January 13, 2015

Snow Globe Art Project for Kids {@ Or So She Says}

I had this post put together several days ago, and here in Utah it looked more like spring than winter then.  But yesterday, Mother Nature delivered!  It snowed ALL DAY LONG!  Huge, white, wet snowflakes falling like cotton candy from the sky.  It was glorious, at least I thought so!

Snow Globe Art Project for Kids from Blissful Roots

So, the snow globe art project I'm sharing over at Or So She Says today seems a bit more fitting than it did last week.  It's a great activity to do with your kids to bring a bit of the winter wonderland indoors.  And the snow globes always turn out as unique as each creator.  Provide a variety of embellishments to dress up the globes, and let your kids go crazy!   

Stop by and visit me at OSSS (click here for the entire post) for the supply list and how to.  

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January 7, 2015

Let it Snow Printable

Here's one of my favorite winter printables from last year.  I really do love embracing everything about winter during the month of January.  Especially the beauty of the snow.  The white blanket of snowflakes makes for amazing views, and gives nature a new, enchanting look for a few months.

Let it Snow Printable from Blissful Roots
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I'm completely spoiled to live in such a beautiful mountain valley paradise (Midway, Utah).  This valley is gorgeous year-round, but it's extra special in the winter.   


Let it Snow Printable from Blissful Roots

Let it Snow Printable from Blissful Roots

These pictures were taken during an early October snow we had last year, but they were the most recent ones I could find that showcase a bit of my amazing surroundings.  I never tire of  seeing the first snow of the season, the middle, or the last.  I can't even imagine living somewhere without the beauty, purity, and stillness of a snowy winter.  

Midway, Utah Ice Castles
Midway, Utah Ice Castles by Roger Blakey
And without winter, we wouldn't be able to witness these amazing ice castles.  They're truly breath-taking.  My boys and I drive by daily just to get a glimpse of them.  They're stunning in the day, and magical at night with the lighting.  If you're planning on being in Midway any time before March (they expect the castles to make it until the first of March), you have to stop by the ice castles!  You can pay to walk through them, or you can enjoy them from the outside.  Last year they were on our town square, but this year they've moved them up to Soldier Hollow.  I believe they're to be bigger and better than ever this year.  Click here for more information about the ice castles, hours, and pricing.

So, have I convinced any of you Florida-dwellers to head a bit north?  Probably not, but I have to say I second what today's printable says, "Let it Snow!"  I also love these words from Robert Frost.

"You can't get too much winter in the winter."

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January 5, 2015

January Pinterest Board

The first Monday of a new year.  I love a clean, fresh start!  Sometimes my drive and ambition fizzles off before I'd like it to, but for now I'm motivated and I'm going to go with it.  I'm motivated to improve on many areas of my life, and blogging is definitely one of them.  The little break I've taken these past few months have been very clarifying for me.  I've realized I do love blogging, I don't want to give it up entirely, but I've also realized that I can step back from a few things and all will be well.  And by taking a step back in certain areas, I hope to be able to channel some energy in new directions with my blog.  Nothing major, just a few things I've been wanting to do for quite some time and haven't.  
Follow Brooke @ blissfulroots.com's board January on Pinterest.

I always like to start off the month with sharing my Pinterest board for the month.  If you follow me on Pinterest, then you know most of my boards are organized by months.  That's how my mind works- in seasons and holidays.  I've been doing this for a year now, and so you may have seen my January board last year, but don't worry.  I'm a pinned!  I've added plenty of new pins for you to check out this year.   Lots of snow, snowmen, snowflakes, and winter.  January is a beautiful month!  Enjoy!

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December 12, 2014

December Pinterest Board

Well, my blog posts have been a lot fewer and farther between than I expected, but this new little guy of ours is consuming my every free minute, and I'm loving it!  He will be two months on Christmas Day, and he's already growing up too quickly!  I've appreciated the slower-paced life he's helped me remember.

Follow Brooke @ blissfulroots.com's board December on Pinterest.

I know we're on the downhill side of the Christmas countdown, but if you're like me, you're still in need of some great holiday ideas.  And, having a newborn has put a few of my usual Christmas traditions on the back burner. Well, thank goodness for Pinterest!  I feel like I'm in full Christmas mode as I'm scrolling through all the wonderful images on my December board, even if my usual decor, treats, and projects haven't come to life this year.

You can check out all 115 (and growing!)of my Pinterest boards here.

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November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Eve Traditions

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  It may seem funny that I haven't posted in weeks, and yet here I am on Thanksgiving morning.  I was up feeding my little one at 6:00, and couldn't go back to sleep.  So, I decided to take advantage of the quiet, sleeping house and pop in for a quick hello.

Thanksgiving Eve Traditions @ Blissful Roots


I was going to just repost some fun ideas for Thanksgiving Eve today, but when I went to copy the HTML to paste in this post, I lost it!  So, today's ideas are a repost, but the post itself is new as of today.

What do you do on Thanksgiving Eve?  Are you out Black Friday shopping?  We aren't ever, so it's fun to have some traditions to ring in the Christmas season.  Here are a few of the things we do/ I want to start doing.

THANKSGIVING EVE TRADITIONS
Unwrap Christmas pajamas
Decorate gingerbread houses
Decorate your Christmas tree
Make your Christmas list
Get out the Christmas music (if you haven't already)
Read a Christmas book
Watch a Christmas movie
Make a Christmas countdown  

These are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  I'd love to hear what you do to usher in the holidays!  I'm always looking for new traditions!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  Enjoy this wonderful day of thanks, and great food!

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November 13, 2014

Nature's Turkey {Simple Art Project For Kids}

Just popping in today with a little project my four-year-old and I did yesterday afternoon.

 Nature's Turkey {Easy Art Project For Kids} from Blissful Roots

I realized the other day that I haven't made a single turkey with my boys this year, and  Thanksgiving is less than a week away!  The horror, I know.

Anyway, we decided to make a turkey from nature this time around.  I always love how these turn out, and the best part is you don't have to make or buy a single supply!  Mother Nature provides them all.

It's amazing what you can find outside this time of year.  At first glance, everything seems so dead and dreary, but take another look and you'll be surprised with what can be found.  This entire turkey (minus the hot glue and paper) was made from things we found in my in-law's yard.  Making the turkey itself was fun, but the hunt for materials was actually our favorite part.  We gathered leaves, berries, and a pinecone, then hot glued everything on to a white piece of card stock.  So simple, so natural, and of course, adorable!

What kind of turkeys do you like to make at your house this time of year?

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November 11, 2014

Ideas For Your Kids' Thanksgiving Table {@ Or So She Says}

I've been grateful for guest posting lately because it's been keeping me in the blogging game.  Today I'm over at Or So She Says sharing some of my favorite ideas for your kids' Thanksgiving table.  It must be the teacher in me, but I love excuses to decorate for the little ones!

Ideas For Your Kids' Thanksgiving Table @ Blissful Roots
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Come and visit me here for all the fun ideas I have to share.  A few of my own, but a lot of great ideas from others, like this darling printable Draw Together Thanksgiving Set from Caravan Shoppe.  I'm in LOVE!

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