Bring your picnic basket and kids here…

Charleston, South Carolina – There are many beaches to choose from in the Charleston area. And the more you visit or the longer you live there, you find that there is something special about each one. Surfing at Folly Beach, bike paths and wide beaches at Kiawah, etc., etc. But there is only one spot… Read more »

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We are Mainers now!

We have a new place to call home: Portland, Maine! If you’ve wondered where on earth I’ve been the last couple of weeks… well, somewhere between Charleston, South Carolina and the rocky coast of Maine! An epic road trip. Just the boys and me… with no DVD player. And some how we survived and enjoyed… Read more »

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Picasso IS for Preschoolers!

I’ll admit it! About half way to the Cleveland Museum of Art, I wondered if I should turn the car around and abort the adventure. With a one-year-old and three-year-old, wasn’t I asking for a day of repeating the following: ‘Be quiet!’ ‘Don’t touch!’ ‘Please don’t put your mouth on the sculpture!’ “Do I have… Read more »

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Sleds for Snow Covered Hills and Comfy Knits!

We are making the most of our long visit with winter!¬†Building snowmen and acting the part : ) And sledding, too! Inspired by this most treasured winter past-time, here’s a sewing project that brings sledding indoors. For the pants I used the Easy Fit Pants from the Scientific Seamstress. I simply added the strap and… Read more »

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A Deep Freeze: Where Science and Decorating Collide!

We are braving the cold with a science project that’s easy, fun and looks good enough to hang on the front door when you are finished! You can start with a nature walk or treasure hunt inside your own home. You’ll put your goodies into a bunt pan and fill it with cold water. We… Read more »

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A Quiet Patch of Comfort

The big boy bed project left us lots of yummy scraps of all that wonderful Doohikey Designs fabric. This is from their Fox Trails line! What better way to use those scraps than a patchwork quilt for Baby Q! The first step was to prepare the scraps by cutting them into squares the same size…. Read more »

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However you can make it happen, GET HERE!

Pittsburgh, PA – We are on the road! As we spend some much needed Q.T. with our family in Ohio… our road trip isn’t a break from our regular adventures, rather an instigator for all sorts of new trouble! And so we find ourselves somewhere incredible: The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA…. Read more »

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An Explorer Must Look the Part!

My 3-year-old and I love to imagine that he is the greatest explorer that ever there was… He’s got the curiosity, energy and enough questions to spark a lifetime of adventure… and now he even looks the part! This ‘Explorer Vest’ pattern is from one of my favorite sewing books,¬†Oliver and S: Little Things to… Read more »

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