Writings Elsewhere

How cute are these little winter scenes! I shared them on Instagram a few weeks ago when we made them at Greta's third grade class winter themed party, but I'm finally sharing the tutorial. Head on over to Classic Play to find out how your kids can make their own. It's pretty sweet how much my kids love theirs, they are so proud of them and have them displayed on their bookshelves. Oh and if you're having a hard time finding pickling salt, don't feel bad, we found it here

Also, I have a beauty post on how to do a salon worthy manicure over on Hello Natural today too. I love the gel polish/shellac manicures, but only get them when we are going on vacation or for special occasions. They're too expensive to justify regularly, so I care for my nails on my own in between. 

Are your kids back in school yet? I have one that is, and two that aren't. But I actually feel like a human being today, I worked out for the first time in almost a month this morning. I am afraid of walking tomorrow, but it felt good to do that first class back which is always so hard. And to be able to blow dry my hair without stopping the dryer 50 times to diffuse arguments or answer questions? Ahhhh, the little things. All this because my younger two are in camp for the day. They went for one day last week and one day this week, otherwise it's all mama, all the time. 

Hoping your start to 2015 has been a good one! We are back up to 80 degree temps in Los Angeles which feels so good after our cold spell. I decided not to do goals for the year, other than my new family photo project, because I haven't even had the time to sit down and contemplate what they would be! Two things that are on my list? To finish our vacation albums from 2013 and 2014. I'm about half way done. And to give the kids new experiences. Take them new places and teach them new things. There you have my 2015 goals. Maybe my theme is keep it simple...