Crafting

Creating for the sake of Creating

This summer I listened to Liz Gilbert’s new podcast Magic Lessons. One week she would talk to a “normal person” and help them through a creative road block. The next week, she would talk to a famous writer/musician/etc. to gain even more insight for that person’s problem. Each week gave me an “A-Ha!” moment, but

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Setting the stage for creativity and learning

If I lived in a giant house I would have a craft room where the kids could go crazy and whip up wonderful designs and inventions all day long. But I don’t. If I was Martha Stewart, I would have a perfect craft organizational system with color-coded bins. A place for everything, and everything in

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2014 Friendly Gift Guide

Lately I’ve been blown away by the creativity and talent of some of my friends.  I am surrounded by artists, musicians and crafters.  Because these people inspire me, I wanted to share them with you (that is the entire point of my blog anyways).  So I put together a gift guide to show off the

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Simple Thankful Tree

I wanted to do a Thanksgiving project with the kids that focused on being grateful for all the little and big things in life. As I started to peruse Pinterest, I realized that A) I didn’t want to spend a ton of money, and B) I didn’t want to spend a ton of time. So

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20 DIY Fall Wreath Tutorials

It’s rainy and cool here in Phoenix today. Fall is my favorite time of year because we can finally go outside to play. Except for this year because we have a major mosquito problem. For the first time ever, I am praying for the rain to stop. We are covered in bites, and it doesn’t

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Easy Earth Day Crafts for Kids

I’m sharing a few easy craft ideas for Earth Day over at Van’s Natural Foods blog. And the best part is, you probably have most of the materials at your house already. Click here or on any of the photos to go to the post! {Recycled Crayons} {Dino Terrarium} {Recycled Bird Feeder}   Happy Earth

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How to naturally dye Easter eggs

Joe’s birthday falls on Easter this year, and he is thrilled. “I am going to have SO MUCH FUN that day!” Here’s hoping BirthdayEaster 2014 lives up to his expectations. As a prelude to ALL THE FUN, we will first be dying some eggs. This is something we like to do each year, making it

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