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Keeping Warm

The very first moment I walked in to our new farmhouse, I was struck with what a “Christmas home” it was.  I could already see that garland on the big oak staircase, the lights around the century old windows, and the
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Clothespin Build-a-Snowman

It came!  It finally came!  And much in the Northern way we are used to — late at night, with barely a warning.  A good six inches at least … and on the very same night these newbie farmers ran out
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Christmas Skip Counting Games for Kids

I wrote this post on Christmas skip counting games for kids last year – and love these activities so much that I thought I would update it to share again this year, since we have quite a few more people joining
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Learn about Shapes with Snowman Crafts!

We have had our first snow flurries.  We have also had 3 anxious little ones watching those snow flurries and trying with all of their might to will them into staying on the ground.  But not yet.  Very soon I am
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A Washer Snowman Craft for Kids

With the snow just about to fly tonight, it is lovely timing for a snowman craft for kids, yes?  But first, my story … I recently realized it has been awhile since I shared with you any “nuts and bolts and
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Whimsical Fall Fairy Craft

I am going to hold back my building excitement for the season just around the corner.  There is yet to be any substantial snow on our homestead, and we still have many beautiful Fall leaves.  So for the sake of enjoying
DIY Musical instruments for kids

42 Splendidly Creative Homemade Musical Instruments

With the weather turning chilly, we are finding ourselves inside more often.  More indoor play, reading, art, and far more crafting too.  In fact, I am trying very hard to pick up knitting once again (and when I say once again,
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Paper Snowflake Puzzles – Preschool Winter Craft

It has happened with Sam.  A few years ago it happened to my Madeline too.  I come up with a creative and fun craft or activity for them, and they take that idea and make it so much better.  This preschool
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Pattern Activities for Kindergarten

You know how sometimes I tell you two seemingly unrelated things and then, after a little while, they both tie together so nicely and the activity makes perfect sense?  Well, I’m about to do that again with this post on pattern
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My Peanuts Building with Peanuts

I excitedly made my first batch of all natural soap recently.  It’s funny how it is the littlest things that can make me so very happy.  I have wanted to make soap for quite awhile, but wasn’t ready to take the

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