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Washi Tape Crafts Book Review

If you ask me, there are never enough things you can do with washi tape. This book by Amy Anderson of Washi Tape Crafts is just what you need to make more amazing crafts. I love her new book Washi Tape… Continue Reading →

Creating a Family Cheese Board

Our family has recently become a cheese family. Over the last few months, we’ve been having so much fun tasting and trying new cheeses. It all started with the movie The Boxtrolls. Have you seen it? It’s such a fun flick. There’s… Continue Reading →

Airbrush Handprint Turkey Keepsake

Bring on the fall decor! Not only is today’s Airbrush Handprint Turkey decor idea super easy and an adorable piece to add to a front door wreath, it also makes for a great keepsake to gift to the grandparents this holiday season! With just… Continue Reading →

Poppy Flower Craft

In honor of Remembrance Day I wanted to come up with an easy poppy flower craft to try with the kids. The poppy flower is a flower connected to remembrance.This craft can also be used for Veterans Day. Both holidays are… Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Apple Soup (Kid-Friendly!)

I adore soup weather! And, I love slow cooker soups for an easy and warming dinner. This butternut squash and apple soup has a sweet, delicate flavor, and is simple enough for my daughters to prepare. Even my toddler can… Continue Reading →

Circle Crochet Holiday Garland

The season of crochet is upon us! There’s something about colder weather that brings out the yarn and hook and I start to crochet up a storm. I’m also starting to think about holiday decor, especially for the December season…. Continue Reading →

Tissue Paper Tree Ornament

I love making homemade ornaments, as you can probably tell by the number of Christmas decoration projects on my page. Adorn your Christmas tree with beautiful handmade ornaments made by you and your loved ones. Hang our easy-to-make tissue paper… Continue Reading →

Pop-up Autumn Leaf Place Cards

My kids have been making holiday meal place cards since they were tiny. It’s such a fun and creative way for them to contribute to a special meal. We’ve been brainstorming place card ideas for Thanksgiving, and these pop-up autumn… Continue Reading →

Leftover Halloween Candy? 20 Ways to Use it Up!

Anyone else have a TON of leftover candy from Halloween? Mine is sitting in a bowl on my counter and it’s so hard not to snack out of it all day long. So I need to get rid of it…fast! Read on… Continue Reading →

Making Shadow Puppets with Green Kid Crafts

You know I love me some kids crafts, right?! Especially when they get delivered right to my door!! In comes Green Kid Crafts. It’s the perfect way to get everything you need to make fabulously fun kids crafts. I love… Continue Reading →

10 Tips for Family-Friendly Disneyland Travel

Last month I had the chance to fly with Alaska Airlines to vacation with my darling daughter to Disneyland! I can’t tell you how fun it was to go on a trip with just one child and have that special… Continue Reading →

Reinvent Snacking & Make it Fun

A few weeks back I was invited to attend an event with The Laughing Cow® here in Seattle all about how to reinvent snacking. Instead of the same old, same old snacks we’re giving our families, they shared lots of great ways to… Continue Reading →

Potato Print Turkey Craft

We are so close to Halloween that I have started to think about Thanksgiving! The kids and I like to start crafting early so we can change out our art wall when the next holiday starts. These fun and easy… Continue Reading →

How to Raise Rockstar Readers

If you’re a parent with children ready to read, then you’ll LOVE this amazing new book for Raising a Rock-Star Reader, in stores November 10th. This is a parents’ must-have guide for raising a lifelong reader and learner. There are… Continue Reading →

25 DIY Family Halloween Costumes

Looking for a few fun family themed Halloween costumes? Here is just what you’re looking for – 25 DIY Family Halloween Costumes. I’m sharing all these fabulous ideas over at About.com Family Crafts channel. Speaking of cute costumes for kids…… Continue Reading →

Embroidery Hoop Ghosts for Halloween

Flour sack towels + embroidery hoops + a little hand-stitching = simple and sweet Halloween ghosts! Supplies to make the Embroidery Hoop Ghosts: Embroidery Hoops Embroidery Floss (pink and black or dark gray) Embroider Needles A pencil Sharp Scissors Flour… Continue Reading →

Having Fun with Pumpkins and the Peanuts Gang

Visiting a pumpkin patch in the fall is always a must-do this time of year. We love all the activities to be done while at the farm… animals, mazes, and treats. We have a fabulous local pumpkin patch in Washington called… Continue Reading →

Upcycled Glow Stick Bracelets

Guest post by Ana of Babble Dabble Do Every Halloween my kids bring home handfuls of glow stick bracelets from class parties and trick or treating, and every year I face the same dilemma, what do I do with them… Continue Reading →

Braided Fabric Friendship Bracelets

The kids and I love finding new books to read at my house. We have old favorites we read over and over but getting a new book is always exciting. The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems and illustrated… Continue Reading →

Shape Scarecrow Drawing Game

Here’s a silly scarecrow drawing game, perfect for a rainy autumn afternoon. In this game, you will create scarecrows using only 6 different shapes. Roll the die, add a shape, repeat – we had lots of laughs as our crazy… Continue Reading →

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