Guest Make and Taker

A Greener Cleaner

by Sabrena on March 15, 2012

“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 wood floor cleaner, and I wipe it down. It’s a really great system. And I […]

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 and I thought it’d be fun to share some of their recent Halloween creations. The […]

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 are becoming more prevalent each year in cities around the country and the world. You […]

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 back-to-school time!  Instead of oodles of plastic bags and disposable accoutrements, how about a cute, […]

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 been forced to become very familiar with. Listed below are some of my favorite free […]

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”? Here’s five retail therapy prescriptions sure to lift the spirits of a gadget freak, without […]

Lotsa Hotsa Taco Filling

by Marie on March 4, 2009

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 weeks back, sharing how to make his Fantastic-o Spicy Hot Tacos! He likes them HOT […]

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 something for everyone at Mom it Forward. Their theme for the upcoming month is Relationships […]

Are You a Yoga Mama?

by Sabrena on January 23, 2009

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 on how great yoga can be for you in any shape or form. Sabrena, 9 […]

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 to take 500 shots just to get the one good one! So I’ve asked Jessica […]

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 recipe for Apple Pie, a perfect recipe for the upcoming Holidays. Spending time in the […]

Decorating Recycled Jars

by Marie on October 14, 2008

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 involved in crafting and recycling with decorated glass jars. Also, today I’m lucky enough to […]

Bath Sponge Creatures

by Marie on August 21, 2008

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 the opportunity to guest post on Make and Takes. I really enjoy this blog and […]

Color Theory for Toddlers

by Marie on August 4, 2008

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, then click over to read about The Magic of Music. This project was inspired by […]

Blue Jean Pot Holders

by Marie on July 29, 2008

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 recycling our old blue jeans into pot holders. Get out your sewing machines, even you […]

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 classic book from Dr. Seuss with us today, along with a great activity. My four […]

Letter of the Day

by Marie on July 8, 2008

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 ready for school and ready to read. We just started a new activity at my […]

Busy Bags

by Marie on June 19, 2008

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. Busy Bags are a great travel companion. They’re perfect to pull out when your kids […]

Fool Proof Curtains

by Marie on June 5, 2008

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! These are the easiest curtains ever. The only thing easier is draping some fabric over […]

The Boxcar Children

by Marie on May 30, 2008

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 Chandler Warner. Here’s Kris and her darling kids sharing their storytime and creative activity. Recently […]

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