Spring & Summer Budget Friendly Outdoor Activities for Toddlers

Happy Spring friends!

This is such an exciting time in the year. If you are a stay at home mama or papa, preschool teacher, or even a nanny and you are looking for fun outdoor activities for little ones this is the blog post for you!

Tripp and I LOVE being outside and I love being able to incorporate learning through play. I think its important to get your kids outside and moving. Why have them watch kids on TV playing when they can have fun outdoors themselves.

Today Tripp I went to the park and had a picnic under the trees. I along with plenty of snacks, I brought a ball, books, stickers, and crayons to keep him busy before heading to the playground area.

I record a quick vlog showing y’all our set up at the park. Check out my vlog and continue to read, to find a list of more outdoor activities that you can do with your toddler(s).

Budget Friendly Toddler Activities:

1.) Park

Bring toys from home such as a ball or bubbles to play with in an open field. Remember to pack plenty of water and snacks!

2.) Kiddie Pool

I got my pool that Tripp uses for really cheap at Walmart. I even seen the blow up kind at the dollar store if you don’t have the space to store the hard plastic kind.

3.) Backyard Camping

Our backyard is super small and is not suited for this. However if you have a larger backyard you could eat dinner outside like you are camping. You don’t have to sleep outside all night but wouldn’t it fun to show your little one the stars and let them explore their surroundings with a flashlight?

4.) Fly a Kite

It’s such an easy art activity and its inexpensive to make your own kite. This is a fun activity that could be made and played with outside.

5.) Farm

Its strawberry 🍓 picking seasoning and what toddler wouldn’t love picking their own snack to eat. There are other fruits that y’all can pick together at the farm too as well. This it s a great opportunity for them to see how food grow. Not only can you pick your own food but you can look at all the fun farm animals that live at the farm.

6.) Side Walk Chalk

There are so many things you can do with chalk out side, you can draw shapes and talk about colors. I’ve seen people create a life size board game using chalk for the whole family to enjoy. You can create a car track for his/ cars.

Chalk is super easy for your little ones to hold in their fingers. I like to let Tripp get use to making strokes on the ground. This is also great fine motor skills and eye hand condition practice.

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I hope you enjoyed my blog post and consider coming back again. I enjoy spending extra time with my little guy and hope you find this blog post helpful. I’ll see y’all here again soon!

Xo,

Marion

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2019 Easter Celebration 🐰

Happy Monday Morning y’all!

How was your Easter weekend? We had so much fun this past weekend and my 17 month old son. He got to experience his 1st Easter egg hunt on Saturday! I also put together his 1st Easter basket this year!

My son really enjoyed picking up the eggs and putting them in his basket. I purchased his bunny ears and basket from Target.

I recorded a vlog (I have the video link at the bottom of this blog post) on my YouTube channel of me putting Tripp’s Easter basket together. I also showed y’all what we wore for Easter Sunday.

I love how both of my boys had vests on for Easter Sunday 😍 they looked so handsome! I got my super comfortable dress and shoes from Old Navy. They were having a 50% sale on EVERYTHING this past weekend. I got my son’s outfit and shoes from Buy Buy Baby.
We tried to get a picture of him but he kept running in the church parking lot 😂!

We had a large crowd over for Easter dinner and I didn’t get to take to many pictures but I did record a quick video clip showing y’all most of the food that we serve before or friends, neighbors, and family came over.

Three generations 🤗

Thank you so much for coming by my little corner of the internet. Leave me a comment below telling me about your Easter weekend.

Xo,

Marion

Sewing Corner Tour| Marie Kondo method| Spring 2019

Hey y’all! Today I have uploaded a new vlog on my YouTube channel showing my new sewing corner. I no longer have a sewing room (#momlife). I have struggled in the past on how to incorporate my sewing space in my kitchen. Well I have finally figured it out and decided to record a vlog showing y’all how I did it.

I went through a good majority of my craft supplies and only kept the things that I love and will actually use. The only thing I bought was the wooden thread rack for my machine embroidery threads.

I’ll list some links below if you are looking for similar items. I’ll also add pictures of my set up.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section. Also give me your recommendations on what I should put on my walls.

*sewing cabinet

*ladder bookshelf

*wooden spool rack

My new sewing corner🤗 @marionlovenotes
I love being able to see all the pretty colors that I have @marionlovenotes
Look how clean and organize everything is! @marionlovenotes
I love having all my needles, pins, etc. in one basket. @marionlovenotes

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope y’all have a great day.

Xo,

Marion

Welcome to Blog!

Hi my name is Marion and this my little spot on the internet. I’ve been working on creating more content on my YouTube Channel (I uopload every Tuesday) and now want to get back focus to creating more content on my blog.

As my life changes the topics that I want to share with you all changes too. I will contuine to share crafty content and yummy recipes, however I want share my experiences of being a new mom too. As well as our journey into toddler homeschool.

I hope you contuine to join me on this new journey of mine. Let me know if you have any blog topic requests that you want me to cover in the comment section below.

Xo,

Marion

{2018} 12 Days of Christmas turned into Vlogmas posts

Good evening friends!

So I tried to keep up with 12 Christmas themed videos and blog posts. However life happens and I wasn’t able to do that. So I changed my 12 Days of Christmas videos and blog posts to Vlogmas videos. I will leave links below to all of my Christmas themed content below as a reference for everyone to refer to.

Christmas Hot Cocoa Station

2018 Christmas Tree

New Christmas Topper & Yummy Soup

Christmas Gifts for my toddler son

My Favorite YT Hoilday Vlogs

Grinch Cookies

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas theme videos that I have been posting and blogs that I have been writing. I’m trying to do so much better with keeping up with my blog posts. I would love to get to a point where this is what I am doing full-time, which is creating content for y’all to enjoy. I have some fun crafting videos coming up for you guys in the new year. If you like what I do please follow me on my social media sites subscribe to my Vlog and my YouTube channel.

Xoxo,

Marion

{2018} Day 6 of Vlogmas| Baking Cookies for Santa Claus

Hey friends! I hope y’all had a lovely Christmas with family or friends! We had so much fun her at the house with just the three of us. My son was able to open his gifts worth no rush. His family really SPOILED him this year. We are truly blessed and thankfully.

On Christmas eve we went to go see the Grinch at the moives as a family. Tripp loved eatting popcorn and enjoyed the music played during the moive.

That night we decided to bake cookies for Santa Claus. We accidentally left the cookies in the oven too long so they got a little bit crispy. However these sugar cookies are so yummy! We put white chocolate chips in our cookies instead of m&ms. I will leave the link to the recipe below. Let me know if you decide to make these Grinch cookies too!

Grinch Cookie Recipe

Xoxo,

Marion

*{2018} Christmas vlog & blog posts

{2018} Day 3| 12 Days of Christmas | new Christmas topper and yummy soup

Good evening friends,

Tonight I have a Christmas Target unboxing to share with y’all and a super yummy soup recipe. As y’all can see in the vlog the Christmas tree topper lights up and show multiple colored lights on the ceiling. My son really enjoyed watching the lights spin around on the ceiling.

My veggie bean soup recipe is the perfect 1 pot meal to share with the whole family with some yummy corn bread & a glass of wine. My current favorite wine to drink is the Stella Rosa. If you like sweet wines you will definitely enjoy this one.

@marionlovenotes
@marionlovenotes

The few things that I did differently from my previous recipe is;

  • Beef stew tips instead of sausage
  • 1 can of Progresso Tomato Roasted Red Pepper soup
  • Add chopped mushrooms

*I didn’t have any half & half, leeks, or rosemary on hand but they would be yummy to add to the soup.

I served the soup on top of some rice with cornbread on the side. It was soooo good.

Let me know if you are going try out this recipe. Also share your favorite 1 pot meal to serve during the hoildays in the comments section below.

Xo,

Marion

*{2018} Christmas vlogs & blog posts