Playdough Valentine DIY

Playdough Valentine DIY

We have always celebrated Valentine's Day with homemade gifts. I like to keep it simple with something like a handmade heart card (that I usually stay up way too late crafting with doilies, stickers, the whole 9 yards 😅). Last year, I also made the kids a set of melted crayon hearts. This year, I'm giving them an "XOXO Dough" playdough valentine! You can find my favorite homemade ...

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Valentine’s Day Kids Books

Valentine’s Day Kids Books

Stool | Cape | Dress | Pink Rug | Braided Rug | Lamp This little book corner has been something I've wanted to put up forever. The Ikea spice shelves have just been sitting in a closet for years simply waiting on me to make a final decision on where to put them, whoops. So they finally found a home in Harper's room as a place I can ...

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Christmas Breakfast for Kids

Christmas Breakfast for Kids

These festive and fruity Christmas tree waffles add a little extra (but easy) cheer to holiday breakfasts, brunches- or anytime, really! Not to mention, they're completely adorable! Get in the holiday spirit by making this Christmas breakfast for kids before going to the tree farm early in the season. Or extend your Christmas morning traditions by letting the family help themselves to a DIY Christmas tree waffle bar ...

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Welcome back, Elfie!

Welcome back, Elfie!

December is finally here and we are so excited to begin our favorite month of traditions! The fun starts right away on December 1 when our Elf on the Shelf, Elfie, rides in on her snowflake to join us for the holidays- and what an entrance she made this year! The best part was that it actually snowed a TON outside as well, making it just about the ...

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Rice Krispie Treat Ghost Pops

Rice Krispie Treat Ghost Pops

Rice Krispie Treats, but make it spooky 👻. There are a lot of things I look forward to during the holidays, but festive treats are hard to beat. I made these adorable Rice Krispie Treat ghost pops for Harper's Halloween party at school last year and she requested to make another batch this year to enjoy at home! They're a quick and easy dessert to make with ...

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You’ve Been Booed!

You’ve Been Booed!

Spread spOoOoky Halloween fun by Booing your friends and neighbors this year! I've been searching for new ways to celebrate Halloween this year since it turns out that traditional Trick-or-Treating during a pandemic is not my thing... One of the best ideas that I've come across is "Boo-ing" friends and neighbors. Here's how it works: For our Boo bags, we made up a big batch (because of ...

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Paper Roll Firework Craft

Paper Roll Firework Craft

I love this firework craft that I shared last year on Instagram so much that I want to reshare it here. It is such a fun and simple 4th of July activity that kids of all ages will love! Given the Coronavirus hoarding, I know you all have plenty of toilet paper rolls stashed around your house; here's the perfect way to use them this July! We used ...

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Fourth Of July Patriotic Pops

Fourth Of July Patriotic Pops

Cheers to kicking off July 4th celebrations with this easy and delish Red, White & Blue treat! Bonus: these Fourth of July frozen yogurt popsicles are healthy enough to eat any time of the day - so go ahead and be the fun mom that gives your kids dessert for breakfast 😉. Harper and Ethan love mixing up different flavor combinations of these pops all summer long! ...

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Easter at Home

Easter at Home

I never thought I'd overhear my kids talking to each other about how the Easter Bunny might not be allowed to leave the house this year to deliver baskets, but I was pleasantly surprised that they were okay with it because "everyone" is staying at home right now. Welcome to Easter, pandemic-style. This year held a lot of changes from our typical traditional Easter, but we were able ...

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Marble Rolling Easter Egg Art

Marble Rolling Easter Egg Art

As an allergy family, we usually avoid having real eggs in the house, meaning we have to get extra creative around Easter time. Making pretty paper Easter eggs with paint-covered marbles is a fun alternative to traditional egg decorating- or just a fun art project leading up to Easter. It's such a simple craft that it's perfect for toddlers all the way up to school-aged children! I ...

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Valentine Paper Roll Heart Stamps

Valentine Paper Roll Heart Stamps

Ever since we introduced the concept of recycling to Harper, oh, say, a year ago, she has basically made it her life's work to maintain a stockpile of empty toilet paper rolls in a basket in her bathroom. "For crafts," she says. Given her dedication, I try my best to incorporate her cardboard paper roll collection in many of our crafts and activities, which is so easy to ...

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Melted Crayon Valentine Hearts

Melted Crayon Valentine Hearts

Happy February! Let's start LOVE month with a simply bright and colorful Valentine's Day DIY ! One of my goals this January was to clean out the depths of our cabinets throughout the house. The craft closet was an absolute disaster gold mine of broken and lost crayons in just about every container I came across. Instead of tossing them, I put them aside to make these melted ...

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