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Whether you’re off on a winter ski trip or just making snowmen in the backyard, I’ve got a few tips to help make your experience a little easier on everyone. Being a big snow sport family, we’ve learned a trick or two for keeping kids happy throughout the snow day. Here are 4 tips to […]

I have been seeing a lot of my family and friend photos on Instagram and Facebook about their children’s first days of school. Yikes! It seems so soon! Happily, our kids still have 2 weeks left of summer. And I need to take in every last second of it! To help me with this, I’ve […]

This Saturday, September 24th, is the Worldwide Day of Play, where we are encouraged to get outside and simply play. I’m a huge advocate of play, how we can promote it and encourage it. So I was happy to hear that GoGo squeeZ, an M&T Sponsor, is on the bandwagon for play, encouraging everyone to get involved. […]

The weather is still nice at this time of year, and there are so many wonderful things to find in the great outdoors. This is a great time to go on a nature walk and pick up whatever treasures you come across. Then use your treasures to make fun nature faces. Nature faces can be […]

Fall is here, and the weather is still nice. Nature is so beautiful this time of year! Take advantage of it with some playtime during your nature walks. My sons and I bring a small paper sack along with us as we take a walk so we can collect any treasures we come across. I […]

Weekend Make and Takes: Nature

by Marie on September 26, 2009

With the weather much cooler now where I am, we try to get outside everyday to enjoy the outdoors! Here are some crafty links helping us explore nature. Rock Collecting by Make and Takes (pictured above) Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars by Shannon Makes Stuff Prepare a Nature Sack by The Grass Stain Guru Solar Paper […]

I’m happy to have Deb from Fresh Nest Design here as my guest today. She’s sharing a much needed DIY idea to organize your outside water hose. Hello everyone!  Erin and I had so much fun doing Marie’s Living Room Design that I’m back to share a tip with all of you. (Marie: which will […]

Mix up art and outdoor play time by bringing the art outside with you (and leaving it there when you’re done!). Kids will get a kick out of applying paint to surfaces they don’t normally see as canvases. Painting out in the great wide world might inspire some young artists more than sitting at the […]

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