3 Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

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Every year I look for cheap gifts to give to everyone. Yep. I’m cheap. I can’t help it. I don’t have a bazillion dollars to gift everyone something that they really want. Not to mention, I think handmade gifts mean a little bit more. I actually tried on your gift. So there. Since I got… Read More

DIY for Beginners- Magnetic Board

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Technically, I don’t even know if this qualifies as a DIY because I literally did nothing more than plug in a hot glue gun. Recently, my son discovered that the dishwasher is magnetic and has been having a lot of fun moving the magnets around on there.  Unfortunately, it seemed that the magnets might be scratching… Read More

DIY Thanksgiving Name Plates

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It’s been super chilly in the Pacific Northwest this week. My daughter keeps asking if it’s winter yet, but then quickly corrects herself by saying, “Nope! I see leaves falling from the trees – it’s fall still!” We bundled up for a brisk walk and decided to gather leaves since it was dry. I explained… Read More

DIY Advent Calendars

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You can buy your advent calendar or spend an evening crafting your heart out on a homemade version. Whatever you do, a Christmas countdown is a must! When it comes to DIY – first, assess what you already have on hand. No need to spend buckets of money. I promise, your children will be excited… Read More

How to Host a Busy Bag Party

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So… What’s a busy bag? Here’s the deal. A busy bag is basically an activity that you keep in a Ziploc that your kid can do BY HIMSELF. It should be called “The Heavens Have Parted And Provided You With 20 Uninterrupted Minutes While Your Child Plays Happily Unassisted.” But “Busy Bag” is cuter and… Read More

Thanksgiving Crafts

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What better way to get the little ones excited about Thanksgiving than by doing some fun crafts together?! Some can serve as décor, some will make great place settings at your table, but the best ones you can all eat together!     Rice Krispie Turkeys- Alegoo Kids will love constructing turkeys out of Rice… Read More

Creative Thanksgiving Table Place Card Ideas

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A fun and easy way to instantly add festive decor to your Thanksgiving table is to create Thanksgiving table place cards! This is also a great way to let your guests know where they’re sitting, and add some fun to the table. Guests can then take these place cards home as a little thank you,… Read More

5 DIY Thanksgiving Wreaths

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One thing that I absolutely love about the holidays is decorating. Well, sort of. I hate the cost that comes with decorating, especially when whatever you buy falls apart after one year (which most of that year is spent sitting in a box!). But I don’t mind spending a little extra to make it myself,… Read More

The Perfect Paint For Your DIY Project

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I’m a simplest when it comes to do it yourself projects – especially painting ones. I can follow instructions, but am not in the right time of my life to take on anything too laborious. And that’s why I’ve found Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to be the PERFECT answer to my furniture renovation dreams. Let… Read More

At Home with Baby Gizmo Episode Three – The Clubhouse Room

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I know I said in Episode Two that the Firehouse Room was one of my favorite rooms in our house, but I have to say that the Clubhouse room is right there with it as one of my favorites. This is another unique kid’s room that we really put our heart and soul into designing.… Read More

Sticker That Pumpkin

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Some days I’m just not up for the mess of crafts with preschoolers. But, my aversion to messes hasn’t stopped our pumpkin creations this fall. That’s right, I confess, although I hid the paint, the glue disappeared and I cancelled all things pumpkin guts, we still got crafty with our pumpkin patch loot! This is what… Read More

Little Artists – Rubbing and Tracing Fall Leaves

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We’re having somewhat of an Indian summer here in the Northwest. Leaves are turning and falling as the sun shines and we’re sneaking outside for after dinner walks quite often. On our strolls we’ve been gathering “leaf bouquets” as my daughter calls them and many of these crinkly little friends have made their way home… Read More

How to Make Halloween Candy Corn Marshmallow Ghosts (VIDEO)

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Looking for a fun craft and snack to make with the kids? We have your Halloween snack idea right here and the kids will LOVE it! These Halloween Candy Corn Marshmallow Ghosts are so easy to make that the kids can help, and you’ll tackle snack time at the same time. The best thing about… Read More

How to Make Halloween Chocolate Candy Bowls (VIDEO)

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  Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year and it is right around the corner! What’s not fun about tons of Halloween candy, costumes, trick-or-treating, spooky decorations?! My kids will tell you there is nothing more fun! Today, I thought I’d take a break from the holiday toy videos and baby gear coverage to… Read More

Foodie Family Dining Room Wall Art Gallery

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We are definitely a foodie family. Before kids, my husband and I loved trying new restaurants anywhere we traveled. We amassed photos and memories from Amsterdam to Burbank to Cape Town. Now that we have three little ones under 3, our culinary adventures have slowed, but that’s no reason why we can reminisce and prominently… Read More

Apple Stamping Art Project

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We’ve officially arrived in apple season! Around here we’re eating a ton of apples and canning applesauce, but if you ask my daughter, our most fun apple activity has been our apple stamping art project! There isn’t much prep involved for an afternoon of apple stamping, just a few supplies and one, dare I say, AMAZING… Read More

At Home with Baby Gizmo Video Series

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Many of you know that we made a big, cross-country move this summer to a brand new house in North Carolina. We have been sharing tons of photos on our Facebook and Instagram channels of our journey to our new house and our progress of designing and decorating the inside. We’ve asked your opinions, taken… Read More

Decorating My Twins’ Nursery on A Budget

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We moved into a new rental home two months before I was scheduled to give birth to our twins. With very little time, very little energy, and very little expendable income, the prospect of decorating my twins’ nursery on a budget gave me hives. I was eight months pregnant. With twins. In the summer. And,… Read More

DIY Scrap Fabric Mobile

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When I found out I was having twins, and would need to decorate a nursery on a MUCH tighter budget with MUCH less time and energy then I had originally expected, all my plans had to be reevaluated. I wanted a cute girly mobile, but nothing too crazy feminine or too crazy expensive. It had… Read More

Must Have Homeschool Art Supplies

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Our first official day of homeschool preschool is September 3rd! With a 4 year old (and a 2 year old tagging along) our focus will be super hands-on this year. If the past tells me anything about our upcoming year, our learning will revolve around crafts. My children loves creating and I love seeing all their artwork. Craft time… Read More