Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend (despite the, er, sporting events of yesterday) and are gearing up for an excellent week. I'm going to kick things off by getting back on the self care wagon via a 10 minute run after I hit publish on this post! Meanwhile, here are some handy/fun ideas to consider in this week's Weekly Blueprint:
February 6: Drop in for a playdate at the MFA.
February 8: If you've ever thought about writing a children's book.
February 9: Carnevale! in New Bedford.
February 9: An event for parents who need guidance about colic, sleep, and feeding issues for baby.
February 9-11: Let's hope for some pretty snow for Lowell Winterfest.
February 10-12: A film festival perfect for sci-fi fans.
February 10-12: If you're looking for travel inspiration.
February 10-14: The Salem's So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival. Yummy. Pretty.
At your leisure: I have a couple of fantastic giveaways going if you'd like to enter to win: Boston Musica Viva (by noon Tuesday the 7th) and a Killington Resort lift ticket package (by noon Thursday the 9th).
At your leisure: Give this yummy white chili a go!
At your leisure: Do something nice for someone you love -- before they ask you to do it. Like this.
At your leisure: Experiment with a new look. This loose waves tutorial makes me want to grow my hair back out.
At your leisure: I received so much great feedback via Facebook and Twitter on this roundup of 10 awesome Valentine's Day craft and treat ideas. However, if you want a couple of super quick and easy Valentine's projects to do with your kids (no exacto knife needed), try these pop up cards or pipe cleaner heart goggles. Or how adorable are these homemade photo cards?
At your leisure: I started this post mentioning self-care and I highly encourage you to join me. I've been very bad about self-care lately and have decided to engage in a little 10 minute a day challenge for myself, whether that 10 minutes is spent running, walking, doing a few sun salutations, attempting ballet, or simply stretching and breathing. We all deserve at least 10 minutes a day!
Image credit: strawberry treats via Pinterest