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DIY Board Games for Kids

June 26, 2015 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Craft, Play, Preschool, Preschool Craft, Sponsored Posts

Hooray for vacation and stay at home days! Well, except for those days when the weather is too hot or too cold to get outside and run off all the extra energy from being cooped up. Even though we rotate toys – I hide stuffed animals in the attic and store birthday and holiday gifts in […]

Easy Homemade Play Town

February 27, 2015 in All Posts, First Grade, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Art, Kindergarten Craft, Preschool, Preschool Art, Preschool Craft, Sponsored Posts

Glitter, upcycling, and independent play:  these are a few of my favorite things. When we received a box brimming with Glitter Glue, Painters Markers, School Glue and Glue Sticks from Elmer’s last weekend, I knew EXACTLY what we would do – get our craft on and create a homemade play town with items straight from […]

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 […]

Children’s Gift Idea: Creative Kids’ Crafts from Artterro Eco Art Kits

December 12, 2012 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Art, Preschool, Preschool Art, Sponsored Posts

You know I am a sucker for anything involving eco-friendly art (including upcycled fashion!), so when Artterro sent my daughter one of their Eco Art Kits to play with, I was eager to check it out. Artterro offers a range of art kits that encourage open-ended creativity with beautiful, natural materials, like 100% wool and 100% post-consumer […]

Make Your Own Homemade Super Bouncy Ball

September 6, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Preschool, Preschool Science

I’m still on a blogging break, but don’t want to leave you hanging on for too long, so…here’s our easy tutorial on how your kids can make their own Super Bouncy Ball. {Just click on this link or the photo and it will take you to Kids Activities Blog where the tutorial was posted last week} If […]

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Homemade Sugar Cubes

May 26, 2012 in All Posts, CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week I’ve been craving Homemade Sugar Cubes in whimsical shapes like these cuties from Nifty Thrifty Things: They would be so pretty with colored Homemade Sanding Sugar, like the vibrant variety from Sweet SugarBelle’s, wouldn’t they? You Might Enjoy:{Bake} Sweet and Simple Crunchy Sugar Cookie Sandwiches{Bake} Ginger Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars{Bake} Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

{Craft} DIY Personalized Bottle Caps

March 5, 2012 in All Posts, DIY

For Hubby’s recent 40th, the theme was Curry, Cake and a Keg.  We had a keg of Sierra Nevada, lots of spicy Thai curries, and a special cake. Hubby said he didn’t want any type of theme-y cutesiness, but I had to make something.  So, I ended up making two things – homemade tile coasters (like […]

{Live} I’m Back And Pleased As Punch!

February 22, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

I’m finally back from my overseas trip – without the kids or Hubby – and am happy to report I survived!  More on that later when I can dig myself out of the jet lag haze. Just wanted to share my excitement that our Sparkly Treasure Box was included in Elmer’s Memory Keeping Holiday catalog! […]

{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 […]