Incre-doh-ble Play-Doh Valentines

If you’re short on (valen)time! Here’s a quick Valentine idea that the whole class will enjoy! Grab a Play-Doh mini pack and 2″ Avery circle sticker labels. Avery’s website has a ton of free templates to use which makes the designing the label super easy. Add a clever play on words and hit print. There…

Batman & Robin

I know. I know. You’re wondering “Why in the world would I make a Batman and Robin costume.” My mother thought the same thing. But my kids really wanted to take the streets as the Dynamic Duo and I still wanted homemade Halloween costumes! So it was a win-win (ok and lose for my mom)…

Super Hero Birthday Party!

My kids are getting to the age where they want (ok demand) a say in their birthday party theme. Sigh. So the future 4 year old’s request: Batman. Mother’s compromise: Super Hero Birthday Party done on the cheap and easy. Cheap & easy Birthday Party location? A public park with a splash pad (July birthday)!…

Little Lion Cub

Is the anything cuter than a baby dressed as a baby animal? No, I don’t think so. This Little Lion Cub is my adorable nephew. For his first Halloween – he requested a costume that was cute, cozy and warm. And this Lion Cub costume, created by his very creative and talented Grandmother, was purr-fect…

Captain Hook & Mr. Smee

It’s that time of year again – Halloween! It’s always been one of my favorite holidays! And why not! Cute kids in costumes, a crisp fall evening, candy, road sodas when trick-or-treating. What’s not to love?! The rules of Halloween for us are plain and simple: 1. I pick the costume. You want to be…

How To Make Pinch Pleat Curtains

If you can sew a straight stitch – you can make these Pinch Pleat Curtains. Even if you’ve never sewn a straight stitch – you can make these curtains (just practice sewing a straight stitch first). I spent more time than I’d like to admit trying to find curtains for my living room. Either retailers…

Curious George & The Man with the Yellow Hat

I was a lucky kid. I always had homemade Halloween costumes. There is NOTHING wrong with a store bought costume but there is something special about thinking of what you want to be and creating it! Or having your mom create it! When I had my second son, I was even more excited that my…

Pinocchio: A Real Live Boy

GAH! I’m sorry I just can’t help it! This kid is so damn cute as Pinocchio! My mom MADE this costume for my son’s 2nd Halloween. He was the picture perfect Pinocchio with his brown, floppy hair and he was shockingly into the costume for only being 15 months old at the time. I’m now…

A Dino-mite Valentine’s Day

Coming up with a Valentine’s Day card for a preschooler can be a daunting task. Especially if you’re asked not to supply candy. These Dino-mite Valentine’s Day cards were perfect since the “treat” is a dinosaur crayon. Plus they were so easy to pull together! Materials: Dinosaur Crayons (12 per pack) A1 White Flat Note Cards (3…