love rocks

love rocks

Kids love scavenger hunts and collecting.  Collecting “things” is a common interest in most kids ages 5-7, but this activity is great for just about any age, as long as you can hold a crayon. Here’s what you’ll need rocks dish soap small bowl water…

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…

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…

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…

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…