This week was brought to you by: Star Shaped Bubbles

Today we burst my son’s bubble when we explained to him that it doesn’t matter what shape the bubble wand is… the bubbles will still be circular. Even star shaped wands make circle bubbles.

yes. that is his “I’m not impressed” face.

When he asked “why?” in typical four-year-old fashion, I’m pretty sure my answer was, “Well kiddo, it has to do with surface tension, and that a star doesn’t make for a very secure structure.” With answers like that, I’m not sure why he even asks “why” anymore!

This whole week has been a pretty amazing bubble, though! Over on 30 Minute Crafts I’ve been doing Craft Lightning, with a whole week of crafts that can be done in FIFTEEN minutes or less! Yup, for Craft Lightning week, I up the ante. I shared tutorials for my Falling Star and Tumbling Heart EarringsFelt Cowboy VestFabric Flower topped Gift Box, Fabric Banners, and  Fancy Felt Clutch. Each evening I shared a roundup post with quick crafts from my friends about the interwebs. You can catch the roundups for Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four, and Day Five.

The fast crafting doesn’t end there, though! At 4pm PST Monday and Friday of this week, I’ll be live crafting TEN minute crafts with Angie from the Country Chic Cottage as we do live crafting videos. Check us out, as well as our other awesome participants at Crafty Hangouts.

Here on Always Expect Moore, I shared my Mod Podge Dinosaur wreath, and then wrapped up the Dinosaur birthday party, and shared with you how to make super easy ice cream pizzas. Yum!

I started a new series on Craftsnark on the difference between the terms DIY and Craft. {{spoiler alert: I’m not a fan of one of them. No, I’m not telling you which one. Yes, that wasn’t much of a spoiler. HA!}}

We had some fun this week. Wednesday hubs got a year older, and we celebrated on Thursday by watching him jump out of a practically fine airplane. You might have caught whiff of it on Instagram. And it is the inspiration behind a fun parachute craft project I’ll be sharing here later this week!

Then today I took the boys to the park for a Mommy and Me event. It was quite a few hours in the wind and sun, but they both loved it. And that’s all that matters, right?

I hope you have an amazing week! And enjoy this last photo… my son is a “ladybug whisperer”. Any ladybug will find him, or he will find it, no matter how giant the park!

This week was brought to you by: Stitching

I’ve been spending a lot of time these past weeks stitching. I can’t show you much of what I’ve been working on… but I promise, awesomeness is on the way! Speaking of awesome, if you don’t already follow me on Instagram, you missed out on this awesome set of predictions by my preschooler…

I have managed to get some work done around here between all the stitching…

I put together over 25 ideas for last minute Mother’s Day Gifts, which included a quick mother’s day handprint canvas that I made with the kids.

I haven’t played with plastic canvas in a long time, so making these quick plastic canvas earrings was super fun. I was able to join in on a blog hop for Plasic Canvas Tutorials with Diane of CraftyPod – one day I hope to meet her in person, I’ve been inspired by her work in blogging (and plastic canvas) for years.

Hopefully you had a chance to watch the Washi tape in a live hangout on air that I did with some bloggy friends of mine. You can watch me make washi tape flowers there, or read the step by step washi tape flower tutorial. I had so much fun playing with washi tape that I made a washi tape necklace tutorial as well.

In the next few days, I’ll be sharing more of Baby B’s big first birthday party celebration. Yesterday I showed you how to make a dinosaur shaped cake.

And I checked a big to-do off of my list by finishing up my cross stitch necklace pendants. I mailed them off, and they should have arrived in mailboxes today.

In between we had a lot of our regular day-to-day around here as well. But we did manage to take a morning off to go out to breakfast and hit the pool. Baby B had fun running around the restaurant making new friends. Funny how a baby toddling around can bring a smile to just about anyone’s face.