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DIY Fall Simmer Pot

make your home smell just like Fall!!

I know the official start of fall was a few weeks ago, but it is just finally starting to feel like it here in Central California – brisk mornings, leaves changing, scarves and sweaters… I love everything about it!!   Nothing has made me happier lately than curing up with a blanket and coffee in Read more…

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How To Make An “I-Spy” Bottle

with two versions so both big and little kids can play!!

A few weeks ago I posted about these Calm Down Sensory Bottles I made for the kiddo and they reminded me of another brilliant toddler activity I made long before the blog was even an idea…   Maybe I’m dating myself, but does anyone else remember those I-Spy books as a kid? Colorful pages filled with Read more…

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How To Make a Big Sister Tool Kit

all the essentials needed for becoming a sibling!!

A few weeks ago, our good friends received a call they had been waiting almost a year and a half for – it was from their adoption agency informing them that they had been matched with a beautiful baby girl.   Words cannot explain how overjoyed I was to hear the news. Not just because Read more…

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How To Make a Calm Down Sensory Bottle

to help tame those toddler tantrums

So lately we have been battling toddler tantrums in a pretty hard core way.   My son is what you could call stubborn, or strong willed, a little dramatic even. I get it because his father and I are both the exact same way so genetically it was bound to happen – there was really Read more…

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Modern Hand Lettering Class

with Kyligraphy

Anyone who knows me, knows I’m a sucker for learning new things – especially when it involves a new skill. You may remember that one time I wanted to learn how to decorate cookies and threw this party  to do it? Yeah anything like that, I’m all in!!   So when I heard that a Read more…

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Fourth of July Confetti Launchers

for a safe and sane celebration!!

My absolute favorite part of the Fourth of July is the fireworks – it always has been. I’m always awe struck by the vibrant burst of colors against the night sky, and then the graceful decent it has back down to reality. Its relaxing and calming and beautiful…   …at least until you have kids! Read more…

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Giant Yard Marshmallow Peep

an easy Easter DIY

Easter is our holiday – meaning we host it for the entire family. We’ve divvied all of them up and somehow we ended up with the most fun holiday…especially with kids. Don’t ask me how, because I don’t know, but I am NOT giving it up, ever!!   I know, I know, many of you Read more…

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DIY Spider Web Welcome Sign

that all your neighbors will be talking about!!!

I don’t know about you but I love decorating for Halloween – but not in the scary, gory, my kid is going to have nightmares for a week sort of way. I need toddler friendly décor because I’m not dealing with sleep issues over a holiday, if I can help it!!   I wracked my Read more…

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Toilet Paper Roll Bats

a fun, quick and easy Halloween craft!!

If you are looking for a fun, quick and easy Halloween craft then look no further – toilet paper roll bats are it!!   Stuff these guys with candy for a classroom Halloween party, hang them from the ceiling, or string them together and make garland like I did. No matter how you decide to Read more…

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String Art Tutorial

the perfect DIY project for that major WOW factor!!

Have you heard of string art?   It is a really neat and super easy DIY that you can make in less than a day. I have made all kinds – words, sayings, images, even monograms!!   Each time I make one I get tons of compliments and every piece becomes an amazing focal point Read more…

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