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  • Foam Flower Garden Craft

    Foam Flower Garden header
    Ah Spring! You have finally decided to make an appearance around these north easterly parts. Thank goodness! There are no flowers popping up in our yard yet though and it’s still way to cold for planting them outside but we aren’t letting that stop us.  I’ve seen so many
  • Plastic Egg Scoop Activity

    Egg Scoop
    My two little guys (13 months & 2.5 yrs)  are starting to interact more. I will often catch them playing side by side. I can tell they are trying. Little E tries his best to follow C around the house. It’s so cute. I could watch them all day.
  • Pasta Necklaces

    Colored Pasta Necklaces
    These pasta necklaces all began with my worst nightmare. I was getting into our pantry the other day (which does double duty as our craft closet), and I somehow knocked over a rather large container of glitter. Moreover, the screw top was turned to open and green glitter came

Simply Tradition

The things I remember most about growing up are the things we did religiously, year after year, the same way. Things that we did because they were simply tradition. Baking Christmas cookies, carving pumpkins, and dying Easter

DIY Craft Stick Easter Puzzles

We are less than a week from Easter and we are busy doing all of our last minute crafting and planning this week. To be honest though with the weather turning nicer I’m pretty much ready to

Simply Linger

Simply Slow down… move at a child’s pace and linger a little longer With the sun shining and the temperatures climbing we’ve been heading to the park any chance we can. When there, I have not minded

Foam Flower Garden Craft

Ah Spring! You have finally decided to make an appearance around these north easterly parts. Thank goodness! There are no flowers popping up in our yard yet though and it’s still way to cold for planting them

Simply Just Be

Just Be… be present be happy be simple be mindful be enjoyable be light Most days I like it when the boys’ naps overlap. I can get more done. But, there are always some days when that

Decorating Minecraft Easter Eggs

This post is actually part of something new we are taking part in. These Minecraft Easter Eggs were brought about specifically for the Tinkerlab Creative Challenge. First, what is the Tinkerlab Creative Challenge you ask?  Well to

Life with Two Kids Under Two

My two youngest boys are 17 months apart. Everyone said it would be hard in the beginning but honestly,  save for a few things like a serious lack of showering, a huge double stroller to learn to

Plastic Egg Scoop Activity

My two little guys (13 months & 2.5 yrs)  are starting to interact more. I will often catch them playing side by side. I can tell they are trying. Little E tries his best to follow C

Easter Chick Egg Craft

Yesterday I shared with you how to make glittered Easter eggs. Well, today I’m here to share with you an idea that hatched from that. Yup, right before my very eyes those yellow glittered eggs turned into

Glittered Easter Eggs

For whatever reason glitter seems to have taken over my life lately. I’ve truly never been a fan.  Although if I keep up at this pace I will have to start singing a different tune I suppose.