DIY Paint with Water Pages

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Remember those “paint with water” books from when you were the kid?? Weren’t they the best? We had lots of fun with a set of watercolor pencils this afternoon, and Clara loved making her own “paint with water” pages!! If you don’t already have a set of watercolor pencils, Crayola makes a good set, and we […]

Apple Taste-Test Activity!

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Do you have a hard time deciding which kind of apple to buy at the grocery store or farmer’s market?? Then it’s time for an apple taste-test! We put four popular organic varieties to the test, and it was SO much FUN!! First, visit your local farmer’s market or grocery store and choose one or […]

Creepy Crawly Seek and Find… and a PBS Kids Giveaway!

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We made some seek and find bottles, and Clara and I had SO much FUN with this!! She enjoyed the entire process, and afterwards loved the challenge of finding all the creepy critters in the bottle. They are very frugal to make, and are a great way to keep the kiddos occupied in the car […]

What To Do With All Those Pumpkins

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Is your house overflowing with pumpkins? Did the kiddos get a wee bit carried away with their haul from the pumpkin patch?? Need a few inspiring ideas to put those pumpkins to good use?? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are 10 of our favorite ideas from around the web — all made with […]

30+ DIY Halloween Treats

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Looking for some tasty Halloween treats to make?? There are more than 30 favorites from around the web on our Halloween Treats Pinterest board, and I’m adding more all the time! Here’s a little sneak peek of just some of the goodies you’ll find there…. Halloween Treats I especially love the mini pumpkins (above) made with […]

Quick Craft — Halloween Photo Frames

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Clara and I had lots of fun crafting these festive photo frames for Halloween, and we cannot wait to mail them off to faraway family and friends! It was a super-quick project that she could do with very little help from me. For the spider design, I cut the frame from a sheet of thick […]

Favorite Halloween Crafts

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Here’s a look back at some of our favorite (and frugal) Halloween crafts from years past… so much fun!! Five Little Bats Finger Puppet Play Set   Creepy Crawly Placemat   Spooky Bones — Perfect for an indoor “fossil hunt”!   Candy Corn Family Play Set   Spider Web Place Cards Fun, festive, and very […]

Favorite Fall Recipe and.. A Giveaway!

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Last night I thought it would be fun to try something different for dinner, so I picked a new recipe from the Slow Cooker Classics from Around the World cookbook — Chardonnay Pumpkin Sausage Sauce. It was a BIG hit!! I loved it because it was quick, and very easy to make. It’s perfect for […]

Sunday Snapshot — At the Pumpkin Patch

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Wishing you and your family a fun (and frugal) weekend filled with Autumn treasures!!

50+ DIY Costume Ideas for Kids

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If you don’t plan to make costumes for your kids this Halloween, you may have second thoughts after seeing some of these lovely ideas on our Pinterest boards! Let’s begin with the wee little ones, shall we? Easy DIY Costumes for Baby — I know, right?? Can they get ANY cuter???? The baby turtle almost […]

Our Favorite Pumpkin Crafts

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Here’s a look back at some of our favorite kid-friendly pumpkin crafts — and we’ll be adding a few new ones too! Pumpkin Treat Bags   Super Easy Marshmallow Pumpkins   Tiny Pumpkin Patch Play Set Do you have a fun pumpkin craft to share? Feel free to link up in the comments section, and […]

Inspiring Fall Crafts for Kids

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Autumn is filled with beautiful colors, making this the perfect time of year for lots of crafting fun! Here are some festive, frugal, and inspiring crafts for kids from around the web… Enjoy!! 1. Live in a climate with no colorful leaves available? Take matters into your own hands with these marbled painted Fall leaves using […]

Nature Inspired Wrapping Paper

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The beginning of Autumn also happens to be the start of the “birthday season” for our little family, so we continued with our frugal and FUN Fall wrapping paper tradition! Emily gathered several leaves from the yard — lots of different sizes and shapes for variety! We used masking tape to secure them to a […]

Autumn Window Collage

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Emily and I made a fun discovery this afternoon! Did you know that you can use washable glue stick to adhere tissue paper to glass??! When it’s time to change out the display, peel off the tissue paper and wipe the leftover glue stick clean with a damp sponge. (Try a small test area first, […]

Sunday Snapshot – Celebrating Autumn

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Fall is officially here (and it is my FAVORITE season)!! A BIG thank you to Highlights for Children for inviting us to Honesdale, PA for their Illustrator’s Party — we had a lovely time! On a related note, check out the current issue of Highlights High Five magazine (My craft is in there! Woot!!). Wishing […]

Simple Pleasures Saturday — Apples!!

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Wishing you and your family a weekend FULL of simple pleasures!!!

Beautiful Fall Crafts for Preschoolers

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I LOVE this time of year, don’t you?? Here’s a look back at some of our all-time favorite crafts for Fall! 1. Toddler Art — Autumn Tree Painting 2. Easy Fall Tree Suncatcher   3. Quick Craft — Leaf Wreath   4. Falling Leaves Wrapping Paper   5. Autumn Window Display Lots more ideas for […]

Apple Crafts and Activities Galore!

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I   L O V E   A P P L E S !!!!!!!!!!!! 1. Go Apple Picking!! 2. Make Apple Printed Book Covers 3. 3-D Apple Tree 4. Apple Printed Lunch Sack from Old Jeans 5. Don’t have apple trees near you? Make your own! 6. Check out our Around the Web post featuring […]