Have you see this video yet about Caine’s Arcade? If not, you are in for a treat. This 9 year old boy named Caine is amazing! He built his own arcade out of recycled boxes and tape. He even sells passes, offers tickets, and there are prizes. So much creativity, imagination, resourcefulness, and fun! Caine […]

You’ve heard of yarn bombing, right? Well, now there is Eyebombing and I love it! As googly eyes are one of my absolute favorite kid craft suppies, I couldn’t be more excited to have learned about this fun site and happy past time! Thanks to my good friend Heather of Dollar Store Craft, fellow kid crafter, I’m now […]

I love facebook. It’s fun to share photos of my kids, let Mom and Dad know what we’re up to since we moved to Seattle, and keep in touch with new and old friends (don’t say you haven’t spied on your jr. high crush!) I also manage a facebook page for Make and Takes. A […]

Hey, Seattle locals! This message is for you… Hop on a broom and come join us for a night of witchCRAFT! Lyndsey from The Stationary Place and myself are hosting this event because we decided we can’t let Halloween get away with out a night of good ol’ crafts.  We’ll be crafting the night away with the following […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thank to all who entered. The winner of the $100 Target gift card is Jordan R. I will email you for your prize. Have fun shopping. My kids are such good sports. I think I took about 400 photos of them in their first day of school clothes. “Mom, are […]

A Stroll Down Pike Place Market

by Marie on September 12, 2011

Pike Place Market is one of those iconic places to visit in Seattle. And now that I live here, it’s fun to call this place home. We like to come down here with our kids, see what the vendors have to offer. My 6 year old is really good at spotting the fun stuff to buy, […]

I’ve got a few fun things to share, if you haven’t noticed with the title of this post. It’s all about the B’s! Babble: I’m thrilled to be on the writing team at Babble for their new channel The New Home Ec. I’ll be sharing some of the fun finds, crafts, and tutorials from over […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to the following winners: 2 Plan to Eat 1 year memberships: 101 Amy, 176 Martha 1 What’s Cooking with Kids book: 27 Jessi 2 Plate to Pixel book: 36 Jo, 159 Chacoy 4 Pleated Poppy gift certificates: 31 Catherine, 147 Karen, 165 Meg, 127 Kitter It’s […]

My neighbor up the street is known as “Mr. Wave at the Bus“. Since day 1 of the school year, back in August, he has dressed up in a silly costume to wave at his son’s school bus. Every morning, bright and early (or dark and early), he’s waving at that bus. He’s now on […]

For Japan With Love

by Marie on March 17, 2011

I’m participating in this amazing effort called For Japan with Love. It’s organized by Henny and Lucia of Utterly Engaged and Lydia of Ever Ours. March 18th will be a Bloggers Day of Silence to continue awareness and to help raise money to support the urgent needs of the relief efforts in Japan. Take some […]

Fabulous February Giveaways

by Marie on February 25, 2011

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to our winners. Juxio: #216 Leslie Curl Covers: #21 Jeanine, #162 Xenia, #251 Kristi Blue Lemon: #199 Courtney Funky Vintage Kitchen: #60 Amy S. We’ve got a few fun items for February’s giveaway. There’s something for everyone and lots of ways to enter. Check […]

If you’re a child of the 80′s, then these three classic cartoons are bringin’ back the memories: DuckTales, Rescue Rangers, and Talespin. We bought these videos a couple of months ago at Costco and my kids can’t get enough. Who else had this DuckTales intro song memorized?! These cartoons seem to move in slow motion […]

Crafty Inspiration from CHA

by Marie on February 15, 2011

A couple of weeks back, I attended Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. It’s a convention where all the craft companies gather to market their newest and most fabulous wares. I’ve probably said this enough on facebook, but I was really truly in crafters heaven. Here’s a few of the fun things I want to […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

by Marie on February 14, 2011

I want to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day. Thanks for being such lovely readers. Feel free to share the LOVE by buttoning up with Make and Takes. Click here to see all the buttons & badges.

“Hello, soul mate. Email me, my hero. You rule, my cutie. Lol. Goodbye!” Do you try to make little conversations with Sweetheart candy too?! These are fun! I love how they’ve adapted to the status of conversations now-a-days with “email me” and “LOL”! Over at The Blog Frog’s Seasonal Community, I’m hosting a fun contest […]

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to attend Alt Design Summit, located right here in my backyard of Salt Lake City. It was filled with all kinds of craft, design, and blogging. A big thanks to Craftzine for sending me, letting me be their eyes and ears of design for a weekend. You can […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #29, Amy. Have fun being crafty with your ribbon! I love the name of this shop for today’s giveaway: Ribbons and Bows, Oh My! They are one of M&T’s newest sponsors and are here with a fun crafty giveaway. Here’s your chance to […]

We are happy to be launching our new Spotlight page here at Make and Takes. Wahoo! We’ve been working hard on getting it set up over the last several months and it’s ready to go! Say hello to… Spotlight. I wanted to create a place where people could be featured, shared and spotlighted. I receive […]

Giveaway: Last Minute Big Give

by Marie on December 10, 2010

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #23 Carolyn who won Office 2010 for Windows; #16 AppleTree who won the R House Jewelry; #162 April who won the Breville Smart Oven; and #311 Kathy O who won the Creatvity for Kids pack. Have fun with your new toys! This year […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #56 Jennifer M. Have fun personalizing your greeting cards. Magnet Street, a Make and Takes sponsor, is here with a giveaway just in time for the holidays. If you’re like me and just getting to choosing, printing, and mailing your holiday cards, then […]

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