Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hermione Granger Costume

Not to be outdone by my son's Harry Potter costume, my daughter was determined to be a convincing and cute little Hermione Granger for book character day. But I had a little trouble figuring out how to accomplish a plain clothes version of Hermione. I mean, other than Hermione's curly hair, what else might tip someone off to who my daughter's story character was. Then I decided my daughter should carry a big book around, specifically, a book Hermione is known to reference regularly. I chose Hogwarts: A History.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Harry Potter Costume

The elementary school my kids attend is in the middle of a week-long celebration of reading. Today, my kids had the opportunity to dress up as their favorite book characters. Since we are currently going through the Harry Potter series, my kids decided they would go to school dressed as Harry Potter and Hermione Granger.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Red + White Lunch

Today was red and white day at school in celebration of the Cat in the Hat and reading week. I can't help myself -- these themed lunches are just so much fun!

Hope everyone is enjoying the week!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Thank You : Apartment Therapy + 6th Street Design School

I'm pretty excited by all of the blog love I've gotten over the last week so I wanted to make sure to give a big shout-out of thanks to Apartment Therapy and 6th Street Design School for including one of my posts on their blogs. You guys really know how to liven up a blog's traffic flow!

The Contemplative Creative on Apartment Therapy
6th Street Design School with The Contemplative Creative in its "Last Week's Links"

Be sure to head on over to both Apartment Therapy and 6th Street Design School for all sorts of fantastic ideas -- I promise you won't be disappointed!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine Lunch

Of course I had to make special lunches for my little valentines!

I hand-cut the cheese pieces and strawberries into hearts and used this idea from Pinterest for the heart tomatoes. The cookie is from a lip and heart pack by Bite Me, and the heart crackers were lovingly sorted from boxes of Annie's Organic Bunny Classics Buttery Rich and Organic Bunny Classics Cheddar.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Seahawks Valentine Box

My daughter came up with the idea to have a Seahawks football field adorn her valentine box for school.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mustache Valentines

My kids aren't allowed to bring candy to school for Valentine's Day. So this year I decided I'd get on the mustache bandwagon by making some fan-stache-tic valentines for my kids to share with their friends.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Hello Kitty Arcade Invites

How does one fuse together Hello Kitty and an arcade party? My answer to that question was this: pixelate the kitty!

My daughter is having a half-birthday party this year since her real birthday landed during a difficult time of year. I won't do much for her party -- the fun center takes care of most things -- but at least my daughter's invitations will reflect her personality a little bit!

Game on!