I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I felt very pampered from morning till evening. (Now, if I could just work out how to get that kind of treatment for the other 364 days of the year I will be set!)
EXCELLENT video tutorial on DIY Stenciling.
Cheri from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar! has provided this easy to follow video tutorial on how to do your very own stenciling using freezer paper. (I *heart* video tutorials!)
You have to check out this awesome born to ride t-shirt she made her son:
She has got some serious talent!
A HUGE collection of flower tutorials!!!
Alison from Oopsey Daisy has provided a massive collection of flower tutorials. Felt, paper, fabric…you name it, she probably has included it.
Check out this flower topiary that by Julia Sandvoss that was featured.
FREE Birthday Printables.
When you join up to HowDoesShe‘s newsletter, you get these free birthday printables as well some other free printable goodies. Awesome!
A BIG batch of cookies to suit the whole family.
Nicole from Planning with Kids and Kate from Picklebums swear by this recipe. Not only does this recipe make a huge batch of 100+ cookies…but you can separate the batch out so each child can add their own extras like chocolate chips, 100s & 1000s, raisins etc. You will be able to keep all the punters happy with different cookies made from the same batch.
A GREAT reading list for children.
What books spring to mind from your childhood?? I remember Judy Blume books, Anne of Green Gables and who can forget “The BFG” by Roald Dahl?! Trevor from Literacy, Family and Learning has a whole bunch of posts to choose from, each containing comprehensive lists, that will keep you busy at the library for the rest of the year! (Follow Nicole aka Planning Queen on Twitter because she is great at finding fab links, like this one!)
I like the link to Chapter book for young readers
and Chapter books for Young Girls aged 6-12 year olds
and tips on how to help to get boys into reading with suggested books.