Monday, June 22, 2009

Art Work Frame

We got some unfinished wood frames and painted them so that we could put the watercolor initials in them. We are hanging them in the kids' playroom.

We used some acrylic paint and the kids just covered every bit of the wood. They are so proud of their masterpieces!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Watercolor Initials

We saw this one at Blissfully Domestic. I couldn't wait to do that with the kids and hang their creations in their playroom.
1. Using your computer, make the largest letter you can in whatever font you want
2. Put clear contact paper over the letter and using a knife, trace around the outline of the letter
3. Stick the letter on the card stock
4. Paint away
5. Once the paint is dry, take the contact paper off
This is part one of our project with this one. More to come tomorrow! :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Father's Day Card for Dad REPOST from V-day

For Valentine's Day we made a giant card for daddy and the kids named all the reasons why they loved him and I wrote them on smaller hearts in the middle. This could also be done for Father's Day. Instead of hearts, you could use Stars. VERY cute! I must say that I think that this was by far my husband's favorite card EVER.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Father's Day Stepping Stone

This is the 3rd year in a row that we have made stepping stones for Father's Day. Both of my kids make their very own every year, give it to their daddy and he puts them in our garden. The kids LOVE making them because each year the kids put their hand print right in the middle and then they decorate it. They love seeing how much their hands have grown on their older ones. In addition to the hand print, we also write their name and the year on them. We love them! The stone kits we got were from Michael's as they are on sale EVERY year at this time. They are a wonderful keepsake.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Father's Day Beverage Cooler

We have already begun getting ready for Father's Day! It is kind of risky at this point because it is SO VERY difficult for a 3 and a 5 year old to keep a secret.

We decorated Colorful Foam Drink Cozies that I got from Michael's with foam stickers. On the bottom it says who it is from. The kids had a lot of fun with them and actually want one of their own, which I find strange because neither one of them drinks anything that comes in a can (soda). I suppose I could put water bottles in them. :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Peanut Butter Suprise Cookies

As many of you know, my family LOVES ANYTHING with peanut butter and chocolate. The kids and I decided to try this recipe just because it looked so gosh darn yummy. Thanks again, my dear friend Martha Stewart. You came through again! :)

Just to mix things up, I followed the recipe from here, and did half the batch on cookie sheets as the directions called for and the other half I put in mini muffin tins. They were both equally delicious.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Other crafts to do with Caterpillars and Butterflies

Button Caterpillars

Caterpillar Clip Magnets

Coffee Filter Butterfly

Egg Carton Caterpillars

Butterfly Clips

Butterfly Drawings

We have been all about butterflies this week! Since our field trip to the conservatory, we took our butterfly guide and colored butterfly cut outs to look like some of our favorites we saw. We had some great discussions about all that we learned about butterflies that we didn't know before.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Last summer we raised some butterflies of our own and the kids had so much fun doing it. They were amazed at every step of the metamorphosis. We got caterpillars and everything we needed to properly raise our 5 new friends from Bugville. I highly recommend doing this with your kids. It comes with a DVD that explains the process and what to expect and tells you how to care for them. I can't tell you how engrossed the kids were. They loved it. I must admit that I thought it was pretty cool too. :)

Franklin Park Conservatory

We went on a field trip to the conservatory to check out the butterflies that they have every year. The kids had so much fun looking for them and see what kind they found on their Butterfly Guide! I highly recommend the visit if you live in Ohio. It was so much fun!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Thanks for being patient!

I apologize for the lack of posts lately.  It has been pretty busy at the LuckyMe! house.  The end of the school year for my kids and for me (I am a teacher too) has definitely kept us on our toes and we even managed to take a VERY exciting trip to Chicago.  I promise to get back on track soon.  I appreciate the emails and blog comments.  I promise all is well here and I haven't fallen off the face of the earth.  Keep coming back!  I will be posting again soon!  :)