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Make a Gratitude Jar for Thanksgiving

3 years ago we started filling up a gratitude jar. I fell in love with the idea of teaching kids to be grateful and at the same time I found it a great reminder to myself to be thankful for… Continue Reading →

School Pictures Scrapbook Page Printable

School pictures just came home this week with my girls. And they’re adorable. Even if my kindergartner still has wet hair in her picture. We left the house in a hurry that morning. How could I have known the kindergartners… Continue Reading →

Magnetic Felt Frames with Photo Pockets

We love making homemade gifts, but don’t always have the time for elaborate crafts as Christmas approaches. However, these magnetic felt frames with photo pockets are quick to make and oh, so cute! The color possibilities are endless, and there… Continue Reading →

Washi Tape Crafts Book Review

If you ask me, there are never enough things you can do with washi tape. This book by Amy Anderson of Washi Tape Crafts is just what you need to make more amazing crafts. I love her new book Washi Tape… Continue Reading →

Airbrush Handprint Turkey Keepsake

Bring on the fall decor! Not only is today’s Airbrush Handprint Turkey decor idea super easy and an adorable piece to add to a front door wreath, it also makes for a great keepsake to gift to the grandparents this holiday season! With just… Continue Reading →

Circle Crochet Holiday Garland

The season of crochet is upon us! There’s something about colder weather that brings out the yarn and hook and I start to crochet up a storm. I’m also starting to think about holiday decor, especially for the December season…. Continue Reading →

Pop-up Autumn Leaf Place Cards

My kids have been making holiday meal place cards since they were tiny. It’s such a fun and creative way for them to contribute to a special meal. We’ve been brainstorming place card ideas for Thanksgiving, and these pop-up autumn… Continue Reading →

Embroidery Hoop Ghosts for Halloween

Flour sack towels + embroidery hoops + a little hand-stitching = simple and sweet Halloween ghosts! Supplies to make the Embroidery Hoop Ghosts: Embroidery Hoops Embroidery Floss (pink and black or dark gray) Embroider Needles A pencil Sharp Scissors Flour… Continue Reading →

Having Fun with Pumpkins and the Peanuts Gang

Visiting a pumpkin patch in the fall is always a must-do this time of year. We love all the activities to be done while at the farm… animals, mazes, and treats. We have a fabulous local pumpkin patch in Washington called… Continue Reading →

Upcycled Glow Stick Bracelets

Guest post by Ana of Babble Dabble Do Every Halloween my kids bring home handfuls of glow stick bracelets from class parties and trick or treating, and every year I face the same dilemma, what do I do with them… Continue Reading →

No-Carve Spider Web Pumpkins

Do you love the idea of decorating pumpkins for Halloween but hate the messy “guts” part? Maybe you are looking for something different from the traditional look? Do you want something that will last WAY beyond the Halloween season {and for… Continue Reading →

Fun Paper Plate Witch Halloween Craft

Halloween is just around the corner, so today we thought it would be fun to make a wickedly fun paper plate witch Halloween craft! Cast a spell on your home, both inside and out with this spooky witch decoration. Supplies to… Continue Reading →

Wooded Pumpkin Halloween Decor

It’s time for some Halloween decorating and I have just the craft to make! How darling are these wood sliced pumpkins from Where Imagination Grows?! They are just begging to be crafted and displayed for the upcoming holiday. Head over… Continue Reading →

Folded Paper Leaf Garland

The arts and crafts my kids make always end up on the wall. We love displaying them all. Even if it’s not really meant to be on the wall. But sometimes I am intentional and ask my kids to do a craft… Continue Reading →

Hopping Peter Rabbit Puppet Craft

Rabbit craft projects are always fun to play with and these will give you some creative ideas for Easter or for a rainy day. We decided to make these Hopping Peter Rabbit Puppets to celebrate the upcoming International Rabbit Day that’s on 26th… Continue Reading →

Make a No-Sew Superhero Cape for Reading Powers!

It’s time for a little fun and imagination as my girls pretend play with their new superhero capes! This DIY tutorial is “super” quick and easy to make, helping your little ones get their superhero powers in no time. For today’s superhero tutorial,… Continue Reading →

Life Hack: Cover Scuffed Shoes with Duct Tape

Let’s face it, kids are tough on shoes. Just one bike ride with toes dragging can ruin a perfectly good pair. Or normal play at parks and on playgrounds. Or kneeling on cement doing sidewalk chalk. The toes are the first… Continue Reading →

Back to School DIY Craft Caddy

With my kids gearing up for back to school, we’ve got school supplies on the brain! We have our lists from the teachers for what our kids need to bring on the first day, so we’re getting everything ready. Along with supplies… Continue Reading →

Pencil Holder Rocket

School has started and it’s time for a new pencil holder: a family tradition that we follow every year by making an easy DIY with the kids to celebrate and mark the begging of a new school year. There is something special about… Continue Reading →

Back to School Bookmarks for Teacher

We are just around the corner for the beginning of school and my kids couldn’t be more excited… so am I ;) To help us get a little something together for our classroom teachers, we’re making a few fun bookmarks… Continue Reading →

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