Link Day Friday | It’s Time Its Time

It’s Time guys! Time for Link Day Friday shares and, to announce the theme for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for this coming week. Get your pens, pencils, craft boxes, and camera’s ready STAT! Its going to be a quick one.

And the Theme is… “One Shot, Two Ways“. Be sure to read the detailed challenge rules in the link. These include more guidance and options for your photos, with links to other photography tips and tricks. To join in the photo challenge or writing challenges subscribe to the Daily Post. I am so glad I did! Pssst! Visit my other weekly photo posts

One Shot, Two Ways

one great craft shot, one way … Our own personal water bottle paint craft

 The perfect colorful crafting photo, covering two bases, and introducing the next subject:

One Shot, Two Ways

our perfectly crafty shot, a second way…using plastic water bottles, paint; elastic ;)

Link Day Friday 

Now, for the links– I get excited when readers stop to click for a peek at these links;) More then just sharing the information, I have been following these sites and their curators for some time now. They’re part of my routine. Alot of them share even more blogger resources. Trust me, keep these on hand! I promise they will delight your inbox and are each creative, worthy reads. Whichever you chose here’s the best of late:

1). Sash, curator of Inked In Colour:  

Outside of her blogs natural exterior beauty, Sash expresses herself passionately on issues important to her, and her readers.  As an Australian born woman she offers thought and conversational provoking view points with graceful assertiveness. As a Mother, she offers us an in-depth look into her experience in fostering creativity in children, plus her parenting and the ever so relatable piece containing bitter/sweet battles with child- ‘Weaning Hell‘! We Moms have all had some trouble with that at some point! 

2).  Handmade Charolette 

A site you may already be happily familiar with. Handmade Charolette is a web-collection full of blogging Mom’s providing inspiration for creative learning, and handmade DIY projects for children. The main focus by its creator, is on DIY Crafts & Design for Kids. Like them on their  Facebook Page for much more community communication, follow up photos, and further fun links.

3).  Discovered through Handmade Charolette’s contributors, was the  Natalia Kramer on her Google Plus Profile. Posts, photos, and links of her DIY craft projects. Kramers designs bring a child’s imagination to life, with designs jumping off the page! 

4). Small for Big 

…is where I found a valuable ABC’s Letter Playground idea link! Mari Richards‘ blog contains happy colors, and crafting DIY’s I just cannot explain in words. Her children’s toy finds beyond creatively unique.

Share your favorite creative kids activity, craft makers, DIY-ers, or your own link below.

We’re a busy little family this weekend. Maybe I’ll upload “One Shot, Two Ways” at some point again, when time;) Check out my Pinterest Boards for much more “pin-spiration”. Children’s World, DIY, and Land Of Etsy are full of useful information.

JayNine xox

Link Day Friday | Mason Jar

Mason Jars ideas and inspirations from around the web –click images for links as well…

dream jar

from deidra roe’s blog

First and featured image, from Deidra Roe blog

My ideal jar keepsake craft, would be a yearly Gratitude Jar. Each family member might have their own personal jar, decorated just for them, storing it in their own space. It’s a great idea for all aged children, exposing them to gratitude and positive attitudes. We would open up our jars once a year or six months depending on size, and join together in celebrating our accomplishments and making it through maybe sometimes we thought we needed more than we already had. It’s a celebration of Life in my eyes!

You could also use this same idea for Prayer Jars. We have had one at my mothers home for years! its an old coffee tin–extra large lol! Yours or your children’s, one on one, personal requests sent to God. You would be surprised to see at the end of the year (or whatever term you should chose) at the things that your children are actually asking for!

mind jar from calm-down basket

mind jar tutorial and ingredients as shared first on Here We Are Together blog link in photo.

Mind Jar post from the blog here we are together is an idea extended from their Calm-Down Basket creation. The baskets can contain items and ideas to assist children with angry moments–I’ve heard these baskets been called: mindful basket, minute basket, time-out, time-in baskets, etc … give them a google and you should find many useful ideas ;) I know I have for moments with my tiny monster lol!

For decorating, personally I love the idea of a plain cover with matching plain label then, adding on your dreams, goals, or thanks, a few different cuts from your favorite scrapbooking pages. Preferably, whatever style of papers compliment your home decor.

These are just some of the photo finds on line, for more inspiration.

little lovables memory and gratitude jar craft tutorial

Little Lovables blog Memory and Gratitude Jar craft tutorial

This image is from the tutorial for their Memory or Gratitude Jar, from the Little Loveables blogspot.

Memory and Gratitude Jars

memory/gratitude jar tutorial contained in image link

These jars are with the focus on gifts and memories. Creating a jar crafted by you or the little ones, with tiny written special moments between you and the person you are gifting your jar too. From the children to their Grandparents filled with fun-loving memories is a great start. Using these as a gift for a teacher I think is a spectacular idea for the LO’s (‘little ones’ if you’re new to blogging world). A definite unique idea teacher can leave out on display for years to come, from little Tommy Trouble in third row ;) Personally, could just imagine the cutest sayings coming from the youngsters around me, lol!

These can be used for all types of achievements as well! I think School graduation counting down the days to school graduation, with little notes of what you learn each day prior, is another unique idea. God knows I learn something new everyday I should be keeping track of!

Ideas for what to write on:

From a Turkey Treat Jar for toddlers from Toddler Approved. I appreciate the idea of the paper shapes and size used here.

toddler approved

Toddler Approved post Turkey Treats

nose for freedom's diy dream jar post

Nose For Freedom post containing simple instructions for fun with writing papers, for inside dream jars. link in photo.

DIY Dream Jar

Tutorial for paper included in image link.

Mason Jars have so many different uses for inspiration!

Follow my Children’s World Board on Pinterest for everything childhood related.

If you have created any type of these, leave us your link in the comments below, so we can visit to check it out! Remember to say your prayers and count those blessings today.

JayNine
xox