Category Archives: Crafts

Wax Paper Mosaics

I saw this idea on Pinterest. I think the ones on Pinterest must have been re-colored many times because Sharpie doesn’t really want to stick to the wax paper very well. It does dry fast, though, and not a whole… Continue reading ⟩⟩

Egg-Decorating :)

It’s nice that as the girls get older, and want to be more independent, I can trust them to be careful and do things like this responsibly. Although, the very last egg that Ainsley decorated did roll off the table… Continue reading ⟩⟩

69.366 – Project du jour

This morning I hung the paper stars that I’ve been working on for Avery’s room. She loves them :) Her room has been a work in progress — I blogged about it before here. These were fun and easy to… Continue reading ⟩⟩

Painting in the backyard

The girls felt like painting today, and the weather was gorgeous, so I set up a little painting ‘station’ for them on one of our backyard tables. Ainsley ended up with a painting/stickers mixture to create a wintery Christmas scene,… Continue reading ⟩⟩

Princess Leia’s Buns

I bet you never knew they were so fuzzy? I finished these just in time for several Halloween engagments this weekend… they’re for Ainsley :)

Avery’s Room :)

So, we’re doing this transition for Avery’s room from her pink bows and polka dot type theme to a little bit more mature look. I think. I’m kind of coming up with stuff out of nowhere, but she seems to… Continue reading ⟩⟩

Avery’s Owl Project

So, Avery was ready with our recent move to ditch her more childlike room decor for some swankier stuff. So far, we have owls. I don’t know if they’re swanky, but it’s a step in the right direction. We made… Continue reading ⟩⟩

PlayDoh Cupcakery

Ainsley got a cupcake playdoh factory for her birthday. Both of the girls read the age recommendation (which said 3+) and complained that they were MUCH older than 3, and they were TOO old to play with the new set.… Continue reading ⟩⟩


Some small part of me is kind of glad summer is winding down. It is difficult to entertain two kids on a budget when it’s 110 degrees outside… so, today we went to my classroom for a while (which is… Continue reading ⟩⟩

Hamsterland! AKA, free ways to entertain your kids during summer…

So, the girls were wandering around lost and whining about summer being SO boring. Clearly they do not yet appreciate summer as it should be appreciated. So, my quick fix was to whip out a long sheet of paper, tape… Continue reading ⟩⟩