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Who Says Glitter Can’t Mix With Halloween? Make Your Own Glitter Bowls.

Who Says Glitter Can’t Mix With Halloween? Make Your Own Glitter Bowls.

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: Colorful Sensory Play For Toddlers and Kids

A Celebration with Rice: Colorful Sensory Play For Toddlers and Kids

Here’s to Canada. (Note my red and white colorful rice!) 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 […]

Sensory Rainbow Spaghetti Safari Play

Sensory Rainbow Spaghetti Safari Play

It’s sensory week every week in our house. The messier the better – I think(?) Ah, who am I kidding, I love to clean. It’s a sickness. Check out our colorful rainbow sensory spaghetti safari. I’ve always remembered blindfolded, slimy at your fingertips spaghetti on […]

Valentine’s: Food + Art

Valentine’s: Food + Art

Here’s what I had on hand today. Heart-shaped pasta. Glue. And sprinkles. I thought, nothing beats good old fashioned macaroni art. Ok really, I’m just running low on craft supplies… But surprisingly, this worked out really well. And Els had a blast. And she really […]

Let’s Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Let’s Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Happy New Year’s! What a week! We had some friends over on New Year’s Eve for a little pre-celebration with the kids. And of course, I couldn’t have a party without something, so I made this: Fun confetti bags. (Paper bags, confetti, secured with washi […]

It’s Going To Be A White Christmas, After All… Anthropologie Inspired Mason Jar Snow Globes

It’s Going To Be A White Christmas, After All… Anthropologie Inspired Mason Jar Snow Globes

This Christmas, in LA, I can’t help but think of a movie I watched a long time ago, called Castaway on the Moon. It was about a man stranded on an island, who with increasing hunger, began to become obsessed with the idea of eating […]

I Hug Before I Go To Bed: My Coffee Filter Wreath

I Hug Before I Go To Bed: My Coffee Filter Wreath

Ok, so… I don’t know if you can tell, but I am totally in love with my wreath. I just sit and swoon and stare at it all day long. I can’t help it. It’s just so pretty … and white … and pouf-y. Plus, […]