Recipe for a Perfect Day

The perfect day starts with a yummy breakfast.


Then, it’s time for a morning workout. The gym is sooooooo overrated. What you really want to do is jump in puddles!!!


LOTS of smiles!!




Once everyone has gotten cleaned up, it’s time to draw on giant sheets of plexiglass. Oh yes!




Next, do some coloring. Use every crayon in the box!


The perfect day is not complete without painting!


….and doodling. IN THE DARK!!!!


Lastly, make a new friend….

… and that’s how you have the perfect day!


  1. Dear Valerie,

    You would think that Clara would get tired of coloring EVERYTHING purple, but nope. She hasn’t.


  2. Is this at the Crayola Factory? I just bought tickets and we are hoping to go next weekend!

    • Good eye, Gina! It is indeed and we had a lovely time — they have several new exhibits too. Enjoy!! xoxo

  3. oh, i absolutely LOVE this!! and i just LOVE your “gym is overrated” caption…SO true!! kids really show us the best movement…and i love all the colorful fun!!

  4. That does look like the perfect day (and a wonderful, fun-loving family). I love your blog, Valerie! I’ve gleaned so many awesome ideas from you and loving following. Happy Monday!

  5. Oh, that looks like the perfect day! I’m very glad you all had so much fun!

  6. Sounds like the perfect rainy day to me!! Thank you for showing that it doesn’t take much to make kids happy.

    • So true, Rebekah! And I have a feeling they will be talking about the puddle jumping for DAYS! lol

  7. Wait, what happened to your glasses?? (and where have I been?) Looks like the funnest day ever. :>)

    • Hi Lenetta!!! I am always so happy to see comments from you! xoxo I’m off to visit your blog & peek in on what you and Goose have been up to. πŸ™‚ And the glasses?? I don’t even miss them!

  8. Crayola factory!?! Not fair Valerie!! However we have our fair share of puddle jumping opportunities here too so I can’t complain! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous family photos πŸ™‚

    • Yes! Nicole, if you’re ever in the states, you NEED to visit there. No, no, I will take you there! It is awesome!! Enjoy lots of puddle jumping fun, my friend! xoxo

  9. I haven’t been over here in a while. I have been over here since you changed your blog name, but not since you changed your picture. I almost thought I was at the wrong blog. You looked great before, but that picture is an amazing picture of you. Keep up the great work of inspiring us with your family crafts.

    • Awwww…. Stephanie, you just made my day!!!!!! ((hugs)) Thanks so much, my friend, always nice to see you here! πŸ™‚