what's in their easter baskets?

 so it feels like out of nowhere, march is almost over and easter is literally, right around the corner. for someone who spends most of her days at home, it is shocking how quickly the time passes. or how quickly the time seems to pass.

anyway, according to my farmer's market calendar, spring is officially here. the magnolia trees have bloomed, the grass is a bit greener and the skies are blue once again. here in ohio, we have to wait another month or two to plant our garden, but we have so many outdoor projects planned and we are totally eager and excited to begin.

okay, now the point of this blog post is to show you what we got our kiddos for easter. typically we get them a little toy, but their grandparents really over did it this year, so we decided to keep things simple and crafty. two of my favorite things!

for rufus, i basically just bought a few things that he currently needs ...

  • plain white onesies
  • sweet potato puffs!
  • honest baby lotion. sweet orange vanilla! omg, smells like heaven.
  • pat the bunny book ... this is our third copy. tears*
for wolfgang and eleanor ... all the crafty stuff! my idea was to gift them a couple of projects to do together. one afternoon we can paint birdhouses and another afternoon we can make necklaces and bracelets. 
  • sidewalk chalk
  • paint brushes
  • wooden birdhouse to paint
  • paint!
  • yarn
  • beads
  • a few pieces of chocolate because well, ya just gotta have chocolate!


almost everything came from target cause that's ma store. the baskets i found at joann fabrics and they were only $3 a piece! after easter i will use them as toy organizers in the playroom. i also found the birdhouses at joann's and they were only $1.50. can't beat it! ... lastly, i buy the little muslin bags at a health food store and use them for so many things! you can also buy them in bulk on amazon

that's it! i hope you all have a wonderful upcoming weekend and happiest spring to you! 

p.s. most of my time is spent on snapchat now. you can find me under 'kristenmittler' 


lately and some projects

so, i have been a little absent from this space lately ... for no particular reason, really. we have been spending these last, long days of winter quietly at home. i have completed some small projects and struggling to finish some that i started and just walked away from. you know how life goes ... sometimes you have energy and a strong desire to do things and then sometimes you don't. and that's okay. i enjoy riding the waves ...

anyway, one of the projects we completed was moving my husband's office upstairs and creating a playroom downstairs ... i should take the word "completed" back and say that this project is "basically done." i will be sharing the new playroom here soon! 

another project i began and have yet to finish, is painting the brick in our dining area bright white. once i began painting, i quickly remembered how difficult and time consuming it is to paint brick. oh my goodness, it's a job ... so, the first coat is done, but the second coat isn't. i figure i will just get around to it whenever i feel like. hopefully i get a jolt of energy to complete this dreadful task this weekend. but, i do love how it looks and think it is a much better color than cream. it was all feeling just a bit too creamy in there. 

and lastly, as far as projects go ... our mini kitchen reno is finally gonna happen! our contractors are meeting on monday to give us a start date! ... so it should be finished just in time for spring and i am just so, very, extremely excited!

these photos below really do not go with my words, but i wanted to share them anyway. yesterday the sun was shining and the kiddos were in cheerful spirits and the television was off and they were painting veggies to hang in our kitchen and it was just a really wonderful time. my eleanor sure has a talent. she asks me all the time ... "mama, do you think i can be an artist when i grow up?"

oh and p.s. .... happy march to you all!