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Make: Chinese Year of the Horse Printable Chopstick Covers

Last week we shared a Chinese Year of the Horse necklace DIY and today we have an easy project that would be fun for all ages. To make your Year of the Horse chopstick covers, all you have to do is print out the Year of the Horse Chopstick Holders pdf, color the horses, cut them out, […]

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Frozen Fractals All Around (and some fun links)

Most of the family is skiing tonight, but Miss Lily and I stayed home to curl up and watch old Disney movies. It’s been a Disney kind of day. Don’t laugh, but earlier today I was working on a really difficult piece of writing, so I made a deal with myself: if I powered through, I […]

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Lexie’s Popcorn Trick

by Lexie
Is there anything more satisfying then crunching down on a big bowl of popcorn after a long day at work (or in my case, school)? Plain, air-popped popcorn is not only yummy and fun, but it’s also a whole grain packed with fiber and essential nutrients. Unfortunately, movie theater popcorn has given the stuff […]

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Chinese New Year: Year of the Horse Necklaces

I’m so excited to share this Chinese New Year project with you because it features original artwork by Lexie! The girls and I sat down to brainstorm a fun way to celebrate the Year of the Horse and we came up with the idea of a necklace.
So while Lily and I dug through our art […]

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This Bird-Seed Ornament Project Went to the Dogs

It started so well. Lily patiently spread peanut butter and bird seeds on pine cones and IKEA ginger cookies left over from the little “Scandinavian tree.”

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Make: Snowflake Garland

A panda woke up one cold winter’s day and started to make snowflakes.
She made snowflake after snowflake.

She filled the windows. But she kept on cutting snowflakes.

Fortunately, Mrs. Panda remembered a cute snowflake garland they had seen in a storefront window while out Christmas shopping. So they made a garland for the kitchen.
And the panda kept […]

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How to Have Fun When It’s -20 Degrees Outside

(video)
When the temperatures dip down into the minus 20s (that’s temperature, mind you, not wind chill), there’s only one thing to do: Boil water, throw it into the frozen air, and watch it freeze instantly.
 

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Christmas Favorites

Happy Epiphany! Since it’s still officially the Christmas season (for a few more minutes, anyway), is it all right if I share some of our favorite things from Christmas this year?
First up are these Gingerbread Cities from Better Homes and Gardens. We made one for ourselves and a few to give away. They took some […]

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Muffin Mondays: Lexie’s Real Food Banana Muffins

{ Hi everyone! It’s Lexie here. Starting this year, I’m going to be guest blogging!! Mostly about food and cooking (which I have a newfound love for), but also health and the like. I’m super excited to begin, so here we go. }
A few weeks ago, I got an inexplicable and quite bizarre craving for […]

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Easter Break Activity: Project Bunnies

The kids have a few days off for Easter Break, so this morning Lily and I got busy with bunnies. To get started, we used the Bunny Template to trace and cut out a bunch of bunnies from the most spring-ish card stock we had around.
The first project was Bunny Cards. They were super easy to make, […]

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