Kindergarten Looks Like: Paper Craft Extreme

Can we talk about BB’s new craft obsession? Every day she painstakingly cuts out little shapes from bits of paper and then assembles them into pictures, coloring in all the little pieces. This is a self portrait of hers that she gave me recently and it’s just one in an ever growing collection of patchwork pictures. Is this a common hobby? Because MM – who frequently … Continue reading Kindergarten Looks Like: Paper Craft Extreme

DIY: Making homemade labels for our spice jars.

We’ve been storing our spices in a couple of cardboard boxes pretty much since the day we moved into our first apartment all those years ago. It started with one box and as our cooking skills grew we added another box – one for baking and one for cooking basically. But the boxes were impossible to organize – you’d take one jar out and the … Continue reading DIY: Making homemade labels for our spice jars.

quick activity idea: make sticker stories!

Feeling the Mid Summer Blahs? Here’s a quick activity to do with your kids that is pretty open ended, easy and frugal. Make & Takes shared the idea for writing sticker rebus stories today and I immediately ran to our little crafting cabinet and pulled all of our sheets of stickers that I’ve been halfheartedly stock piling over the years. We always seem to accumulate … Continue reading quick activity idea: make sticker stories!

craft love: these dinosaurs are real stand up guys!

We’ve been finding ourselves stuck inside a lot this summer and I was in desperate need of a quick and easy art project to occupy an hour or two of our time. Flipping through the May issue of Disney Family Fun magazine, I saw a cute stand up dinosaur guy that had been painted on cardboard. They have a free printable on their website so … Continue reading craft love: these dinosaurs are real stand up guys!

Bulleted Posts Are Great For a Sinus Headache (I Hope)

Game night last night was basically a bust. Only one person showed up, and you know if I hadn’t been baby sitting her kid all day and she hadn’t had to pick him up… I might have been eating homemade pizza, artichoke dip, pumpkin bread & chocolate chip cookies by myself. Kind of kicking myself for getting so many supplies for last night at BJs … Continue reading Bulleted Posts Are Great For a Sinus Headache (I Hope)