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4 Childrens’ Book Illustrator Websites Worth Checking Out

We love picture books! Even though my girls can read big, fat chapter books now, there is still something magical about a silly or sweet story paired with the perfect illustrations. My girls often use picture books as inspiration for… Continue Reading →

9 Last Minute Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

What better gift for dad than something homemade from the heart. Kids will love to craft up a silly snake tie, a monster bookmark, or even some family fridge magnets! Here are 9 fabulous Father’s Day crafts to make this… Continue Reading →

Getting Ready for Backyard Parties and Summer Entertaining

We’re fairly new to our neighborhood, we just moved to a new house this year, and we’re still getting to know a lot of our neighbors. In the past, I’ve found a great way to make connections in a new… Continue Reading →

Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jam

Rhubarb is one of those vegetables that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Drowned out by other flavors in desserts, such as strawberries and cream cheese, rhubarb rarely gets the opportunity to shine on its own. When I first encountered… Continue Reading →

Involving Kids in the Laundry Routine

With our laundry there is a routine, as with most households. There’s usually a constant flow of clothing to wash, dry, and fold. Most weeks, laundry is done out of necessity, empty drawers and no clothes to wear. But I… Continue Reading →

Celebrate Dad with a Fun DIY Spinner Card

We don’t usually give big gifts for Father’s Day, but we do like to celebrate Dad with a day of relaxation and yummy goodies. This year, Dad will get to spin for special treats throughout the day with our homemade… Continue Reading →

Crocheted Whales, Oh Yes!

You have to know I’ve gotten majorly into crocheting by now. So when I spotted these super cute crocheted whales appliqués from Jenny and Teddy at the Make and Takes Spotlight, I knew I had to give them a go!… Continue Reading →

3 Easy Ways to Sneak Math into Snack Time

Are your kids on summer break yet? We want to keep those little brains learning and growing, even during the lazy days of summer. Numbers and food go hand-in-hand perfectly and, with very little extra prep, your kids can be… Continue Reading →

Patching Up My Granny Square Blanket

You guys!! I’m so excited to share my finished granny square blanket with you. It’s been such a fun project to complete. I am so happy to partner on this project with Lion Brand Yarn. Me and Vanna go way back… Continue Reading →

Father’s Day Fridge Magnets

Father’s Day is approaching and I have a fun (and super easy) idea for the kids to make for Dad: Family Magnets! To make this craft, kids simply select a picture of themselves, cut it out and laminate it (or… Continue Reading →

DIY Captain America Super Hero Shield

Help your little super hero get ready to save the world with this DIY Captain America shield tutorial from Tales Of The Scotts I found at the M&T Spotlight. More Kid’s Crafts Here: Silly Shape Drawing Game Marshmallows and Toothpicks… Continue Reading →

This Healthy Chicken Curry Salad Sounds SO Yummy!

I’m not one to trade flavor for low-fat, but with this curried chicken salad from Cookin’ Canuck I found at the Make and Takes Spotlight, I don’t think I have to. Can’t wait to give it a go! More Yum… Continue Reading →

Crochet Watermelon Coasters for Summer Sippin’

Watermelon is a big hit at potlucks and parties for summer. I thought it might be fun to crochet a few watermelon coasters to add to the summer mix and use as we sip on our lemonade. Supplies for Crocheted… Continue Reading →

DIY Diamond Patterned Tablecloth

This weekend I got the itch to do a little Spring Cleaning and along the way, I crossed a few DIY projects off of my list. One project, to make my own Diamond Patterned Tablecloth, was so easy that I… Continue Reading →

Celebrate National Trails Day

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… Continue Reading →

Pinwheels Make For Such Pretty Potholders

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… Continue Reading →

Blogger’s Summer Camp with School House of Craft

**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… Continue Reading →

Burp Cloth Tutorial for Even the Most Basic Sewing Skills

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… Continue Reading →

Silly Story Time 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… Continue Reading →

Chicken, Black Bean, Radish and 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… Continue Reading →

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