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Fun Rainbow O’s Edible Necklaces for Kids

Fun Rainbow O’s Edible Necklaces for Kids

For my daughter’s final bake sale of the school year, I had wild ambitions to make fancy cookies, lemon brownies and gooey sprinkled rice Krispy squares. Of course — In brown paper packages all tied up with string… But as it always seems, the night before, we fell short […]

Fun DIY Gumdrop Bead Necklaces

Fun DIY Gumdrop Bead Necklaces

Since making our summer fruit necklaces, Els and I have been on a necklace making roll. We found other fun beads to play with and some silver chains to go with it. And made fun little gumdrop necklaces to add to her annual school fundraiser. […]

Summer Fruit Bead Necklaces

Summer Fruit Bead Necklaces

My daughter and I, have certain rituals before bedtime. As most people do. Besides the usual, no more snacks, ya should have eaten your dinner, go brush teeth, go brush teeth, go BRUSH TEETH,  put on your pajamas, pajamas, PA–! Get in bed, I said […]

Simple Candy-Free Easter Egg Ideas

Simple Candy-Free Easter Egg Ideas

If there’s one thing that doesn’t go old in our house, it’s beads. My daughter loves making jewelry. As do I. And I thought, why not fill some clear plastic eggs with beads and string. It’s colorful. It’s shiny. It’s not as good as candy, […]

Easy Halloween Pom Pom Pumpkins

Easy Halloween Pom Pom Pumpkins

Sometimes it’s all about the simplicity. Foam Pumpkins. Tons of assorted colors and shapes of pom poms. Hours of fun. All I had to do was put some glue in bowls and let Els figure out the rest. (Just dip and stick.) Kinda cute, right? […]

Who Says Glitter Can’t Mix With Halloween?

Who Says Glitter Can’t Mix With Halloween?

For those of you who know me, I’m a wannabe ‘minimalist.’ I try to live by the philosophy ‘less is always more.’ And ‘quality over quantity’ for everything. Except when it comes to crafts. I love EVERYTHING about it. And ALL of its colorful clutter. For […]

Halloween Rocks!

Halloween Rocks!

It’s funny because, a jolly old man in a red suit that goes, ho ho ho, scares the bejeebers out of Els. But a spooky white ghost that goes whoooooooo? No way. She loves it. She loves Halloween. I know, partly because she doesn’t quite understand […]

My Very First Lemonade Stand

My Very First Lemonade Stand

We’ve been talking about it all summer and we finally did it! We had our first lemonade stand. Yes I said we. I wanted to have one equally as much as my daughter did. We were pouring, serving cookies, luring in customers… “Lemonade!!!!” I was […]

15 Ways to Beat the Heat Wave with Kids

15 Ways to Beat the Heat Wave with Kids

Here in LA, it’s been a LONG heat wave kind of summer. And what did we do to beat the heat wave?! All kinds of things… Played with water balloons, water balloons and water balloons! Buried our hands in colorful, cool rice. Hugged trees like […]

A Celebration with Rice

A Celebration with Rice

Here’s to Canada. And staying true to my roots! And also embracing  the Red, White and Blue.  Click here to find out how I dyed the rice. I used only 3 ingredients: Rice, vinegar and food coloring. Happy Canada and 4th, everybody! (So yeah okay, […]