After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Day Prep

Valentine's Day is really one of those days I didn't get into much before having kids.  After having kids, its pretty fun!  I've been pinning lots of Valentine inspiration on my Pinterest board, and the other day, I thought I'd give one of the inspirations a go with the kids.  I started to set out supplies, and what was supposed to be stuffed felt hearts, turned into its own little that incorporated reading skills for Logan.  Sweet!  I love when projects take over and turn into school projects as well.

Somehow, stuffed hand sewn felt hearts turned into this.  Don't ask how.  My mind is usually all over the place.  As I was setting up the supplies, I realized I had to order the steps somehow or madness would ensue.  So I decided to set up a station type thing.  Each station had directions printed on the craft paper and I used words that Logan was capable of reading.  When I showed them how the stations were going to work, Logan read each direction to us.

Then I set them free and a sort of semi controlled, creative chaos took place.
They worked hard and were totally into the project.  I think they liked the clearly laid out stations and knowing what to expect next.

All of a sudden, I was left with a very controlled mess, and a table full of BEAUTIFUL Valentines!  The kids were excited about their creations, and clean up was easy for them since it was controlled and sorted out, if that makes sense.

I kinda don't want to send these off.
They're so pretty!


  1. Jenny they're awesome!
    Your kids are sooo stinkin' beautiful!

  2. What a grand idea! I love pinterest...what did I do before it? Thanks for sharing, Jenny. You always have creative ideas:)
    xo Jules

  3. You Are So endeavorous! (fire fox is telling me that's not a word - but you know what I mean). I love the controlled mess - I am all about that! Beautiful Valentines!

  4. Love valentine projects, they always come out cute no matter what you make, just bright colors, such love, how can you go wrong? The little station were a great idea for keeping the project manageable and organized and allowing for independence. Great idea