Back-to-School Crayon Wreath

crayon wreath

I first saw the idea for this crayon wreath on Pinterest.  I instantly fell in love and knew I needed to make one.  Plus, crayons are so cheap right now and the only other material I had to buy was the foam wreath.  And did I tell you I have the perfect spot for it??? By the way...this wreath is intended to be indoors.  Believe me, you don't want waxy crayon running down your front … [ Keep reading… ]

Turntable Art


I love free stuff.  I happened upon this PhonoViewer on the "free-take it" shelf at church.  It came with tons of "records" as well.  I honestly don't really know what a PhonoViewer is...and apparently I won't be finding out because it's broken.  But at least the turntable can be put to good use...   I used one of the "records" to cut out a piece of cardstock and cut a hole in the … [ Keep reading… ]

Open Arms Series: Adoption after Biological Children

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Guest Post by Angie Hi!  My name is Angie and I blog at about my life and my loves.  I am thrilled to be guest blogging today about adoption, something very close to my heart.   My husband and I have always wanted to adopt.  We discussed it in detail before we were ever married.  I wanted to make sure we were on the same page.  We both dreamed of having … [ Keep reading… ]

World’s Best Snickerdoodle Recipe


This is a recipe that I begged a sweet lady from our church for back when Prince Charming and I were dating.  She brought her amazing snickerdoodles to a college class at church and they were the best snickerdoodles I have ever had in my life.  I've been making them quite regularly since!  Here is the printable snickerdoodle recipe.    1.  Soften 1/2 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of … [ Keep reading… ]

Spaghetti Designs


After our spaghetti sensory tub last week, we had LOTS of leftover spaghetti.  So we tried a little experiment...we decided to make spaghetti designs on construction paper and see if the would harden and stick. Guess what???  They did!     The only bad thing is that I didn't get any other pictures (my hands were too slimy from the spaghetti sensory tub, I guess).  The … [ Keep reading… ]

All About Reading: Product Review and Giveaway

All About Reading Pre-1

*This giveaway has ended.  Be sure to check back every Monday for another great giveaway.* All About Reading Pre-1 is a pre-reading program designed for preschool children that includes each of the Big Five Skills: Print Awareness, the most basic of the Big Five Skills, teaches children how print is used. They learn that the characters on a page are actually words that have meaning and … [ Keep reading… ]