Klutz Kits Equal Great Gifts ~ GIVEAWAY! (2 Winners!)

Giving gifts is a special part of the Christmas season. But let’s be honest…it can also be a very costly part of the Christmas season.  This is one of the reasons that our family has changed our gift giving tactics a bit…we love to give gifts that are either handmade by us or our children […]

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“Written By Hand” by Erica Tighe

  Back in my younger years, before I had children, I loved to spend my spare time crafting.  I find it very relaxing to sit down at the table with a set of paints, a glue gun or a sketch pad. Written By Hand published by Rock Point Press and sold by Quarto Books would be the […]

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Blend It…Perfectly! ~ GIVEAWAY!

The great thing about being creative is that there are no rules. It’s a time when kids can doodle, draw, build, paint and express themselves in their very own unique way. I love it when my children turn a blank paper into their own one-of-a-kind masterpiece. From a collection of circles (from my 3 year […]

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Drawing With Mark ~ GIVEAWAY! (3 WINNERS!)

Drawing can be a lot of fun. I remember spending hours drawing as a child and even taking drawing lessons at one point! Sadly….my artistic side hasn’t been able to get a lot practice recently, but it has been fun watching our children begin to enjoy drawing! Drawing “freehand” or from their own imaginations is […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Sew Mini Animals

It’s no secret in our home that there is one of us who loves animals more than the anyone else. It doesn’t even matter what kind of animal…any stuffed animal and any real animal (perhaps with a few exceptions such as wasps! *wink*) This is our middle daughter…and we love that she loves animals so […]

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Stick it to Em’ & Lettering!

Kids aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy things such as stickers, coloring and creativity. Life as a mom is busy, but sometimes I remember those days when I had time to sit down, color, do stickers and just enjoy the chance to be creative. 🙂 I recently received a few books that give […]

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Introducing: The Wolfelele!!

I’m sure most of us, if not all of us, have heard of the ukelele. It’s a great little instrument that has been seen on stages, in homes, in the hands of youngsters, in the hands of grandparents, etc. It’s small, portable, and quite easy to learn how to play! Today I’m excited to share […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ 101 Outrageously Fun Things to Do

Do you like to have fun? …To do fun things with your kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids, etc.? How about doing Outrageously fun things?! That sounds extra, extra fun….don’t you think? I’m a kid at heart…so outrageously fun things immediately captures my attention and I’m ready to dive in with both feet. 😉 My only problem […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Make Your Own Soap!

I remember just loving “crafty stuff” when I was a kid! Knitting, sewing, drawing, fabric paints, friendship bracelets, cross stitch, you name it and I probably tried it! Then came college, and a job, and life in general, so my time to do crafty stuff got a lot less. Now as a mom to three […]

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Dover Publications ~ “Armed Forces Origami” ~GIVEAWAY!~

I have boys.  Three of them.  So, needless to say, there is a lot of fighting, wrestling, attacking and things being blown up around here. 😉 When this book arrived from Dover Publications my eight year old was ecstatic! He couldn’t wait to fold the night away so that he could have his own fleet of […]

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