This Valentine’s Day, send your little one a special message in their lunch with a Conversation Heart Cookie from Lulu the Baker. From “Love You” to “Be Mine,” these sweet messages are a fun way to send a message and a treat while your kids are at school.
We’re so excited to announce that we’re partnering with Oh Happy Day to offer you creative crafts and kid-friendly ideas perfect for spring!
From amazing DIY projects to fun party ideas, Oh Happy Day is one of our favorite blogs for all things handmade. Stay tuned to Building Blocks for next week’s first post (hint: it’s all about red, white and pink!).
To celebrate our new partnership and prepare for Valentine’s Day, we’re also hosting The Sweetest Giveaway for our readers. Enter below for your chance to win one of three $500 Pottery Barn Kids gift cards!
Freshen up your little girl’s room with color in full bloom! Shades of lavender plus mix-and-match decor creates an eclectic style that’s perfect for spring. We love Sherwin-Williams’ Grape Mist (SW 6548) – a cool lavender with hints of silvery gray – to bring a sophisticated touch of color.
1. Strung with beautiful wooden beads, our Dahlia Chandelier is both unexpected and sophisticated.
From fruit-filled to chocolatey to the perfect tarts and more, we love pie! And since today is National Pie Day, we’re celebrating with our favorite kid-approved recipes. From little hand pies to pie on a stick, here are a few that are sure to get two tiny thumbs up!
Peanut butter and jelly makes for a classic sandwich, but with Spoon Fork Bacon‘s PBJ Pie Sticks, it’s now a favorite pie filling. We love these miniature pies on a stick – they’re the perfect size for tiny hands and they’re so much fun to eat.
You don’t have to gather ’round a campfire to enjoy these Mini S’mores Hand Pies from Celebrating Everyday Life. With a few simple ingredients and a fun toasted-marshmallow topping, these little goodies will quickly become a fireplace favorite.
For a fresh take on a classic pie, try this Apple Pie in the Apple from Babble. The clever presentation will have your little ones excited to see what’s inside!
Even on darker days, this little set up is hours of arctic fun from the comfort of the indoors.When it’s too cold to play outside, bring the entertainment inside! This fun Light Up Shoebox Theater from Handmade Charlotte offers hours of arctic fun from the comfort of indoors.
Make sure you hug your loved ones today – it’s National Hugging Day! Because they’re one of our favorite ways to show affection, we couldn’t help but round up a few of our favorite hugs from our Pins that Make Us Smile board on Pinterest – enjoy!
It’s hard to share a room with your sister. Especially when you’re 7 and your many treasures require lots of space.
Our two oldest girls share a room, and no matter how much I’d beg, plead and fuss, there always seemed to be a constant stream of clutter (or prized possessions, depending who you ask).
Well, there also wasn’t enough storage – we needed a place where they could display the things that mattered to them. So, we brought in the Catalina Bookcase as a solution to make everyone happy:
With five kids, we’re learning to take advantage of every square inch of our house. In the girls’ shared room, that means letting no good corner go to waste. Before, every surface in the room was always covered in stuff:
And this little spot mainly served as a battleground for Barbies:
Adding a pretty bookcase not only cleaned up the corner, but the girls now have a special place to display their things.
Baskets are a mom’s best friend. I added four Sabrina Baskets to create hidden storage to help with quick room cleanups. They’re the perfect size to hold everything from tiaras and toy dogs to slippers and mermaid wigs – you name it!
I pulled some pieces from my milk-glass collection to hold their beads and baubles on top. The top shelf is reserved for a few of their favorite books (though I’m sure they’ll rearrange everything many times).
And in case you’re wondering what happened to the heap of dolls that used to occupy this space: They’re neatly tucked away in the closet, thanks to this shoe organizer from PB Teen. It’s the perfect (hidden!) Barbie hotel:
What are your tried-and-true ways to make the most of a room? Share with us in the comments below!