Kids in the Kitchen: Chocolate Yogurt Dip

by Amy May 15, 2013
Chocolate yogurt dip recipe for kids

Do your kids love dipping? Mine sure do! From our standard veggies with ranch to a more decadent chocolate fondue dessert, my girls are always game for a snack with a dip. Here is a tasty and simple chocolate yogurt dip that kids can whip up on their own – and it’s healthy enough to […]

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Mother May I Please Save the Planet?

by Sabrena May 14, 2013
Veggies

Oh sweet Mamas (and crafty Papas) out in the blogosphere, am I getting too esoteric? Perhaps in my quests to get a little greener, I may forget that it really is the little things that count. So it’s back to basics. So here’s my list of three EASY things you can implement NOW to make […]

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Nummy Nutella Cookie Bars

by Marie May 14, 2013
nutella bar cookies

Sometimes a tasty treat is just what you need at the end (or in the middle) of a long day, you feel me? I spotted these Nutella Cookie Bars from Food Fanatic at the Make and Takes Spotlight and have been waiting for an excuse to whip up a batch, maybe I don’t need one! […]

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Draw and Paint a Cute and Chubby Piggie

by Amy May 13, 2013
Pig painting art project

Pigs are my eight-year-old’s favorite animal, so I knew she would enjoy making a cute piggie painting. Our pigs are super-simple to draw, making this a great project for preschoolers and up. You can use round objects to trace, or draw your circles freehand. I think the freehand circles give the pig great character! Supplies […]

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Sprout Your Own Avocado Pit and Watch It Grow!

by Marie May 12, 2013
avocado growing

I could live and die by avocados, they’re just so dang tasty and good for you too. That kind of combo can’t be beat! I’ve never tried sprouting the pit on my own, but I spotted this cool gift idea from Carolyn’s Homework at the Make and Takes Spotlight and thought hey, why not give it […]

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Epic May Giveaway: Canon T4i DSLR Epiphanie Bag

by Marie May 10, 2013
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Time for an EPIC giveaway today. I’ve teamed up with some seriously fabulous bloggers to bring you something amazing. Enter below to win a Canon Rebel t4i and a fancy chevron Epiphanie Bag! a Rafflecopter giveaway Sponsored by the ladies of Boston Mamas, Eat Blog Run, Make and Takes, Mom Generations, No Biggie, Petit Elefant, […]

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Bring On Spring With These Tissue Paper Cherry Blossoms

by Marie May 10, 2013
tissue paper cherry blossoms

Cherry Blossoms can be in season all year ’round by making these tissue paper pretties from Designed Decor seen over at the Make and Takes Spotlight. I can’t believe how real they look! More Pretty Paper Ideas Below: Handmade Topiary Cards Paper Tube Stamped Flowers Origami Tulips *Submit your post to the M&T Spotlight for a chance […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Wrap She’ll Love to Receive

by Danyelle May 9, 2013
Mother's Day Gift Wrap

Mother’s Day is one of my favorite Sunday’s of the year. There’s nothing like seeing the cute things my children have been secretly working on at school. I think that same feeling goes for mothers with grown children, wouldn’t you agree? My mom still likes to see the things I’ve made for her! This year I […]

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Raspberry Cream Cheese Scones

by Kristin May 8, 2013
Raspberry Cream Cheese Scones

I’m thrilled to welcome a new member to the Make and Takes team. Say hello to Kristin of the Pastry Affair. She’ll be here once a month sharing amazingly delicious recipes!! With Mother’s Day around the corner, I’ve been spending time in the kitchen testing out recipes to surprise my mother with on her special […]

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Tulip Art is the Perfect Project for Spring!

by Marie May 7, 2013
tulip art blog me mom

Tulips season is almost at it’s end, but we can bring a few flowers indoors with this fun project. I can’t think of a better way to get your kids inspired than by helping them get creative with this tulip art project from Blog Me Mom I found at the Make and Takes Spotlight. More Artistic […]

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Popsicle Stick Puppets and a Mini Theater

by Caroline Urdaneta May 6, 2013
Popsicle Stick Puppets and Mini Theater

My children never get tired of puppets and puppet theaters! We’ve made so many variations and the kids always have a blast. This weekend we made Popsicle Stick People Puppets, simply drawing on the sticks, and I helped the kids make a theater out of a shoebox. It was a great project for the whole family! […]

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I’ve Been Crocheting a Few Little Lovelies

by Marie May 3, 2013
Crocheting Baby Booties

The crocheting never seems to stops around here. There are too many fabulous projects to try. I’ve only just begun to dip my “hook” into the amazing ideas out there. So here are just a few things I’ve been crocheting as of late! Harry Potter Scarf: Yes, I had to try one of these. My […]

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Beautiful Bouquets of Tissue Paper Flowers for Spring

by Marie May 3, 2013
usual mayhem tissue paper flowers

I’ve made some of these tissue paper flowers before but I was reminded of how fun they are when I came across this tutorial from the Usual Mayhem at the Make and Takes Spotlight. Can’t wait to bust out my stash and whip up a bundle of paper blooms to brighten the house! More tissue paper […]

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Simple Summer Pasta Salad

by Marie May 2, 2013
Simple Summer Pasta Salad

Summer is on it’s way. Can you feel it? Even here in Seattle we are seeing some sun. So I say it’s time to plan a backyard party, maybe even potluck style. If that’s the case with you, I’ve got a super simple summer pasta salad perfect for a crowd. All it takes is a little […]

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Moms Love Handmade Cupcake Liner Flowers

by Marie May 1, 2013
Cupcake Liner Flowers for Mom makeandtakes.com

Moms love anything handmade by their kiddies. That goes for these cute cupcake liner flowers as well. I happen to know Grandmas love them too. So you might want to craft up a few of these with the kids and gift them to a mother you know, letting them know they’re loved. Supplies for Cupcake […]

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Bright and Fun DIY Rainbow Zipper Pouch

by Marie May 1, 2013
rainbow zipper pouch

Little totes are so handy to tuck away into your purse or backpack, I’m always on the hunt for a good one! Why not sew your own like this little rainbow zipper tote from Scattered Thoughts Of A Crafty Mom I found at the Make and Takes Spotlight. So cute, right? More simple sewing projects […]

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Giveaway: Happy Mother’s Day Goodies

by Marie April 30, 2013
Albion Fit

Hooray, it’s almost Mother’s Day. Hopefully this giveaway will be just what the family ordered. These are just a few fabulous things to help you have a wonderful Mother’s Day. So send over your spouse, kids, and parents to help you enter and win! Albion Fit: Say hello to summer. Albion Fit offers beautiful, comfortable, and high-performance […]

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Mini Crochet Circle Rings for Mom

by Marie April 29, 2013
Mini Crochet Circle Rings makeandtakes.com

These sweet little rings are just the pop of color you need to bring the bling! Mom will love these, you will love these. They are super simple, easy enough for the beginning crocheter. So let’s get started! Supplies for Mini Crochet Circle Rings: yarn – any size gauge works – the mini-minis are with […]

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Super Hero Stick Puppets Equal Hours Of Imagination

by Marie April 27, 2013
super hero stick puppets

Puppet shows are always a win around these parts which is why I got excited when I spotted these darling super hero stick puppets from Create-Celebrate-Explore at the Make and Takes Spotlight. Craft up a few of these for hours of imaginative fun! More links for fun with puppets below: Popsicle stick farm critters Leaf […]

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Scrap-Busting Friendship Trees

by Marie April 26, 2013
Friendship Trees

Guest post by Whitney of Rookie Moms My daughter Scarlett, age five, got into making friendship trees after watching a DVD of Ruby’s Studio in which the children on that program make them. It is an exercise in thinking about a special person and honoring what you like about him or her. Our take on […]

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