Craft

Kids Craft Kit Essentials

I can’t tell you the number of times I have been saved by my awesome kids craft kit.  Whenever I have my son’s friends over, or I’m watching nieces and nephews, I almost always end up pulling out my craft kit and we can waste enjoy an hour or two happily entertained.  There’s hardly any yelling, […]

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Road Trip Binders

With my house flooded, and all 6 of us in 2 bedrooms, I decided to take my kids on a road trip from now until school starts back up. We haven’t taken the time to see much of the National Monuments and things in driving distance from our house, so we are visiting Mt. Rushmore, […]

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Sending Messages Via Owl Post

Yesterday was Harry Potter’s birthday.  And just in case you didn’t send him a birthday card, I’ve got some ways you can still send the card, and blame it on the owls (Errol and Pigwidgeon that is, never Hedwig). Owl Post is one of my favorite parts of the Harry Potter books.  Hedwig was a […]

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Kool-Aid Playdough

  Looking for something to keep kids occupied? Well you found it! This recipe is easy, and the playdough smells awesome. I mean, of course it does, it is colored and scented with Kool-Aid. My daughter made some with a friend during a play date. Then she brought it home, and the kids played with […]

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Adventure Ready Car Organizer

Whether on the road for a summer road trip, or just spending time in the car running errands and doing the tasks of daily life, having a car organizer can be very useful. About 2 years ago I saw this great idea while browsing Pinterest to put a car organizer across the back of your […]

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Make Your Own Parade Loot Bags

Do your kids love parades?  It’s like the opposite of Halloween.  People in costumes (or uniforms, but let’s stick with costumes for the analogy) walk around throwing candy to you while you enjoy the comfort of your lawn chair.  Best of both worlds. Our problem is that we usually don’t have enough cup holder space, […]

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Father’s Day Gift and Card

It was recently my Dad’s birthday, and as I was trying to come up with a gift I realized one thing we all love is to know what other people love about us. So I emailed all my siblings and asked that they send me 5-10 reasons they love dad. Then I printed them out, […]

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Upcycled Flip Flops Tutorial

  I have these cheap flip flops that weren’t so cute, and I wanted to be able to wear them more places than just at the pool.  I’ve seen tons of cute repurposed flip flops on pinterest and thought I’d take a stab at a pair.  If you can thread a needle, you can do […]

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Make Your Own Everyday Earrings

  As part of our Mother’s May, we have wanted to share some fun ideas that are just for all the wonderful moms.  Today’s craft is a tutorial on making some cute, fun earrings.  Craft time by yourself, for you! I asked my friend Christina Bartschi (an amazing jewelry creator) to take us through the […]

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Kids Art Tote Bag-Mother’s Day Craft

  As mother’s we LOVE getting all those cute pictures drawn by our doting children for Mother’s Day.  Am I right?  But what do you do with them after Sunday is over?  Sure, they hang on the fridge, with the magnets they made for a couple of days.  And then what?  Throw them away?  NEVER!! Today’s tutorial […]

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