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Hmmmm….It Is Summer

As you can probably see I have taken a break from blogging the past couple of months has been insanely crazy.  For some reason I thought it would slow down once school got out, not so.  This summer is so much different than in previous years, I have not one but two kids I need … Continue reading

MOM… I’m Bored!

MOM… I’m Bored!

The three dreaded words of summer vacation… MOM, I’m Bored!  I heard that every day last week, even on the days we went to the pool.  Growing up is so different now than when I was a kid.  For example I had kids to play with no one went to summer camp meaning there were … Continue reading

Puppet Supply Box

We have been frequenting the library quite a bit this summer and one of the books I checked out was, “Simple Puppets from Everyday Materials” by Barbara MacDonald Buetter.  I thought this would be fun to make one or two puppets with the Princess, I had not planned on making every puppet in the book … Continue reading

Our New Birdhouses

Our New Birdhouses

Our first day project of Summer Vacation was painting birdhouses.  This was an easy project that kept the kids occupied for about a half hour.  They really enjoyed using paint and I also thought decorating them with stickers would also be fun.  My table is currently covered with paper and will be for the rest … Continue reading

Flag Day Kid Art

Flag Day Kid Art

Yesterday was Flag Day so I thought it would be really cute to have the kids make flags. Materials: 2 – Blue Card Stock 5″ x 5″ 2 – White Card Stock 8 1/2″ x 11″ Ruler Red Pencil Glue Sick White Ink Pad (I used Studio G Pigment Ink) Red Ink Pad (I used … Continue reading

A Whole Lot of Watermelon

A Whole Lot of Watermelon

First I want to say I am sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I had the plague.  Making the most trying thing I did yesterday was get up and switch the DVDs for the kids.  So the thought of even typing anything was not a priority.  The plague has officially hit everyone (expect Jeff) in the … Continue reading

Summer Vacation Has Begun…

Summer Vacation Has Begun…

My summer vacation as a kid involved getting up at the crack of dawn and riding my bike, playing with water balloons all day long and coming home at dusk – maybe an art class or two thrown in and don’t forget Summer Reading Program at the Library.  It is amazing how times have changed. … Continue reading

How To Make Stash Straws

How To Make Stash Straws

I had a sick princess this past weekend and decided to make her something that would make her laugh.  I figured I would make her a stash straw – I also did a printable How-To so anyone can make one.    To download a PDF copy of the pattern and directions click on the directions. … Continue reading