Two things.

1. Do you know about these cookies? I found them at my local grocery store and bought them impulsively because they were seriously dirt cheap, plus I’ve learned recently that sometimes “almond” doesn’t mean “filled with nuts” so much as “almond extractish” aka “marzipan” aka “one of my favorite things ever in the universe” and you know what? These cookies are amazing and I didn’t … Continue reading Two things.

I'm dreaming of a crafty christmas…

Ever since I saw this adorable Christmas craft idea last year at Our Daily Big Top, I’ve been itching to make them myself and since this is the year of All Things Crafty rather than All Things Breakable, I decided yesterday that it was time to give it a whirl (get it? whirl?). We made them using scrapbook paper, and I think it’s pretty obvious … Continue reading I'm dreaming of a crafty christmas…

Homemade Holidays: Crafting up a Season of Fun

I decided recently that this Christmas season I really want to put the focus on simple kid-made / homemade crafts and decorations. With a little one in the family who is climbing everything and always looking for mischief and an older preschooler who is really coming into his own as a little artist, it just makes sense to foster his creativity and avoid more of … Continue reading Homemade Holidays: Crafting up a Season of Fun

Winter Wishes

Today we watched snow flakes falling from our balcony window while coloring pictures of elves and hanging paper snowflakes. I’m pretty sure that means the winter season is upon us even if my calendar might disagree. Each season lately I’ve been creating a list of goals to accomplish – not like “save x amount of dollars” or “work out every day” kind of goals, but … Continue reading Winter Wishes

Fall Crafts: Simple Ways to Celebrate the Season with your Preschooler

We’ve been doing lots of fun fall crafts these days and I thought I’d share some of them with you. My four year old has been on a coloring / crafting spree lately and I thought I’d take an opportunity to get all Mom Geek on him and teach him a little bit about the seasons while he was at it. Tracing Leaves Materials needed: … Continue reading Fall Crafts: Simple Ways to Celebrate the Season with your Preschooler