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I Spy Eagle Eye Find-It Game

This is the third board game that we tried out this month from¬†University Games and the kids are LOVING it.¬†But who wouldn’t? Not only is I Spy the most challenging board game we’ve played to date, but it was also my own personal favorite. As an artist, I’ve always had a huge respect for the… Continue reading I Spy Eagle Eye Find-It Game

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Spin & Seek ABC Game

I, like most parents of young children, am intimately familiar with the “The world of Eric Carle” and the imaginative stories and colorful illustrations represented therein. My kids are too, so when they saw a familiar green caterpillar on the box of our second board game up for review this month our kitchen erupted into… Continue reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar Spin & Seek ABC Game

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Kids On Stage: The Charades Game for Kids!

It’s no secret that Christmas is right around the corner. And as much as I pride myself on my budgeting skills and preparedness, every November finds me wracking my brain for last minute gifts for the kids (and not just *my* kids, but our nieces and nephews too!). In this age of digital downloads it’s… Continue reading Kids On Stage: The Charades Game for Kids!

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Art & Crafts · Sewing

Ombre Dying: The DIY guide to making a Princess Daisy Costume from the Super Mario Bros. Movie

I’ve received several requests asking about the dying process I used to make Evie’s Princess Daisy dress for our “Super Mario Bros. movie” themed Halloween costumes. The process I used is called “Ombre Dying” and thanks to supplies provided by Dharma Trading Company, I had the opportunity to learn the process firsthand. I’m excited to… Continue reading Ombre Dying: The DIY guide to making a Princess Daisy Costume from the Super Mario Bros. Movie

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Craft Projects · Sewing · Uncategorized

DIY Super Mario Bros. Movie Costumes

Happy Halloween! Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Unveiling this year’s costume theme! I’d say “drum rolls please” but if you haven’t already figured it out from the title and photos then no amount of tongue-rolling and lap patting is going to help you… We chose the Super Mario Bros. movie this… Continue reading DIY Super Mario Bros. Movie Costumes

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The perfect wig …for scratching your way out of a well.

I’m trying to focus on how cute my little girl looks in this humorously large (on her) adult-sized wig but I just keep thinking “seven days”. Seven days in the well. Seven days after you watch the video (you know the one. With the fly?). Seven days… UNTIL HALLOWEEN! But if you still need a… Continue reading The perfect wig …for scratching your way out of a well.

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How To · Sewing

How I Made Three “The Hobbit” Themed Kids Costumes for Under $15 Each

Homemade Halloween costumes are taken pretty seriously in our family (as you may have noticed from my previous posts) but last year was much more challenging than prior years. I blame my six-year-old for that. Seriously. Charlie had finally reached that age where he actually had an opinion of his own, which resulted in costume… Continue reading How I Made Three “The Hobbit” Themed Kids Costumes for Under $15 Each

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