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20 Creative Writing Ideas for Kids of All Ages

20 Creative Writing Ideas for Kids of All Ages

Just because summer is here doesn’t mean the kids need to stop learning!  I wanted to make learning fun this summer so with the help of some friends I put together a list of 20 Creative Writing Ideas for Kids of All Ages.  My kids are all very creative, and come up with some great...
LEGO Stationary

LEGO Stationary

Well knock me over with a feather…you can now purchase LEGO Stationary!  If you know me at all you know I’m a huge fan of Snail Mail and crafts for kids, and the kids are OBSESSED with LEGO bricks….so the LEGO Stationary will be a perfect addition to our home.  Maybe these cool writing tools...
Your Sharpie Style {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Your Sharpie Style {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

I adore Sharpie markers, and I have a pretty big collection that I use when working on my Cards by Katie note cards.  And they are perfect for doodling!  Adult coloring sheets are all the rage right now, but sometimes I’d rather just sit and doodle with a pen or marker.  With the new book...
Learning How to Embroider

Learning How to Embroider

When I was a teenager I would use floss to sew designs on bags, jeans, and just about anything else I could think of.  But I never truly learned how to properly embroider.  I never used a pattern and my masterpieces were not high quality.  Ella, on the other hand, has taught herself how to embroider...
Carscarones:  Mexican Confetti Eggs

Carscarones: Mexican Confetti Eggs

Have you ever heard of Carscarones?  They are Mexican Confetti Eggs that are made by hollowing out egg shells and filling the insides with confetti.  Then the Carscarones are cracked over someone’s head, which is supposed to bring good luck.  In Mexico the confetti eggs are used in many celebrations such as Carnival, Easter, Day...
Handmade Baby Gift:  Granny Square Afghan

Handmade Baby Gift: Granny Square Afghan

I just finished my second crocheted afghan recently and I’m so excited about it that I want to share it with you.  It’s not perfect by any means, but I am still proud of my work.  I pieced together many granny squares that I had been stitching and storing for many months to make an...
Two Cool Books for Kids That Encourage Creativity

Two Cool Books for Kids That Encourage Creativity

At our house we try to constantly encourage our children to get crafty and to lend a hand in the kitchen.  Recently I was given copies of two awesome books to review, and the kids LOVED them.  In fact, it was hard for me to actually even get my hands on the books once the...
DIY Skeleton Costume Inspiration

DIY Skeleton Costume Inspiration

This year Sam and Max took part in their school play and I had the task of coming up with Skeleton Costumes for them.  I told the drama teacher that I’d find some DIY Skeleton Costumes that would be easy to make.  As soon as the words came out of my mouth I got nervous....
Ten Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Ten Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

While we like to try to be kind to our Earth EVERYday, when Earth Day finally comes around each year on April 22nd we take time to re-evaluate and think of new ways to be green.  Earth Day is a perfect reminder that we need to be taking care of and protecting our planet.  I’ve...
Harry Potter Party at the Kenton County Public Library

Harry Potter Party at the Kenton County Public Library

Recently we attended a Harry Potter Party hosted by the fine librarians at the Covington Branch of the Kenton County Public Library.  They went to great lengths to make this a memorable evening for all of the children and families attending.  I had thought going in that the party would consist of a craft or...
Baby Shower Game :: Name That Baby!

Baby Shower Game :: Name That Baby!

Are you hosting a Baby Shower anytime soon?  I have a simple Baby Shower Game for you to play at the party, it’s fun and gets the guests talking.  It’s called “Name That Baby!”.  The premise is simple, have the party guests look at baby pictures of other guests and take guesses at who is...
Keeping Peace at the Dinner Table

Keeping Peace at the Dinner Table

Have you ever had a night at the dinner table where chaos reigns?  Children are squabbling, parents are tense, milk is spilled, tears are shed, and sanity is called into question.  That’s an accurate description of our table almost every single night.  It’s a very rare evening where our dinner table resembles a Norman Rockwell...