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A Greener Cleaner

“We are an awesome team,” Holden my three year exclaimed. “Like ninjas!” He told me proudly. I had just thanked him for his help with mopping our hard wood floors. And yes, he really does help. He squirts the Method… Continue Reading →

Meet Some Creative “Designing Moms”

Guest Post by Cat of Designing Moms Inspired would be one word to describe the way I feel about the company I keep at Designing Moms.  There’s always a lot of crafty goodness emerging from either their studios or homes… Continue Reading →

How to Shop the Local Farmers Market

Vanessa from I Never Grew Up is here again as my guest today. She’s sharing her knowledge on Farmers Markets and how to get the most from your Saturday morning experience. Farmer’s market season is in full bloom; fortunately they… Continue Reading →

DIY Reusable Lunch Set for School

I’m happy to have Amy from Progressive Pioneer here as my guest today. Her blog is all about getting back to the basics of life. She’s sharing a great way to pack your kids lunch by using reusable items. It’s… Continue Reading →

A Few Simple Productivity Tools & Tips

For my first post on Make and Takes, I thought I’d start with something near and dear to my heart: Productivity. Don’t get me wrong, I’m probably the worst procrastinator I know so, unfortunately, “productivity” is a topic that I’ve… Continue Reading →

Your Prescription for Kitchen Sanity

Ciaran is here from PopShopology as my guest today. She’s prescribing some kitchen essentials to help us Stay Sane In the Kitchen. Do you find yourself drawn to housewares when you’ve had a bad day? Is Williams-Sonoma your “Happy Place”?… Continue Reading →

Lotsa Hotsa Taco Filling

My big brother Randall is joining us today in the kitchen. He’s one of those great dudes that shares his talent of cooking with the family. He currently lives in Chico, CA, but graced us with his presence a few… Continue Reading →

Cultivating Relationships with Kids

I’m happy to be guest posting today over at Mom it Forward! These gals are always passing on the love, hence the name, Mom it Forward! Whether it’s through their #gno Twitter Parties, Service Projects, or Tweetups around town, there’s… Continue Reading →

Are You a Yoga Mama?

If you’re a Yoga Mama or if you want to be one, then this is the post for you. One of my best friends, Sabrena, is my yoga expert and I asked her to guest post today, filling us in… Continue Reading →

5 Easy Steps to Taking Great Pictures of Kids

I’m so happy to share the photography knowledge and skills of Jessica of Mom Shots! Her blog has great tips and tricks for taking photos of kids, something I need major help with. My kids can’t sit still, I have… Continue Reading →

Easy Apple Pie for Your Thanksgiving Feast

I’m excited to share a Guest Make and Taker post with you from Leigh Anne at Your Home-Based Mom. She makes and bakes yummies for the kitchen and writes about tales from her Home Base! Here’s her easy and delicious… Continue Reading →

Decorating Recycled Jars

The gals from The Tip Spot are here to share a fabulous craft with us today. Christie and Lizzy are the brains behind The Tip Spot, letting us in on great tips for everyday life. Today they’re getting our kids… Continue Reading →

Bath Sponge Creatures

I’ve always known there was some craft to be done with a bath sponge. Our Guest Make and Taker Sharla, from My Little Gems, is sharing how they used these sponges to make fun silly creatures. Thanks to Marie for… Continue Reading →

Color Theory for Toddlers

Today’s post is part of a Guest Post Swap. Jessica, from Zakka Life is guest posting here on Make and Takes and I’m lucky enough to be guest posting over at Zakka Life. Read here about introducing colors to children,… Continue Reading →

Blue Jean Pot Holders

Yeah for Guest Make and Takers! I love having others share their great ideas on Make and Takes. Like Kelsey from Vanilla Joy. She’s got a great blog with tips, tricks, and fun crafts. Today, she’s sharing a fun project… Continue Reading →

There’s a Wocket in my Pocket

Storytime today is brought to us by Guest Make and Taker, Alison from This Wasn’t the Plan. As she’s a mother of boys, Alison knows life can get pretty silly, sort of like Dr. Seuss’s stories. So she’s sharing a… Continue Reading →

Letter of the Day

Vannesa from I Never Grew Up is today’s Guest Make and Taker. She’s starting to post some great ideas on her blog for learning the Alphabet letters. These activities are sure to spark interest in the ABC’s, getting your child… Continue Reading →

Busy Bags

Here’s another Guest Make and Taker with a great idea. Tamela and her kids are sharing their Busy Bags. With these Busy Bags ready to go, hopefully you won’t be hearing the words, “I’m bored”, coming out of their mouths…. Continue Reading →

Fool Proof Curtains

For this fun project, Kendra, our Guest Make and Taker, has let us in on a fabulous trick for giving our flat curtains some flare! Follow her easy instructions and pictures to help take your curtains from drab to fab!… Continue Reading →

The Boxcar Children

I am excited for today’s storytime, as it’s brought to you by a Guest Make and Taker. Kris, from Lima Bean Home, has participated in a fun storytime with her children using the book series, The Boxcar Children by Gertrude… Continue Reading →

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