8 Labor Day Craft Ideas

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Labor Day is approaching and because my son and I have been crafting up a storm in our house, I wanted to share 8 Labor Day appropriate crafts for you and the kids to enjoy this year!   1. Labor Day Thank You Cards from She Knows. I love the idea of having your children make thank you cards for hard working people around the neighborhood they know. Maybe they … [Read more...]

DIY Upcycled Upside Down Tomato Planter

Upside Down Tomato Planter

I am not what you would call a gardener. I've never grown much of anything, except for babies, but that track record is about to change, starting with this tomato planter. We happen to be living in a rental house with enough yard to grow somethings. We've started a few seedlings, and we're beginning to transplant them in the yard to, hopefully, start our fall/winter … [Read more...]

6 Cute First Day of School Photo Ideas

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As a parent, I find it so important to document every milestone my son hits. The easiest way to do this is through photographs! In the age of Pinterest, it can be overwhelming to come up with just one way of documenting something as important as your child's first day of school. Have no fear, friends! I've found six cute first day of school photo ideas to try this year. Choose … [Read more...]

DIY Ruler Growth Chart

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I can barely believe it, but my baby boy is turning 4 next week! He is growing so fast, I don't know what to do with myself. I've been meaning to get a growth chart for a while now, but all the ones I really like are way out of my budget. Nothing sparks a crafty fire like a lack of funds. I scraped together some supplies, got organized during nap time, and cranked this baby … [Read more...]

Mom Hack! 4 FREE, Simple DIY Car Trash Cans

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I can't adequately explain to you the disaster that is my car. Well, maybe I don't have to. I mean, after all, you're a mom. You get it. Food wrappers, toys, shoes, crumbs, craft projects, hair bands, and everything in between. With three little ones riding in back, I just end up with so much trash. I used to just have one large trash can in the back, but that doesn't … [Read more...]

The Easiest DIY Silhouette Wall Art EVER

EASIEST DIY Silhouette Wall ArtEVER

So I'm not the craftiest tool in the shed. And I really don't have much time to spare (I mean, who does?). I keep seeing these cute Silhouette Wall Art ideas, and I just can't help myself. My kids are at a super adorable stage right now, and their little profiles must be preserved. As the resourceful mom I am, I figured out how to make... The Easiest DIY Silhouette Wall Art … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Accessories for Babies

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I find it SO fun to accessorize a baby. To start, they look precious. And perhaps more importantly, they don't typically tear or rip something off, unlike a toddler! The Fourth of July is the perfect occasion to doll up your baby girl or boy with some adorable festive accessories. Here are a few of my favorites! Etsy If you give yourself enough time to get an order in … [Read more...]

How to Make a 4th of July Fruit Hat

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This is a sponsored post. 4th of July is right around the corner and we have a great party centerpiece for you today! If you are hosting a BBQ or 4th of July party, this Uncle Sam Fruit Hat will be a hit with both kids and adults. This is another great Marzetti® brand creation. If you missed our first three DIY produce projects, you can see them here, here, and … [Read more...]

DIY Father’s Day Gifts

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Sure, you can buy a gift for the dad (s) in your life - but why buy when you can DIY? Just to disclose where I'm coming from - I love to DIY but I'm not all that handy, so I'm on the 'beginner' side when it comes to this. I tried to choose tutorials that weren't too intimidating on my level. So here's six DIY tutorials that would make great Father's Day gifts! Beer … [Read more...]

13 (Totally Doable) DIY Wall Art Ideas

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I have a very lonely empty hallway in my house that is just longing for some wall art. I have a few family photos I want to put up and some interesting pieces I've collected from here and there, but it needs something else. A little pizzazz. But I sincerely do not have the time or talent to pull of some super intense DIY Wall Art a'la Martha Stewart. So I searched high and low … [Read more...]

8 Adorable Father’s Day Crafts

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Today I've rounded up 8 adorable Father's Day crafts that your kids will love to make and dads will love to receive! The best part is not that they are cheap, easy and clever, but that they all double as gifts. Take a look, pick your favorite and get to crafting! Trophies From Elementary Art Fun. These trophies are so good, they almost look like the real thing. Dad will … [Read more...]

Review: Melissa and Doug Fashion Design Activity Kit

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I don't know many mamas who aren't huge fans of Melissa & Doug products. This company is just full of fabulous toys that last for ages and have tons of learning opportunities. Our most recent favorite is the Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Activity Kit. You may recognize something similar from your own childhood - I know I had one like it! I know I spent many hours … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Crafts

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Happy Memorial Day weekend, friends! We hope you are enjoying celebrating with family and friends - and, more importantly, remembering those who died serving our country. I've gathered a few quick crafts that you can do today with your family to celebrate the holiday and honor our country's brave men and women who gave their life for us. Let me know what you … [Read more...]

DIY Puzzle From Leftover Art Projects

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If you have a preschooler in your midst there is no doubt in my mind that your home is overflowing with art projects. Ours is! Probably 10+ new things a week! We display many of my daughter's treasures, but at some point, it comes time to memorialize them with Artkive and stealthily move them into the recycling bin. I know that if I don't sort them now, I'll forever clutch … [Read more...]

10 Homemade Ideas For National Teacher’s Week

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Did you know it's National Teacher Appreciation week? There's still time to whip up a quick gift to show your favourite teachers how much you adore them! Here are 10 homemade ideas for you and your children to give their favorite teachers! Bundt Cakes From Eighteen 25. If you're a baker, whip up these bundt cakes or pick them up from your local bakery if you're not! … [Read more...]