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Felt Playland For Hours of Imaginary Play!

Winter break arrived and I was scrambling to find activities to keep the kids from going stir crazy! One thing I was able to depend on though is this felt playland I made for them a few summers ago when we went on our first family cruise. It was one of those projects I had wanted to make for the kids for a long time after seeing some amazing felt >> Continue reading

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Indoor Fairy Garden

One Mother’s Day my husband gave me a gorgeous azalea potted plant. It had the most pretty tiny pink flowers on it. Unfortunately I have a bit of a black thumb and the plant did not survive. But I held onto it with the hopes of using it as part of a fairy house. We had built a little house the year before to put outdoors, but I forgot to >> Continue reading

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Advent Calendar and focusing on the meaning of Christmas

I love the idea of counting down for Christmas and over the years have created various Advent Calendars for my kids. I think the first year was the most elaborate with multiple activities, outings and gifts. Needless to say by the time Christmas Day arrived I was exhausted! The following year knew I had to scale back on the activities. In addition, I wanted a way to bring Christ back >> Continue reading

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Craft Project: Fun AND practical bookmark for young readers

For the young reader in your home, try this craft stick bookmark to help them keep their place while they read. Hopefully it will help improve their skills like it did for my kids! >> Continue reading

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Caramel Apple Kit With Toppings!

Apple picking is one of those must do fall activities! Last year our families went picking together and I created these caramel apple toppings kits for the kids to enjoy. The kits include caramel apple dip and various toppings – chocolate chips, toffee bits, peanuts and of course sprinkles! My scalloped paper puncher was the perfect size to add a label to the tops of the topping containers. Everything fit >> Continue reading

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Front Door Makeover

My house was built in 2005 and after eleven years, I finally got around to giving my front door a facelift…the burgundy color just had to go! I did a lot of research from different hardware stores, Pinterest and the like and found a paint that got a lot of rave reviews – Modern Masters (NOTE: I am in no way affiliated with nor am paid to promote this product!). >> Continue reading

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Daily Learning Board

Anticipating a daily barrage of “What are we doing today mommy?” over the summer months I created this daily board for the kids. It started out as a board to show them what activities they would be doing and where they may be going that day. As I was drawing out the concept I thought adding date/time and weather sections would be a fun interactive way to get them thinking about >> Continue reading

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Sisters Rule! Girly Whirly Weekends

Shortly after giving birth to my second child (that was six and a half years ago!), my sisters and I decided we needed to spend time together as sisters. It never dawned on us to do it before we had kids, but I also believe that after entering motherhood and realizing how tiring, stressful and scary it can be (don’t get me wrong, we also know how wonderful motherhood is >> Continue reading