As I write this post, I can see seven lonely socks on the arm of my couch… seven lonely socks that have lost their partners even though I’m pretty sure I have finally done all the laundry.
Please tell me I’m not the only one! I’m pretty sure it’s some sort of cosmic karma thing as my Mama still hassles me about all the socks I lost as a child… and now I get to be the one taunted by pairless socks!
So tomorrow, on the 9th of May, we get to pay homage to all the lost socks in our life because it is Lost Sock Memorial Day! This is one of the more bizarre days on the May Magical Days Calendar, but one that is pretty easy to have a little fun with… and is sure to get your family giggling!
Here’s some ideas for celebrating…
- Lovely: Share a dream on The Adventures Archive (this one gave me goosebumps!)
- Together: following on with the ‘dream theme’, I think the girls and I will have a go at making dream catchers this month… especially after reading this lovely post (Crafting Connections)
- Magical: Hold a Family Fun Taste Test … I just love this idea and am keen to try it out this weekend with the girls… now to pick a type of food to test!! (Awesomely Awake)
- Inspired: Everywhere you go is a new-to-me-blog that a friend introduced me to and I must say I’m more than a little besotted! Lisa, the inspiring mind behind the blog, fills the space with yummy sounding recipes, crafty goodness and (lucky for us Aucklanders) lovely little adventures around the Auckland area!! PS… it’s definitely worth checking out when you have a little free time, as there are more than a few neat videos to watch!
Today I wanted to bring you a little inspiration for Hawaiian Lei Day!! Hawaii is close to my heart: Barry and I honeymooned there. So when I was creating the Magical Days Calendar, I knew that this was one of the holidays that I wanted to celebrate with my family.
On wednesday, the girls and I will be making some leis, listening to some Hawaiian tunes, and having a tropical-inspired dinner. If you follow me on instagram, I’ll try to post updates to our adventures there.
I’ve collected a little inspiration below, there’s links underneath.
Hello Friend! (or should I say Bonjour!)
Today I have a new post ready for the Little World France series. There are many, many recipes that come to mind when I think of the food of France, it really is SO hard to narrow it down! However the omelette is a perfect recipe to try out with your little ones – easy and quick to make, with simple flavours – you really can’t go wrong.
I’ve linked to printable PDF pages underneath the how-to below… Barry is trying to teach me how to make a pdf booklet, so it’s easier to download… but it’s a work in progress – for now, I’m afraid, you’ll have to download each page separately (ugh!)
PDFs to Download:
Today, I’m so excited to share with you a little printable that I’ve had in the back of my mind for a long time: a monthly calendar with a bunch of great excuses to celebrate our ordinary days… some of the celebrations you’ll probably be familiar with, for example Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo and other days are a little more quirky (Lost Sock Memorial Day and Lucky Penny Day)!!
Most days can be easily celebrated – throw on a jazz CD and dance around your lounge after dinner on the 22nd; on the 30th, surprise your littles with an ice-cream sundae… and you might just find one or two days throughout the month that you think are quite fascinating and you may want to really embrace them – I feel as though Hawaiian Lei Day and Cinco de Mayo may be right up there for us!!
I can’t back up all my internet research but hopefully this calendar will be a great prompt for all of us to remember with a little thought, we can make every day magical. You can download a pdf of the calendar here: May 2013 Magical Days Calendar
Anyway, I really hope you enjoy the calendar … and it brings a little whimsy to your life … please let me know if you decide to adopt any of the ‘holidays’ (I use that term in the loosest possible sense!) … and I hope to update you with how we will celebrating as the month goes on.