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Paper plate Sun and Rainbow craft, fun for kids of all ages

Sun and Rainbow Paper Plate Kids Craft

Having a sick child is no fun and this season we have had one about every other week for 3 months. It has gone from Charlotte to daddy, to Phoenyx, to Charlotte, to Mom, to Dad, to Phoenyx. I have visited the Dr so many times that when Phoenyx forgot his coat there on the last visit I just said, i am sure we will be back. And having a sick child means lazy days and couped up kids and energy. Because no matter how sick your child is, they are still "bored".  Now there are lots of really quick … [Read More...]

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Paper plate Sun and Rainbow craft, fun for kids of all ages

Sun and Rainbow Paper Plate Kids Craft

Having a sick child is no fun and this season we have had one about every other week for 3 months. It has gone from Charlotte to daddy, to Phoenyx, to Charlotte, to Mom, to Dad, to Phoenyx. I have visited the Dr so many times that when Phoenyx forgot his coat there on the […]

footprint craft

I love you from the bottom of my sole

I know that Valentines is over and we should be going into Easter crafts, but I cannot resist a few last shares. Phoenyx brought this home from his classroom and I just adore the entire idea. Paper crafts, and particularly hand and footprint crafts, are some of the most fun. They are easy to do, […]

15 Educational valentines day activities for kids

15 Educational Valentine’s Day Activities

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The most romantic day of the year. For parents, “the most romantic day of the year” means helping your child fill out Valentine’s Day cards for every single kid in their class. It isn’t the date night good old days, but I love doing it. A major part of who I am […]

Hopping Into your Heart: Valentines Frog

Hopping into your Heart: Valentines Frog

Good morning everyone! I am coming to you this morning hot off the press of an adorable Valentines Day frog paper craft that I hope you enjoy making with your little one as much as I did! Perfect for homeschool, preshool, or just a rainy Saturday, all you really need is a variety of stock […]

DIY Valentines Tutorial for Bow and Arrow Heart Appetizer, easy craft, free silhouette file and PDF

DIY Cupids Bow and Arrow- Free Files

This weekend I was a crafting fool! I had all sorts of inspiration running wild, which is normal for me in Feb. I love Valentines and hearts and all things love when it comes to crafting. My supply of colored card stock from Staples sometimes looks like I AM Staples. Btw, I was just in […]

DIY EOS Valentines, perfect for tweens, teens and teachers, complete with FREE printabels and Silhouette files

DIY EOS Valentines: Free PDF and Silhouette Files

Last week I shared with you my EOS Valentines Printable, which I spent like all day making for everyone, and I was so excited by it that I wanted to make more! Since I already had the perfect EOS hole, this went a ton quicker and you can expect more creative holiday and seasonal crafts […]

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How to make Glitter Playdough with a sweet smell, perfect for Valentines Day kids fun!

Homemade Glitter Playdough Recipe (smells sweet too!)

Over the years I have had to have purchased at least 900 play dough containers. Honestly. I am not a mom that has a fear of play dough, I don’t force it to go outside or only in the kitchen, I’m like..lets play! Its cool! Create! But what I can say is that my littles […]

2015 weekly, monthly, and yearly printable goal sheet

Monthly Saving Challenge Printables

Like all of you, I cannot believe we are in 2015. Every year when we switch over to January I feel hopeful. Hopeful of what is to come, thankful that its a new beginning, and excited to create new memories! And one of the promises I made myself last year after purchasing a new home […]

EOS Valentines: Perfect Valentine Handout for Teens, Free Printable, Free Silhouette Cut file

EOS Valentine Printable and Free Silhouette File

Somewhere around Christmas time I saw these adorable gifts being handed out using EOS lip care as a Rudolph nose. Adorable. Just freaking adorable. And it got me thinking…what could I create for Valentines! Now we do not lack EOS containers around here. I was first introduced to them years and years ago when I […]

lion valentines day craft for kids, including free printable lion face and more

‘Heart of a Lion’ Valentines Day Project

The other day Phoenyx came home from church with this adorable Handprint Lion Mane. Its been on my counter for a week now because it was so cute I could not file it in the trash (oh, come on, you know we have to throw the art away at some point). I wanted to recreate […]

Valentines Card printables, free!

Free Envelope Printables For Valentines Day

For the past week I have been really focused on creating a printable…any printable really. I have researched, looked for templates, software, you name it. Turns out pretty much all you can do is hand create one, so that is what I did. I am very excited to offer you my VERY FIRST Free Envelope […]

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Pinwheel Pencil Valentines: You Blow Me Away, Valentine!

This week I have been racking my brain for cute pencil topper ideas. I sorta love the idea of passing out valentines pencils instead of just cards and letting my daughter make something makes her happy, so its win/win. Originally I really wanted these Pinwheels to actually turn when you blew on them but that […]

DIY Crayon Hearts and Valentine’s Day Cards Craft for Kids

DIY Melted Crayon Heart Valentines

  The past few years projects that include broken crayon pieces have been winding up everywhere- and why not? If you have kids that are hard on your crayons as much as mine are, you can go through a box of these every few weeks. Our arts and crafts projects are already on the high […]

mosaic Heart valentine

15 Ways to Say I Love You with Valentine’s Day Crafting

Valentine’s Day is not always just for us adults and parents. One of the most fun things we can do this, and every, Valentine’s Day is to do some crafts with our children…as well as for our loved ones. When it comes to Valentine’s Day, it is so true that it means so much more […]

White chocolate and hot pink nonpareils valentines

White Chocolate and Pink Nonpareil Dipped Strawberries

Gearing up for Valentines day around here means Valentines day crafts and easy Desserts to share with your hunny. And what better way to represent a loving holiday then a nice red round perfect strawberry covered in white chocolate and sprinkled with life’s favorite little candies. Am I right?  Am I right? Now I have […]

silhouette paper

3D Homemade Wrapping Paper Ideas

  Looking for a fun and inspiring way to wrap your gifts this year? Skip the aisle at the local big box brand and make your own organic looking (and environmentally friendly) take on personalizing your best gifts! Tip: In lie of our cutting machine, you can also prebuy die cuts, use a shape cutter […]

31 days of Christmas Gifting in Mason Jars, 31 amazing and creative Mason Jar DIY ideas

31 days of Christmas Gifting (in Mason Jars)

Are you looking for some last minute gifts this year? Have no fear! We have scoured the web for some of the best Mason Jar DIY and Crafts that will make your monthly or last minute gifting a breeze. Check out our 31 Days of Christmas Giving with Mason Jars for trendy ideas that are easy to […]

bic marker projects : digital pdf booklet of inspirational crafting permanent marker ideas

Permanent Marker Craft Projects Download: FREE!

This post brought to you by BIC®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of trisha. Looking for some fun projects that include gorgeous permanent markers? The holidays are great times to do that but year round I find comfort in BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers and all the ways they bring beautiful colors and […]

beach cottage wreath diy

20 Beach Themed Christmas DIY Ideas

I think it is safe to say that I’m a beach girl. I love everything about it. The refreshing breeze, the sound of the waves, and the salty smell in the air. All of it makes me incredibly happy. This happiness has seeped through to the way I celebrate Christmas. It has been a passion […]

colored deviled eggs

Christmas Deviled Eggs that WOW

A few years ago we made these beautiful Dyed Deviled eggs for Easter and I had quite forgotten about them. Till this week. I had purchased some food dye for icing and it was laying on the counter. I don’t know how memories worked, but I walked by and a spark went off. I decided […]

Dear Santa Letter Printable FREE

Free Dear Santa Printable Set

This time of the year shopping is on everyone’s mind. You may be asking yourself questions like  “How do I save more?”   “Am I getting the best deals?”   “Will everyone on my list love what I buy?”   You may also be asking yourself “Is it over yet??” Truthfully I adore the holidays. […]

DIY snowglobe

15 DIY Ways to Make Snow Globes

As a child, I loved snow globes. I would pick them up every time I saw them during my vacations (hello! we all buy them at the airport!), received them as gifts from out of town family members and now my daughter collects them! I think the love of snow globes is not an uncommon one.  I […]

10 handprint craft collection perfect for ornaments, classrooms, at home playtime! Get your toes and hands all painted up for some sensory fun

10 Handprint Crafts for Christmas

I adore handprint crafts. With a three year old they are some of the most fun and creative things we can do together. On top of that, there are craft options for every single event or holiday you could possibly ever think of…which brings me to the topic of the absolute best, most adorable, festive, […]

Free snowman printable sheet, dress up mrs snowman with this free coloring sheet

Snowman Printables : 4 Activity Sheets

You may have been checking out some of the printables one by one but I wanted to include an easy to print 4 page activity set! This snowman printable set includes a Dress Me Up Snow Woman Count the Snowman Snowman Family Color Sheet Draw a Snowman House sheet Snowman Printables : 4 Activity Sheets […]

christmas ball wreath tutorial

Christmas Ball Wreath Tutorial

For the past week my awesome husband has been home hanging out with me on his winter vacation and while we did a lot of nothing, yesterday we did go out and decorate the house. Its been pretty fun watching some really nice decor go up around my neighborhood but we have been slacking the […]

Free Printable: Count the snow man and color them in this free sheet

Free Snowman Printable : Count the Snowmen

I love how coloring sheets can also be educational! If you have been following along you know that I hand drew some coloring sheets to help out your kids and mine. I love the holidays but there can often be restless moments waiting at houses, restaurants and all the holiday excitement. Free free to print […]

coloring page

Snow Family Free Printable: Coloring Sheet

Ready for another Snowman Printable?  Check out this little snow family coloring page. You can print off by  just hitting the picture below or  the text link. PRINT SNOWMAN COLORING SHEET HERE     How to Print a Printable Remember when you are printing coloring sheets that you should always use the printer setting SHRINK […]

Make a perfect Christmas Ornament with a Paperclip and Curly Ribbon, Fun, Inexpensive Chrismas DIY

Paper Clip + Curly Ribbon = Homemade Ornaments

I have finally retired Thanksgiving Crafts. I have to admit- it makes me sad. I was so getting used to publishing turkeys that they had become part of my every day. But the internet around me has been celebrating Christmas for the past 6 weeks- EASY. And its finally time to conform. Or catch up […]

buildus a house

Snowman Printable: Build me a House

Alright. Before you make fun of me, I am not an artist. Yes, I can craft, but my creativity leaves somewhere at the pencil. Except here is the great thing- my kids do not care. My son is 3 and I could be Picasso in his eyes and my daughter, even if she notices, is […]

how to make a cinnamon stick ornamant

How to make a Cinnamon Stick Star Ornament

For all you 5 minute “non crafters” that still love to hand make items- I have a fantastically easy Christmas Ornament craft for you! I swear. Easy. If you can use a glue gun, you can do this. Now I know we are still quite a few weeks out from the ho-ho-ho-holiday, but the time […]

I am thankful for free printable

Free Printable: I am Thankful for

It’s over. My first holiday in our new home and boy, it was a doozy! We have this really large kitchen, perfect for entertaining, so it was a lot of fun having 13 of our family members show up to enjoy good food and football this year. And also as usual, the women totally overcooked. […]

facebook-christmas

Top Christmas Round up of the Best Round Ups

This year I am participating in an ULTIMATE Christmas Ideas Guide for kids with 100 other bloggers! And not only can you hop from place to place and get all the kids Christmas you ever dreamed of, but you can also win one of four amazing $500 Paypal Gifts being given out! In the interest […]

Thanksgiving Color Hand Print Craft celebrating fall, plus free printable

Thanksgiving Handprint Craft for Kids

The past few days its been super cloudy outside. Even though we have had some really warm weather (btw, that is gone now) its been overcast and blah. It makes you feel blah in some ways, so its important to me to keep up the Thanksgiving spirit. To be honest we dug out the tree […]

Leaf Turkey Place Setting DIY, Craft up an adorable way for Thanksgiving Seating

Paper Plate Turkey Craft: Place Setting

OOH, its this week! Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving! If you are like me the Turkey is on serious defrost mode and all your groceries are piling up on the counter begging to be made. I also must admit that I am on “dinner avoidance mode” since I know I will be cooking for 2 days straight, […]

how many cups in a gallon and other unit conversations, Free Printable

How many Cups in a Quart Chart. In a Pint. In a Gallon.

So the other day I was talking to my grandmother and she was arms deep in making her famous over the top cookies. These bad boys are like a POUND of butter, flour, eggs, and all things amazing. Sadly if I eat one I gain a pound as well, so we keep them out of the […]

Leaf Turkey Craft - perfect Thanksgiving Kids Craft, plus adorable card

Fall Leaf Turkey Card (or Craft)

I am so excited to publish this!But first let me back up and tell you a story. I live in the South and we have two seasons: Alive and Dead. The only (and I do mean only) thing that I miss about not having tons of seasonal changes are the beautiful fall leaves I often see […]

Chalk Paint Furniture: Shabby Chic Mirror Makeover

30 Min Chalk Paint Furniture Makeover

Alright everyone. I know this post will be a bit unusual from my recent holiday crafting fun, but…oh…I did something awesome and I want to show it off. If you are anywhere online you have no doubt seen all the DIY furniture tips and how to give new furniture more character and how to use […]

Turkey Hat for Thanksgiving: Craft up some fun with this holiday kids activity, all ages

Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Tutorial

Alright yall, I am winding down from thanksgiving crafting. It seems everyone goes from Halloween to Christmas, so I feel a little behind, even though we haven’t even gone past the holiday yet! I am going to try to push in like 5 more thanksgiving crafts this week (HAHAHAHA, no, but really) but other than […]

Turkey in Disguise, plus free Turkey in Disguise Printable to download! Fun thanksgiving tradition

Turkey in Disguise Free Printable Template

Hey all! Now I know I just published our Turkeys Go On Strike but this is a totally fun, totally at home do-able  little coloring project that is perfect for classrooms or at home art time! I am sure you have heard of it since so many classrooms participate but if not, I have created you a […]

Thanksgiving Hand Craft, Turkeys Go On Strike!

Turkeys Go On Strike : Hand Print Turkey

Last week Charlotte had her first every school play! Oh man it was so cute. She got one of the only parts where I didn’t have to come up with a costume for her- she was just a human. But other kids were berries and turkeys, the moon, cats, lawyers, sidedishes – I have never […]