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Tinkering With littleBits for Little Inventors

We’ve recently been introduced to the fun inventive electronic kits by littleBits, a Make and Takes sponsor. Their kits come with small electronic pieces that fit together magnetically, making it super simple to build mini machines. Or even big machines…. Continue Reading →

Gift Guide for Your Little Bookworm

I’ve recently signed up with Ebay to start gathering super cool items for a gift guide collection. Today I’m featuring some of the books I’ve collected in one handy place for your little bookworm. Be sure to check it out and… Continue Reading →

Craft a Magazine Collage Menorah for Hanukkah

Hanukkah is ready to begin this week, the evening of Wednesday November 27th. Help your children celebrate this Festival of Lights by creating a magazine collage menorah. We were counting 8 nights of Hanukkah by adding a yellow magazine paper… Continue Reading →

10 Advent Calendars for Kids to Celebrate

We’re big fans of counting down to holidays. My kids get excited for upcoming events, yet, sometimes these special events are too far away for their minds to grasp. Advent calendars are a great way to help my kids see… Continue Reading →

Hiking Scavenger Hunt Printable for Kids

We are an outdoor family. We love to discover new places. Even in the rainy city of Seattle, you’ll see us out and about on some sort of exploration. I’ve recently found a new area for another family hike about… Continue Reading →

Turkey-Shaped Thanksgiving Place Cards

While the turkey dinner is in the oven, keep the kids engaged by crafting these fun and festive Thanksgiving Place Cards from over at Craftspiration. Add a little leaf for the turkey feathers on a folded card and set them… Continue Reading →

Wishing You Happy Holidays with Great Giveaways

The holiday season is here and I’m thrilled to offer you some amazing gifts from amazing M&T Sponsors, wahoo!! There are 6 companies ready to gift you with fabulous prizes – from instagram sticker fun to beautiful canvas prints to… Continue Reading →

Apple Dippin’ Turkey-Shaped Appetizer

It’s almost Thanksgiving and I’ve come up with a turkey-shaped appetizer for all your guests to snack on before dinner is served. I’ve partnered with Marzetti® for the holidays to share some yummy apple dippin’ fun and I’m using some Old… Continue Reading →

Make Easy Thankful Turkeys for Thanksgiving

Looking for an easy and creative activity for the kid’s table during your Thanksgiving dinner? Make these simple and fun Thankful Turkeys over at Craftspiration! Gobble, gobble! Here are Lucy and I crafting for fall with Thankful Turkeys: We will be… Continue Reading →

Announcing the Winner for the FREE BIRDS Giveaway

I’m happy to announce a winner for the FREE BIRDS giveaway for a Free Birds iPad Mini (Silver, WiFi, 16GB) * Free Birds Backpack * Crayons * Turkey Hat & Light Up Chick! Congrats to Sara D. for winning this fun… Continue Reading →

Crochet Mustache Pattern on a String

How could I not I come up with a crochet pattern for a mustache?! I’m obsessed with crochet and I’m crazy about Movember. It was a match made in heaven! This pattern is super simple. Perfect for a beginner. You… Continue Reading →

How to Make Crafty Mustaches for #MustacheBombing

Mustaches are all the craze, especially during November for the cause Movember. Our family loves to celebrate this month as this cause is near and dear to my husband, Jordan’s, heart. His father passed away from testicular cancer and Movember… Continue Reading →

Fruity and Fragrant Thanksgiving Table Favors

Guest Post by Kate of Nearly Crafty At our house, Thanksgiving is all about the family and the food. We spend 2 days cooking, and about 1,000 hours chatting and chasing kids. That busy schedule does not leave a lot… Continue Reading →

Printing Leaf Shapes with Potato Stamps

We’re right in the middle of the fall season and the leaves on the trees couldn’t be more beautiful. It’s a perfect time to take a drive through a canyon, near the mountains, or even on maple tree lined streets!… Continue Reading →

Get Organized with Weekly Meal Planning

I’ve made it a new goal to get back in the kitchen and cook at home as much as possible. But in order to get in the habit of cooking dinner (I’ve been bad), I really need a weekly plan…. Continue Reading →

Ready for #MustacheBombing During Movember

We are back with mo’ #mustachebombing fun for Movember! We love to celebrate this fabulous month, bringing awareness to men’s health issues, and having fun gettin’ hairy! Help us celebrate by adding a mustache to all of the things! There’s no… Continue Reading →

Drawing Free Birds Hand Turkeys

We’re already looking forward to the next fall holiday and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. To help us celebrate, I’ve partnered with the upcoming movie FREE BIRDS, to bring a clever new way to create a hand turkey to craft… Continue Reading →

Halloween Thumbprint Cards for Kids

We have another spook-tastic Halloween craft happening over at Craftspiration! These Halloween Thumbprint Cards are a great gift to make for family and friends. Even classmates and teachers would love to receive one of these for Halloween. It would make… Continue Reading →

Yarn Wrapped Mummy Ghost Bookmarks

My daughter and I are at it again with a Halloween craft over at Craftspiration. These Mummy Ghost Bookmarks are a perfect craft to make and take for a Halloween party with family, friends, or classmates. It’s also a great… Continue Reading →

Helping Women at Risk in Ethiopia

I’m doing my part to #HelpWomenAtRisk! Between October 1-31, my friends Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest — co-authors of Minimalist Parenting — are donating 100% of royalties for books purchased via WOMEN AT RISK, an Ethiopian organization that helps women lift… Continue Reading →

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