Nature Crafts and Activities for Kids You Will Want To Do RIGHT Now

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Nature crafts and activities are a great way to enjoy the outdoors with kids, promote sustainability, and encourage little ones to conserve. Added bonus — many times nature provides us with free art materials! Here are some of our favorite simple, beautiful projects from FFFB and around the web that will make you want to […]

Blick Madness!

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Know what makes me really happy??? Watching kids create colorful and unique pieces of art!! ((Insert Happy Dance Here.)) There was a LOT of painting and swirling — hundreds of beautiful prints were made! And plenty of “ooh’s and ahh’s” today! **bliss** A BIG thank you to Blick Art Materials for hosting such a FUN […]

I’m at Blick Art Materials!

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Looking for something FUN & FREE to do with the kids?? I’ll be at Blick Art Materials in Allentown, PA Thursday, September 22nd 1-4pm for a Suminagashi paper marbling demo & the kiddos can bring their masterpieces home with them! ((Moms & Dads should give it a try too — it’s so much fun!)) There […]

Around the Web — Made from Milk Cartons

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Don’t throw those empty milk cartons in the garbage — they are free craft supplies!! Here are a few inspiring ideas for how you can transform ordinary empty milk cartons into fun toys or crafts for the kids.   Love this adorable mouse house for lots of pretend play fun found at belleandrollo.ie   OrigamiMommy.org shows […]

Our Summer Bucket List

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I thought it would be fun to share our Summer Bucket List today — which seems to grow longer by the minute, as I keep adding things to the list! Many of these activities are either very low cost or free (yay!!), and the kiddos are really looking forward to crossing things off of the […]

I’m on Pinterest!

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Exciting news!! Thanks to my lovely neighbor & friend Yelena from Chefin’ w/ Baby on the Hip, I’m on Pinterest! And I’ve been pinning away ever since! Pinterest is a FUN, easy, (and very addicting) way to catalog the things you love. Every day on my Pinterest boards, I’ll be sharing inspiring ideas for kid […]

Outdoor Color Match

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For a fun time, put paint chip cards of different colors on a binder ring, and punch a large hole in each shade. Go outside and try to match all the colors!! Clara is always up for any excuse to go outside, so this activity was an instant hit! We brought our swatches to a […]

DIY Pretend Play Cooktop from Recyclables

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I made a little pretend cooktop from recyclables, and it’s been a big hit around here! It was super quick & easy to put together, and isn’t it adorable??? Added bonus — practically free! I love that it is small and lightweight enough that the girls can easily carry it from one room of the […]

Giveaway: CUTE Apron from Shabby Apple

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Yesterday I visited 69 News at Sunrise to share some tips for traveling with kids and some fun (and frugal) Spring crafts! Eve and I had so much fun getting crafty for Spring!! In case you missed the segment, you can view the clip here… Note how I was sporting a fun new apron from […]

Spring Crafts Galore! — FREE eBook

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Looking for ways to keep the kids happily entertained this season?? Then you will love this FREE eBook filled with Spring crafts & family-friendly activities — a fantastic collection from several bloggers! There are 26 wonderful projects that are sure to become family favorites. A big thank you to Allie from No Time for Flashcards […]

Giveaway: Best Toy EVER!!

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Update: Giveaway is now closed.. See below for winner announcement! I am SO excited to be hosting this giveaway, for what I consider to be the BEST toy EVER!!! When I first came across makedo, an Australian toy company, I contacted them to see if they would be interested in sponsoring a giveaway. Not only did […]

Ice Cream Shop!

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What could possibly be more fun than playing with snow?? Playing with snow in your monkey pajamas!! Woo hoo!!! 1 Container of Clean Snow + plastic spoons + ice cream scoop + empty yogurt containers = 1 Happy Kiddo! Pajamas are not strictly required, though they are highly recommended — as is a towel to […]

Top 10 Posts of 2010 — #10

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I thought it would be fun to count down the top 10 posts of 2010! We certainly did lots of jumping up and down this year. If you’re in need of a little mood boost, I highly recommend jumping with the kiddos! It’s free and a great workout too! Coming in at number 10…. jumping […]

Suggested Supply List

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You’ll want to bookmark this post to have it handy — By popular request, here are some suggested craft supplies (and related projects) that our family loves to have on-hand! Many of these can be found at Target, your local grocery store, or just laying around your house. I’ve included links to our Amazon store, […]

FREE Museum Day

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In honor of FREE Museum Day, an event sponsored by Smithsonian Media with over 1300 museums from across the country participating, we took a trip to the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. It was awesome, educational, and frugal!! I printed out a pass for Mark and I to have free tickets, Clara is under […]

LoungAir Review and Giveaway

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It’s time for another FUN giveaway!! This time from our new sponsor — The LoungAir! The LoungAir is a unique piece of inflatable furniture that converts into four different configurations — making it very versatile. It can easily be flipped or folded into a lounger, a twin size bed, a recliner, or a chair. When […]

Tripping the Lights Fantastic

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For a fun time, crank up some dance music on your stereo. Grab some flashlights, and in a dark room….. get your groove on!! Be sure to set your camera to keep the shutter open for a few seconds, and snap some super-fun photos!! Dance, dance, dance!! Awwwwwww…. yeeeaaaaahhhhh!!!! Weeeeeeeeee!!! Added bonus — tuckered out […]

WOW!!! Summer Prize Pack Giveaway from CSN Stores

WOW!!! Here’s a SUPER FUN Summer Prize Pack Giveaway from our very generous sponsor, CSN Stores! CSN Stores is made up of more than 200 online stores, and offers an incredible array of products ranging from everything you need for your dining room to fantastic toys. They offer quick shipping and friendly customer service. One […]