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Marshmallow Straw Structures

It’s time for a super simple craft for the kids… Marshmallow Straw Structures! Not only is this a great activity for all, it can help develop math skills, problem solving, and small motor skills. And if you use straws that are bendable, it… Continue Reading →

Decorate a Mason Jar Bank

Over the years we’ve tried our best to teach our children about money, the good and the bad. Saving money is something we really try to help instill in our kids. To keep the momentum with our kids and saving, I’m… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Made-to-Order Pizza Pasta Bowls

My girls love make-your-own-meals, like taco night, oatmeal and toppings breakfast, or salad bar. Do your kids enjoy making personalized meals, too? Here’s a fun twist on pizza night that we have been enjoying at our house – made-to-order pizza… Continue Reading →

Super Cute Patterned Dot Wall

How darling would this gold patterned dot wall be in your home? It could be for a nursery, kid’s room, office, bathroom, or any room! I really love this fun tutorial from Taylor Made! It doesn’t look too hard to do,… Continue Reading →

Let’s Have a Party in a Jar

How fun is this darling new book Party in a Jar, from craft blogger Vanessa Coppola of See Vanessa Craft! It’s filled with so many fabulous ways to have a party in a jar – wahoo! Party in a Jar features sixteen… Continue Reading →

20+ Spring Flowers and DIY Vases to Make

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year! The pretty blossoms, the light jacket weather, and the cool breeze outside make me so happy! I’ve rounded up 20+ spring flowers and DIY vases to make throughout the next few… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to WOW MOM on Mother’s Day

Kids think this is the best trick in the book… MOM turns into WOW when it’s flipped upside down! Turn these tricky words into a cute card for Mother’s Day. Mom will be Wowed by the surprise! Supplies for WOW MOM… Continue Reading →

Make a Photo Box for Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is just around the corner. Have you found the perfect gift? If you’re still looking for something special and unique, she is going to love this darling DIY Photo Box! It’s perfect for showcasing all those instagram photos you’ve been… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Origami Yoda Series

May the 4th be with you. Coming up on May 4th is a great Star Wars holiday, so I’m going to give you guys a great Star Wars book. This month I’m reviewing the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger. These books… Continue Reading →

14 Rainy Day Inspired Projects to Make

April showers bring May flowers right? As we roll into May, let’s enjoy these 14 rainy day inspired projects to make that will bring us those pretty flowers next month! Check out these crafts I’ve rounded up! 1. Little Raindrops: Get… Continue Reading →

Creating Cute Candy Houses

How fun is it to have Dorothy back in a new animated movie coming out on May 9th called, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return! It’s a star-studded cast of amazing talent with super sweet adventures, and we’re creating cute candy houses to celebrate!… Continue Reading →

5 Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids to Make

Just this last weekend, Lucy and I traveled to Utah on a fun girl’s craft trip, just the two of us (it also happened to be National Take Your Daughter to Work day!!) We were able to attend the fabulous… Continue Reading →

Kitchen Essentials I Learned From My Mom

My sweet mom has done so much for me throughout my life. I can’t begin to repay her for all the amazing life skills she’s taught me over the years. I’m thrilled to celebrate my lovely mom this Mother’s Day! I… Continue Reading →

13 “May the 4th Be With You” Star Wars Crafts

Calling all you Star Wars super fans out there! “May the 4th” is coming up next week! I’ve gathered up 13 “May the 4th Be With You” Star Wars crafts to help celebrate this fun day! 1. Star Wars Birthday… Continue Reading →

Introducing DOOZERS for Kids on Hulu + Giveaway

We’re all about DIY at our house, so I’m thrilled to announce a brand new animated show for kids all about building, designing, and creating… DOOZERS! This is the first Hulu Original for kids! The CGI animated preschool series comes from The… Continue Reading →

Go Ahead, Juice Something

First things first: serious kudo’s to Make and Takes for this month’s Earth Day kick-off of 22 Ways to Save Mother Earth. As I was thinking about what challenge to share for the month of “Easter & Earth,” it made… Continue Reading →

Yogurt Parfaits with Homemade Granola

Now that spring is well underway, it’s time to focus on another all-important and quickly approaching holiday…Mother’s Day! It may seem like it’s a long way off, but in reality, it’s only 2 1/2 weeks away! Now that that has… Continue Reading →

Make Plant Markers from Popsicle Craft Sticks

Gardening time is in full swing now, and plant markers are a great craft to work on this month. They serve two purposes: to distinguish between similar looking seedlings, and to add some color and whimsy to your vegetable and… Continue Reading →

Drawing Game for Kids: Pick an Object, Pick a Scene

Here’s a fun drawing game to play with your kiddos – we named it Pick an Object, Pick a Scene. The basic idea is that you have to figure out how to incorporate a random object (or person, animal, food,… Continue Reading →

Homemade Potato Chips with Dill Veggie Dip

Have you ever made your own potato chips? They are the best. Super fun to make and you’ll be craving them at least once a week! Add a bowl of Marzetti® Dill Veggie Dip and you’re set for a Friday… Continue Reading →

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