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Sewing Up Christmas for a Boy!

It can be hard to come up with ideas when it comes to sewing for boys. Here is the first Christmas outfit I made for little C. when he was closing in on his second birthday. The applique was done with a regular sewing machine. If your machine has a zig zag stitch then you… Read more »

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The Benefit of the Busy Travel Season

Whether you are visiting family far away or staying close to home, you can still enjoy this silver lining of crowded airports, full of passengers flying everywhere. Pack lunch, load your kids into the car and head to the nearest private airport. It’s tailgate time. If you can find a private airport adjacent to the… Read more »

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A Holiday Miracle Within Your Grasp!

Having noticed how much my soon-to-be 3-year-old enjoyed helping his daddy fix things around the house, I thought, “Wow, I should get C a tool bench for his birthday.” Soon, I settled on the perfect one made in France… completely of wood. Surely that’s better than adding another cheap plastic import to our toy collection…. Read more »

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A Fall Coat for My Littlest Pumpkin

This pattern whips itself into a jacket in a matter of hours. It’s the Casey Jacket from Children’s Corner, inc. I’ve been carrying around this fall tree fabric for about three years! I was not sure if it should be overalls, pants or a backpack. But suddenly, while I was pregnant with sweet Baby Q,… Read more »

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Silly Spooky Spider

This craft keeps creepy on the fun side of Halloween. All you need is two inverted paper plates, some paint, construction paper for the legs and eyes, Elmer’s glue, hole puncher and string or ribbon. Paint the wrong side of the paper plates. Cut eight strips out of construction paper and fold accordion style. Cut out… Read more »

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Spooky Handprints that WON’T Make you SCREAM!

Here’s an easy Halloween craft! All you need is construction paper and washable paint. Meet our spooky spider – we painted the palm and four fingers and printed palm on top of palm for this arachnid. This is a great opportunity to have your preschooler figure out how many fingers must be painted to come… Read more »

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Type-A Recovery: 6 Easy Ways Your Kids Can Beat it out of YOU!

This weekend’s cooking/crafting project (almost typed ‘problem’ – Freudian slip) got me thinking.  If  you are a Type-A and realize this is mostly an obstacle when it comes to 1. Other people enjoying you or 2. Relaxing instead of fixating on your unfinished to-do list or 3. Raising laid back children – though they might… Read more »

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DIY Jurassic Park

Want to make your very own Jurassic Park? Less frightening and much smaller than the actual Jurassic Park, this miniature dinosaur habitat is still capable of captivating your munchkins’ attention for DAYS. This could also be a great centerpiece for a birthday party and would also make a cherished gift at the holidays. I’ll walk… Read more »

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Groundhog Day!

Today, we are taking our art supplies and meeting under the trees. Our mission is to create a mural worthy of the animal friends that roam our backyard. Call it installation art, call it crazy, but once you read about who (or what) is taking note of this incredible art, you will be RUNNING to… Read more »

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