Fostering Imagination: Sidewalk Chalk

My daughter has a very active imagination. It’s one of my favorite things about her. We pretend to be different animals. We play house. We pretend to be princesses. We even pretend to be witches that turn each other into frogs… But I knew she had a unique point of view when she wanted to pretend to be a Bergen instead of a troll because the Bergen Chef gets to carry that “super cool purse.” (read: fanny pack.)

With that imagination comes the desire to create, but here’s the thing: her little three-year-old hands can’t quite articulate the masterpieces she envisions. That is where I come in!

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Holiday Cards with Minted

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the place, families were scrambling to keep up the pace.

Two Christmas cards were already here, but we haven’t started our holiday cheer.

I found a solution, the panic relented. This year, we’ll order our cards from Minted!

Okay. Enough rhyming. Let’s get down to it.  Ordering our holiday cards was a cinch this year thanks to Minted. With their variety of unique designs from a community of independent artists, the hardest part was picking which beauty we would use.

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Housewarming Gifts: Part Two “Enter the Martini Castle”

As promised, here is my go-to housewarming gift for any new homeowner. Based on the title of this post, you may have guessed that it’s based on one of my favorite movies, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” It is the sweetest, most heart-warming movie that there ever was. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend giving it a shot this holiday season. (I watch it every year.)

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Housewarming Gifts

Back in March, we closed on our first house… The Official “House of Frost,”if you will. (Even if you won’t, I don’t care.) I have been up to my elbows in working, writing, babies, family, vacations, birthdays, unpacking, purging clothes and knick-knacks, organizing drawers, changing out baby clothes sizes, and the like… Just life, really. In the wake of all of that, the poor houses (both literal and the blog) have taken a back seat. Now that we have a couple of weekends with fairly minimal plans, and the house has been painted, we’ve finally gotten around to hanging things on the walls! It’s really nice to see our house become more of a home and less like a boring, beige staging area.

We got so excited about all our work that we are thinking of doing a small housewarming. (We’ll see if we can find the time.) So, in the vein of warming homes, I’d like to play a little good idea/bad idea on housewarming gifts.

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DIY MistleTOES Ornament

Well… I’m crying.

You can cry too. Here’s the recipe for my handmade “MistleTOES Ornaments”

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