cottage craft ideas perfect for kids this summer!

Cottage Craft Ideas

We head away each summer to a cottage with my parents, sisters, brother, and all the spouses and kids between us. It is always busy, but something I look forward to every year. Lots of time to laugh and visit and catch up. Last year, the apple juice cups outnumbered the wine glasses. And this…

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A different way of doing things…

You may have noticed something a little different around here over the past few months. No more distracting, terrible advertising. It had been something I had wanted to be rid of for quite some time, but was not exactly sure how to accomplish it. I finally deleted them the day a video liposuction ad showed…

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A pretty pine cone garland craft

Pretty Pine Cone Garlands

A Photo on Friday, because sometimes all you need is the picture. This pretty pine cone garland was super easy to make. Just dip pine cones into some paint and wrap twine around them to string them altogether! I wrote about this cute craft over on CBC parents. You can read all about it right…

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July Garden 4

Crispy Kale Chips

Oh the July garden! May I show you, please? (The beauty of the internet: I am pretending you said yes with smiling eyes) Well, okay then … My snap peas are growing! A titch slower than I had expected them to, but growing. I think they will take off any day now and the kids…

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Quiet bins for the year!

Watermelon Seed Letters

Well it has been a very exciting weekend around these parts. My newest baby, (my book), has officially been launched (!!!!), my people baby is moving to a big boy bed, and my chicken babies have moved into the big coop! You can imagine how it has been around here this weekend. “Calm” me as…

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painting with water on chalk is a great mess free activity!

Un-chalking {A photo on Friday}

{A photo on Friday, because sometimes all you need is the picture.} We like to mix things up around here. When the chalkboard is getting a little lonely we mix things up to bring it back to life with some un-chalking (? Hmmm) I use the side of the chalk and cover the chalkboard in…

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Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time …

Once upon a time, in a land near yet far, there lived a Mama. This Mama wanted nothing more than to stay home with her kids. She longed for those long, sunny days full of finger painting, stories, and snuggles. Those moments of connection, watching all those incredible firsts, and hearing those tiny voices all…

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Two Ingredient Red Jelly

Two Ingredient Jelly

I thought I would share something a little different this morning. While I generally share ideas for playing, learning, and exploring with little ones, I thought I might share something I just cooked up (heehee). We’ve been on our little farm for exactly one year now. Part of the reason we moved out here was…

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cool off this summer with a frozen hat

Frozen Hats {A Photo on Friday}

A photo on Friday, because sometimes all you need is the picture. And this is a cute one.  This is how a two year old looks when wearing a frozen hat … We made frozen hats by popping a wet sun hat in the freezer. We used hats that the boys had been wearing after…

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