I'm obsessed with Sweet Firefly - their honey lavender is the bee’s knees and their vegan chocolate is an easy second!! To say I'm excited to be partnering up with them is an understatement, they are (without a doubt) my favorite ice-cream joint. Books + Art + Ice Cream - is there anything better?
We had our first event on Saturday and it was a blast! We started with ice-cream inspired play with cones, scoopers, and the coolest (and easiest) playdough ever created. Frosting + powdered sugar. It looked like the real thing – and we definitely had some babes taste testing the sugar sensory concoction. After a read-aloud of Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sis – the kiddos were invited to create their own cardboard sundaes with puff paint (glue + shaving cream + food coloring), adding a plethora of toppings to their confections – sprinkles, perler beads, mini pom poms, and a couple paper sprinkles. Each sundae was pretty enough to eat!
We had a great ladies craft night - creating woven wall hangings, inspired by Erica Reitman. I collected a colorful cartful (actually a stroller-ful) of fringe, yarn, and wool, and a handful of unique dowels, including natural wood and copper rods. Everything looked so pretty piled together, I couldn't wait to get started!
Ladies sprawled out on the floor and using the simplest technique EVER - created gorgeous wall hangings for their homes. I was so inspired and in love with each piece. Be sure to check the calendar for our next meet up!
Perfect. Magnificent. Strong. Clever. These words so accurately describe the connection between a mother and her child (or father for that matter). Stephany Aulenback selected these words with precision and perfection, and holy gorgeousness from Denise Holmes. Her illustrations, beautiful palette, and brilliance of hiding the sweet affirmations on each page. Y'all this book is so good and if you're looking for a mama & babe book - this is it. I used this book to inspire this playdate's session. We played in yellow water beads - the color of the lines that run down the road, the jacket on the little girl, and the color of the rays from the sun. We built sand castles and wrote "perfect" again and again in the sand. Then we all snacked on crackers and tried to write with the crumbs. Ending the playdate with acrylic face painting - which is probably the coolest thing ever.