Three. A funny old age. Or a funny young age. Both I suppose. Following the lead of the trees around us, the last couple of weeks have seen The Toddler suddenly blossom and change. “I’m not a baby! I’m a big boy!” He has gone from my beautiful baby boy to something older, different. In the space of a week he had his first invite to a birthday party from a friend he had made himself, rather than the children of one of my friends. Then after a long time trying to convince him to use the potty against his very adamant will, he suddenly decided that he would do after all. Which totally shocked me and I had nothing suitable for him to wear.

We go to the park. It’s not our first time there but it’s been a while. He wants to take his scooter which he has had since last summer but hasn’t mastered riding yet. I am taking photos to pop on Instagram, excited about the sun being out. “You like flowers don’t you mummy?” I do.

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With the sun finally making a reappearance in our lives and all the gorgeous blossom, daffodils and snowdrops around I thought it might be nice to share some of the spring flower crafts that were linked up to Tuesday Tutorials last week.

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These pipe cleaner snowdrops from Zingzing Tree are really cute and a great idea for the pipe cleaners you get in craft kits, I never know what to do with them! Dabblingmomma’s bottle flower stamp is a great kids craft using supplies you’re bound to have round the house while the flower brooch made with scrap material by Vicky Myers Creations would bring a nice spring feel to a top or bag. View Post

kids washi tape easter eggsYesterday stuck for something to do I thought it would be fun to decorate some Easter eggs with The Toddler. Naturally my first idea was a disaster so I had to quickly think of something else I had around the house. Washi tape! Of course!! I wasn’t sure if he’d fancy it but these washi tape Easter eggs were super popular with him.  View Post

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As the mother of two small children I’m not remotely ashamed to admit that I spend half my life in Starbucks, caffeine is after all the main part of my healthy balanced diet. The other day in there The Toddler decided that their marshmallow pops were exactly what he needed in his life right now. Now, I’m all in favor of an easy life (especially when it means I get to drink coffee) so I didn’t mind getting tapped up, however I did wonder if I could make these myself at home and shock horror they are super easy. I’m quite happy to munch on these myself but obviously you are welcome to feed them to your kids and I think they would look great at a childrens birthday party.

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Welcome back to another Tuesday Tutorials, this week I’m showcasing some lovely pink things from last week’s linky. Why? Because I think we all need more cute pink stuff in our lives!

Tuesday Tutorials Pin It Party and Linky 18 MarchThe footprint Easter bunny is a great Easter craft idea for kids from The Pinterested Parent, I’d love to make one of these mini pincushions from Tales from Mount Pleasant and the lobster necklace from Wolves in London? Inspired! I love big chunky jewellery!

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