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Independence Building Boredom Busters

December 18, 2015 in All Posts, First Grade, Kindergarten, Play, Sponsored Posts

In our house there are a few “bad” words that the kids are absolutely and completely forbidden to say, like “I hate,” “I can’t,” and “I’m bored.” But that doesn’t mean they don’t ever say say it – in other creative ways – or feel that way when we don’t have scheduled activities. How do […]

DIY Memory Box Display

August 12, 2015 in All Posts, DIY, Sponsored Posts

We just returned from one of our summer vacations and oh how much we will miss the good times together. To capture our memories, one of the things we do is a bedtime ritual called, “Review the Holiday,” where we recount the highlights of our vacation. A hands-on way to cement our happy memories is with […]

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 […]

{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! […]

{Play} Valentine’s Day | Lacing Hearts Activity

January 30, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

We had some leftover Elmer’s foam board from the Pottery Barn Woodland Tree Wall Decal knockoff I made last month, so I broke out the X-ACTO knife and cut out some hearts, thinking we would make Valentines.  But while I was sawing away, I inadvertently made some nicks at the edges, and realized I was […]

{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 | Fifteen Easy Ornament Ideas

December 2, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY, Toddler Activities

This holiday season we’re focusing more on being together with family and friends than on the commercial aspect of the month, which is our usual tradition.  A lot of the gifts we’re giving are homemade and as fun to put together as they are to bestow on our loved ones.  Every year we normally buy exquisite […]

{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 […]