TED Talks: How to Use One Paper Towel

by Marie April 7, 2014
How to use one paper towel

In honor of earth day this month, I thought it appropriate to share one of our family’s favorite TED talk videos: How to use one paper towel. The concept and talk comes from Joe Smith, a man on a mission to help reduce the use of paper towels we use in the bathroom. I have […]

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Easy Slow Cooker Pork Roast

by Rachel April 5, 2014
Braised Pork

Mmm…pork roast. This slow cooker pork roast that was found on the M&T Spotlight page is such a great alternative to chicken or beef. Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin’ tells us how to marinate this pork roast, throw it into the slow cooker, and then a few hours later dinner is ready! It’s a great dinner idea for […]

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Just Us Girls Craft Book

by Marie April 3, 2014
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Looking for a fun craft book for a fun girly weekend? Actually, most of the boys would love these crafts too. The brand new darling craft book, Just Us Girls, is just what you need. There are 48 art and crafts projects perfect for exploring your creativity together! You know me and my kids… we […]

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Book Review: Cheesie Mack Series

by Matt April 2, 2014
Steve Cotler Author of Cheesie Mack

Hello, it’s me again. I have come to talk to you about another book. These books are the Cheesie Mack series. I chose this series because the author recently visited my school. I thought why not read his books before he comes to the assembly. I started the first book and couldn’t put it down. It […]

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22 Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle for Earth Day

by Marie April 1, 2014
22 Ways to Reduce Reuse and Recycle for Earth Day

Earth Day is on it’s way April 22nd. In honor of Earth Day, we’re sharing 22 ways in which we can help improve our earth by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Along with the help of Make and Takes “green” contributor Sabrena, we’ve gathered 22 ways to celebrate and recycle for Earth Day! *Make sure to get the […]

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Tick Tock…DIY Color Block Clock

by Rachel March 31, 2014
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I am really loving this DIY color block clock that I found from Molly of Almost Makes Perfect! Wouldn’t it make a great project for a rainy day? You can personalize it with whatever colors are in your home! This clock would also be a great gift idea for friends or family! You can never have […]

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50 Earth Day Crafts to Make with Kids

by Marie March 28, 2014
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We’re gearing up for Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, by getting out our recycled craft supplies. See our video on How to Use Recycled Crafts. Gathered your items and let’s get crafting with these 50 Kids Craft Projects to Celebrate Earth Day! Paper Tube Crafts: 1. Yarn Wrapped Paper Tube Owl - Wrap up this darling little […]

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15 Lego Movie Party Ideas

by Rachel March 27, 2014
15 Lego Movie Party Ideas

The Lego Movie has been a hit with kids and parents everywhere! Who else has that song “Everything Is Awesome!” stuck in their head all day? It’s a super funny movie and I’ve rounded up 15 ideas that would be perfect for a Lego Movie Party! 1. Lego Invite: Build some Lego’s to make the […]

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Coconut Macaroon Tartlets

by Nina March 26, 2014
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Spring is finally here! After what felt like an incredibly long winter, the season has finally changed, and I’m ready to embrace new spring flavors and treats. Or at least, I hope so. While it’s technically spring on paper, the weather seems like it hasn’t gotten the memo. It’s still a little too windy and […]

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Make a Bits & Pieces Springtime Garland

by Francine March 25, 2014
Bits and Pieces Springtime garland and photo string by Francine Clouden-7

Now that Spring is officially here, it’s time to open up the windows, clear out the clutter and add some fresh and lively decor! You can get a start with this bits and pieces garland that is super simple to put together. Plus it’s a stash buster! Supplies needed for a Springtime Garland: An assortment […]

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Vogue Knitting Live Seattle

by Marie March 24, 2014
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Last week I left my crochet hook at home to join the knitting craze at Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle! It was so much fun. Yarn was found in every corner of the venue, even hanging from the rafters! I loved learning about so many great yarn and knitting companies, listening to fashion trends and panels, […]

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The Cutest DIY A-Frame Tent

by Rachel March 23, 2014
A-Frame-Tent

This a-frame tent is so adorable! The tutorial from Cakies for a DIY a-frame tent makes the best play place for little kids. They can read, nap, and play pretend in these awesome little tents. Follow the instructions and make one for your kiddos! Here are more DIY projects for kids to play with: DIY […]

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Craft Supplies Curated for a Cause

by Marie March 21, 2014
Pipe Cleaner Supplies

I’m happy to be sharing another fun collection for crafts at eBay, supporting the March of Dimes campaign to Curate for a Cause #imbornto. This campaign is all about how we are born to do something great. I really believe I was born to craft. I love everything about craft supplies. I am giddy in a craft store, […]

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Magazine Fiend — and Green?

by Sabrena March 20, 2014
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Yes, we all know that reading our favorite publications online saves more paper than having a print copy in hand; but the reality is, sometimes it’s nice to curl up with a copy of celebrity gossip (if you’re my husband on a plane trip), a parenting pub or check out the latest in design or […]

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Chicken Caesar Pita Pockets

by Marie March 19, 2014
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I love a good pita pocket sandwich. But I also love a good chicken caesar salad. So I thought it would be a winning combination to serve them both together, yum! I’ve partnered with Marzetti® to help make these extra special with their Simply Dressed® Caesar Salad Dressing. It’s perfectly paired with these pita pockets! Recipe for […]

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13 Tricks for an April Fool’s Day Treat

by Rachel March 18, 2014
13 April Fools Day Treats for Kids

Do you get tricked on April Fool’s Day or do you do the tricking? Either way, I’ve rounded up 13 tricks for an April Fool’s Day treats! These are silly, funny, and everyone involved will love it! 1. A Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Sundae: Martha Stewart shows us how to make this savory side dish […]

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Pretty Paper Daffodils

by Amy March 17, 2014
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Spring is coming! Whether your yard is already blooming (like ours here in California), or you’re still waiting for the snow to melt, it’s definitely time to brighten up the indoors with some springtime crafts. Yay! Our first official crafts of the season are these pretty paper daffodils, with frilly 3-D centers. These are such […]

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Get Ready for a March Mania Giveaway

by Marie March 14, 2014
Fort Magic 6-Frames

Time for a spring fling giveaway! I’m thrilled to offer you some amazing gifts from amazing M&T Sponsors, wahoo!! Make sure to read through each one and enter at the bottom to win! Fort Magic Imagination Kit: Fort Magic is an patented fort building and construction toy that enables children to build 3D, kid-created, “life-size” worlds for inventive play! Children can […]

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Little Love Notes for Lunch

by Marie March 13, 2014
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I’ve been realizing lately how fast my kids are growing up. Our life is busy and it’s all flying by too fast, but I’m trying to make every moment count. I know how important it is to make sure my kids know I love them, so I’m been adding little bits of love everywhere I […]

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Super Trendy Color Blocked Dipped Spoons

by Rachel March 13, 2014
DIY Dipped Color Blocked Spoons

I love big bright pops of color! This DIY color blocked dipped spoons tutorial is the perfect gift idea for a bridal shower, Mother’s Day, or just a friend’s birthday. Jordan from The Happy Homebodies gives us the step-by-step instructions on how to make them ourselves! I just adore this craft project! Here are more […]

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