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

Halloween Crafts

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Although Halloween may seem like it’s just about the costumes and the food, it’s actually also a great time to get creative with your little ones. So we’ve rounded up some fun crafts to make your home a little bit more spooky! Pumpkin Mummy Family From Hands As We Grow. Pumpkins turned into mummies? How fun… 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

DIY Almost Free Birthday Card

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This will probably sound like a super simple, but when I was short a birthday card the other week and came up with this I thought I was near genius! Here’s how it went down … We received a Thomas the Train birthday invitation and I put it on the fridge to remind me of… 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

10 Darling Hand Print Projects

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This last week a dear friend and her son visited my family from the Midwest. We were sipping coffee (this yummy recipe!) and chatting when I told the kiddos TV time was over and they could choose between outside playing or play dough. My friend glanced and me and whispered “I hate play dough, I… 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

Simple Photo Memory Keeping With Project Life

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I take thousands of photos of our family. Well, mostly my children. So far this year, we have a huge 8,000 according to iPhoto. They’re all priceless snapshots of memories we’ve made and moments that I’ll cherish forever. But, they don’t do a lot of good sitting in iPhoto and I probably print 1/100th of… Read More

Save the Pants, Make Shorts!

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  Tammy is a self-proclaimed “Professional Mom” with tips and tricks to share that she’s learned along the way with her crew of seven kids ranging in age from 12 months to 17 years. Before adopting her first child, she was a nanny, and has also served her time climbing the corporate ladder as a… Read More

Preschool Craft | A Winter Walrus

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This month we kicked off homeschool preschool with my 3 year old. Mostly we’re doing some directed practice of basic skills like writing, cutting and gluing with a sprinkling of field trips and fun activities. It’s been quite fun so far, more than I imagined. And just yesterday, my daughter announced to the checker at… Read More

Valentine DIY … You Make My Heart Pop!

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The Valentine’s Day countdown is on which means the DIY fairies are upon us. Or at least they’ve landed around here. When it comes to DIY though, I’m all about simple and easy. That’s why I’m a big fan of these cute lil’ baggies of fancy popcorn. Here’s what you need … Popcorn Melting chocolate… Read More

Christmas Arts And Crafts For Kids

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Christmas means the kids are home from school and antsy to keep busy, and there’s no better way than to keep the little ones occupied than to make some fun Christmas arts and crafts! Crafting with your kids helps get their creative juices flowing,  and also gives you time to be in the moment and… Read More

DIY Christmas Card Ideas

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I’ve been on the hunt for Christmas cards this year and I just can’t seem to find any I love. The more I shop for them, the more I think I should just create my own! After searching the internet for different options, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite DIY Christmas card ideas.… Read More

DIY Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

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It seems like once Halloween is over, all the Christmas decorations go up and everyone forgets about Thanksgiving. Fall and Thanksgiving decorations are so gorgeous and not to be forgotten about! That’s why today I’ve rounded up some neat Thanksgiving decor items that are not only perfect for getting into the Thanksgiving spirit but that… Read More

Thanksgiving Arts And Crafts For Kids

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Thanksgiving is the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and spend some time doing arts and crafts with your kids. Whether it’s a simple coloring activity or an elaborate craft involving a ton of supplies, the point is that crafting is a great way to spend quality time with your little ones, to let… Read More

Fall Crafts for Preschoolers

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The Fall weather means more indoor activities and if you have preschoolers you know that means things are about to get busy! Having a handful of fun fall crafts in your back pocket will not only curb that energy, but you’ll end up with some pretty darling fall decor too! Here’s a round up of… Read More

15 Halloween Crafts For Kids

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I feel like Halloween is one of those holidays that you get to experience all over again once you have kids. Once I was too old for trick-or-treating I kind of forgot about Halloween. Then my son was born and it’s like it became my favorite holiday all over again. This will be my sons… Read More

12 Amazing DIY Home Decor Projects From Pinterest

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I have an obsession and its name is Pinterest. Pinterest has it all. From recipes to fashion to DIY projects. If I’m looking for something, chances are my beloved Pinterest has it waiting for me. We just recently moved back to my hometown of Los Angeles and our new house is bigger than anything we’ve… Read More

Great Crafts To Do With Your Toddler

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Today I’ve rounded up 10 great crafts to do with your toddlers and preschoolers! Crafts are such a fun way to bring out your kids talent, teach them new things, and have fun spending time creating together! Super Hero Masks. What kid doesn’t want to be a super hero? This craft idea from Cutesy Crafts… Read More

Glow in the Dark Night Time Bowling

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Summertime means thinking outside the box for kid-friendly, fun things to do. 4th of July means I have to step up my game even more. Fireworks aren’t safe for the little ones but they usually want to join in the night time activities. Here is one idea for a fun (and safe!) DIY activity for… Read More