Category Archives: Craft

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Summer is the perfect time to get outside and get active with your kids. The keyword in that sentence is with. Just sending your kids outside isn’t the same. I’m talking about you physically being outside with them. They’ll love doing things with you and the attention that you are giving them. You’ll love that they aren’t idling their day away in front of a screen and you might even like the added exercise for yourself, sunshine on your face, and the decreased mess inside the house. I think that kids want to be outside having adventures and building memories, Continue Reading →

10 Tips to Get Outside with your Kids EVERYDAY this summer. You can do it!

bubble art for preschool kids

The weather is glorious, so let’s get outside and play a little. A few weeks ago we had friends over and created some amazing blown bubble art. The concept is simple – use food coloring to dye a few bottles of store-bought bubbles different colors and then blow bubbles onto card stock. When the bubbles land and pop they leave behind a gorgeous colored bubble print! The kids loved blowing the bubbles and they were even more surprised when it created a masterpiece to take home. Blown Bubble Art What you need: Store bought bubbles (a jar per child is Continue Reading →

Bubble Blowing Craft for Kids

pirate

Rrrrrrrrrrr you a pirate loving family?! We sure are. I go on lots of adventures with my little boys during the day. We run away from dinosaurs and cheetahs, we are good ninjas who fight “meanie bad guys”, we jump over hot lava, and we are excellent treasure hunting pirates. Grandma gave all of my kids a little bag of gold chocolate coins for St. Patrick’s Day and I’m pretty sure my kids don’t know that there is chocolate hiding inside! We have been using them as pirate treasure all week instead of eating them. I have the kids stay Continue Reading →

Pirate Buried Treasure in a Bottle Game

instadisplay

I’ve been dying to shares today’s project and it is finally done! I made an instagram photo display out of an old wooden screen door that I found behind the house. FOUND! And the end result is gorgeous. And I’ll show you how to make one of your own too. No old wooden screen doors hanging around? A big frame from the thrift store would work the same. I adore instagram (do you follow me?!). It’s such a fun way to document the every day. And what I love even more is having all of those memories printed and on Continue Reading →

DIY Instagram Photo Display

backdrops

I’ve been in desperate need of a new photo backdrop for a long long time. I use the same wooden cutting board that I got at IKEA two years ago over and over and over again. I get crazy and bust out a place mat, a cookie sheet, or just use my retro blue counter tops on occasion, but I’m starting to feel like all of my photos look exactly the same. Photo props and backdrops to food bloggers are like shoes to other women. You can never have too many :) Can you see that same board in all Continue Reading →

DIY Photo Backdrop from a Pallet

bird feeder

This is such a fun little project and I’ve been looking forward to sharing it with you. If you haven’t noticed yet, we have a soft spot in our family for little friends, especially the feathered kind. May came home from kindergarten with a whole page of color photos of birds that are native to Southern Utah and was asked to help with some kind of state-wide bird watch/counting. She’s supposed to keep track of what we see and how many and report back in a few months. It’s been such a fun assignment! We made these simple DIY bird Continue Reading →

Simple DIY Bird Feeder

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Did you all know that Hobby Farms (a magazine to most folks) also has an awesome website? They just launched a craft section of their website called The Craft Hub. I’ve been writing posts for them since September but have been terrible about letting you know. Today I posted some really cute Personalized Magnet Clips that are the perfect way to use photos of friends and family that came with Christmas cards. Enjoy those smiles year round! You can find the full tutorial here. And last month I made some really fun DIY Puzzels from magazines. My kids are so Continue Reading →

Personalized Magnet Clips and DIY Puzzels

peanut butter blossoms

Today I’m over at Lil Luna sharing some amazing cookies. Check out the post (and Kristyn’s fun blog) HERE. And I’ll be starting off the weekend with a BANG, so be sure to check back tonight for an awesome giveaway coming your way!

Guest Post at Lil Luna

hot cocoa blessthismess

Christmas is in the air and I know I’m not the only one thinking about what to give all the people that I love. We just moved to the tiny town that my husband grew up in. Tiny town life means two things 1) we know and are friends with nearly everyone or 2) we are related to everyone else. My list for friends and neighbor gifts is huge this year so I’ve been pondering on the perfect thing to give that won’t break the bank. That’s where this adorable hot cocoa gift set comes in. All of the jars, Continue Reading →

Hot Cocoa Gift Set

AG collage

I can’t believe that Christmas is almost here! If you are like me you are putting the finishing touches on the house, baking all kinds of treats, and buying the last of your gifts. This year I was lucky enough to snag an American Girl doll on a major sale. I paid less than $60 (including shipping!) for the doll, first book, and an extra set of clothes. I’m beyond excited to give such a wonderful gift to my six-year-old. She is going to be so excited on Christmas morning because she’s been asking for a “big doll” for months Continue Reading →

The Ultimate American Girl Acessory Guide: Buy it, Make it, Love it