crafting a healthy, happy life

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.

~Pietro Aretino

Now is the perfect time of year to cozy up at home and get crafty.

I know my girls are eager to work on something every day, and I'm happy to encourage them!

When kids do craft activities, they build patience (always a plus!), practice fine motor skills, and feel calmer. These are just some of the benefits to kids doing crafts. You can read more here.

Read on for a fun activity for kids of all ages, along with a few things YOU can do to get your craft on today. Have fun!

What I'm Loving Right Now

Here's a fun snowflake craft to do with the kids. Bonus: you probably have all the materials you need at home already!

Here's a little article about why you should learnve always wanted to learn. Here's a little article about why you should learn. And if you live in Northern Delaware, be sure to check out the CLASSES I offer...they're starting up soon! I just added a Mom & Me class for kids ages 4-6 that I'm really excited about.

I love this idea of choosing your own personal word for the year. Kind of like a resolution, but not. My word for 2016 is "LIMITS". I'm hoping it will help me focus on what makes me happy (family time, crafting, healthy eating) and stay away from what doesn't (too much TV, potato chips).

Dry, cracked hands? Yeah, me too. I made up this quick peppermint sugar scrub and it really helped! Maybe it'll help you too.

Here's a beautiful coloring page to work on. I love the message! Great for adults and kids alike.

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Hey there!

I hope you're staying warm. It finally feels like winter here, and I'm loving every minute of it. The girls are wearing their hats, I'm wearing my cowls, and we're all roasty toasty! Now if I could only get my husband to dress appropriately for the weather. It's a guy thing, I know, but it gets me every time!

Valentine's Day will be here before you know it. If you'd like to order something special for a special someone, I'd LOVE to make them the perfect cozy accessory! Be sure to use your coupon code above and get free shipping!

Be crafty,

p.s. I'll be on vacation next week, but don't worry -- the newsletter will go out on schedule. I wouldn't forget about you!