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sweet, sparkly flower craft for kids: read, learn, create
March 23, 2014 No Comment

sweet, sparkly flower craft for kids: read, learn, create

The following sweet, springtime guest post is written by the incredibly creative mom and teacher, Kristina Buskirk, of Toddler Approved.  Toddler Approved is a must-read. Even though my babies are well ...

beautiful, easy homemade flower barrettes
March 22, 2013 6 comments

beautiful, easy homemade flower barrettes

While we were at the craft store this past weekend, picking up some supplies for Maddy’s after school club and for Cora’s Butterfly Birthday Playdate this weekend, we stumbled upon ...

beautiful backpack butterflies
August 22, 2012 5 comments

beautiful backpack butterflies

One of the things we love to do as a Back-to-School tradition is to find some cool way of blinging out the kids’ backpacks. Especially before the big Kindergarten year, ...

sea shell craft: simple, sea shell salt dough pretties
August 16, 2012 4 comments

sea shell craft: simple, sea shell salt dough pretties

Every time we go to the beach, we end up coming home with a boatload of shells. And why wouldn’t we?  It’s one of our favorite things to do at ...

new for us friday: fine motor FUN with stamp markers
May 25, 2012 5 comments

new for us friday: fine motor FUN with stamp markers

Ever since Owen was teeny and couldn’t manage to figure out the tripod grip (the fancy name for the proper way to hold a pencil or pen), I’ve been on ...

beautiful butterfly tote bag
March 11, 2012 5 comments

beautiful butterfly tote bag

We’ve had two dancers in our family this year–Cora, who has been rockin her Hip, Tap, Toe class each week, and Maddy, who started out as a ballerina but who ...

favorite things book: an easy, little book of all things happy
February 19, 2012 4 comments

favorite things book: an easy, little book of all things happy

It has been  tough go for us over here for the last few weeks. Maddy, Owen, Cora, Brady–everyone–has unfortunately felt the ‘funk’ that I conveyed throughout the last weeks, especially ...

simple, pretty, totally easy, blinged-out ballet bag
September 14, 2011 6 comments

simple, pretty, totally easy, blinged-out ballet bag

My tiny Cora is all about fancy. She loves sparkles, glitter, ribbons, nail polish, and jewels. So when it came time for her to gather her things for her brand ...

smart summer challenge: wrap-up and winners!
September 2, 2011 9 comments

smart summer challenge: wrap-up and winners!

It sure has taken longer than we’d hoped, but we’ve finally chosen and hunted down (most!) of the winners of the Smart Summer Challenge! Though we believe that everyone was ...

hello, kindergarten: blingin' the backpack, boy-style
August 25, 2011 7 comments

hello, kindergarten: blingin’ the backpack, boy-style

I’ve been waiting for two years now to bling Owen’s backpack like we did when Maddy started Kindergarten, but I knew I couldn’t make felt flower pins for him. He ...

spring crafty-crafts on PBS Parents
February 14, 2011 1 comment

spring crafty-crafts on PBS Parents

I’m over the moon to have shared a sweet crafty-craft over at PBS Parents last week: Tissue Paper Flowers in Yogurt Cup Vases.  Woo-hoo! Always a huge fan of finding ...