Owl Party Birthday for my 7 year old

My daughter decided to have an owl party this year for her birthday.  I went all over town to try and find some cute owl decorations to no avail.  Owl's are simply not a popular party theme this year.  So, I got creative and decided to make my own.

 

I always like to have a theme and a color scheme before I get too far into the planning process.  She picked to have green, purple pink and blue as her colors.  From there I chose party supplies in those colors and then did what I could to make them look like owls. 

 

St. Patrick's Day Preschool Activities

I love holidays and I especially love celebrating them with my kids!  I also love to combine holiday fun with learning.  That is why I am sharing some fun St. Patrick's Day preschool activities and free printables today.

This year I have two preschoolers at home with me and they are 4 and 2.  I like to try and find activities that each of them can enjoy.  With that in mind I have created fun activities that can work for both of them.

 

St. Patrick's Day Preschool Activities

 

Make a Rainbow

Non Alcoholic St. Patrick's Drinks

I love to celebrate everything from the little occasions to the big occasions. I don't like to spend a lot of time or money doing it though.  As a busy mom the last thing I need is to add more to my "to do" list.  So, I like to find easy and inexpensive ways that we can celebrate.  These non alcoholic St. Patrick's drinks add the perfect touch to a family friendly gathering to celebrate all things green.

 

March Madness Activity

Do you have any basketball fans in your house? My husband loves the month of March and looks forward to it all winter long.  I never grew up watching sports so I learned a lot about the significance of March Madness from him.  Early on in our marriage he came up with a great way to involve our family in his love of this annual basketball tournament and today I'm sharing our March Madness idea with you.

 

Our March Madness Family Tradition

 

St. Patrick's Day Decorating Tips

Today I am sharing some St. Patrick's Day decorating tips, but really they can apply when you are decorating for lots of things.  I like to decorate for all the holidays in some way or another. My kids love to decorate and create a festive atmosphere and I love to change things.  Even though I like celebrating holidays, I don't always like to spend a lot of time or money decorating for every holiday.  

Smore Cookie Bars

These smore cookie bars are the most delicious melt in your mouth treat.  The best part is that you don't have to wait to go camping to enjoy the combination of ooey marshmallows, melted chocolate and graham crackers.  Even better these smore cookie bars come in a compact form that is  so easy to eat that all you have to worry about is figuring out how to share all this goodness before you unknowingly eat half the pan on your own. Umhm. 

DIY St Patrick's Day Decor

Today I am sharing two cute diy St. Patrick's Day decor ideas. They are easy to do and can be made with only a few materials and not a lot of money.

I got the inspiration for this project when I visited a Habitat for Humanity Restore.  It is a place where you can buy tools, used furniture and other home items at a discounted rate.  All the proceeds of the sales go to helping build homes in the community and support the Habitat for Humanity projects.

Mint and Lavender Teen Bedroom Makeover

For my daughter's birthday she wanted to redo her room. We had a  budget of $125 to bring her teen bedroom dreams to life. Our starting point was a mint lavender theme with touches of gold added in.

The walls were already painted lavender so we didn't need to spend any money on paint, but we did spend some time retouching some of the spots using leftover paint from when we painted it before.

 

Young Living Essential Oil Starter Kit

For the month of February I can't help but think that one way I show love is to support the health of my loved ones. Last year about this time I made up my mind to show myself and my family more love by making a really concentrated effort to get rid of chemicals. I started with the Theives Household cleaning kit (read about it here) and soon after bought the Young Living essential oils starter kit.