Friday, January 9, 2009

A new magazine and a fun kid's craft

I love magazines, as I'm sure is quite apparent from the above picture! And what could be better than a new magazine to read? Maybe one that is called Romantic Living?

Two sisters, one who'd started the blog Vintage Vavoom, have decided to start their own e-magazine called Romantic Living~ the first issue to be published this March! I have seen some of their beautiful pictures on Vintage Vavoom, and know that this is going to be a wonderful magazine! Did I mention that it is free, and all they need is an email address for it to be sent directly to your inbox each month? I cannot wait! :)

Here is the link to Kelli and Maureen's new blog, also called Romantic Living. From there, you can find out more about their new venture as we wait (me only semi-patiently!) for their first issue. To receive your own e-copy, simply email them at a look at the pictures I was telling you about~ if you're like me, you'll be counting the days until March! :)


Now, on a different topic, do you remember the "itty-bitty" craft I found to do with the kids? Well, since it's Valentine's around here (and has been for some time) we made these cute little fellows...

My son let me "borrow" the ones he'd made for a quick snapshot! Smile, guys!

Isn't he adorable?

My son even let me make one of his eight! (I liked this craft as much as my kids did!) I put it in the mailbox my husband and I share for him to find!

Put up the flag...and because the box of Junior Mints wouldn't fit inside the mailbox , propped them up against it instead. My sweetie was a happy guy when he found these! (Especially the candy!) :)

And look what I just found...

Gracie gave me one of hers, too! How sweet is that? We are getting such a kick out of this whole mailbox thing! It's going to be hard to put them away on February 15th. I have so many cute little things tucked away for my family that I can't wait to surprise them with!

I will be showing you my other fun craft in the next day or two, hopefully tomorrow, but we'll see! We're having a big ol' work day here, with my husband and I swapping "honey-do" lists for the morning! The lists can have up to five things on them, and I have already done the first on his list. (Worked on my part of "THE BUDGET".) Oh, how I dislike THE BUDGET. I even dislike the very words. My husband told me to call it whatever I wanted to then. But it's no use. I would just hate that word, too. :) No, but seriously, as much as sometimes trying to redo and decorate a house on a budget seems like trying to fit into a sweater three sizes too small, it's taught me patience. But that's another word I don't care for! Ha!

Well, I hope you have endured my blathering! Have a fantastic weekend, you all!
*Edited to add: In order to see the beautiful pictures I told you about, the right blog to visit to see these would be Vintage Vavoom~ the link is above. I'm sure they will have other pictures on their new blog, too, but the ones I saw were on Vintage Vavoom. Hopefully you are not completely confused now! :)


Anonymous said...

The little crafts your kids worked on are so cute!

Rue said...

Good morning Jenni :)

Those little creatures are so cute!! I love the mailbox idea too :)


trish said...

Hi Jenni,
Thank you for the links you have listed, I will be looking at them very soon.
Your little creatures are precious and the anticipation of looking inside your mailbox has me wondering if I could make my own. :o)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, swapping jobs to do.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Home as Hobby said...

Hey Jenni!
I too have a magazine addiction. Not a bad one to have, except that I can say that I haven't read anything with a hardback since the 12th sad. Thanks for fueling my addiction! Have a fab weekend!

cherry said...

Thanks for the heads up...I will check it out when I get time. I love your kids reminds me of when my mom and i made those pom pom catapillars that you made into magnets. We made little antennas etc for them. Lots of fun. cherry

Shell in your Pocket said...

What cute little Valentine fuzzy the girls would love these!
-sandy toe

About Southern Belle said...

What cute little creatures...they look like they are wearing flip flops to me, lol. I think I could make these with my little ones too.

Thanks for sharing the idea. = )

Thistledew Farm said...

What a fun craft - my daughter would love making these. And I love the valentines mailbox.

Ms. Tee said...

Those little V-day fuzzies are really cute! And how sweet that your daughter put one in your mailbox. :)

I had to laugh when you said trying to re-do on a budget is like trying to fit into a sweater 3 sizes to small - it totally helps with learning patience! lol

Have a great week! :)

Angie said...

Thank for giving us the link to the new magazine. Can't wait to see it and have some new eye candy to look at! I am going to try to find some little mailboxes this week 'cause I think that is just the sweetest idea. The craft project is adorable!

Unknown said...

Those are the cutest things I love them!

Jeni said...

WAY to cute!!!! I bet your kids had so much fun too.