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Painting with the Kiddies

A few weekends ago I surprised the kiddies with new easels. They were so excited and we had so much fun painting together! I found these adorable Melissa and Doug easels on Amazon. Aren’t they the cutest?? They are perfect for the floor or you can put them up on a table and they can sit in a chair to do their artwork. 

I put thick wrapping paper under them to keep most of the paint off of the floors. But trust me, there was still paint on the wood floors! And it came up just fine with baby wipes (I’m sure soap and water would have worked, too). 

I haven’t done a lot of paint projects with the kids just because the mess scares me! Ryder’s finally getting to a point where he doesn’t make that big of a mess, but Blakely does! She was covered in paint and loved every second of it! 🙂

These adorable easels come with the magnetic alphabet, chalk (it’s a double sided easel and the other side is a chalk board!), and paper to paint. I bought the matching paint kit here

We had so much fun making a big mess and painting together! By the end, Ryder was upset that he couldn’t get his hands clean and started crying. So we ended the paint session with suckers. I tried to clean up the mess while they ate their suckers and then they went straight into the bath! I was having a hard time getting the paint off their hands (they both painted their hands entirely!) so I put some coconut oil on them and POOF, clean hands. My hubby and I always joke that the answer to everything is coconut oil. And it’s kind of true! 

My friend Lisa took these pictures (from Lisa Pummel Photography). She is so talented and wonderful with the kids. They love her and we truly just interact like normal when she’s around. It’s so comfortable and natural when she’s around. If you’re looking for any new family shots, contact her! You won’t be disappointed. 😉

We had just gotten our office painted (the empty room we’re painting in) so it’s still a little bit of an unfinished, empty construction zone around us. I can’t wait to furnish this room in the future! And now for way too many pictures of my adorable kiddies getting their paint on…

I recently tried Lipsense for the first time and immediately fell in love! This stuff is truly magical. I absolutely LOVE that I can wear it all day long, kissing my kiddies and it doesn’t move. If you’re a mom and wearing any color/type of lipstick or gloss, you have to try it out! I would love to chat with you and help you pick a color that you’ll love. Contact me about it! This stuff is legit. My most favorite makeup item these days!

I’m wearing a top from The Black Label. It’s so cute and casual. Perfect for my everyday wardrobe. I’ve worn it over and over. My friend Olivia owns this little boutique and the pieces are so cute! You can shop her store here: The Black Label // The Black Label Facebook Page // Instagram: @shoptheblacklabel

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