Weekend Links

weekend links

Here is what I have been loving on the internet lately

Why creative people function better in a clutter. Great read!

The Ice Bucket Challenge video that went viral!

Lostmy.name is a great website to create a personalised book for your child!

Is there such a thing as a good psychopath? Read this!

If you are refrigerating your butter stop right now! Here is why!

A great read about the unschooling movement!

I want this necklace and these shoes.

I want to make this sour cherry shake!

Have a great weekend!

Sole Eating

Baby eating on her own

I have seen babies a lot younger than Maya who feed themselves on their own. It is my fault she never picked that skill earlier. I didn’t let her eat by herself because I was dreading the mess she would leave behind. But since she started day care two days a week she started eating by herself pretty quickly and in fact now doesn’t let me feed her at all. I was frustrated at the beginning having to deal with yet another cleaning after her but now I really enjoy watching her feed herself and find it great fun.

Maya is a toddler and mess is what toddlers do. I think I am coming to peace with it and now actually enjoy her messes. She is the sweetest thing ever and watching her grow and learn new skills every day is as exciting and amazing as can be.

This is her breakfast cereal all over her face!
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Palette n1 i Love You Little One

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I have seen a number of bloggers to share their own colour palette inspirations. Colours taken from a favourite photo or a simple arrangement of favourite colour shades would make a great colour theme for a wedding, baby shower, baby nursery, etc.

I have been planning to start creating my own palettes for a while. The idea was inspired not only from other blogs I read but after looking at some of Maya’s colourful toys which have amazing colour combinations. I think combining colours from her favourite toys, books and outfits would be great to theme with her nursery, shoes, photographs etc. It is just a great way to find inspiration and ideas.

One of the books she enjoys a lot to look at is the lovely I Love You Little One by Nancy Tafuri. It has really pretty illustrations and beautiful colour tones.

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My first palette is inspired from the cover illustration and I named the palette after the book.

Colour Palette

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Maya 16 months

My sweet baby recently turned 16 months! I know I say this every time but where the hell did these 16 months go? What is going on? From the day she turned one to now four months later it seems like the days just flew as quick as a space racket. Yet so much has happened since then.
Maya was close to her 13 month birthday when she finally took her first real steps. It took her longer to take off than most of the babies we hang out with, but she took walking like duck to water. She literally took her first steps one day and was running wild the day after. Unstoppable.
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Let’s Inspire Young Minds

Kids arts and crafts

I’ve been trying to involve Maya in as many crafty activities as possible although she is still too young to understand what is it that I am doing. But I’ve shown her how to hold a pencil and draw on a paper, how to stick a paper shape on another piece of paper to create a story, how to fill shapes with colours, etc.

When we are outside we create circles with the rocks, we draw on the sand in the sand box and play with tree leaves. I love doing this sort of stuff with kids and if I was a little younger I would “requalify” to be a kids arts teacher.

I would love to see ideas from other mums and bloggers out there on how to engage little ones with arts and crafts activities.

So here is yet another linky party dedicated to inspiring young minds to innovate, invent and create through arts, crafts and play.

Please link up your arts, crafts, play, imagination, inspiration posts below. I will read and share all of them!