I’m OBSESSED with these marble eggs! I originally got the idea from a blog I found on Pinterest, and it was a total Pinterest fail. So I tweaked the directions and it worked perfectly. This craft is super easy, super cheap, and really pretty. Especially for marble fanatics like me!
I started thinking about Walt’s first birthday party before he was even born. When we were in Africa we decided we were ready to become parents. We had such a peace about it and knew the time was right. So, what better theme for a first birthday party than a Safari? Of course, I went straight to Pinterest for some inspiration. I found a bunch of great DIY ideas for his party!
I have always loved chalkboards. When I was a kid, I would get so excited when my teacher would call on me to go to the chalkboard to answer a question. When I heard about chalkboard paint, I knew I had to have that for my boys. While doing some research to figure out how I wanted to create the chalkboard, I found out about magnetic primer. We don’t have a magnetic refrigerator, so I knew I wanted something for Walt to be able to play with all his magnetic letters and numbers on. This was perfect! I was a little nervous about how well it would actually work, but I figured it was worth a shot.
Snickerdoodle cookies are my absolute favorite! This recipe was actually the first “made from scratch” cookies I ever attempted. They are really easy, hard to mess up, and a definite crowd pleaser. I’ve even gotten so confident in my snickerdoodle skills that I bake them for people at my husband’s office during the holidays.
I have the recipe pinned on my Pinterest, so I can’t take credit for this deliciousness. It’s from Cookies and Cups, and I can’t begin to explain how happy I am that I found her amazing page! My sweet Walt goes a little cookie crazy every time I make them because he wants a “big” and not a “little”. Boys… I’m really in trouble when Oliver gets to the cookie eating stage. I will have to start hiding a couple for myself!