Tuesday, March 28, 2017

For Your Toddler Artist

 The young artiste! 
My little Ophelia and I have been way into art lately.  We just finished ten weeks of great classes at Art with Ellen, and now I've been letting her go wild (much to my clean freak husband's chagrin) at home.  Watching how she notices how good the paint feels on her hands (or belly, or hair) when she's finger painting, or developing her fine motor skills with clay, or how proud she is when she peels the stickers and sticks them all by herself,  or dabling in science while experimenting with how different materials feel, I can see so many benefits on her little brain.   
 Here are some tools to bulinding your art cabinet!
 Easel// Organic paint (made with fruits and veggies!)// Beeswax crayongs
Eco dough// Smocks// Sticker book (Ophelia's FAVORITE, this occupies her forever!) 
Crazy paint brushes (these are awesome)// Finger paint 






Friday, March 24, 2017

Weekend Links + Steals



Happy weekend my friends! We're headed back to the chilly midwest today.  Spring, come soon!  



This blouse is calling my name.  



The Madewell spring arrivals are seriously good.  Love this, this, and this!
 
Why I'm cool with Ophelia sleeping with us til she's 30- study finds 40% of children don't have secure attachments.  40%!  That's huge!

The benefits of a postpartum doula.  All doulas are magic.  Get a doula! 

Millennial pink- this was interesting. 


Healthy, edible, cookie dough.  Enough said.  

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Good Stuff Under $50: This tee shirt is ADORABLE, kind of the perfect maxi dress, and this is such a pretty topCozy + fashionableThis dress is a mom's dream.  This is the perfect dressed up sweatshirt, this pack of earrings would be all I ever needed,  and this concealer gets amazing reviews.