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Fairy Garden Flower Pots

We’re having fun outdoors making fairy garden flower pots as part of our summer series Get Out and Play! These mini flower pots are too cute and are bound to brighten any fairies day! Not only are these pots fun to… Continue Reading →

Get Out and Play Summer Series

We’re happy to share our new Summer Series… Get Out and Play! We have a line up of amazing guest bloggers sharing their favorite things to do with their kids as they explore the outdoors and play all summer long!… Continue Reading →

Make Sleeping Bag Pillows for Camping

We’re a big camping family, we try to go a few times every summer. After sleeping in our sleeping bags in our tent with either no pillow at all or a regular sized pillow that’s way too big, I decided to… Continue Reading →

Sunshine Yarn Weaving

Now that summer is in full bloom with Summer Solstice, we’re taking in it’s warmth by making some fun yarn weavings in the shape of a sun. The sun is shining, even here in Seattle, so that is cause for celebration with this hot… Continue Reading →

Watermelon Frisbee Flyers

We’re ready to have some fun in the sun this summer at our local beach. We live fairly close to the Puget Sound in Seattle and try to hit one of the local beaches at least once a week. It’s my happy… Continue Reading →

3 Ways Technology Can Keep Kids Learning All Summer Long

With summer here, my children are out of school next week – eek! While I love the freedom summer provides, there’s still a need for a schedule and daily routine for our family. As I’m try not to get carried away with too… Continue Reading →

Make Sticker Doodle Dot Cards

We’re having a little fun with doodling and drawing as we make a few fun greeting cards. These mini sticker dots are so fun to make shapes, lines, and dot with, adding them to cards for a fun hello and… Continue Reading →

Crochet a Fresh Produce Market Bag

This crochet tote bag is just what I need to hit the farmer’s market all summer long. It’s an easy project to crochet in a weekend. You just need to know a few basic stitches and you’re set! I haven’t crocheted for very… Continue Reading →

3 Ingredient Play Dough to Make in Minutes

Play dough is one of my favorite homemade crafts to make with my kids. Especially since it’s so easy to whip up and brings instant fun. There are a few recipes I’ve shared here before, but this recipe for 3 ingredient play dough using baking soda and… Continue Reading →

Foam Brush Painted Butterflies

Spring is known to bring on the creepy crawly things, but best of all… butterflies. We love to watch them as we walk through our park, or even in our backyard. We’re bringing these beauties inside with some of our art…. Continue Reading →

Book Picks for Exploring Our 5 Senses

We’ve been exploring our 5 senses over the last several weeks… taste, smell, hearing, touch, and sight. We even celebrated with a popcorn party using all our senses! Now we’re sharing a few books that can help reinforce all the… Continue Reading →

DIY Coconut Oil Salt Scrub

This is the perfect gift for someone needing a little pampering. In fact, I might know a few moms who’d deserve a little TLC this week :) With only 3 ingredients, mix up a batch of this super simple salt… Continue Reading →

Disney Sticker Story Starters + 9 More Disney Crafts

We’re anticipating an upcoming Disney World trip, see our paper chain countdown, and getting excited by making a few sticker story starters to keep us busy as we travel to the Magic Kingdom. We’ve crafted sticker story starters before and they are… Continue Reading →

Organizing Kids Craft Supplies

If you’re like us, craft supplies are just about everywhere in the house. We have loads of pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and stickers in several different drawers all around. It’s time to get organized. We don’t want one lone pom pom… Continue Reading →

How to Start a Blog in 3 Easy Steps

I am proud to say Make and Takes has just passed it’s 8 year anniversary. Can you believe it, 8 years? It’s been one wild ride. Amazing to think I’ve been blogging since 2007, I’ve loved every minute of it! There’s… Continue Reading →

20 Mom Approved Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Sometimes shopping for mom can be a bit tricky. What do they want? What do they need? Well, as a mom, I’ve come up with 20 things I’d LOVE to receive as a gift for Mother’s Day. You really want… Continue Reading →

Exploring Our 5 Senses: Smell

We’re on to the next of the 5 senses in our Exploring Our 5 Senses series. We’ve posted about sight, taste, hearing, and touch. Now we are exploring our sense of smell – smelling all the smells! We’re using items we… Continue Reading →

Disney World Paper Chain Countdown

Our family is heading to Disney World in just a couple weeks for the Disney Social Media Celebration conference, eeeeek! We are all beyond excited! We’ve visited Disneyland a few times as a family, but never Disney World in Florida. We… Continue Reading →

Tips for Improving Your Photography Skills

There are loads of reasons for improving your photography skills. Maybe you want to take better pictures of your kids. Maybe you want to improve your blogging photography, gotta capture that perfect tabletop shot. Or maybe you want to become… Continue Reading →

Egg Salad Mason Jar Recipe

Egg salad just might be my favorite of the salads. It goes back to my childhood, my mom was always making us open-faced egg salad on toast. These days I’m trying to go low-carb, so I’m eating more salads. In comes Egg… Continue Reading →

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