Monthly Archives: September 2013

  • Ribbon Jar

    I’ve had ribbon jars for years, ever since the girls were little. I love being able to see all of the ribbon that we collect. I used to have a shoebox, but that wasn’t very pretty. Now the girls go to the ribbon jars almost every morning for their hair. And the boy uses the …

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  • simple open-ended painting invitation for kids using recycled paper bags

    Paperbag Paintings

    Created with recycled brown grocery bags, some liquid watercolors and some chalk, these paintings are perfect for the little ones. They even have a built-in picture hanger! Today on Art Bar Monday over at Small for Big, read more about how they were made. Have a great week! xo Bar  

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  • Pom-Pom Hair Ties

    Even though these pom-pom hair ties are far from original (Pinterest has run amuck with them), I wanted to share my version because they are quite easy and fun to make. And with the added elastic cord, they are a perfect bun topper! This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support! The tutorial on …

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  • Lunchbox Words {to inspire}

    I love this idea for getting the kids to read big words…send a little message in their lunchbox! These alphabet cookies are from IKEA and they are so cute with their scalloped edges. We also use Trader Joe’s version which are cinnamony & delicious. My little guy has told me it’s too embarrassing to spell …

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  • Shapes Exploration Art

    Today on Art Bar Monday on Small for Big I will teach you how to make this whimsical mixed-media circle art with your kids. These were made by children from ages 4 to 10. They loved learning how to rubber stamp and about funny shape names (rhombus got quite a few laughs). Hop on over …

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  • The World Needs You + Love This {two}

    My middle daughter started middle school last week, and it’s been a bit of a bumpy ride. It is so surprising to me how there are some families who don’t teach their kids that they must filter their words. What ever happened to “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at …

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  • Photo Wall Murals

    I am obsessed with the idea of a giant photo wall mural. (Do I say obsessed too much?) I am definitely doing this in my next house. The question is, do I chose a scenic photo from one of our trips, or a black & white of the kids? I love both ideas very much. …

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