The Season of Mess

Tea For Two We decided to do a little tea party yesterday. And by we, I mean Ella.  She’s been begging me for weeks and I just kept saying no.  So it went on the agenda and we did it! Usually our tea parties are very exclusive, but this time we included the crazy two-year-old who spent…

Goal Planning 2017

Hey y’all!  Just a quick post here to show how I am going to be setting my goals this year. I use three separate planners, but bare with me because you’ll see why each of them are effective. #1: 2017 Powersheets by Lara Casey After hearing some amazing things about this planner, I decided to…

Goodbye Fear

{1 Year} Has it really been a year? As many of you know, I struggled with severe anxiety after the birth of my second child in 2015. This last month I completely stopped taking my medication (after reducing it over the last few months via recommendation from my psychiatrist).  And it left me with some mixed feelings. …

Chicken, Provolone, Tomato, and Basil Appetizer

Before the cold air started blowing here in Minnesota, I trimmed my basil plant.  Nothing usually grows (besides weeds) by my black thumb, so having too much basil was a really awesome and surprising problem to have. After looking at the things in my fridge/pantry, I came up with this recipe. Here’s what you’ll need…

First Fruit

Hello!  Long time, no see. It’s been awhile since I blogged, because you know, life happens. With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to share a great way to find a gift and give to those in need at the same time! What is First Fruit? First Fruit is a sweet little shop on Instagram that…

Life Cycles: Birds

Welcome to a new series about Life Cycles on Mustard Seed Family.  From July-September I will be sharing a variety of activities for your toddler/preschooler concerning animal and plant life cycles.  This series includes art projects, sensory play, outside activities, and field trips. Today I’ll be sharing a bird life cycle made out of felt. Bird The Bird life cycle has three…

Life Cycles: Frogs

Welcome to a new series about Life Cycles on Mustard Seed Family.  From July-September I will be sharing a variety of activities for your toddler/preschooler concerning animal and plant life cycles.  This series includes art projects, sensory play, outside activities, and field trips. Today I’ll be sharing a frog life cycle made out of felt. Frog The Frog life cycle has three stages….

Teaching Opposites

Opposites Activity [This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using the links below] Hey guys!  I hope you are all having a great start to your week.  This last month of summer can be painful for parents as the kids start getting bored right before school starts. …

Wrapped Braids

Step-By-Step Tutorial This hairstyle is one I’ve been wearing a lot this summer.  It’s perfect for everyday style, but I prefer to wear my hair like this at a party or on a date. [1] To begin, divide your hair into two sections. Keep in mind that you don’t want your sections to show. [2] Now,…

Life Cycles: Sea Turtles

Welcome to a new series about Life Cycles on Mustard Seed Family.  From July-September I will be sharing a variety of activities for your toddler/preschooler concerning animal and plant life cycles.  This series includes art projects, sensory play, outside activities, and field trips. Today I’ll be sharing a sea turtle life cycle made out of felt. Sea Turtle The Sea Turtle life…

How To Use A Hair Donut

Step-By-Step Tutorial [This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using the links below] Happy Monday friends!  Today I’m going to be showing you how to use a hair donut to make a full bun like the one pictured above. [The beautiful “Tree Of Life” necklace I’m sporting in…

Life Cycles: Polar Bear

Welcome to a new series about Life Cycles on Mustard Seed Family.  From July-September I will be sharing a variety of activities for your toddler/preschooler concerning animal and plant life cycles.  This series includes art projects, sensory play, outside activities, and field trips. Today I’ll be sharing a sequencing activity. Polar Bear The Polar Bear life cycle has three stages. 1….