When my work as a creative lifestyle blogger and freelance content creator collide with my work as a mom of three, I’m a happy girl. I try hard to create projects and crafts that can benefit the whole family and add to, rather than take away from, the love and joy and togetherness happening at home. I created some kids dish towel aprons last year, and my kids have loved them to pieces. It felt like a good time this Holiday season to make a new batch, changing the design slightly to make them even easier to make and use to share over on the World Market Blog.
And of course one I finished the aprons we decorate cupcakes to break them in. For Plum I used a sweet, colorful holiday kitchen towel from World Market, and for the boys I chose more neutral colors and patterns. Everyone was over the moon to get their new apron tied in place because that meant time to decorate cupcakes! I whipped out my favorite chocolate buttercream frosting and vanilla cupcakes from the Smitten Kitchen cookbook (my all-time fave), then let them go crazy with the sprinkles.
And crazy they went. I love how kids know instinctively that when it comes to sweets more is more. Ha! We had lots of smiling and laughing and licking frosting from the tops of the cupcakes before this photoshoot was over, and I couldn’t have loved it more. These crazies make up my world and are my reason for working hard. I do my best to stay present in work and present with them, and fill up my days with a feeling of joy and fulfillment in the moment, rather than just collecting the achievement of my goals but feeling empty or dissatisfied along the way.
It’s a lesson I continue to learn, and something I am working towards. Living the life I imagine in the small moments of my everyday.
Getting a little work done while we played was a fun win-win.
Find the DIY Kids Dish Towel Apron over at Discover, and have a sweet holiday!