Originally I saw the opportunity to start a new photography business as a way to spend fewer hours away from my home and more time with my sweet little boys. Fast forward 6 months and I see the harsh reality that keeping up with a full-time photography job means working on editing hours at a time and being available EVERY single Saturday, indefinitely. Looking for a balance between doing what I love and being with who I love has become my new challenge.
I used to look to this blog for an opportunity to share my photography and journey through motherhood hand in hand. Now I am realizing that being so busy with the photography I have abandoned what I love and what got me to the spot I am at right this moment.
The first step in re-setting my life was to scale back on Facebook. Guess what, I don't even miss it! The second step is creating special day's that are ONLY for my family. And finally, just taking time to do fun things with my little guys before they are grown up and I'm full of regret.
This morning I jumped on my Kids cooking and crafts board on Pinterest and found this fun project to try from The Artful Parent (a GREAT blog). Anything that involves rocks always gets the attention of my boys. A couple years ago I did a post on painting rocks that I loved. This is a whole new and a little more grown-up project.
Bake the rocks at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Remove the rocks and let them cool until they are hot to touch but not too hot to handle.
Use crayons to draw on them.
Be careful not to let the hot wax or rocks touch skin. The children must be supervised and have to be old enough to follow directions for safety. Explain that they could get burnt if they touch the rocks or wax. Let them dry and they look beautiful!
Only time will tell if they hold up outside. I have them indoors for now because we are enjoying them.
To see my inspiration for this sweet little dandelion bouquet read here. By the way, my boys had the idea to pick the flowers but the way I chose to showcase them was from the blog post I read earlier this week.