The Life of Jennifer Dawn: March 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Turning One

*Disclaimer: I received free product for this post in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opions are my own.
My baby boy turned one on March 16!  In lieu of a party, we hosted a family get-together on the Friday before his big day. There was dinner, cake, and a DIY photo booth for some picture taking fun! I wanted this party to be all about making memories and it really was!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Felt Flower Garland

Spring always gets me in the mood to craft! That is why I was so excited when Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores contacted me to do a craft using one or more of the spring trends--floral, geometric, radiant orchid, and nautical. I've already shared a floral craft and got the kids involved with a geometric craft, but I have been so inspired to create that I decided to make something else.  Lydia Grace loves this creation because it's going in her room. It's a felt flower garland with pops of radiant orchid, teal, and raspberry.
The internet and Pinterest are filled with inspiration for felt flower garlands. Here's how I made mine...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Geometric Painted Picture Frame Craft for Kids

Do you have some crafty kids at home? Get them involved in National Craft Month too! Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores makes crafting with the kids even easier with this great coupon offer and a website filled with spring craft ideas. Here's a fun craft to try...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Fabric Covered Button Earrings

March is National Craft Month! With spring just around the corner, I have certainly been in a mood to craft. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores makes spring crafting easy this month with a $5 off $25 or more purchase coupon and a spring crafting inspiration website. I've teamed up with the folks at Jo-Ann to bring you a simple craft that would be the perfect addition to any spring accessory collection.
They're fabric covered button earrings! The creamy floral fabric make them perfect for spring! Want to make your own? Here's how...

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Edible Play Dough: Sensory Dough Series

It's time for March's installment of the 12 Months of Sensory Dough Series! Each month 11 fellow bloggers and I will share with you our playtime adventures with dough. Last month was Cloud Dough.  This month is Edible Play Dough!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Day at the Park

Sometimes there are no words to share...
Just moments.
Moments that bring you so much joy!
Moments that make your heart hurt a little because you realize how quickly time is passing.

I often find myself wishing I could freeze time...
All I can do though is watch, enjoy, love, cherish, and remember.

And I want to always remember them just like this...
Happy memories!
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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Gymnastics Birthday Party

Disclaimer: I received some of the products from this post in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

Lydia Grace turned five last weekend! FIVE is a big deal! It has especially been a BIG deal to my sweet girl who has now been ending many of her sentences with, "because I'm five now."

"I can open that for you because I'm five now."
"I get to do kindergarten because I'm five now."
"I can be a Girl Scout because I'm five now."
"I can stay up late because I'm five now."

Side note: Yes, sweet girl, you can start school in the fall, be a girl scout, and even...stay up later. You now get to stay up a whole 30 minutes later. I'm not sure that is what you had in mind when you said you could stay up late though.

For her fifth birthday party (sixth if you count the 0th birthday party my sister threw for her on the day she was born), she wanted to have a party at The Little Gym where she has taken dance and gymnastics for years. Here are some snapshots of her special day...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

DIY Cupcake Toppers

Disclaimer: I received the stickers from this post in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions and ideas are my own.
Yesterday I shared the party favors and favor tags for Lydia Grace's gymnastics themed birthday party.  Today I have a simple tutorial for making cupcake toppers!  I used the same customized gift tag stickers from Tiny Prints that were used for the tags, but any sticker can be turned into a cute cupcake topper. Here's how...

Monday, March 3, 2014

DIY Party Favor Tags

Disclaimer: I received some of the product shown in this post in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions and ideas are my own.
Lydia Grace's birthday party was on March 1.  In celebration of turning five, she chose to have a party at The Little Gym where she takes dance and gymnastics.  I'm so excited to share this fun party with you.  Here is Part 1--the favors!

Sunday, March 2, 2014