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Salt Dough

Salt Dough

Salt dough is one of the easiest DIY crafts out there.  Uses for salt-dough are infinite; our two favorites -magnets and ornaments.  The recipe is so simple, so let’s not draw this out and get right to it! ingredients 1 cup of table salt 2 […]

Glow-stick Jack-o-lantern Jars

Glow-stick Jack-o-lantern Jars

Halloween is almost here!  Get your kids excited about the upcoming holiday with these super simple Jack-o-lantern Jars!  This is such a fun and easy activity for kids and everything you need can be purchased at your local Dollar store.  My littles love this so […]

Halloween Reads for Kids

Halloween Reads for Kids

We love a good holiday-themed book!  Check out our top Halloween reads for kids; all on Amazon, under $10 and eligible for Prime! Ages 1-4 Ages 1-4 Ages 2-5 Ages 3-7 Ages 3-7 Ages 3-7 Ages 4-6 Ages 4-7

Boo Boxes!

Boo Boxes!

We were introduced to “BOOing” Prestons second Halloween.  If you aren’t familiar with being “BOOed”, it’s the fun sneaky act of leaving tricks or treats on someone’s doorstep, ringing their bell and running away.  We had no idea who on earth would ring our doorbell […]

Homemade Playdough

Homemade Playdough

I used to make Playdough all the time as a child.  These days, we go through Playdough faster than we do a gallon of milk.  The concept of putting the dough away after we were done playing with it took a while to click with […]

3 is a magic number

3 is a magic number

3 Is A Magic Number This is my story. Although my whole family walked through all of these moments with me, it is written solely from my perspective. I want to preface this by saying that this is real, raw and not for the faint […]

DIY Slime

DIY Slime

We’re having a heatwave in Portland right now…which is every parents nightmare when it comes to keeping kids inside and entertained.  Today’s heat-wave project is brought to you by…SLIME!  Making Slime is super simple and inexpensive.  It takes less than 10 minutes from start to […]

25 days of holiday reading

25 days of holiday reading

An educational tradition you can feel good about! This is one holiday tradition you can feel really good about passing along to your kids.  25 days of holiday reading was something I started when Preston was of the age that books were entertaining.  We started […]

DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

Hedwig the Owl Since I was a child, I can’t ever remember my parents buying us halloween costumes.  I’m sure at some point I will become too busy of a mom or run out of time to make my kids their own costumes, but 2 […]

Raising a tiny gardener

Raising a tiny gardener

Although the summer of 2017 was a tough climate for growing, I was pretty impressed with the assortment of vegetables that arrived.  Thank goodness I have a tiny gardener who loves to dig in the dirt! Preston always seemed interested in being outdoors, but finding […]

modern day picasso

modern day picasso

I was always an ‘artsy’ kid.  I guess being crafty has been engrained in me since childhood.  It wasn’t until I began to raise my own family that I really understood the impact art had on my emotional and physical wellbeing. There are so many […]

Curious kid

Curious kid

“cu·ri·os·i·ty” – a strong desire to know or learn something. If being curious really does make you smarter, then I’m raising a tiny scientist. The word curious describes by daughter to a T. You often hear parents raising toddlers say ‘how incredible it is that […]