The Life of Jennifer Dawn: September 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall Sponsors and A BIG Giveaway

It's time for another seasonal giveaway here on the blog! And this one has a fun addition! I interviewed the giveaway participants to help you get to know each of these bloggers and shop owners a little better ! I hope you enjoy reading their answers as much as I did! They are truly some phenomenal individuals! Happy reading, browsing, and shopping! And don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post...

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pumpkin Window Cling Craft for Kids

Are you looking for a fall craft for the kids to try? Here's a great option! Using glue or puff paint, they can make pumpkin window clings that will add a little fall color and charm to your home.
Happy crafting!
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

FABKIDS for Fall

It's starting to get a little cooler here in the south. Fall is here! Which means harvests of homegrown crops, long sleeves, corn mazes, trees changing their colors, and days spent enjoying the beautiful fall weather. Doesn't this little outfit look perfect for fall? Let's have a fall adventure, shall we?
Eli's soft flannel shirt and khakis: FabKids
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Happy fall!
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fall Apple Crafts for Kids

Pumpkins shouldn't get all the love this fall! How about some crafts involving another fall favorite? It's all about apples in this post...

Below you'll find 20 fun apple crafts and activities to try with your kids this season. But there's more! You'll also find a plethora of other round-up posts done by fellow members of the Kid Blogger Network Make yourself comfy. There are lots of fun crafts to check out!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

No Cook Play Dough: Sensory Dough Series

It's time for September's installment of the 12 Months of Sensory Dough Series!  Each month 11 fellow bloggers and I are sharing with you our playtime adventures involving a different kind of dough. Last month we made Slime Dough, and this month's theme is No Cook Play Dough!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Burlap Canvas Children's Wall Art

Want to create a unique piece of art for your child's nursery, playroom, or bedroom? Here's an idea that's simple and adds a cute, personal touch to the room.
I've been chipping away at room redos for the kids' project at a time. These stenciled canvases were a great addition to boys' room. The "E" is for Eli and the "C" is for Caleb. Maybe it's a Southern thing--we do love our monograms--but I love to include their names or initials in the decor. You could use this idea to make all sorts of canvases though. Planes? Dinosaurs? Ballet slippers? All of these and more could be painted across a canvas to create a fun addition to your child's room.

Why spend a ton of money on expensive wall hangings, when you can easily and quickly make your own?! Keep reading to see how to make this craft for your home...

Monday, September 8, 2014

First Day of Kindergarten

Lydia Grace started kindergarten four weeks ago, and I'm just now getting around to sharing these with you. It's taken me a little while to figure out how to fit blogging into the equation since beginning our homeschool journey.  I have so much to share with you though. Up to this point it has been an amazing adventure. There have been a few overwhelming times where I've doubted myself, had to tweak our schedule, or scrap one plan for another. That's just life though...

If at first you don't succeed,
Try, try, try again.


We'll save all of those details for another post though. For now, I'll leave you with the pictures of Lydia Grace heading out the door for her first day of co-op classes...

Outfit: Fabkids

Happy school year!
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Craft Party

Do you remember the craft party I threw last year with a yogurt bar and Brit Kits? Two weeks ago, several ladies came over for another fun night of crafting! Here's the rundown on this year's Brit Kit Craft Night...