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DIY Super Hero Boots

This year our family decided to be a family of super heroes for Halloween. Our church has a great carnival each year and the kids get so excited to dress up for it. I have made their costumes each year (except one year when we made a cross country move the week before… that year … Continue reading

Olympic fever!

Tonight we are having an Olympics opening ceremonies party and the kids and I love decorating. So our living room has streamers and balloons in the five Olympic ring colors. The girls wanted to make Olympic shirts and i remembered all the toilet paper rolls I’ve been saving and got a great idea.

DIY unfinished wood stain

I have a lovely bench that my husband made for our entryway one Christmas as a gift to me. He used old wood because he knows I love the look of repurposed boards. I didn’t evenwant to paint or stain it, although some parts showed old paint and none of the boards were a perfect … Continue reading

Science Experiment Transformed into Art Supplies

  My kids and I microwaved a bar of Ivory soap, if you have never seen this done, try it! When microwaved Ivory soap will expand up to six times it’s original size becoming a big soap “cloud.”

Rabbits, Squirrels and Birds Oh My… Gardening Solutions

Every year my husband and I enjoy planting our own organic vegetable garden. We enjoy working in it together and teaching our children about how things grow and taking pride in growing our own food. Each year brings challenges like weeds, animals, bugs, etc. Last year we struggled with a rather large raccoon and many … Continue reading

After School Craft: Heart-Shaped Bird Feeder

Usually after preschool my girls come home and get a snack, and then ask for craft time with mommy. Today I had an easy craft ready to go, heart-shaped bird feeders.

Balloon Stress Ball/Toy For Kids (or adults)

So I had this idea suggested by a reader and I love it. Fill a balloon with play dough and you have a cheap and kid friendly stress ball/toy! I made one last night as a trial to take to the ball field for my almost two year old as a boredom buster. It ended … Continue reading

Be Kind Sign From Old Boards

So we had gotten some old boards from a friend who knew I love to make things. Two of the boards were a dark mossy green that I loved. They are beaten up and have old nails in them but I think it adds to the charm :).

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