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Passing On the Real Meaning of Beauty, Dove Beauty Sketches

The newest video by Dove, Beauty Sketches, affected me more than I thought it would. Wait until you see it and you’ll know why. I have issues with my body, my features. It’s something I’ve always thought about, worried about,… Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie Makes For a Tasty Meatless Meal

I’ve been adding to my meat-free recipe collection and can’t wait to try this Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie from Food Fanatic I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight. Comfort food never looked so good! More tasty vegetarian recipes below:… Continue Reading →

Crochet Hearts for Loved Ones

In light of yesterday’sĀ events surrounding the Boston Marathon, I thought it appropriate to share a little love. I’ve been making a set of crochet hearts to send to my sister-in-law, who recently lost her mother. I’m planning to package these… Continue Reading →

Silly Shape Dice Drawing Game

Here’s a fun and quick drawing game to play as a family after dinner, or bring outside on a nice day. With just two dice and some drawing supplies, you can create some silly shape drawings. We had fun hiding… Continue Reading →

Earth Day Washi Tape Flower Vase

I’m so happy to share today’s post with you! I’ve teamed up with a few A+ bloggers and Consumer Crafts, an M&T sponsor, to bring you a fabulous Earth Day DIY Celebration! With Earth Day coming up in just a… Continue Reading →

Make Your Own Sourdough Start

Did you know you can make your own sourdough starter? I guess I always thought it had to be inherited from like 150 year old starts or something crazy like that. Turns out that’s totally not true! Thanks to this… Continue Reading →

Paper Tube Stamped Flower Power

More paper tube stamping coming your way just in time for spring! These spring flower shapes are just what we need to help get through these April showers, of which I’ve been seeing plenty of up here in the Pacific… Continue Reading →

Homemade Pretzels Straight From The Kitchen

I’ve heard tell of homemade pretzels before and now proof, it can be done! When I spotted this homemade pretzel recipe from Amanda’s Cookin’ at the Make and Take’s Spotlight, I knew it was a sign. I’m off to fire… Continue Reading →

Reinventing Education with Khan Academy

Have you heard of Khan Academy? If not, you’re in for a treat. I’ve just come across it in the last few weeks and I think it’s the greatest thing that has come around for education in a long time…. Continue Reading →

Building with Marshmallows and Toothpicks

I can always use a good boredom buster for the kids and was reminded how great marshmallows and toothpicks are thanks to this post from Simply Designing I found at the Make and Takes Spotlight. Kids can create shapes and… Continue Reading →

Create Springtime Art with Simple Origami Tulips

Every spring, I love seeing tulips pop up in my yard. It seems like I always forget about them – such a colorful surprise! We made a little ode-to-tulips art project with some super-simple origami paper tulips. With only a… Continue Reading →

Yarn Wrapped Paper Tube Owls + Video

We’re back with another video for our Kids in the Craft Room series. My daughter is sharing her idea for a Yarn Paper Tube Owl. It’s a perfect activity for a children’s craft room, helping to celebrate spring! Supplies for… Continue Reading →

Photoshop Free DIY Silhouettes

Silhouettes are such fun mementos of childhood, I swear my mom still has ours from when we were kids done at Disneyland years ago! This DIY silhouette tutorial I found at the M&T Spotlight from Naptime Novels looks super simple… Continue Reading →

Easy Dish Towel Wrapped Housewarming Gift

Giving gifts to friends and neighbors is one of my very favorite things to do. What can I say, it’s one of my love languages. Can you think of a better gift to give or receive than a nice warm… Continue Reading →

Our Favorite Kids’ Cookbook: Honest Pretzels

My girls love to help prepare meals for the family. From mixing batter to tearing lettuce to scrambling eggs, they are always eager to learn a new skill or master a new recipe. We have a number of kids’ cookbooks,… Continue Reading →

Making Marbled Paper With the Kids

Easy and fun always get my vote when it comes to projects with the kids. I saw this tutorial from MJB for marbled paper at the Make and Takes Spotlight and thought it would definitely fit the criteria. Looks a… Continue Reading →

Simple Fabric Mosaic Artwork for Kids

I am constantly looking for great artwork for my home so it’s no wonder that I love it when my kids make awesome things! Children’s artwork doesn’t just have to be restricted to the refrigerator for display. In fact, some… Continue Reading →

The Artful Parent Resource Book

I love a good kids craft book and I’m so excited about this one from Jean of The Artful Parent. I’ve been following her blog since I started blogging and her site is filled with so many fabulous ideas. It’s… Continue Reading →

Crocheting a Chain Stitch Snake

One of the easiest projects for crochet has got to be my cute littleĀ chain stitch snake. You can’t mess it up. And it’s a great way to practice your chain stitching, helping you feel confident in your crocheting, producing something… Continue Reading →

Organizing Art Projects and School Papers

I love office products. They scream organization, and as a mother of 3, I need one of everything to keep my life in order. So I’m happy to partner with Staples, an M&T sponsor, on a few projects for this… Continue Reading →

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