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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 […]

{Play} Tinkerlab Challenge #10 | Flower & Bead Wire Bracelet

June 4, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

It’s time for Tinkerlab’s Creative Challenge #10! Rachelle‘s challenge this time around was all about flowers. I had envisioned a contact paper flower collage or some kind of glued flower medley, but as things normally go around here: I am not in charge. So, I followed Jane out to the “garden” with some scissors to […]

{Small Hands Creating Hope} Flowers of Hope Wreaths & Creative Kit Giveaway

May 25, 2012 in All Posts, Giveaways

I am so absolutely thrilled to be a part of MaryAnne at Mama Smiles’ Small Hands Creating Hope project! MaryAnne spearheaded this exciting fundraiser for the American Cancer Society in celebration of her thirty years of cancer survivorship. She put together an incredibly talented group of fellow bloggers who worked with their children or students to […]

{Play} Flower Confetti

May 3, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Here’s another Screen Free Week activity that will get your kids outdoors, playing with natural objects, and jumping and giggling until they fall down trying to catch their breath: Flower Confetti We have so many fallen wisteria blooms littering our yard that I’ve been meaning to rake up (Read: look at every day and walk […]

{Play} Toddler Tissue Paper Spring Flowers

April 11, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

It’s a bit rainy, but it’s still starting to feel a bit like Spring! We’ve been busy planning for my mom’s birthday party – which Jane insisted be rose-themed. To make our table a little more festive, we made these cute, scrunchy “roses” to attach to the chairs – basically the toddler version of these […]

{Craft} Paper Tissue Flower Tutorial

December 9, 2011 in All Posts, DIY

Apparently, Klout was right when they said they believe I am influential in “Mary Poppins,” because here I am just giving you the tutorial on how to make the paper tissue flowers I first promised to be “coming soon” 3 months ago and later promised to be coming asap 3 weeks ago.  Apologies for my “easily made, easily […]

{Celebrate} Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice Baby Shower

September 21, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate

When we heard that our good friend was having her third child – a girl after two boys – the first word that came to mind was “Sprinkle!”  The second, of course, was “Pink!” The Theme What could be more girly than a Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice themed baby shower? The Venue The […]

{Live} Don’t Be Ranunculus

March 28, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Hubby typically covers the kids for 1.5 hours on Sunday afternoons after he gets back from the office so I can have some “free time” on the weekend. “Free time” at our house loosely translates to “grocery shopping or running to the drugstore alone without the kids slowing you down.”  If you’re speedy enough with […]

{Live} Last Winter Walk

March 24, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

This post is three days late, but here is our last evening walk of the Winter:  Welcome Spring! You Might Enjoy:{Bake} First Shot at the Cake Pop{Play} Repurposed Easter Grass Spring Garden{Celebrate} Candy-Filled Easter Eggs