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Valentine’s Friendship Necklaces

*+-We’re making sweet Valentine’s Friendship Necklaces for our class Valentines. My girls are enjoying making each one unique for their friends! With only a few supplies, you can easily make these last minute for a non-candy Valentine gift! They are too… Continue Reading →

13 Make-Ahead Mason Jar Salads

*+-I really struggle with what to eat for lunch. It’s an odd time of day. I don’t want to cook a big meal, I’m not feeling like leftovers, and I don’t want to eat off my kids plates… I’m trying to… Continue Reading →

Hanging Pipe Cleaner Hearts

*+-Pipe cleaners are just begging to be made into hearts! There are so many fun things you can do with them. We’re attaching them to string and hanging them all over the house for Valentine’s Day decor! These hearts are… Continue Reading →

DIY Washi Tape Computer Cord

*+-With the bazillions of cords you have in your house, ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, you might need a way to find a specific one in the crowd of plugs, and quick! In comes a sneaky and stylish way to make your… Continue Reading →

Thumbprint LOVE Bug Cards

*+-My kids love to get their fingers stamped with ink! We’ve made other fun holiday thumbprint cards before, Halloween and Christmas, and now we’re having a blast making cute little LOVE bug cards for Valentine’s day! These are perfect for a last minute… Continue Reading →

Green Smoothies for the Whole Family

*+-We are a green smoothie family! We have been for a while now and LOVE it! I know the smoothie train is not a new craze, but I was finally inspired last summer when I joined a 30 day challenge. Now… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day LOVE Sugar Scrub

*+-Looking for a super “sweet” Valentine’s Day gift for a loved one? This is it! Sweet scented sugar scrub is a great way to show your Valentine they deserve a little pampering! Your Valentine will love this scrub even more when… Continue Reading →

Craft a Heart for Good!

*+-Ready to craft a few hearts for a good cause? My good friend, Kristen, owner of the Seattle toy shop Schmancy Toys, has a challenge for us all! Her friend is building a children museum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The first… Continue Reading →

Painting with Cotton Balls

*+-We’re painting with cotton balls for a chilly wintry scene! Make snowflakes, clouds, even a sweet little snowman with the texture of a cotton ball. Kids will love to create with this new painting tool! Add some puffy paint to your… Continue Reading →

Pink Peppermint Play Dough

*+-I love to make homemade play dough. I’ve been doing it with my kids for years. It’s easy, fun, and inexpensive. Plus, I know what ingredients are going into it, all the better for my kids to be playing with…. Continue Reading →

Frozen Yogurt Fruit Dots

*+-Our family loves good ol’ vanilla yogurt. But to jazz it up a little, I thought I’d add a little bit of fresh fruit at the top and freeze them, turning this little snack into frozen yogurt fruit dots! This idea came from One… Continue Reading →

Crochet Heart Chain Stitch Ribbons

*+-Crochet a few of these heart chain stitch ribbons to wrap up your treats to loved ones on Valentine’s day! They’ll love the added touch to their gift, plus they can reuse the heart yarn ribbon for more gifting! You… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Heart-Punched Treat Plates

*+-Heart punch a few sweet treat plates for Valentines! Wrap them in ribbon and they’re ready to gift to family and friends for Valentine’s Day! We’ve crafted ribbon treat plates before, but this time we used a heart shaped punch to… Continue Reading →

6 Airplane Busy Bag Ideas

*+-Traveling with kids this year? Flying to some fabulous family-friendly destination? Then you’re going to want to fill a busy bag full of crafts and activities to entertain your little ones! These ideas are simple enough to prep ahead of time and… Continue Reading →

Custom & Antique Goods at Fantastic Mr. Finds

*+-A few weeks back while visiting Utah, I hosted a blogger preview show at Fantastic Mr. Finds. My cute cousins have opened up this amazing store in Sandy, Utah. If you’re close by, you must go in and check out all… Continue Reading →

Crochet Projects to Make in 2015

*+-Let’s say hello to 2015! Especially when it comes to yarn, hooks, and crochet projects! The new year and the winter season always brings out the yarn for me, making hats, scarves, and hand warmers! Well, I’m ready to ramp it up and… Continue Reading →

Q-Tip Snow Painting Kids Craft

*+-We love painting with Q-tips! It’s such a fun and unique tool to use, making painting a little more interesting. And with the winter weather upon us, we’re decorating a painting with white paint and dark paper to create a… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Brush Indent Designs

*+-I first learned of watercolor in my teens from my sweet big sister, Sue, an amazingly talented artist! She would come home from art school with loads of paint and experiment. I have memories watercoloring with her and learning this technique of… Continue Reading →

KidKnits – Kits Helping Change the World

*+-I’m thrilled to showcase a new yarn arts website I stumbled upon called KidKnits. I recently saw KidKnits linked from Classic Play and fell in love! The founder Ellie, and 8th grade girl, is so inspiring. It’s amazing to see that you… Continue Reading →

Host a Hot Chocolate Party

*+-Time to warm up with some hot chocolate. Whether you make your own from scratch or mix it from a can, invite over a few friends to join the hot cocoa fun. Here are just a few of the ways you… Continue Reading →

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