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DIY First Day Of School Signs

August 12, 2013 in All Posts, DIY

This weekend we were supposed to go on an impromptu Disneyland trip before school started, but we ended up staying home, so I had some time to make these cute First Day Of School Signs for my preschooler and pre-kindergartener. They were so easy to put together and will make a great photo prop for […]

5 Tips For Getting Kids To Clean Up

February 6, 2013 in All Posts, Play, Preschool Craft, Sponsored Posts

It’s a New Year, it’s supposed to be a new me, but the same old I-don’t-want-to-clean-Chrissy is still here. Luckily, there’s still time to teach my kids good housekeeping habits so they don’t risk growing up to be slobs! Here’s how I get my kids to clean up after themselves – even after the super […]

{Celebrate} Valentine’s Day | Jar Of Hearts

January 17, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, Play, Popular, Toddler Activities

I’m so excited to bring you this Valentine’s Day activity, which is part of Toddler Approved’s 100 Acts of Kindness Project!  My inspiration was Christina Perri’s Jar of Hearts – a melancholy song about a tortured break up – but this activity is about recognizing love and kindness in another and creatively expressing thanks for that person’s […]

{Play} Family Memory Game

December 22, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, Play, Toddler Activities

I’m so excited to be sharing with you the activity for Day 23 of the Creative Christmas Countdown:  Play A Card Game!   One of Jane’s favorite games is the iPhone Toy Story 3 Memory App.  She’s already mastered the Easy Level and isn’t fazed at all by the Medium Level.  To break her away […]

{Craft} Homemade For The Holidays | Sequin Frames & Ornaments And A Sparkly Treasure Box #Elmer’s Holiday #GlueNGlitter Giveaway

December 15, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY, Giveaways, Sponsored Posts

Well, we’re continuing on our homemade kick this holiday season with a Sequin Picture Frame, some Sequin Ornaments,and a Sparkly Treasure Box!   Sequin Picture Frame You know I love glitter and sequins are just glitter amplified, so I LOVE sequins!  This gift was so simple to make and my favorite because of the bright colors. I used […]

{Celebrate} Homemade For The Holidays | Rainbow Play Dough Tubs

December 14, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, Play, Toddler Activities

For some reason, even though we start out with full tubs of store bought Play Doh, we end up with only a tiny smidgen after a day’s play.  Do the kids eat it?  Is it stuck underneath the couch?  I have no idea.  But I do know that it’s a pain to keep going out […]

{Craft} Woodland Tree Mirror Wall Decal & Giveaway #Elmer’s #GlueNGlitter #Looks4Less

December 1, 2011 in All Posts, DIY, Giveaways, Sponsored Posts

One of the coolest, most defining features of our house – the Douglas Fir paneling in the 100+ year old part of our house – is also the bane of my decorating existence.  The aesthetically hip, cabin-like walls are a great conversation point and make our home unique, but it means that I can’t put […]

{Craft} Baby Girl Yarn Wreath

November 22, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

I finally made my first yarn wreath! I used shimmery hot pink yarn around the entire wreath and accessorized with pink heart and polka dot ribbon, 12-month old t-shirts, pacifiers, a pacifier clip, cut out cardstock letters and cute pink ballet slippers.  A few tips for my fellow first-timers: Do not wrap a straw wreath […]

{Celebrate} DailyBuzz Moms 9×9 November Challenge | Rustic Thanksgiving Table

November 20, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

When I was selected to participate in DailyBuzz Moms 9×9 November Challenge, I was absolutely thrilled because this Thanksgiving is extra special for us.  Hubby’s parents, who have never experienced a traditional American Thanksgiving, are coming to the States for the holiday and we’ve been busy trying to plan out an authentic meal and setting […]

{Craft} Eucalyptus & Manzanita Leaf Thanksgiving Candle #GlueNGlitter

November 12, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY, Sponsored Posts

We’re trying to consume and spend less around here, so this holiday season, we’re making more homemade gifts and decorations or recycling what we’ve used (like using leftover Halloween candy for learning activities).  This Eucalyptus and Manzanita Leaf Thanksgiving Candle perfectly fit out goals. All it took was one amazingly awesome Gold Metallic Elmer’s Painters […]