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Conference Bliss at Mom 2.0 Summit

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… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Chocolate Yogurt Dip

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… Continue Reading →

Mother May I Please Save the Planet?

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… Continue Reading →

Nummy Nutella Cookie Bars

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… Continue Reading →

Draw and Paint a Cute and Chubby Piggie

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… Continue Reading →

Sprout Your Own Avocado Pit and Watch It Grow!

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… Continue Reading →

Epic May Giveaway: Canon T4i DSLR Epiphanie Bag

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… Continue Reading →

Bring On Spring With These 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… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Tulip Art is the Perfect Project for Spring!

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… Continue Reading →

Popsicle Stick Puppets and a 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… Continue Reading →

I’ve Been Crocheting a Few Little Lovelies

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… Continue Reading →

Beautiful Bouquets of Tissue Paper Flowers for Spring

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Moms Love Handmade Cupcake Liner Flowers

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… Continue Reading →

Bright and Fun DIY 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… Continue Reading →

Giveaway: Happy Mother’s Day Goodies

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… Continue Reading →

Mini Crochet Circle Rings for Mom

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… Continue Reading →

Super Hero Stick Puppets Equal Hours Of Imagination

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… Continue Reading →

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