Friday, October 17, 2014

Make Zombie Hand Treats


Get spooky tonight. Make Zombie Hand Treats this Friday night!

I am positive as a kid I had dreams this entire month about Halloween candy. Now, as a mother, I think about it differently. I want to give the kids the fun but without the sugar.

This is that: treats without sugar. Add a little spookiness to the weekend with Zombie Hand Treats. Later, add these to a Halloween party.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Halloween Pumpkin Light Necklaces


Throw away your ordinary flashlights: The Halloween spirit is here and I am so happy to share a little shiny idea with you, too: Pumpkin Light Necklaces! These are a perfect project to make and enjoy now and then, again, to serve as little guiding lights for your Trick or treaters!

Continue below to see how to add these special Halloween flashlight necklaces to your countdown, too.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Play with Leaves


Fall for Fall.
 
Surprise someone.

We have a dog, Henry, who I walk every day.  Even when the kids are at school, I find myself, time after time, returning home with handfuls of leaves and kid-related ideas. As I followed the path back home, last week, I noticed that I was picking up leaves until I hit our front steps and while doing this, I had an idea. Why not make a leave trail to welcome the kids home?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Googly-Eye Icebox Cookie Pops


Hi friends.

3 cheers for Day 3 of Halloween creating this week. (Day 1: here | Day 2: here.)

I'd love it if you'd come with me to get just a little crazy in the kitchen today.  I'll show you how to make Googly-eye Ice Box Cookie Pops today. These are interactive baking; wonderful to make with the kids and for them to inject their own ideas --- great for the everyday or for a wonderful addition to  holiday parties!

Click below for recipe and full tutorial, below

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Handprint Ghost Cards


Transparent Ghost Halloween Handprint Cards

As long as there are small hands in our house, let there be "handprint art."

Kids always seem to have fun creating art with their handprints. The results are one-of-a-kind pieces that are time-capsules, too.  This past weekend, I had an idea for updating the classic handprint card by using a paper cut technique and transparent paper. I thought the results were spooky cute!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Bat Garland


Happy October. 

I'm so happy to meet you today. We've had a wonderful weekend that included birthdays, matches, Fall walks and friends, along with time for creating with paper. This is such a perfect project to bring Halloween into your home --- very quickly!

Yesterday, I found our daughter quietly making this paper bat garland (and most likely singing, too.) I loved them so much that I asked her if I could share them with you! Of course, she said, yes and so we invite you, to invite paper bats into your home this week, too!

Come join me below for template and how to make the worlds easiest paper bat garland.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Weekend Round up






Hi and Happy Friday!

Sometimes it's all about simplicity, right? No need for grandness, perfection or sets of rules -- enjoyment is already in front of you, ready to be "picked."

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Printable Halloween Countdown 2014


One week to go!

I'm so impressed with you. You guys are o-r-g-a-n-i--z-e-d.  I've had so many nice requests for an update and "yes, let's go!"

Come with me. Let's get started and let's print the October Halloween Countdown Calendar 2014.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Photo Styling



Do your photos tell a story? Do you know your own photography style? Whether shooting photos with a DSLR Camera or with your iPhone, styling is not the work of a camera, it's up to you to give your photos a voice. How?

Today, I'll share my Photo Styling Basics with techniques and elements I've learned or use for photo styling to make your photos sing.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Make a Personalized Tossing Game


Boys + balls.  Kids + play. This is an easy way to make this happen, every day!

This classic is also a family classic party game and if you follow me, below, I'll share how we personalised this game and will share ways we've learned to vary it and to play it with different groups, indoors and outdoors, and with a span of ages, throughout the years.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Recycled Kaleidoscope Frisbees


What do you do, after school? 

I'd love it if you tagged along with us to make this week's after school project. It's both creative and one for kids with ants in their pants!  Grab your markers. Gather those recycled plastic container tops and come get colourful + creative with us! Let's make: Recycled Kaleidoscope Frisbees.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

DIY Vegetable Jenga


Happy Weekend! 

Veg­eta­bles can be so much more fun than you ever imag­ined! This is an amaz­ing, super fun, all-in-1, snack and game that I wish I had imag­ined up ear­lier! Grab your car­rots and radishes and let’s play Veg­etable Jenga! How high can you go?  Just continue below with me and I'll share how!