Chrissie with Flipflops and Applesauce is another one of those blogs that is so full of everything we creative bloggers crave……….she’s got great kid craft ideas, great parenting ideas, cute kids, a wonderful story about their family journey………great decorating ideas and she’s cute. She’s got it all and I’m pretty sure she’ll agree with you on that one thinking you’re only speaking about her family. Before you get sucked up into all the fun creative stuff, you must read her Chapters on how they became a family. It will lift your day. Very inspiring.
I featured her twin sis a few months ago who is crazy talented. (although she didn’t display her feature button….can you imagine? I still love her site anyway.) You can read her feature here….She has an inspiring story too and has great great jewelry she designs!
Chrissie is the mother of two girls who are also twins.
I am in awe with all the crafts she does with them and I really love the fact that she’s not a fussy mom……she’s a fun mom…….make a mess mom……….she even states in her profile that things should go undone just so you can soak up the moments with your children. I SO agree on this one.
Trust me on this one all you obsessive cleaners out there. My husband comes from a family of obsessive “everything in it’s place” house and his memories are of his mother cleaning, ironing and making them play outside so they didn’t get the house dirty…….his friends in highschool teased him that his house was like a museum.
She makes learning fun…………like this table setting coloring sheet. There is an amazing story to go with this…….something about the queen being kept away from her king……..What a great way to learn. I need to remember this around Thanksgiving. Being so instrumental about learning and play being hand in hand, she has her own number and alphabet books she designed! You can get more details on her site. Aren’t those cute? You’ll also find most projects are do-able with everyday household items that you already have……..like Q-tips……….or if you’re one of those mom’s that is careful not to “brand” things…….I’m sure you have some cotton swabs around. And glue………we have glue right? And glitter? Although I’m thinking this can be done without the glitter if wanted. She shows mini-tutorials with most projects. WE LOVE A TUTORIAL!!!!
She says all you need are pinking shears to dress up a bag……….WOW! Add a hole punch and you’re in business. I love simple ideas that have that big WOW! This is a great project for all ages and so needed.