This week's top links include glitter tic tac toe, new kindergarten building, diy tray, summer nail art, mushroom art.

Every summer I lose my marbles. All of our usual routines get thrown out the window, and though it sounds wonderful to shake things up, the transition is not pretty. I can’t tell you the number of little – and big – things I’ve forgotten this week while I tried to be more present with Birdie. It’s such a catch 22, we crave more time with our kids, and yet when we get it we don’t know how to manage it? I think it’s time to add some scheduled me-time back into our days. Wish me luck!

Meanwhile, round about the internet this week:

  • Glitterfy your tic tac toe game for the deck or porch! via Handmade Charlotte
  • Kindergarten in a shipping container? Take a look. via Spoon Tamago
  • Modern yet natural, and beautiful. via Miss Moss
  • Soften up your summer trays. via Minted
  • If I had the time, I’d give these nails a go. via Paper and Stitch
  • Sometimes an image just grabs you and you have no idea why. via The Fox is Black

 

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get the goods for your kiddos this summer

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We’re in our second week of summer break and already I’ve heard the phrase “Mom, I’m bored”. AND she didn’t eat a single bite of her lunch yesterday either, for who knows what reason! Sound familiar? Fellow blogger Amy Christie knows this problem inside out – and has come up with a solution to help all […]

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make bathtime the bomb

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Does anyone else have kids who really don’t want to take a bath? It’s like it’s taking precious time away from their all-day playtime! Birdie is one of those kids. Bath time can be a battleground of “Not right now” and “I’ll do it after x,y, and z!”. But guess what, I’ve found a secret […]

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round about: balloon numbers and veggie fathers day

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A very interesting thing has happened at our house amidst the start of summer vacation. Somehow, my sweet Birdie has decided she wants to try “homeschool” all summer long. Now. I am not cut out to be an official Home School Parent. I love teaching, it’s in my genes and in my background: I taught […]

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worth 1000 words: paper and wire and art

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Sometimes, art is so very simple. To  make, to appreciate, or to be inspired by. See more of Joel Armstrong’s artwork.

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let your little ones go wild

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I have a matching bracelet set for Birdie and for me, but the problem is I’m afraid to actually let her wear her delicate golden bracelet chain. I was just thinking there has to be a more durable option, right? Turns out there is – and it’s super boho chique too. Check out these leather […]

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tip toe over to little miss tippy toes

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An interesting thing is happening over on Instagram. Have you noticed? Small handmade businesses are selling out so fast that practically the only way to find their goods is to keep up to date through their Instagram Feed. Little Miss Tippy Toes is a great example. She makes these gorgeous handmade dolls, with superb attention […]

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round about: pineapple crowns & rainbow hotels

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Today is Birdie’s last day of First Grade. Holy Hannah how is that possible? My husband keeps telling her she’s basically a second grader and that is making my head want to explode. Meanwhile, every freelance project for the month suddenly needs to be doe ttoday at noon so that I’m not pulling my hair […]

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worth 1000 words: our kind of blocks

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I can’t find the origins of this image, but that just makes it more mysterious. Can we please all have blocks like this? Or tile floors like this (the top layer, not the bottom!)? Or BOTH! Found via Pinterest.

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dress it up with dollisimo

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What’s a doll if it doesn’t have the right wardrobe, am I right? Dollisimo clearly knows the importance of doll clothes. Her sweet (and affordable!!) dolls come with several clothing items – skirts, shirts, sweaters, bags, teddy bears – which are all mix and matchable and very cool chick chique. I also love the mother-daughter […]

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double duty oak oak chair

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It’s been one of those days where clearly our items outnumber our storage capacity. This keeps happening! Its at the point where we should really make sure every single piece of furniture in our home should also have storage. If they could all look as good as this Oak Oak Chair, that would definitely help. […]

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round about: rainbow sandwiches & failed legos

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So it just hit me. It’s summer. Does it feel like summer to you, because I’m not onboard yet. Why is it the weeks speed by, and yet that summer feeling really doesn’t kick in until a month or so after it starts? What do you do to help you get into the summer swing […]

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worth 1000 words: houseplant houses

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Waterproof, and ready to assemble for your favorite house plants? I think I must have these. Learn more about Cottage Town from Ontwerp Duo.

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pip pip hooray for dolls!

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I just finished reading a lovely little novel set in the late 1700’s. Somehow, these dolls feel a bit like they came out of that era, with a little twist, of course! Henry Pip and Dee hand makes each doll just for you – with custom options if you prefer, or made-to-order dolls to choose […]

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round about: sunshine walls & birds around our necks

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It’s the start of the summer this weekend: Memorial Day. We just got a brand new rescue dog, so while my husband and Birdie spend time with the in-laws, I’ll be at home, in a blissfully quiet house, with a cuddly little pooch. I think it might be my new favorite way to spend the […]

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