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4 Tips for Family-Friendly Outdoor Winter Fun

Whether you’re off on a winter ski trip or just making snowmen in the backyard, I’ve got a few tips to help make your experience a little easier on everyone. Being a big snow sport family, we’ve learned a trick… Continue Reading →

Pom Pom Valentine Love Bug Magnets

This Valentine’s we’re crafting cute little love bug magnets for my children’s classmates. Yep… 75 of these will be made between my 3 kids. Lots of pipe cleaners and googly eyes!! For a little added fun, my son is turning his… Continue Reading →

Snowflake Tic Tac Toe Game for Indoor Winter Fun

Are your kids buzzin’ like bees this winter, spending a lot of time indoors? If so, keep those little bees busy by making their own Snowflake Tic Tac Toe board game. They can craft small snowflakes to add to the… Continue Reading →

Crochet Olympic Rings for the Winter Games

It’s just a few weeks away for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and we’re crocheting the Olympic rings to celebrate. Whip up a few of these as you watch the your favorite winter sport. What’s your favorite? I love the bobsled!… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Family Fun Gift Guide

I’ve gathered a few fabulous ideas for outdoor family fun over at Ebay and sharing some of them today. If you’re heading outdoors to the beach, camping in the woods, or some snow day fun, be sure to check these out and follow… Continue Reading →

Help Me – Help You, Take This Quick Survey!

Hi friends! As the new year is upon us, I’m looking to make 2014 the best yet for Make and Takes, providing quality ideas for home, family, and fun. I’d love if you would take a minute and answer this… Continue Reading →

Year in Review: Make and Takes 2013

Is it just me or did 2013 go by too fast?! Maybe it was all the fun we had with DIY during the year. Here are just a few things we whipped up this past year with crafts, food, family… Continue Reading →

Crafting a Wintery Wonderland

Celebrate the winter weather by making a crafty wonderland. We’re using recycled magazines to cut and tear out, adding to our wintery scene. You can get really creative by adding a snowman, winter animals, and some evergreen trees. Here are… Continue Reading →

Keeping Warm, Wishing We Were “In Summer”

Have you seen the movie Frozen yet? It’s our favorite. Josh Gad could not be more perfect for this roll as the goofy lovable snowman.  “The hot and the cold are both so intense, put ‘em together it just makes sense!“… Continue Reading →

Pipe Cleaner Sparklers for New Year’s Eve

Make a few kid-friendly sparklers to help ring in the new year! My darling daughter Lucy is all by herself in this next video, teaching you how to make these super simple and kid-friendly sparklers! Watch Lucy’s solo debut for… Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays to You and Yours!

Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays from the Make and Takes team!

WellSpring Family Services Giving Together Event

With the holidays upon us, a season of giving, I was happy to have partnered up with a local organization, Wellspring Family Services, for their annual Giving Together concert. Wellspring provides all kinds of help, supplies, and education for families… Continue Reading →

Toys, Books, and Spies, oh my!

Through blogging, I’ve been so fortunate to meet some fabulously creative people. Whether it’s crafts, food, design, art, or writing, this world is full of so many great people with so many great ideas. I’ve recently received a few goodies… Continue Reading →

Simple Sewing: Felt Tree Ornament

Decorate your tree with a little handmade love. This felt green ornament is a great project to start out with some simple sewing as you embroider around the edge of this triangle tree. Then hang it on the tree for… Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Make Hiking Fun for Kids

Like I’ve mentioned before, we love hiking. We try to get outdoors at least once a month to explore some new part of our pretty Washington State! It’s such a great way to discover new things, have great conversations, and… Continue Reading →

Gift Guide for Some Good ol’ Family Fun

I’ve recently signed up with Ebay to start gathering super cool items for a gift guide collection. Today I’m featuring some fabulous gifts for the whole family. Be sure to check it out and follow my collection. Whether you’re traveling during… Continue Reading →

Crescent Roll Christmas Tree Treats

You can’t have the holidays without a few baked treats in the mix. We’re making fun and festive Crescent Roll Christmas Trees for a delicious dessert. These are a perfect treat to make as you decorate your Christmas tree or… Continue Reading →

Kid-Friendly Beaded Star Gift Tags

During the holidays, the kids want to be a part of it all. Even the gift wrapping. Have them help make these darling Star Beaded Gift Tags to add to any present for their family and friends. And this gift… Continue Reading →

Our Hiking Scavenger Hunt Adventure + Video

We’re all ready to go on our hiking adventure with our scavenger hunt. We packed up the car, printed out our Hiking Scavenger Hunt printable, and headed out for an outdoor adventure. Happily, I’m partnering with Subaru once again as we go out… Continue Reading →

Crafting Cards with Washi Tape Trees

We’re crafting up holiday cards for friends and neighbors. I’m using washi tape to make a few holiday trees, perfect for attaching to a Christmas present. These are super simple to make, adding just a little festive touch to your… Continue Reading →

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