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Heart Shaped Gift Tags

Add a sweet, personal touch to Valentine’s day favors and gifts with our easy to make heart shaped gift tags. Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. Long before I met my husband, we used to make cute… Continue Reading →

Popsicle Stick Ladybugs – Kid Craft

Let your child’s creativity shine with these adorable and simple Popsicle Stick Ladybugs Kid Craft! Whether you make them in honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday OR just any other day of the week – you too can easily turn… Continue Reading →

15 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

It’s a new year! Which means new beginnings and a fresh start. Every year I decide that I should probably be eating a little bit healthier overall. Maybe it has something to do with all of the cookies, candy, and… Continue Reading →

Game Day Crock Pot Mexican Lasagna

It’s that time of year when we get to cheer for our favorite football team on game day. I’ve got just the thing to serve a crowd if you’re having a party to watch the game… Mexican Lasagna! And I cooked it… Continue Reading →

Valentine Candy Trains

On a recent trip to the store, I made a detour into the aisles (and aisles!) of Valentine’s Day candy. I love checking out the seasonal wrappers, and remembered making cute candy trains for Christmas some years ago. I thought… Continue Reading →

Cardboard Tube Snowman Craft

I adore snowmen! I love snowmen crafts, activities, hand towels, pictures, nick knacks… you get the picture, lol. So with winter upon us the love of all things snowmen are in full force over at my house. This Cardboard Tube Snowman Craft… Continue Reading →

Wishes for the New Year with Star Darlings

I love discovering new chapter books for my kids, and this brand new book series for Disney Star Darlings are so much fun! These are the type of book my girls just gobble up, learning all about the Star Darlings and… Continue Reading →

Abstract Painted and Pieced Hearts

If you are looking for something to brighten up a dreary winter day, try painting, cutting, and piecing some bold and colorful abstract hearts. For this project, we drew and painted big hearts, then cut them apart and mixed them… Continue Reading →

Woodland Art Project for Kids

This Woodland Art Project for Kids is a great way to get creative (and a little messy) with kids at home or in the classroom. Follow this step-by-step lesson that will walk you through using charcoal and masking tape to create… Continue Reading →

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

My daughters had a hard time narrowing it down, but they chose these cinnamon sugar doughnut muffins as their favorite homemade muffin. Pretty high praise from some serious muffin-connoisseurs! These muffins are soft and just sweet enough, with a taste… Continue Reading →

Year in Review: Make and Takes 2015

I can’t believe we’re already approaching a new year! 2015 has been an amazing year and we’ve created so many fun crafts. Here are just a few of the projects we’ve made during this past year. Make and Takes 2015 Year… Continue Reading →

Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Countdown

Every year our kids think they want to stay up until midnight to celebrate New Years, but it just never happens. They get tired and cranky around 9-10 at night, making it a real chore to try to stay up. So I… Continue Reading →

Footprint Snowman Keepsake Canvas

Looking for a kid friendly craft idea to beat the winter blues? Well, look no further because today’s Footprint Snowman Keepsake Canvas Idea is not only a clever way to “build a snowman” with ease BUT it’s also the perfect… Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays from Seattle

When we first moved to Seattle 4 years ago, I had the idea to put together a holiday card with umbrellas, cuz you know… Seattle (psst, it rains in Seattle ;) Now finally this fun and silly idea has come… Continue Reading →

Christmas Picture Puzzles – Interactive PDF

Do you like riddles and picture puzzles? Here is a little something to do while you’re snuggled by the fire waiting for those chestnuts to roast. This Christmas Picture Puzzle pdf is meant to be viewed on your screen: computer, tablet, or… Continue Reading →

Crystal Candy Cane Science

Crystal Candy Cane Science is a fun, simple science activity to try with the kids during Christmas break. The kids got so excited when they woke up to magical crystals that had grown on their candy canes overnight. My kids… Continue Reading →

DIY Electro Dough Kit for Tons of Fun

It’s time to get a little goofy with dough, all while learning about technology! The DIY Electro Dough Kit comes with everything you need to get creative – you just need the dough. You can make your own with our 3 ingredient… Continue Reading →

2016 Word Art Printable for Kids

In keeping with our annual family tradition, my girls and I have been spending some time jotting down wishes and plans for the new year. This year, we are recording our ideas on a 2016 printable that we can fill… Continue Reading →

Monkey Plate Shaker for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve party with kids can actually be a lot of fun. But you need to prepare for it: play some fun family games and to make it more special craft a plate shaker for the monkey year of 2016…. Continue Reading →

DIY Felt Nutcracker Ornaments

Don’t you just love The Nutcracker? It’s a must watch during the holiday season. We’re creating a few new holiday traditions as we watch George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker movie and craft felt ornaments to celebrate! I’m partnering with Fox Home Entertainment to… Continue Reading →

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