DMV Feature: Kinder Farm Park

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Since we moved out here last November we have been exploring as much as possible to find our favorite new spots for us and the kiddos. 

I've counted at least 7 different outdoor playgrounds we've been to in the area and this one is definitely one of our favorites.

Kinder Farm Park is located in Millersville, Maryland and has a large 3 level playground, farm animals, paved trails and several picnic areas. 

The playground offers tons of different activities for kids of all ages, including swings, tons of different slides, rope climbing wall, balance beams, large play animals and more. It's surrounded by grassy area and covered seats for picnicking and cooling off in the shade.

Over the Summer they also add an awning to provide shade over the playground which is GEEENIUS!

There's also a large bathroom close by, praise his liiiiiight. What is up with all the playgrounds without bathrooms???? I do not get it.

Earlier this year they had baby pigs, goats and lambs born at the farm (although they're pretty big now!) so it's been really fun to take the girls to see them grow and change over time. The baby pigs we're so precious!!!!!

I love bringing the wagon here. I feel like it's not always convenient to bring the wagon vs. a stroller but with all the paths and large outdoor areas, it works out great.

Down past the playground there are two large open-air buildings that house several picnic tables, enough to host a birthday party or event. Just past those picnic buildings is a water fountain that has a dog bowl and water spout. The girls love playing in the water to cool down on a hot day.

There are a bunch of sheds on the property with plenty of tractor eye candy for the kiddos, a wood working shed, silohs, a bell for the kids to ring, small garden and an old, staged house they open for tours a few Saturdays a month. There's also a museum and some children's classes held at the building when you first drive in that feature old and new agriculture equipment and techniques, different birds and other critters.

To get in the park, it does cost $6 per vehicle a day. If you live here in Anne Arundel County you can buy a year pass for $30 which will get you into 3 other parks in the area.

I hope the humidity isn't suffocating you, wherever you're at!

Piggy kisses for you,

Shop Update: New pop-up + New goodies

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hey homies!

My galpals over at HERE. a pop-up shop are kicking off their Summer store next week and I've been cranking out some new products for the big event! 

Here's a look at what's new...

If you're local to Annapolis, the pop-up runs from Friday, July 8th through Sunday, July 17th. It's located at 209 West Street which is Rising Tide Society's beautiful office space. Such a great spot!! 

You can see all the week's events and details at their website HERE

And if you're not local, you can shop all of these goodies at my Etsy Shop

Claps for doin' you, Summer vibes & a long holiday weekend on the horizon!

Cheers friends!!

Hadley's 3rd Birthday Party

Monday, June 27, 2016

Our little boo turned 3 years old a few weeks back and we had her a little Minnie Mouse birthday party to celebrate.

It was so special because Hadley's mimi, pa, aunt and baby cousin we're all in town visiting us from Montana so we we're so happy to celebrate all together!

I think she got 234324 Minnie Mouse outfits. She was super pumped about it and wears this skirt almost every day.

^^Aren't these amazing?? Huge thank you to my friend Elizabeth for making these beauties!!! They we're delicious, too! 

It's been so fun watching the girls play these days! Nora is getting so interactive with her and I love listening to Hadley "teach" her things. Right now they sound more like loud demands. She's very bossy and it cracks me up. 

^^that hand on the head!
^^Don't mind me.. just chillin' on the new chaise
^^New favorite picture ever.

Hadley Lu, we love you so much baby girl!!! I can't believe you're THREE!!


DIY: Family Growth Chart

Friday, June 24, 2016

After almost two years of chilling in our many different garage(s), I finally finished this DIY project!

This poor piece of wood has been through two moves with us but it finally has found it's home in our basement playroom. I'm pretty excited about how it came out and Hadley is already obsessed with measuring her height every 5 seconds. 

I think we'll be explaining the whole slow growing concept for a while.

I used a 6" x 72" x 1" piece of wood. 

Definitely check out the reclaimed wood section of your hardware store. I've been able to get some steals from Home Depot for many of my projects. 

I painted 6" white stripes along the board. You could do so many different things with this which is what makes it so fun! Stain it, paint it different colors, keep it bare with black writing like an old school ruler. The sky is the limit!

I used a sharpie to mark off the inches. I started the numbers at 6" so I could hang it 6" from the floor. I painted over the numbers and big lines in black acrylic paint to help it stand out more.

 We might have some Amazonian women on our hands so I made sure it went up to 6 and a half feet! You best believe they gon be gettin' measured before da senior prom, come on hunnies!!!!!
Mama's got the sharpie!!!

The best part about this project is that you don't have to leave these memories behind. If you ever move, you can take your gigantic ruler with you to your next home.

This project was really simple and I feel pretty dumb for letting it sit in my garage for so long. Glad it's finally getting put to use!

Happy Friday little birds <3

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