Rise and Shine, Monday

OUR FAVORITE BREAKAST I know, I know, Fall is no longer upon us…so what’s with the pumpkin? Well, we loved pumpkin pancakes before they were cool.  True story. I’ve tried making them from scratch before, and never could seem to get the recipe right.  Plus, I don’t know if anyone ever told you, but making…

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…

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…

Side Braid into Lower Braided Bun

Step-By-Step Tutorial Summer here is getting hot and muggy!  I’ve been wearing my hair up almost always these last couple of weeks.  While I was on vacation a month ago, I created this gorgeous updo for you to try out.  It’s a great everyday style, or you could dress it up with a pretty clip…

Bridal Hair: Boho Braid with Flowers

Step-By-Step Tutorial Welcome to my new series on bridal updos and getting ready for the big day.  From April through June, I will be sharing various updos, tips on make-up, the do’s and don’ts of wedding hair, veil placing, and bridesmaid updos. To see more tutorials, click the links below: Messy Chignon Double-Rose Updo Five…

Transportation: Trains Week 3

  Welcome to a new series about Transportation on Mustard Seed Family.  From April-June I will be sharing a variety of activities for your toddler/preschooler.  This series includes art projects, sensory play, outside activities, and field trips. Today I’ll be sharing a fun art activity and a gross motor activity. Thumbprint Train [Materials] White construction paper…

Bridal Hair: 5 Rose Updo

Step-By-Step Tutorial Welcome to my new series on bridal updos and getting ready for the big day.  From April through June, I will be sharing various updos, tips on make-up, the do’s and don’ts of wedding hair, veil placing, and bridesmaid updos. To see more tutorials, click the links below: Messy Chignon Double-Rose Updo Today,…

Upside-Down Braided Headband Updo

Step-By-Step Tutorial I was watching Frozen a couple months ago with my daughter, and loved Anna’s hairstyle that she wore when she first met Hans.  So, I decided to recreate that hairstyle, but on the bottom instead of the top!  It’s as if there sat a headband going around the bottom of your hair instead…

Half-Up Rose Bun

Step-By-Step Tutorial It’s Easter weekend, and I’ve got a pretty hairstyle for you to wear to church this holiday. [1] To begin, section your hair into two parts, the top and bottom starting from the top of your ear (or wherever you prefer).  If you want some volume on top, do some backcombing and loosed…

Stained Glass Flower Art

Happy Spring! It’s a Spring themed month here on Mustard Seed Family.  From March 20-April 20, we are focusing on the season of spring.  There will be art activities, outside exploration, felt board fun, and much more!  Please stay tuned for fun, cheap, and educational things to do with your toddler/preschooler. Today we’ll be creating a…

Twist Into Fishtail

Step-By-Step Tutorial Hey guys!  It’s feeling a bit like spring here in Minnesota, and I’ve been living in bright colors to show my support.  Don’t get me wrong, I am a winter girl through and through.  But I’m learning to appreciate the beauty in every season. Today’s tutorial is  another braid in a braid hairstyle.  This…

Sorting Animals from Cold/Hot Climates

Welcome to Montessori Mondays! Are you looking for some cheap, fun, and easy activities that support learning for your child? You’ve come to the right place.  Every week I’m sharing  Montessori based activities that you can create and share with your children. Check out my first post here for an explanation of why Montessori works….