Making Shapes


I've seen lots of ideas floating around using variations of craft sticks and velcro.  So rather than try to fancy it up, I thought I'd keep it simple and  show you how we used this idea to make various shapes! Here's what you'll need:  craft sticks (I received mine compliments of Craft Project Ideas) and a package of Velcro circles. 1.  Place the Velcro circles on each end of the craft sti … [ Keep reading… ]

Learn & Master Photography DVD Series: Product Review & Giveaway


*Sorry!  This giveaway has ended.  Be sure to check back every Monday for another great giveaway!* A couple weeks ago I started a photography class at our city's recreation center.  The problem is, I will have missed 2 of the 5 classes when the course ends this because Little Brother was sick (and Prince Charming was out of town) and the other because we chose to participate in … [ Keep reading… ]

Today Only: Scotch Thermal Laminator for only $17.99 (GONE)


I've raved and raved about how much I love my Scotch laminator.  I use it AT LEAST once a week for preserving the kids' artwork, creating activities, and even for recipes! And guess what?!?!  You can get it today for only $17.99 on Amazon.  It's only good for today because it is Amazon's Gold Box Deal.  I just buy the packs of generic laminating sheets from Sam's and it is much less expensive th … [ Keep reading… ]

A Lesson Learned: One-on-One Time


Big Brother and Prince Charming went on their first camping adventure last night.  A group of fathers and sons from our church all went on an overnight camping trip just outside the city we live in.  To say that Big Brother was excited would be an understatement...but it paled in comparison to Prince Charming's excitement.  ;) Since the two "big boys" were gone for the night, that meant that I h … [ Keep reading… ]

Sponsor Saturday


If you haven't checked out our great sponsors (-------->), you are seriously missing out!  Take a few minutes to read a little bit more about them today! When You Rise is a brand new blog that aims to provide fun and applicable lessons on God's word for children of all ages!  I have already gained so much insight and encouragement from reading this blog...and it's not even a month old!  T … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

felt board tutorial

Wowza!  We had over sixty awesome ideas shared last week!  Here are just a few:   Naptime = Craft Time shares a great tutorial on making mini felt boards.  I thought this was especially timely as the Betty Lukens giveaway was such a huge success! Mom Endeavors shares lots of fun lunch ideas, including several of her own (think Star Wars) and a roundup of some others! Mom to 2 Posh … [ Keep reading… ]