Saturday, January 8, 2011

One Small Wooden Plane

And here it post-Christmas reminder of simplicity. Santa brought one of these airplanes to each of my children; they're identical to the kind found at the Target dollar bin. Electronics and much more expensive toys were unwrapped that morning, and one of the most played with that Christmas morning and still today are these wooden planes, no larger than 4 inches long. I hope they continue to play with them all year long, as a reminder to me of what is important and that beauty often lies in simpleness.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Beautiful Winter Tree -- maybe $2??

So The Nester, who has some great craft projects, made a wonderful coffee filter tree and after making an easy coffee filter wreath I think I may give it a try for some last-winter decor in the house. But rather than buying a foam cone, I'm going to try to use some large cardstock I have here in the house to make my own free cone.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Loving the play items

We received some wonderful "play" items from Christmas that are educational as well - loving the Melissa and Doug geometric pattern cards (both the 4 and 2 yr old enjoying it) and the marble maze available from US Toys/Constructive Playthings.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gender Neutral toys

Here's a great deal on a classic toy - works for both boy and girl too!

Fisher-Price Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3 Big Talking Chatter Telephone
$9.99 (regularly $17.99)

Crafty Time

Isn't this Christmas Tree from The Amazing Mess adorable? We'll definitely be making one of these! Head on over here for the tutorial!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Free Items for new accounts

Click here to sign up at and get a $20 credit for new accounts. Right now in the Children's section there are Random House books for as low as $8. Even with $7.50 shipping you get this for free -- the $20 credit can be used towards shipping!
There's also Baby Genius items as low as $14. Looks like delivery can still occur before Christmas, making for a free or almost-free Christmas item for your little one!