Monday was rainy and gross and just a day that called for hanging out at the house, so one fun thing we did was make our own crayons! When I was coloring with the boys, I noticed we had a lot of broken crayons, so instead of throwing them away, we reused them in a fun way.
Here's what we did:
+ Removed the outer paper wrapper from each broken crayon
+ Broke them into smaller pieces (or kept them tiny if they already were)
+ Sorted them by color into groups
+ Preheated the oven to 250*
+ Lined a muffin tin with silicone muffin liners and placed the broken crayons in each cup
+ Baked for 15 minutes
+ Let them cool, popped them out and colored with them!
Super easy and a fun project for the kids.
Here's our before. We sorted the colors into the corresponding muffin liner color (except for black and brown, I didn't have those!) and popped them in the oven.
Here's what they look like when they come out of the oven:
And here's how they look popped out of the muffin liners:
Brandon celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary on Tuesday! We had a lovely dinner at Bob's Steakhouse and enjoyed being out on a "school night," even though it was the rainiest day/evening ever, it was still so fun. The meal was delicious and I loved getting to spend some one-on-one time with Brandon. I wore this top to dinner; it was so comfortable!
And a little peek back at our wedding day:
Two new Amazon purchases I'm loving lately include these two tops: this one and this one. (And I promise to get a picture of myself in them soon -- we've just been rushing out the door to get everywhere this week.)
This top runs big (I ordered a small and it's perfect), but be sure to not wash it with anything else the first time if you get the navy, as it bleeds after the first wash. I loved the $18.99 price tag!
This one is a complete dupe of the one I got at Walmart (picture of me wearing the green version in this post) and I couldn't believe it! I ordered a medium in this top because I wanted a looser feel and it delivers. It's easy to wash and is only $17.99!
A mousse I've really been loving lately is this one from Target that I picked up on a whim recently. It smells amazing and I really notice a difference in volume in my hair when I use it -- just know that a little goes a long way! I couple it with this root lift and voilá: big Texas hair. ;)
If you missed it, I shared a guide on Wednesday for our favorite activities in DFW with kiddos. You can read that post out here. Whether you're local or traveling to the Dallas-Fort Worth area with your kids, check it out!
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