Tree Branch Blocks

tree branch blocks

  We have large trees in our yard...which is absolutely wonderful.  However, we also live in an area where we gets lots of wind, which means that we often have branches and even large limbs scattered about in our yard.  Thankfully, we used this to our advantage to create some tree branch blocks for Big Brother's birthday party from limbs we found around the yard!   To me, … [ Keep reading… ]

Watching our kids struggle


  Screaming, crying, and writhing on the floor for 10 solid minutes. This is just a typical response to not being able to one's shirt over one's my house, anyway. A certain 4-year old in our house is going through a phase that can only be described as the "I Can't Do It" phase.  He gets extremely frustrated when anything requires even the tiniest bit more effort than he is … [ Keep reading… ]

Sponsor Saturday


I hope you'll take a few minutes to check out our amazing sponsors! features a full line of craft products for kids available only at Walmart.  We have had the opportunity to try out a few of their products and we have also bought some of our own.  I have been extremely impressed with the quality of the products while still offered at very reasonable … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

heart animals

There were lots of fun ideas shared last week!  Here are just a few: Reading Confetti shares lots of fun animals you can make using hearts!  See all the heart animals here! Did you know you can make playdough in your crock-pot?  It's true!  Repeat Crafter Me shows you how! This might be the most creative (and funny) thing I've seen in a while!  Find out what happens when you combine … [ Keep reading… ]

Winner of the Old Fashioned S’more Maker


  The winner of the Old Fashioned S'more Maker giveaway (via is... Comment #197:  Nehama Dina Levin who said, "Wow! This looks like so much fun! I remember having so much fun making smokes as a kid!" Congrats, Nehama!  You should have already received an e-mail from me on further instructions. A special thanks to Nostalgia Electrics for sponsoring such a great giveaway … [ Keep reading… ]

Mini Bow & Arrow Set (with free printables)


  When I saw this idea for making a tiny bow and arrow set, I knew this would be a fun activity to do at Big Brother's camping party!  I adapted it slightly to fit our needs. These mini bows REALLY work (the arrows will shoot at least 5 feet), though they are a bit tricky to operate for little ones and require some serious fine motor control.  But the kids (and the dads, especially) … [ Keep reading… ]