Part of the reason I took a break from blogging is so that I could spend more time (quality-real, kid centered) time with my girls. I want to be more available to say "yes" to their requests rather than, "in a minute." I am trying to actual look at some of the amazing things I have been pinning on Pinterest and put some of them into action. We recently tried sidewalk chalk paint. The girls were ancy one morning and I said, "lets make some paint for outside" and they were pretty thrilled about that idea. I wasn't sure how well it would work but the results were FANTASTIC. I just made a few colors because I am running low on food coloring and I wasn't sure how long my girls would last. They however loved this because they could just paint where ever they wanted and I wasn't nearly as paranoid as I am indoors. And can I just add that the artwork lasts a long time (unlike regular chalk-unless you get it wet I am guessing but we did it under our carport) and the clean up was a breeze. Oh and it works best with large brushes. It goes on kind of watery but dries just like chalk and in nice bright colors.