January 13, 2011

Snowing Coloring

Okay, before we get started today I wanted to mention a few things regarding yesterday's post.  Thank you SO much for your input.  It seemed as though 85% of you liked the vlogging.  However, there were a few things I didn't think of beforehand (readers who don't have sound on their computers at work, readers who are deaf, etc.)  So, here's my plan.  I will continue to do vlogging for some of the Wake Up Wednesdays, but there will also be a shortened text version in the post, for those who need it or those who don't like watching videos.  That way no one is missing out.  Okay?

That being said, yesterday's Wake Up Wednesday Challenge (if you missed the video) was to give compliments to strangers.  Try it out all week long and on Wednesday you can tell us all how it went. 

Now on to today's post.  I cannot take credit for this idea.  I heard of someone doing this a long time ago and logged it away as an idea to try with Rex for fun.  Not sure where the idea came from...maybe a parenting magazine, but it's easy, cheap, and fun. 


We filled some spray bottles with water and a bit of food coloring.  (You could also use squirt guns if you have them.)  Then we headed outside for some artsy fun.  (If you need spray bottles they are usually in the travel section at Target or Wal-mart for less than a dollar.)


I avoided using yellow (you know why) and red (didn't want it to look like a murder scene.)  Rex loved spraying the snow.

Well, actually, I thought it was pretty fun as well.


And since spraying is very strenuous work....


....we recommend finishing it off with some hot chocolate.


If you don't have snow right now.....then lucky you!  I'm already anxious for spring.  I love being able to leave the house without alotting 10 minutes to get everyone's coats and shoes on.

And before you go, since a couple of you asked to see my new haircut down...here it is.  It's got lots of layers, which makes it look longer and makes it less work for me, too.


Thanks for reading!  See you tomorrow!

34 comments:

  1. I really do love your haircut... I am having haircut envy right now :)

    We're snowed... scratch that... ICED in for the 4th day in a row and I am more than ready for it to be gone :)

    Desi
    weeshareblog AT gmail.com
    http://www.weeshare.net

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  2. What a great idea for a snowy day. Now, if we would only get some snow here in Denver, we'd definitely do this activity!

    Love your haircut!!! Very chic!

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  3. The snowcoloring turned out really good! :) I'm glad rex had fun! :)

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  4. Ok, I don't know if this counts for the challenge. (I will try the out in public in person kind as well.) But I often don't post comments on more popular blogs. That being said, yours is one of the most inspiring blogs I have come across. I have tried many of your projects and tell everyone I know about it. Especially if they have young boys!! (I have two as well) Anyway, keep up the great work!

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  5. What a super fun idea!!!! and I wanted to tell you again that I love love love your hair. Do you do that curling with the flat iron? I think you have inspired me to grow my hair out! Brooke
    brookedouglass@yahoo.com
    Girl Boy Girl Inspired

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  6. Love your haircut! shows off your eyes a lot. very pretty! Wishing we had snow. Just cold weather and gray skies here in Central Texas.

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  7. Adorable hair cut and thanks for the idea - we sure have a lot of snow we could spray these days!

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  8. My sons daycare does this and the kids LOVE it.
    We will have to try it at home.

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  9. aww this is such a good idea! i've been getting the winter blues, so this is a wonderful excuse to embrace all the snow in our yard with my little girls!

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  10. Simple and fun - thanks for the post, too bad it snowed here and then immediately poured rain :(

    Can't believe you think lots of layers are easier - I feel like I have to style each and every one when I have too many.

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  11. So fun and easy. We'll have to try it this weekend!

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  12. OOoohh, the boys are going to be all over that. Thanks for the tip!

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  13. We use powdered tempera paint, water and old diner type mustard bottles. Are you doing boy crafts anymore? I liked your blog a lot more like 6 months ago when it was boy focused.

    Oh, I didn't look at the video either because my kids try and take over my computer if I look at a video.
    -Stefanie
    2ndChanceCreations.etsy.com

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  14. We just recently did the snow coloring also! I believe I read in in my Parents magazine. Love the hair, the blog..everything!

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  15. Thankyou for considering the 'un-vlog-able' =)
    I have curly hair..so getting it cut above my shoulders would look like a disaster on my head! I love your hair ..it looks amazing!
    We've had 5' weather in west texas...but no snow!! Your snow looked beautiful :) please have more fun in it for those that CANT get snowed in but want too!!

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  16. I gave a plate of banana muffins to our new neighbors (easy right) and she returned the plate with crumb cake less than an hour later. I wonder if she thought I smelled her yummy goodness and hoped she'd share if I brought her something? Win-win in my case :) Thanks for the challenge. An idea for you, smile at strangers, like all of them. I got that challenge in high school and I still do it because it changed my life so dramatically. :) My favorite is when people do a double look because I smiled. You can see the confusion on their face gradually turn to a smile, so fun! Compliments here I come, guess that means I have to go somewhere to see strangers. That'll be the hardest part. (I don't usually have the car and generally walk to the same places so I know most everyone everywhere I go :) ) I love this!

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  17. I love your hair, too! It looks great. :0) Its fun seeing what you are up to each day!

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  18. I absolutely admire you, the mom you are and wonderful person you are also. You're a very busy girl, I always feel busy, with three kids and everything else in life. But you make the most out of each day, and I thank you for helping me strive to be a better mom and make the most out of my days also. Thanks!

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  19. Is so cute, great idea i love your blog

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  20. we used to do that as kids. totally forgot about it! so fun.

    and great hair. very pretty.

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  21. I need to try this with my kids! I've heard of it also, but just haven't done it yet!

    And your hair looks amazing! Love the colors and the cut!

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  22. That seems like so much fun!!! I will have to remember that next time (if we ever get snow again in the Dallas area)

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  23. What a sweet idea for a snow day. Here in Texas we do not get much snow so I'll have to keep this idea tucked away for when/if we do. :)

    Love the hair! So cute!

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  24. Great idea. Although we don't get snow like that where I live! But I will definitely be passing this on. Thanks.

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  25. We did this today as well! Except all the snow is now covered in a thick sheet of ice. This was ok until we poured the colors on a small hill, everything just slid down. But that was kind of cool too. Definitely as fun way to artfully enjoy the snow.

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  26. Snow can go at any moment. BUT...Seriously? ONLY 10 minutes to get ready? I need to hear your tricks for bundling 2 bodies for the great outdoors!!!

    Funny I had also read this years ago and have it stowed away in my steel trap for when my Levi is old enough to squirt!!

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  27. How cool! I would have totally spaced the whole avoiding using red and yellow thing. Yellow is Owen's favorite color and red is Reid's. Ha! Looks like you had fun.

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  28. What a GREAT idea! My little girls would absolutely LOVE this!!!

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  29. cute cute cute cute cute cute hair!!!

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  30. My mom used to fill old dish soap bottles with colored water for us to squirt in the snow. Same basic idea, but the stream was thicker since the opening to the dish soap bottle is wider. I loved it and just stashed away a bottle for my nephews and niece when they visit next. Thanks for all of your great posts-I never miss a day of reading your blog! :)

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  31. Featuring this on my blog today as we just got slammed with MORE snow!

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  32. That's so funny that you painted the snow! I just did that last week. I loved it! We made a snowman and painted eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons on since we doesn't usually get snow and were a little unprepared to make a snowman :)

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