Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring Straws


I'm trying to get into spring.....really, I am. It's just that it's not easy when you look out your front door and all you see is snow!! We're on week 37 of snow here (okay, not really....but it sure feels like it!) and I cannot believe that Easter is just 3 weeks away. I am definitely NOT in the spring spirit....


But I really do love spring! And not just for the warmer weather....but because I love what spring stands for. New beginnings. Perseverance. A fresh start. Spring is good for the soul :)


So, to help me get into the spirit of spring, I decided I needed my own fresh start. It has been a long, cold winter and, as usual, we have been cooped up inside. And I have not been so much fun. My go-to answer lately has been "No" and my reason has been "Because." Here's a snippet:

"Mom, can I have a straw?"
"No."
"Why?"
"Because. You don't need one."

My poor kiddos. Clearly, straws are not going to make or break them. But they're also not going to make or break me! So why must I always stand in the way of their fun?? My new spring resolution is to add a little fun back into our lives. To become more of a "Yes" person....just because. :)


So I went to Target and picked up a box of new (fun) straws, some pretty plastic tumblers, and some scrapbooking embellishments. And then I got to work....if you can really call this work....



The embellishments were adhesive, so this was literally just a peel/stick effort. But I have to say...it was fun!


Even more fun? Being a fun mom for a change :)


Oh, spring.....where have you been??
We've missed you!


Looking for more fun with kids (or straws?) Check out my Straw Painting!




Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)
-Cathy

25 comments :

  1. So cute.. definitely very springy :)

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    1. Thanks, Jodi! We needed a little Spring around here....still do! :)

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  2. These straws do look fun. What a great mom! Love all the sparkles and the pretty pink smoothies.

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    1. Thanks Meaghan! I try.... (sometimes harder than others :)

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  4. Hi,
    This is so cute, need to try that with my daughter, she will love it! I am so happy I saw your post on Flamingo Toes party! Gosia @ http://www.kiddiefoodies.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Gosia! Such a simple way to add a little fun :)

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  5. Eeee! How CUTE! Thanks for linking up at Sweet & Savoury Sundays! :)

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  6. How cute!! What a great idea to bring the sunshine inside for you kids with straws and colorful drinks. Thanks for sharing with us at "In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party"
    Dawn

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  7. hi cathy... these are fun and so colorful... and how cute are your little ones??? adorable! thanks for sharing the idea!
    angie

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  8. Such a fun idea! You have inspired me to do something like this with my little boys. Thanks!!

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  9. These are so cute! My little girl would love these! I would love to have you come visit me and follow me at www.greatastestuesdays.blogspot.com!
    Kimberli!

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  10. Who knew a straw could be a work of art! These are frame-worthy!! Nice job :)nikki www.flairtales.com

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  11. How cute!! What a perfect spring idea!

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  12. Those are so cute. Maybe I'll make some for Easter...we're hosting my family this year. How did they end up lasting, as far as being sticky? Love them! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  13. I love these. I pinned them also. Thanks for sharing. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/03/what-to-do-weekends-10.html

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  14. great idea and we will def be making these! stopping over from the best blog recipes, saturday linky party!

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  15. Super cute! What a fun way to dress up a straw... Thanks so much for coming to (link) party with me... I hope you'll come again next week to Super Saturday Show & Tell! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~ Ruthie

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  16. These are so so so cute! My son would love this! He is obsessed with drinking out of straws! Thanks for coming by my Thursday Link up Party to share this! Hope to see you again this week!

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  17. These are so cute and fun! Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday at The Crafty Blog Stalker. You have been featured this week. I would love for you to stop by to grab a feature button! Wear it proudly – after all, your practically famous! Blog Stalking Thursday Features

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