create kiddo: DIY Tulips Upcycled Vase and Printable

This adorable little vase with colorful paper tulips is so easy to make, and a great way to upcycle a baby food jar.



mothers day: From Dad and The Kids {last minute quick crafts}

Several simple and last minute Mothers Day gifts to make for all the beautiful mama’s in your life.



book and craft: Feathered Duck Handprint

We’ve upped the handprint craft ante!  It’s a handprint duck with an added bonus of feathers and a googly eye, making the duck come to life in three dimensional fun!



kiddo crafts: St. Patrick’s Day {DIY ideas}

Here are some quick kiddo crafts to ring in St. Patrick’s Day, including Fingerprint Clovers and Magnetic Tissue Paper Shamrocks.



holiday: Valentine Roundup Kids Crafts & Recipes

A last minute round-up of some kiddo crafts & recipes – it’s never to late (that’s my motto – but hey – I’m late to almost everything)!



holiday: Torn Paper Hearts {The Studio}

A simple and colorful paper craft for kids that is easily made with just a few materials.



book & craft: Snowflake Stained Glass Mobile

It has been snowing a great deal here lately, so what better way to celebrate this winter wonderland than a book and a little craft to go along with it!



holiday: Layered Heart Collages {The Studio}

A quick & fun craft from our Valentine’s Day crafting extravaganza at Kiwi Crate!



holiday: Magnetic Tissue Paper Hearts {The Studio}

We’ve been on a Valentine’s Day crafting extravaganza these past couple of weeks! Here is a new craft I just made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio”.



create kiddo: Heart Bracelet

This simple to make, kid & mama made bracelet, is the perfect accessory for your little one for Valentines Day (or anyday!)



holiday: Foam Christmas Trees {The Studio}

And yet another fun, new craft I just made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio”. It’s not too late to make these – it’s an easy & fun craft to keep the kiddos busy today (I speak from personal experience here ;)! Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun […]



holiday: Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree {The Studio}

Here’s another fun new craft I just made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio”. Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun Christmas kid craft! This was one of our favorites!!!!!!!!!!! Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree ♥ ♥ xx ♥ m



holiday: Beaded Pipe Cleaner Mini Wreaths {The Studio}

And yet another fun new craft/ornament I made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio” this week. Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun Christmas kid craft! Beaded Pipe Cleaner Mini Wreaths ♥ xx ♥ m



holiday: Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes {The Studio}

Here’s another fun new craft/ornament I just made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio”. Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun Christmas kid craft! Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes ♥ xx ♥ m



holiday: Christmas Sponge Stamp Blocks {The Studio}

Today I’m sharing a fun new craft I just made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio”. Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun Christmas kid craft! Christmas Sponge Stamp Blocks ♥   xx ♥ m



product LOVE: Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree

Well, as I’m sure you can gather by now, I {LOVE} Kiwi Crate, so much so, that I am also an activity designer for The Studio.  So, let’s be honest here, I will not put my name & reputation behind something unless it is a product or experience I believe in wholeheartedly.  Truthfully, working for […]



celebration: Arts-N-Crafts Birthday Activities

Yesterday I shared with you how V started off her third birthday – with a balloon spectacular!  Today, I am sharing with you all the activities we did at little miss V’s birthday party. Her birthday theme was Arts-N-Crafts.  I knew a while ago, because she enjoys doing crafts, painting, & coloring, that this would […]



kiddo craft: Paper Plate Portraits

This activity is super fun to do, for you & the kiddos.  When we did this at V’s third birthday – I do believe the ADULTS had more fun than the kids (through fits of giggles – I think my brother made like five of them).  It really came down to – how silly can […]



kiddo craft: Pipe Cleaner Spiders

So, here’s my first Halloween craft (better late than never, huh?). Look at these cute (not scary) spiders…eek!  Little miss V is very easily scared by all things even remotely scary.  So, by adding some googly eyes, we have some silly spiders, not scary spiders :) And these are so very easy to make, I […]



Activity Designer at Kiwi Crate

So, here’s the BIG, EXCITING, WONDERFUL, AWESOME news I’ve been waiting to tell you guys! Eeeeek!  Here’s my secret – I’ve been doing double duty. I, along with some other AMAZING kid bloggers, have been contributing over at Kiwi Crate the past month or so as activity designers for their new project called the Kiwi […]



crafts: Beach In A Jar

I grew up about 30 minutes from the beach.  I was always there as a kid playing in the sand, as a teenager laying out with my friends, and as a twenty-something shopping & laying out.  I love the beach – I mean, who doesn’t?!  The one thing I don’t love about the beach is […]



crafts: Tissue Paper Stained Glass – Butterfly

Let’s do some stained glass today – kiddo style – with tissue paper! Since we really can’t arrange small pieces of glass to form patterns or pictures for this project, you know, because this is kiddo style and all – let’s use another form, tissue paper.  This is a really simple activity and doesn’t require […]