:: she wakes before her family
:: she prepares a hot breakfast (not just on weekends)
:: she prepares everyones’ lunches for the whole week and keeps them in separate containers
:: she is great at arts and crafts (and probably has a craft room)
:: she has a Cricut machine or something similar in her craft room and creates her own stationary
:: she can decorate her home and throw a party like Tori Spelling (I wish)
:: she has a strong grip on the family budget and always uses coupons
:: she gets at least a 30 minute workout in each day
:: her home should be decorated for every season/holiday
:: she has a month’s worth of Crockpot meals ready to go in the freezer
:: her clothes should be super trendy and chic
:: she must have quotes or chalkboards with pretty designs in the home
:: she refinishes furniture she finds on the streets or at yard sales
:: all meals and snacks are prepared from scratch using wholesome, organic or natural ingredients
:: her children are dressed like mini adults with not a drop of juice or food on them
:: she wraps everything in burlap and twine
:: her home is degreased, mold-free, stain free and odor free (thanks to the helpful tips on Pinterest)
|The Appleseed Lane kid’s activity boxes are great for moms that don’t have time to plan evening activities for your littles. These kits require a little bit of adult supervision and assistance and are great to work on as a family. The November box was focused on crime scene science. My daughter still talks about how much fun she had decoding messages, creating fingerprints and a plaster handprint. Oh, and I can’t forget the invisible ink! Each box comes with everything you need to complete each task detailed in the instructions (also included). These kits are fun and educational. Great for homeschoolers, too!
Our December box was a Circuit kit that came with Play-doh, electrical cords and more to learn about static electricity and other forms of electricity.
Cost: This box is $19 – $23 per month depending on how many boxes you purchase at one time. I encourage you to order one box and see if you child is into it or not. Visit www.appleseedlane.com to check it out and place an order.
Because I don’t have Cricut machine or the time to create my own fancy stationary for each holiday or special occasion, Ginger Mail really comes in handy. This subscription service is a new one from the awesome Ginger P Designs and arrives at subscribers door steps every six weeks. Each package has a theme and includes lots of quality, well-made stationary items. In my December box (theme: Holiday Garden) I received a note pad, lots of greeting cards and gift tags, a recipe and a calendar.
The October box included a ‘Congratulations’ card with a matching plaid liner, November calendar, ‘Thank You’ card created specifically for Ginger Mail and not available for individual sale, Owl note card for recipes and or varying lists, Small drawstring bag with a washi tape roll inside and a Custom banner kit to hang in your home or office.
Cost: The cost of each Ginger Mail mailing is $15 and you can order them in increments of 1, 3 or 5 mailings or a whole year. Orders can be placed here: justaddgingerp.com/ginger-mail.