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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Simply Sweet

We had a candy-fueled adventure in paper and glue...I was reminded that kids have such a truly sweet expectation of a craft; grateful for the fun of it while it lasts, and satisfied with their results, no matter how simple they be.

A few bits of folded construction paper and some oddly shaped hearts and they were set, golden and ever so pleased with themselves! Some candy, a bow tied with little fingers and voila! Valentines for 62 classmates among my three little ones...done!

I loved that the kids did this with little guidance from me -- I have a tendency to overdue, to amplify and to complicate matters, to be truthful. They showed me that less can be so much more when it comes from the heart.

Happy Heart Day.
xxoo Jen
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robin dudley-howes said...

What a great blog. I love your earth angels site too and your creative advertisements in magazines!

laurie - magpie ethel said...

Great kid project. I also have the tendency to "help out a little bit too much" and suggest this and that. Sometimes is best to just sit back and let them be creative! Happy Valentine's Day

Debbie Baumann said...

SIMPLY beautiful, Jen ;)

elma said...

What a great post. I love that less is more and I know for a fact less of me would be more:)Have a happy valentines day!!

oldflowers4me said...

oooooohhhhhh.......this is divine.

Melissa said...

Hats off to Aidan, Charlotte & Rory for their accomplishment & staying power. Brendan & Gillian would never have lasted making so many valentines.
Happy Valentines day!

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