Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Craft: Crochet Headband Tutus for Toddlers & Children!

Our crochet headband craft tutorial has long been one of our highest viewed DIY projects on my BeingMommywithStyle YouTube Channel! It is a really great craft that even young children can do, and simple for adults to make as well!

As you can tell by the instructions, all you need is a crochet headband (found at many crafting stores), pieces of tulle cut into your chosen colors, and that's it! Simple and new sew!

We will be doing an Easter Basket variation of this that I will be sharing in the upcoming weeks, and also be modifying that Easter basket to use for princess parties I will be hosting in the Spring!

What princess would you make a skirt inspired by?

Monday, February 22, 2016

American Girl Surprise - Lea's Rainforest House! ♥ beingmommywithstyle

It's time for another AMERICAN GIRL SURPRISE!!! :) This time, I'm unveiling the American Girl Lea's Rainforest House (or Beach House as it's called on some materials & the instructions!) to my doll enthusiasts! I knew that Lea's story in the rainforest that included a lot of different animals would be a huge hit with my girls. One of our favorite things to do is go to the zoo and I love that this brings animal learning right into our home!

The shower on the side of the house was immediately a huge hit with them, as well as the accessories - the parrot actually gets a lot of play! Along with the laptop, table & chair set, and food. Surprisingly, I thought they would use the loft bed more than they have! It works great for storage though.

This summer we will be doing a Rainforest Animals learning unit and working in our AG Girl of the Year 2016 items into the learning fun!

What is your favorite part about Lea's Rainforest House?

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Alphabet Preschool Letter Crafts - A to Z!

One of my most popular posts on my old blog, Mom's Got a Brand New Bag, continues to be about our Alphabet Preschool Letter Crafts, A through Z! This post still gets views daily and monthly - and also happens to be about some of my favorite preschool credits I've ever done with the girls! I wanted to re-share these great crafts and post here on Being Mommy with Style, since that is the YouTube channel we had all of our activity blogs on. (I had not yet stated this blog, with the same name as my channel!) I am getting ready to start these letter activities all over again with my younger daughter, Natalie - so it was timely to re-share these great letter ideas!

For the first 26 weeks of our original run of Preschool at Home, we had a new theme and letter each week! I tried to tie in the theme with the concept behind the letter, although some weeks it was easier than others! 

I thought it worked perfectly and it was a great way to reinforce the letter of the week, as well as an additional way to talk about things that started that letter. Some of Bella's favorites were the 'I is for Ice Cream' craft, 'L is for Lion', 'T is for Tree', and 'X is for Xylophone'! I helped with the cutting and some marker work for details, she was in charge of glueing the letters down to the page, picking out background paper colors, and arranging everything together. By the end of the first 26 weeks, she had become a pro at putting the letters together!

Here's a closer look at each of the letters!

A is for Alligator
B is for Bear
C is for Cat
D is for Dog
E is for Elephant

F is for Fox
G is for Giraffe
H is for Horse
I is for Ice Cream
J is for Jaguar

K is for Kangaroo
L is for Lion
M is for Mouse
N is for Nest
O is for Owl

P is for Parrot
Q is for Quail
R is for Rabbit
S is for Snail
T is for Tree

U is for Umbrella
V is for Vase
W is for Watermelon
X is for Xylophone
Y is for Yak

Z is for Zebra!

I also did a video showing all of the letters up close as well!

Check out more about our Preschool at Home project on this playlist!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

American Girl Spring Doll House Finds!! ♥ February 2016 | beingmommywith...

We found so many great things at Hobby Lobby that were all perfectly doll sized!! The bench was my absolute favorite, and most of the things were in the "Spring" section that was just newly put out - so you might check your local Hobby Lobby to see what they have in stock!

Natalie's favorite was the little pink trash can! I love that the lid is attached, so there is hopefully less chance of it being loss in the playroom abyss! Also, The planters we found at the Dollar Tree are the perfect size to "plant" the felt flowers from HL in them! The dolls will also have their own Easter baskets! ;)

We will be making a "roof top garden" on the top of the IKEA STuva piece that ordered, and I will be sharing that garden once its complete! These accessories will be sure to give it lots of character and add to the spring feel! 

Monday, February 8, 2016

American Girl Doll House Finds! | beingmommywithstyle

I've been collecting some fun items to start making custom American Girl dollhouse rooms! As we collect items, I thought it would be fun to share the different finds we come across that are doll size! In this video, I share some of the initial furniture I've purchased for the house - from American Girl retired collections and MaJeansCreation on Etsy.

I also found some great doll sized accessories at Michael's!

MaJeansCreation on Etsy:

Dollhouse finds from January 2016 include: doll sized couch, chair, bubble bath, table & chair set, picture frame to be made into a TV set, art easel from Michael's for a bistro sign, and more!

Check out more American Girl FUN on our American Girl video playlist!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


The next giveaway of the 10M Celebration will for a Season 4 Shopkins Shoppie doll!! My girls thought these dolls were the cutest and I'm excited to be sharing one of these with a viewer!!

Check out our Shoppies Review HERE:

Giveaway announcement!!

Thank you for watching & entering!!

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