Negative Shape Collages

by Amy June 9, 2014
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Are your kids on summer break yet? I have yet another paper-scrap-busting project for you and your kids, perfect for a summer crafting session. For a twist on the good ol’ cut and glue paper collage, we’re leaving a shape uncovered for a cool negative space effect. I love how they turned out! Supplies for […]

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What to Pack for a Day at the Beach

by Marie June 6, 2014
What to Pack for a Day at the Beach

Oh, the beach. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Do you feel the same? My husband and I recently spent a week at the beach in Hawaii, Maui to be exact, taking a second honeymoon. So very relaxing and healing to sit and do nothing on the beach! Although… I did miss my […]

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Wise Craft Handmade Book

by Marie June 5, 2014
Wise Craft Handmade Book

If there’s one blog I can remember reading as probably one of the first I ever laid eyes on years ago, it’s Wise Craft. Blair Stocker is the author of this amazingly authentic and creative blog, always creating art and craft from the heart. Well, she’s come out with her first book and it’s right […]

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Super Fun Tie Dyed Rice Krispie Treats

by Rachel June 5, 2014
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School is out, and summer is here! These tie dyed rice krispie treats look like such a fun summer kid’s activity to do in the kitchen! They are so colorful and delicious looking! I can’t wait to try this activity with my nieces and nephews! Get the recipe over on In Katrina’s Kitchen! Here are more […]

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Lazy Summer Lunch Ideas

by Amy June 4, 2014
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This post could have been called ‘Encouraging Independence in the Kitchen’ or ‘Lunches Young Kids Can Make’, but let’s be honest – I am simply feeling lazy about fixing lunches now that summer vacation has hit our house! Here are some ideas that are working for us, and many of them do have the added […]

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Southwest Summer Giveaway for a Family Getaway!

by Marie June 3, 2014
Win 4 Southwest Round Trip Tickets

Summer is here! Even in Seattle, the sun is shining bright and it’s fabulous! It’s making me excited to prep for summer trips. Do you have plans for a summer getaway? Maybe I can help. I’ve joined up with Southwest Airlines to bring you an amazing summer giveaway… one winner will receive 4 roundtrip tickets […]

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Crochet Sun Coasters for Summer Parties

by Marie June 2, 2014
Crochet Sun Coasters Free Pattern to Make

Summer is upon us and those backyard parties are a comin’! Stitch up these fun Crochet Sun Coasters to add a little summer flare to your party. We’ve also made crochet watermelon coasters, those would be fun for summer sippin’ too! I like using the Sugar and Cream yarn as it’s 100% cotton and soaks up the […]

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25 Chapter Books for Summer Reading

by Matt May 30, 2014
25 Chapter Books for Summer Reading Tweens

I have taken some of my favorite books and put them into this list for summer. Some of them are magic, some are adventure, all of them are books you will have fun with in the sun. These books are appropriate for ages 8-13. Here are 25 books to choose for your summer reading: 1. Cheesie Mack […]

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Making Hair Bows with Minnie

by Marie May 29, 2014
Making Hair Bows with Minnie in Paris

How fun is this new book, Minnie in Paris? Minnie is invited to bring her hair bows to showcase at the fashion show in Paris, oh la la! My girls are all about crafts and fashion, so this book fit in with our family perfectly! I love seeing this entrepreneurial spirit in Minnie, making handmade product to present at […]

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Getting Crafty at SNAP! Conference

by Marie May 28, 2014
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Just a few weeks ago I was able attend the SNAP! conference in Salt Lake City. Craft bloggers come from all over to attend to learn and grow as a DIY and craft blogger. And I was excited to bring Lucy, my darling and crafty daughter! We had a blast! On April 24th, the first day […]

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Strawberry Lemonade Iced Tea

by Nina May 28, 2014
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Now that Memorial Day is behind us, it means summer is officially here!  Yay!  It may not technically be summer, if we want to be super accurate, but for all intents and purposes, it’s summer. Beaches are open, the weather is beautiful, and barbecues are starting to become a staple feature of our weekend plans. […]

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Make Leather Bookmarks for Father’s Day Gifts

by Francine May 27, 2014
Make Leather Bookmarks for a Father's Day Gift by Francine Clouden-13

I recently came across a leather artisan who was selling leather scraps and scooped up a bunch for crafting. I couldn’t wait to use some in a project, and what better medium to use for gifts for dads? With Father’s Day in a couple weeks, now is the time to get crafting some handmade gifts. These […]

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Gettin’ Our Craft On with Green Kid Crafts

by Marie May 26, 2014
Making Slime with Green Kids Crafts

We are gettin’ our craft on with some fun, silly, and slimy discovery crafts! I’m happy to be partnering with Green Kids Crafts to showcase their fun and creative crafts in a box, mailed right to your door every month. All the supplies are included. And the best part about it, my kids ages 5 and […]

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13 Ideas to Celebrate National Doughnut Day

by Rachel May 23, 2014
Semi-Homemade Donuts to Make

Let’s talk about donuts for a minute. I think we can all agree that donuts are not only delicious, but they are super trendy and all over the internet right now! National Doughnut Day is June 6th (best holiday ever??) and it is the perfect excuse to try out all of those donut recipes and craft […]

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101 Ideas for Washi Tape Crafts

by Marie May 23, 2014
101 Washi Tape Crafts Book

Have you joined the washi tape craze? We sure have. It’s the best! I love it for jazzing things up, it always gives that little extra bit of flare. I also love it for my kids to use for decorating. It’s mess-free and so easy for them to use. Hooray for washi tape crafts! So […]

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Handmade Inspiration from Craftcation

by Marie May 22, 2014
Craftcation Make it Happen

Back in April I attended the ever fabulous creative conference, Craftcation, and I have to say it’s just that… a craft vacation. Hosted by Nicole and Delilah of Dear Handmade Life, they put on an amazing weekend filled with creative inspiration. From the creative classes and panels to fabulous parties and a killer keynote by Lisa Congdon, it […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies for a Special Treat

by Marie May 20, 2014
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These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies I found at the M&T Spotlight from Food Fanatic are screaming for me to make and bake! They might be the perfect after school treat to share with my kiddos after a long day at school. More cookies to make for a special treat:  Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies Healthy Cookie Dough Balls Pie […]

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Crafty Flip-Flop Posters to Gear Up for Summer Fun!

by Amy May 19, 2014
Flip-Flop Summer Poster

While we have been experiencing a heat-wave here in California, I know many of you are still looking for a little spring weather to make its appearance. Either way, summer is coming (yay!), and if you have school-age kiddos, they are probably looking forward to summer vacation. As a family, we always enjoy making a […]

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10 Ways to Celebrate Our Favorite Books

by Marie May 16, 2014
How to Celebrate Our Favorite Books

We’re big readers at our house, books seem to be coming out of our ears! Have you seen Matt’s book reviews yet? We’re having fun posting those, with more to come. As we finish a book, it’s fun to keep the love of the story alive. To help us celebrate some of our family’s favorite books, […]

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The Cutest DIY Donut Balloons

by Rachel May 15, 2014
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Ok, I am obsessed with these DIY donut balloons from Studio DIY. Aren’t they the cutest thing ever?? I just made them for my donut birthday party and had to share them with all of you! Super easy project to do and perfect for a party! Buy some donut shaped balloons and get crafting! Here […]

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