Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My Visit to Candy Land

One day when I was walking by a local yogurt shop I saw a father and daughter.  I always get a little emotional when I see a dad with his daughter.  I guess it reminds me of the times when my dad and I would play cards together.  It was our special time.

What was so special to me about the observation of this father and daughter was the unspoken story they were telling....uninterrupted time with daddy playing Candy Land!  I walked away thinking, wow, that is neat. I hope I create memories like that where I slow down and really enjoy my kids.  Now, I've started my own tradition with my two little ones.  We periodically visit the same yogurt spot and while I try to convince my son to pick Candy Land he is convinced that Connect 4 is better!  Ha, I guess I'll wait until it's just girl time with my daughter.

When thinking about parties and fun things to create special occasion memories, I knew that Candy Land was next on my list.  So, check out some of the fun things I've created from Lollipop invitations, chocolate favors, birthday banners, party hats, cupcake toppers and more. 

Enjoy your journey to Candy Land!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Childhood Memories Inspire Creative Christmas Gifts

Crayola Crayon Jars available on Etsy

One of my fondest childhood memories was the beginning of the school year.  I wasn't glad to see summer end, but boy I loved to go shopping for all my new school supplies.  What girl doesn't love to go shopping right?

It was the smell of new crayons that got me every time.  Hmmm, the fresh tools of creativity grasped in my hands just waiting for all of the fun projects ahead.  Now that I have kids, I get to enjoy their love of arts as well.  No matter how many crayons we have in the house, there is always a look of excitement when they get a new box.

So, why not create a few fun new gifts using my favorite Crayola Crayon?  Check out our new Customizable Crayola Crayon Wreaths and our Crayola Crayon Jars (which also make great flower vases.  These make great teachers' gifts as well as birthday party decor.

Tell me what you think!