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how to make a candy wreath
December 14, 2012 6 comments

how to make a candy wreath

One of my favorite challenges is finding a craft that doubles both as a fun family activity and a gift–especially during this crazy busy but totally festive time of year. ...

how to celebrate a golden birthday
December 10, 2012 16 comments

how to celebrate a golden birthday

Golden Birthday: that rare and exciting birthday when the date of your birth matches your age. Yes! It’s true! So special? It’s golden. You were born on February 10 and ...

sweet homemade santa cookie tray
November 30, 2012 11 comments

sweet homemade santa cookie tray

We’ve been all about getting crafty with wooden trays around here lately, so while Maddy, Owen, and Cora worked on their Thank You Trays, I skipped ahead to the next ...

advent activity calendar: fun, festive family holiday time
November 28, 2012 2 comments

advent activity calendar: fun, festive family holiday time

It’s that time of year again–time for our Advent Activity Calendar! Our Advent Activity Calendar is something we’ve been doing for the last four years, where we very simply plan ...

wooden thank you trays: recycled toy love
November 21, 2012 3 comments

wooden thank you trays: recycled toy love

This year, because I know just how much time, effort, and energy goes into preparing a meal for tons of family members, I wanted to do something a little special ...

teachmama's holiday gift guide for kids and family 2012
November 13, 2012 9 comments

teachmama’s holiday gift guide for kids and family 2012

I’m not a big gift-guide gal, and I’ve only ever created my first holiday gift guide for kids and families back in 2010.  And two years seems like forever ago. ...

halloween giving: how to BOO! your friends (on a budget)
October 24, 2012 7 comments

halloween giving: how to BOO! your friends (on a budget)

I’ve said it before–spooky Halloween is not my thing. So this weekend, when our family was officially BOO’ed for the first time, a whole new chapter of Halloween fun–and Halloween ...

no-sew, not-so-spooky, totally cute halloween scarf
October 5, 2012 11 comments

no-sew, not-so-spooky, totally cute halloween scarf

Most of my friends and family know that I’m not a huge fan of anything even a little bit scary, so I work hard to make Halloween especially fun and ...

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 ...

2 crazy cool ways to use shoeboxes
July 12, 2012 7 comments

2 crazy cool ways to use shoeboxes

Let’s face it, times are tough for a lot of us, so it’s due time that we really begin to use what we have in clever and creative ways. How ...