 Small White pumpkin 3 Succulents Carving Knife Lemon and vinegar spray bottle How To: Start by washing the outside of your pumpkin, make sure to […]
I’m forever trying to think up new uses for broken, outdated, or useless items. It’s a blessing and a curse. So when I found out my old bestie Scrabble game was a few pieces short of a full alphabet I was more than a little bummed out. Instead of throwing it into the trash I’ve […]
I wanted to decorate my front door for fall so I drove down to the dollar tree to pick up some supplies for a fall wreath. I purchased some fall colored flowers, a glitter pumpkin, burlap and a wreath base and started to piece it all together. Grab your hot glue gun because this is […]
Walking through Joanne Fabrics I found a wonderful DIY craft project to try out! I wanted to share my review of the product and some ideas to DIY it yourself. The brand is cross stitch style and they have a bunch of cross stitch projects that are super affordable and look fun to make. I […]
It hadn’t rained in two weeks until last night and the smell of wet dirt was heavy in the air. My toddler and I set off to explore our back woods and check on the little forts we’d been slowly constructing over the summer.
Her fascination with moss caught my eye.
We grabbed her pink beach pail and began hunting for all kinds of moss on rocks, under trees, and strewn below the leaves. We examined textures, we talked about colors, and collected samples.
I let her fill a shallow punch bowl with fresh dirt and we arranged our new collection adding in a few favorite pinecones. Our moss garden was born, perfect for our kitchen table which doesn’t get direct sunlight. We mixed up a combination of milk and vinegar making buttermilk to feed the moss and encourage it to grow up onto our special pinecones.
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Take some time to explore your backyard, garden, or park with your toddler. Take an interest in what they notice and encourage interaction with the outdoor spaces around you. It’s a special time of wonder you don’t want to miss.