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January 22, 2014

Flower Arranging... For Toddlers

It is probably no surprise to any of you - Emma and I do a lot of crafts.  She'll say, "Art Project, Mommy?" which typically involves paint, glitter = mess.  I've just gotten very used to cleaning floors (and walls) daily (hourly?).

This week as I've been preparing my Valentine's Day products (coming Friday!) we discovered a new and very easy project for Emma that kept her entertained for at least 45 minutes and didn't require any glitter or glue.

I love her little creations and since one of my resolutions is to keep more fresh flowers in the house, I love the idea of having her arrangements scattered around.

"Emma made it.  All by myself."
Ok, so there was a little water on the floor... but that just made the mopping easier.

"Look Darcy, look at my frowers!"

And, in case you were wondering, these little spray roses (Trader Joes) don't have giant thorns : )

And, while I love her painted works of art, displaying these bouquets are a little more subtle way to share her creativity in our home - and she loves them, too.

We'll be decorating Valentine's sugar cookies today, so I'm glad we had a relatively mess-free project yesterday, because today will be a doozy for sure.


  1. OK, that is SO sweet!! And I am drooling over your painted hardwood floors. They are beautiful! My husband would never go for that here. : / Have fun decorating Valentine's cookies!!

  2. I love your website and you seem like such a wonderful mother.

  3. I love that you have Emma arrange flowers! By growing up with a mother like yourself, she will have quite a broad skill set!

  4. You have such a cute blog Jenny. What an adorable post! What a great Mom you are!

  5. Anonymous9:41 AM

    That is so sweet! This was the first email I opened today. Made me smile!

  6. Adorable! Emma is a lucky little girl!

  7. She is absolutely precious! Put a smile on my face and took me back to the years when my girls were little. Cherished times!

    PS: On an entirely different note, your braised green beans are a new family favorite.

  8. What a great idea, next time my granddaughter comes to visit we'll try this.

  9. Emma is such a precious young lady! Simply adorable. On a side note, I love love the chair that she is working on. It looks so familiar, is it Pottery Barn?

  10. Love this post. You're little Emma is adorable. Love her clothes. Where is her top from? And would also like to know where the chair comes from.
    Thanks and your blog is lovely.


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