Recycling Magazines into Magazines…An awesome child activity!


If you have been following my blog, you know that I love affordable fashion that I can wear, wash, and live my life to the fullest in(

However, just because I wear clothes from Target and Walmart, by no way means that I don’t appreciate couture fashion. I love fashion. I love watching the latest trends, admiring the dresses, shoes, and purses…oh, how I love purses.

I have a subscription to Vogue and when my magazine comes it is like Christmas to me several times a year<3

When my magazine comes, I love my ritual! I don’t open it until Saturday morning. I take care of getting my children their breakfasts and getting them dressed and ready for the day. They start playing and then it’s my turn…I make my homemade mocha, have buttered toast, and sit down with the latest copy of Vogue.


About 1/2 way through my daughter wanders over and starts looking at all the pictures with me and I love it!

Now to the point of the title: Recycling Magazines into Magazines…An Awesome Child Activity!

Instead of simply recycling my magazine after I’m done with it, I keep it and it becomes a cutting exercise for my children. My daughter cuts out people she likes, dresses she likes, whatever she likes she cuts out. My son just loves using scissors(supervised of course). Both of my kids are working on their fine motor skills simply by cutting apart my old magazine and I love to watch their creativity bloom:-)

Now, my daughter has taken this all to the next level. She is making her own magazines<3. She cuts out pictures, glues them to paper, then writes about them.

How awesome that my daughter is learning so much just from such a simple activity. I love encouraging her to write and it’s even cooler that she’s developing a love and appreciation for fashion and the art of writing at the SAME TIME!!!

My daughter’s magazine, made 100% by her<3!

1. Magazine:


2. This girl likes pink:


3. This girl likes blue:


4. This girl likes yellow:


5. I like perfume. (It was a perfume sample)


6. I like to swim. I love dresses.


It may be a simple act…giving them my loved copy of Vogue and the freedom to create, but…

Remember…They Will Love Your Effort

Hi! My name is Dominique and I’m lucky enough to be the wife to my True Love and mother to a little girl and a little boy. I grew up in the Midwest but have loved living in NC, our new home.

I’m actually an Industrial Engineer by schooling, but am now a domestic engineer(Stay-at-home-Mom) and feel very blessed to have this job.

I have always loved the challenge in making the most of things…whether it’s figuring out that a filing cabinet , a $10 piece of countertop and a few scraps of wood can be turned into a desk, that a curtain sheer, some ribbon, and a square piece of fabric can be transformed into an Elsa-like dress, or how to provide an interesting lunch for my little girl who is in a peanut free classroom. I love to figure things out and to create.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts. I hope that my posts will inspire you to create. I hope that with my posts you will see that They Will Love Your Effort, whether things turn our perfect or not;-)