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.

Make pink whales swim. Dive with me into photo styling below!

Let's go make a splash together ...

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!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

25 Leaf and Foliage Projects

What do you do, after school?

25 project for everyone, but, in our house, since the kids are all active, school aged-kids, our time is preciously short and I find projects that connect us with one another through an activity and lead to simple making, have an extra luster. Here are 25 projects that we've made together.

Come along with us and make 25 leave + foliage willowday projects, too:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Do you remem­ber how much fun it was as a kid, when a week­end treat was served as a sur­prise on a week day?

Last week, I asked my son if he would pre­fer a banana or an ice cream, after school. The ques­tion alone was such a sur­prise to him that I could see him try­ing to dis­guise his crazy luck, while simul­ta­ne­ously smil­ing and jump­ing to find the ice cream cones. Next, we shared three cheers and I added, “OK, so now grab that cone and that banana and I’d love your help with a lit­tle some­thing special.” 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Popsicle Stick Magnetic Hangman

The boys and I recently rolled our sleeves up and built a ceiling-to-floor magnetic wall. We love it. It's fantastic to have such a large space to work with and it was much easier to build than I expected. I promise to share how we did that with you soon. Today, we'll share the dual purposed magnets we made: Use these as magnets or to play Hangman! 
Follow us below to learn how you can do this, too.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Rosendals Trädgård

Happy Friday. I hope you've had a wonderful week. We're getting into our school groove, but Summer's returned full force to Stockholm (here | here) and I unexpectedly chased the sun to Rosendalsträgård today. These gardens, greenhouses and cafes are in the center of the city but, make the city feel far, far away. 

Rosendals is one of my favorite places to take visitors (here) and I discovered today it's "Harvest Weekend."  There was a noticeable bustle on the grounds and I immediately found a few things I

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pompom Finger Knit Belts

The things we do, after school....

Along with all of the excited feelings that accompany returning to school, there is something that amplifies shared moments when the kids come in the door at the end of the day. We talk. We walk. We cover books and re-write schedules. We imagine. A new routine is welcomed, as well as re-written.

And, we create.

Come create with us. Just click below...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

How to make Water Color Pencils

Day #2: Back to school with Water Color Pencils. 
These make me feel like I'm holding a small work of art. I hope that they make you feel the same.  Find out how below. Paint exquisite, bookish, kooky, vibrant, soft --- or what ever your style  --- make these water color pencils today.

We think they're just beautiful and so nice to hold in your hand., too. If you make these I hope they make you feel a little more creative, funny, unique, smart, quick, bold, and wonderfully special! Wouldn't that be a great feeling to spread which is why I love these, tied in a bow as great gifts, too. 

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Make Apple and Pear Pompom Pencils

... and grown ups, too.

We think these treats pair perfectly for kids and adults, too!

Happy Monday! Happy Monday Making. School started for us last week and we're moving at a roll.  In addition to checking things off school lists this time of the year, I always try to sit down with the kids to make something special for school --  even if we just take a couple of minutes, I think it's a worthwhile ritual. Last year, the kids made these for school | here.) This year, we had a lot of fun making Pompom Pencils. 

Make one. Make one dozen. These sweet treats can be made in just a few minutes and make a perfect school supply, as well as gift. Come make with us in the full tutorial below....