Ten Fun Family Activities for Fall

Fall Family Fun I LOVE this time of year. Autumn makes me happy, with its crunchy leaves and harvest vegetables and college football. And with a relief from the sometimes oppressive heat of the summer months, it's an opportunity to head outside to enjoy some beautiful weather with your family! Rake up big piles of leaves and JUMP in them. Adults, too! Go to a real pumpkin patch to pick out the family pumpkins. Then go home and carve/decorate them together. Pack up a thermos of warm apple cider and go for a hayride! If you can't find one offered in your community, make your own. Fine someone with a truck, pile some bales of hay in the back and hop on! (Be safe, of course. Never ride unbuckled on roads. Old farm paths are the best!) Go to an orchard for apple-picking. Make some … [Read more...]

How To Make Your Own Pretend Makeup Kit

My daughter is only 4 but is already a bit obsessed with make-up. She loves watching me apply mine and she loves (unfortunately) to sneak into it when the opportunity presents itself. Yeah, that's not a fun thing to clean up. So far, she's applied mascara (quite well, I would add) to herself and her brothers, put enough lipstick on her face to prepare a clown for the center ring, and brushed glittery powder all over her doll's hair. In other news, I'm about to embark on a huge reorganization of my bathroom cabinets. I have makeup in there leftover from the 90's. I'm not kidding. It's obviously ready for the trash.  But I'm glad I haven't tossed it yet. Because... While looking around online tonight for some fun projects to do with the kids between now and the beginning of the … [Read more...]

Sleeping solutions for three kids sharing a room.

Totally cool, right? It's a bunk bed solution for triplets, or twins + 1, or well...you can do the math on this one. It's from Lea Industries and is a great idea for those of us needing to fit three kids in one bedroom without sacrificing so much floor space. Because I was personally curious about the concept of a triple bunk bed, I did some online searches and came up with several options. And since I do love you fabulous Blissfully Domestic readers, I'm sharing my findings with you! This Urban Triple Loft Setup is a great choice for you if modern-chic is your style. And if you're into the minimalist look, the Flexa Triple Bunk is a great choice. The Mission Merlot Triple has a rich finish and mature look that the older ones would love. For a more rustic look, check out this … [Read more...]