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MessMatz Review

As much as I love the idea of crafting and doing activities with my kids, I have to admit that the mess tends to scare me off. I don't want my kitchen table covered in paint or Play-Doh. I don't want glitter stuck to my chairs and hardwood floors and … Continue Reading

The Studio from Kiwi Crate

Kiwi Crate, the award-winning children's creativity company, just launched The Studio, which is filled with loads of kid-friendly projects like Halloween crafts, Thanksgiving crafts, kid-friendly recipes, two-ingredient projects, and more. Each … Continue Reading

Mix It Up

I finally did it.  I let my kids mix the Play Doh colors. It was tough, giving up my control of the dough, but I feel like it made me a better mom, for at least a few minutes. I know that tight-chested feeling when your kids get out the glue and … Continue Reading

Great Idea from Mom

My mom had a great idea last weekend while we were visiting my parents and I wanted to share it with you all.  My parents are coming to our house to visit during Spring Break and Mom decided to make a little paper chain for the boys with the same … Continue Reading

Green Kid Crafts Review

I wish I were craftier, I really do.  I have good intentions, but I often end up with a mess or full of frustration or both!  Some of the most frustrating moments I've ever had as a parent are when I come up with a great idea (a game or a craft) but … Continue Reading

Homemade Valentines…WHY?!

What is wrong with me?  I know they sell Valentines for about a penny each.  They are cute, they have adorable sayings on them and all you have to do is sign your name. So WHY ON EARTH did I insist on making the boys' Valentines for 30 kids that … Continue Reading

Changing My Ways

Sometimes I get really embarassed when people compliment my parenting skillz.  Most likely they are just being polite, but I have to tell you, it makes me cringe a little inside.  Probably not their intention, right??  But it happens.  And here is … Continue Reading

Advent Activities

We are 18 days from Christmas!  That means we're also one week into our celebration of Advent, where we anticipate the arrival of Christmas.  My Muffin Tin Advent Calendar has been a big success (both at home and in terms of the number of people who … Continue Reading

Scarves from T-Shirts

I completed yet another Pin.  Don't expect this productivity to keep up, but enjoy it while we can... So here's the thing.  I have mixed feelings about scarves.  I think they look great on people, but I'm not sure I'm one of those people.  I kinda … Continue Reading

My Productive Weekend

You might want to stop what you're doing and listen carefully for the galloping hooves of the Apocalypse horses.  This might be the end of it all, because I, your resident lazy schlub, have been busy.  I don't fancy myself one of those Stepford wives … Continue Reading

Super Hero Crafty Fun!

Have I mentioned how much I love Pinterest?  I did?  Oh good. Right now, there's nothing that gets my dusty, rarely-used crafty self inspired and motivated than looking at all of the fabulous craft and fun ideas on Pinterest.  There are so many … Continue Reading

Super Easy Craft Tutorial: Photo Block Puzzle

Let me start this tutorial by making a confession. I am not crafty. I'm barely even creative. But I have high aspirations of craftiness. I want to be able to knit, crochet, sew, quilt, and create brilliant designs with minimal supplies. … Continue Reading

Holiday ChitChat – #6

Episode 6 Artwork

We discuss: - Jamie's crazy shopping trip to Toys R Us - Jamie's diaper disposal system update (Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail for poopy diapers + Baby Trend Diaper Champ for wet diapers) - Sleep issues at Krista's house - Krista's … Continue Reading