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DIY Framed Chalkboard Wall

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… Continue Reading →

Positive and Negative Cut-Out Shapes

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… Continue Reading →

Rockin’ Peeps Paper Craft for Spring

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… Continue Reading →

5 Things You Need to 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… Continue Reading →

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 →

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