I’m always looking for ways to meet our Girl Scout badge requirements, but make things fun and interesting for the girls. We meet right after school, and after a day of sitting in their desks working hard, the girls don’t want to meet for another hour to do the same thing for even longer. So […]
Sometime in the past year, I became addicted to adult coloring. It’s so soothing. And mindless. And just…zen. I love it.
Please, please tell me I’m not the only one who’s realized at 10pm on March 16 that everything green the kids own is either outgrown or in the wash? And scrambled to find some sort of green-ish shamrock or hair thingy or sock or something they can stick on themselves in the morning? I’m over […]
This is by far one of our favorite Easter crafts to make. These dioramas just look so cool! And the kids like decorating the dioramas — they’re almost like little fairy gardens, because you can put figurines or little toys or eggs in there…and switch them out and play with them and…oh, they just love these.
(I was not paid for this post, but I did receive a free kit to review. Read on for a chance to win up to $100 in product from We Are Knitters!) When my sister-in-law visited a few years ago, she pointed out that although I handknit afghans for each of my family members, on […]
So here it is: card embroidery is my new obsession. It just looks so cool, and gives off this great handmade vibe, but it’s simple to make (really, it’s just lacing cards for grown-ups). So. Christmas cards. Valentine cards. Do people send Easter cards? Because if they’re a thing, I’m embroidering them. The best part of making […]
We’ve been making a lot of cards recently (and we have one or two more ideas still to come!). We did these secret message colored pencil Valentines, AND these secret message watercolor Valentines over here (for BabyCenter), and these lacing heart Valentines. But sometimes? The kids like it best when you just put out a […]
I think kid-made valentines are one of the best parts of Valentine’s Day. We usually start early, and the kids make valentine cards for grandparents, and me and Chris, and each other (it’s beautiful and sweet and highly unusual when they’re this nice to each other. Makes me nervous, actually.) My preschooler loves lacing right […]
I think one of the best parts of Valentines Day is getting a Valentines Day card from each of the kids. We’re not huge gift givers for Valentines Day, we usually just make little things for each other instead (ok, and buy chocolate. Definitely plenty of chocolate.)
We have a lot of cardboard boxes. We did most of our Christmas shopping online this year, which was awesome. Not taking four children to a crowded mall on a freezing day and dragging them through stores was possibly the best Christmas gift of all. This makes me a Smart and Practical Parent, right? Not an […]