So, you've probably heard us talking about our new house we just moved into--you might even be sick of hearing about it--but because of this new house we get to have gardens. And if you follow us at all, you are probably aware of the fact that we are super excited about our gardens this year, too. Today, we're sharing the very beginnings of our new veggie gardens, oh yeah!
Today we want to share our pattern for one of our garden decorations—Douglas the Dragon Fly! Douglas is actually one of our kits that you can get at our Two Kids Cooking & More Shop, BUT, today we’re gonna share our pattern so our more industrious, saw-using crafter fans can make their own.
Yeah it's another fairy recipe...it's been fairy week if you've noticed :D This time it's FIZZ made with fairy dust. It's actually kind of 'Mad Kitchen Science-y' but we're pretending it's magic!
Sophia's branch collection inspired us into these fairy wand creations. Here's how we made ours....
When I was browsing on Facebook, one of the awesome crafters I follow had posted a fairy craft. It was Tinkerbell made from a clothes pin from one of our favorite crafters RedTedArt. I was super cute and got me wanting to imagine some Fairy recipes…what do fairies like to eat? Well, I did some research...
Posted on 11 May 2013
Still need a gift for Mom. One she would love that is quick and easy is a flower pot with a plant. Here's how Soph made one for me. Continue Reading
Posted on 10 May 2013
Mother's day is getting closer...just two more days. Now, if you still haven't thought of a gift, this infographic from FTD might give you some ideas, like, say...Mother's Day Flowers! ;D Continue Reading
Posted on 08 May 2013
Today, guest author Lauren Rose from SocialMonsters.org shares some great ideas for Mom's day gifts... Continue Reading
Posted on 06 May 2013
With MN Fishing Opener around the corner, here's an easy fish recipe that's great for making with the kids. You just measure and pour the ingredients into a large plastic bag, add your fish, shake, remove, and fry! Even toddlers can help shake the fish around in the bag. The dill sauce is a perfect match for the fish and again, perfect for the kids to help whip up. We hope you enjoy the recipes. Continue Reading
Posted on 05 May 2013
Lately, I've been on a salad kick. Mostly because I'm trying to eat low-carb thing and leafy greens are a great carb for that sort of diet. Plus, I love salads :D With Mother's Day just around the corner, one thing Alex, Soph and I like to do for Mother's Day is whip up something tasty in the kitchen that I, the Mom, like. Continue Reading
Posted on 01 May 2013
Spring is in the air and that means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. An exciting holiday to celebrate all the mothers in your life! There are literally hundreds of gift ideas to choose from, so the search for the perfect gift can sometimes be daunting. Thanks to GreenCraft Magazine and some fantastic web pages, I have found some lovely Mother’s Day gifts for you to create. Take a look! Continue Reading
Posted on 25 April 2013
I know...it's spring, things are finally getting green and everything is getting beautiful. BUT, all that melting, dirt covered snow isn't so pretty (at least in MN where Kelly, Alex, Soph and Grandma live). The dirty melting snow kinda reminds me of monsters....and I love monsters, ghosts and all things silly. So I say, why not have a party--I think it is okay to have a monster party anytime! Continue Reading
Posted on 22 April 2013
Let’s UP-cycle!! This is what it means to take recycling to a whole new level. Did you think it was possible to create a bright and fabulous cuff bracelet out of a paper towel tube? What about that french fry container? What could we do with that? I am going to show you just how easy and fun it is to reduce, re-use, recycle...UP-cycle! Continue Reading
Posted on 17 April 2013
Many of us like to create our own versions of health and beauty products. We all have our own reasons; some of us want a healthier alternative or we want to save money. I like the challenge of “DIY” products and I like to customize scents and ingredients. With Mother's Day just around the corner, I though making a beauty product for (or with) Mom would be a great idea. Continue Reading
Posted on 13 April 2013
Finger weaving is a craft that Sophia learned in before school care at her school. She couldn't wait to show it to me and we both knew we had to share it with you! PLUS, think of all the things you could make with your finger weaving... Continue Reading
Posted on 10 April 2013
Spring is in the air...well almost...it is supposed to snow this April 10, 2013. Yes SNOW IN APRIL!!! Anyway, last week, before the snow, Sophia took the opportunity to get outside, explore the new neighborhood and get creative. Continue Reading
Posted on 07 April 2013
Just like you, Aunt Dani has been noticing owls everywhere. Today she shares some cute, simple and fun owl crafts she found on the web--hopefully they'll inspire you to get owly! Continue Reading
Posted on 05 April 2013
Aunt Dani loves "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and today she shares some spring time learning activities inspired by the book. The kids in her classroom love 'em and we hope you will too! Continue Reading
Posted on 02 April 2013
Every year we have lived in an apartment, we've had a patio herb garden. This year, with our move into a house, we're planning on having a 'real' garden. With that we decided we wanted to try starting some of our seedlings from seed, indoors. A few weeks back we made some of our own Seed Starter Pots and today we're putting them to work! Continue Reading
Posted on 31 March 2013
You know those time when you have a plan in your head how things are going to work. This like traveling for a vacation or a day of errands, or a move into a new house. Well, our move went to plan, but once we were in the house...plans changed. Continue Reading
Posted on 29 March 2013
We got the idea for this from an art project Soph did at school and have been waiting to find an application for it that would be cool. Easter, with it's multi-colored eggs, seemed to be the perfect holiday so today we share our Easter Egg Sun Catchers. It's simple enough that even the littlest crafters can help! Continue Reading
Posted on 27 March 2013
This year Easter is really the holiday that is not for us. With the move and the fact that the kids are at their dad's for Easter, well, we've not really had time to enjoy the holiday. BUT, last year, we had Easter dinner at our place and Grandma and Soph made these adorable place holders for all of our guests. They are super cute and the perfect activity for the crafty kiddies! Continue Reading
Posted on 25 March 2013
Snow globes are fun to make, but this time of year we're all sick of the snow and it is almost Easter, which means spring--Sooo, we're making Sparkle Rain Globes! I wish Sophia had been here to help me make these, they are a fun craft for an older kid to help with and I know she would've love helping her Grandma ;D Continue Reading