Celebrate National Trails Day

by Marie May 27, 2013
Hiking in Washington

We are a family who loves the outdoors. And living in Seattle has it’s perks when it comes to beautiful scenery, especially in the trail department. If you’re like us and love to be outdoors, here’s my post on 10 Tips for Hiking with Kids. You may need those tips for this Saturday, June 1st, […]

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Pinwheels Make For Such Pretty Potholders

by Marie May 27, 2013
pinwheel potholder

Here’s a simple step by step tutorial from Schlosser Designs for some some spring-worthy pinwheel potholders that I found at the Make and Takes Spotlight. I jump at any chance to sharpen my sewing skills and this project looks perfect! More Simple Sewing Projects Here: Basic Quilting Supplies Super Easy Sewn Paper Garland Sewn Rice Bags *Submit […]

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Blogger’s Summer Camp with School House of Craft

by Marie May 26, 2013
Vector - Wood Signs by DragonArt

**This giveaway is now over. Congrats to #4 Katherine. I’ll contact you for details. I hope to see you all there!! I’m thrilled to be speaking at the Blogger’s Summer Camp, hosted by School House of Craft. On June 14th in Seattle, Wa, it will be a day of all things blogging, something I might […]

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Burp Cloth Tutorial for Even the Most Basic Sewing Skills

by Marie May 26, 2013
thinking closet burp cloth

Every new mom knows the importance of burp cloths when it comes to babies. Love this simple DIY burp cloth tutorial from The Thinking Closet seen at the Make and Takes Spotlight, and think that whipping up a few of these to give away as gifts is a great idea! More Fun With Fabric And […]

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Silly Story Time With Dad

by Marie May 24, 2013
Storytelling with Dad

I have to say Jordan, my husband, is pretty good at storytelling. He gets very animated and his silly voices come out! There’s one funny Veggie Tales book we’ve been reading to our kids for years and each character has a different sounding voice. Jordan is really good at getting each character just right… Larry, […]

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Chicken, Black Bean, Radish and Avocado Salad

by Marie May 24, 2013
black bean radish avocado salad

Swing into salad season with this yummy chicken, black bean, radish and avocado salad from Kalyn’s Kitchen I found over at the M&T Spotlight. Add in some lime and cilantro and it sounds pretty much like a bite of yummy heaven! More salad inspiration found here: Cold rice noodle salad with creamy tahini dressing Healthy […]

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13 Fabulous Foodies to Follow

by Marie May 23, 2013
salted-brown-butter-cookies-web

I love a good food blog, don’t you? They are not only fun to look at, all those drooling delicious pictures, there are really good must-try recipes! I recently went to an event with Dole Salads and met a few fabulous foodies. I’m head over heels for their amazing blogs. You must follow them too. And […]

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Sausage Waffles for Sunday Brunch

by Kristin May 22, 2013
Sausage Waffles

Sunday brunch is a well honored tradition in my household. Among the rotation of pancakes and hash browns is an often requested spread consisting of waffles and fruit with a side of sausage. When brunch rolled around this week, I began cooking up our favored meal. After the sausage was cooked and the waffle iron […]

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DIY Framed Chalkboard Wall

by Marie May 21, 2013
DIY chalkboard wall i dig pinterest

Ch-ch-ch-ch-chalkboard, oh yeah! A good chalkboard wall is always awesome, I especially like this framed chalkboard wall by I Dig Pinterest spotted at the Make and Takes Spotlight. Looks easy enough don’t you think? More chalkboard links below: DIY chalkboard wreath Name boards for your child’s door Celebration chalkboard *Submit your project to the M&T Spotlight for […]

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Positive and Negative Cut-Out Shapes

by Amy May 20, 2013
Positive/Negative Cut-Out Shape Project

Summer break is coming, so here’s a great project to tuck away for a hot afternoon. We all enjoyed making these abstract positive/negative shape cut-out pictures. This is a great project for a mixed-age group – younger kids can cut simple shapes, and older kids and adults can try for more intricate designs and shapes. […]

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Rockin’ Peeps Paper Craft for Spring

by Marie May 19, 2013
rockin peeps crafty journal

This simple little paper craft is just the thing to get you excited for spring. I found these Rockin’ Peeps from Crafty Journal at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think these are exactly the kind of chicks I want pecking around. More fun links for Spring below: Popsicle stick flowers Hanging paper pockets for […]

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5 Things You Need to Garden with Kids

by Marie May 16, 2013
Growing and Planting a Garden with Kids

We love to garden. Planting and growing is one thing my kids love to do with me that doesn’t feel like a chore. I don’t know if it’s the dirt they get to put their hands in or watching our vegetables grow, but it’s something we all can do together. I’m happy to partner with […]

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Conference Bliss at Mom 2.0 Summit

by Marie May 16, 2013
Mom 2 Summit Wrap up

I recently returned from the sunny sandy beaches of California, Laguna Beach to be exact, where I attended the Mom 2.0 Summit. This is one of my favorite conferences, good blogging panels, good sponsors, and good people. I’ve talked about the reasons I go to blog conference and they are still the same. I love […]

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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
epic-giveaway-button

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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