I’m in Highlights High Five!

Exciting news!! Pick up a copy of the November issue of Highlights High Five, and you’ll see a fun (and frugal) little crafty project from yours truly… aren’t these mushrooms the cutest??

Highlights High Five is an ad-free monthly magazine specifically designed for children ages 2-6 years old with puzzles, poems, stories, crafts and recipes, and the November issue is on newsstands now!

Wishing you and your family a fun-filled weekend!!


  1. I loved Highlights when I was a kid…you’re my hero! Too fun congrats to you Valerie.

    • Thank you, Becky! I have such great memories of it too — all the stories and the lovely hidden pictures. It’s fun to watch the kiddos enjoying the same magazine now! πŸ™‚

  2. Very cute and fun!

  3. Well, you should know that my 6 yr has been dying to make those since we got this issue. We had depleted our empty tp tube stash so we’re saving up the next few so we can make several. Thanks and congratulations!

    • That makes me SO happy, Julie!!! Yay!!!!! πŸ˜€

      PS: I’ve been known to ask my neighbors/friends/family for silly things like tp rolls, empty egg cartons, newspapers they may have laying around…. just for crafting! πŸ˜‰

  4. WOW! Congratulations, Valerie! You deserve all this success! Thank you for sharing your creativity and your life with all of us fans here everyday. I feel so lucky to have found you when I did! Your blog inspires me and reminds me that having fun as a family doesnt have to cost a thing! πŸ™‚

  5. WOW! Congrats to you! High Five is a great magazine. My girls have graduated from it now but these mushrooms are perfect for their fairies and gnomes!
    Thanks for all your amazing and frugal idea!

    • Oh, I think a little mushroom village would be perfect for the fairies and gnomes — what fun!!! πŸ™‚

  6. Congratulations! I have always wanted to get a subscription to that magazine. May have to just go buy this issue for now!

    • I think your kiddos would love it, Laura! Definitely worth considering to add to your holiday wish list. Have fun!!

  7. How cool!! Love the craft!

  8. That’s very cool! We subscribe to High Five, so we’ll check it out. Our plymouth rock cookies are in FamilyFun Magazine this month too πŸ™‚

  9. I saw this and loved it — should have known it was you! I didn’t look at the name, lol. We’re going to do it when home for Thanksgiving.

  10. Congratulations, that is great news!

  11. Ad-free magazine?? I will have to try it. Congrats on your craft being in there! The mushrooms are so cute!

    ** I browsed a kids magazine (national geographic kids I think…) in the store once and it was SO full of ads I was shocked. I put it back on the shelf!

  12. Congratulations! Those are cute =)

  13. I had never heard of this magazine since I live in Canada, but it sounds really nice, do you know if they deliver in Canada too? I couldn’t find much about it on their site. If so I will click your link for sure πŸ™‚

  14. That’s awesome! Congrats!

  15. Congrats! Thats huge!

  16. Wooo-hooooo! Congrats!!

  17. How neat! We have this magazine – I didn’t realize that this craft is yours. Congrats!

  18. Congratulations! What a cute craft. I can’t wait to check it out.