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Nov06
Best Fall Crafts for Kids

Best Fall Crafts for Kids

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I am late with my Tuesday entry because we had a little trip this weekend, the first time I’ve gone away with my husband on an airplane to stay in a hotel in seven years. The trip tried to kill me because it centered around running and then recovering from the running. This is exactly […]

Oct25
Great Halloween Crafts

Great Halloween Crafts

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You may not know this, based on the tone of my summer time Burning Daylight series. I like doing things with my kids I just don’t like doing things with my kids 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Which is what my kids think life should be like in the summer: a non-stop […]

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Sep25
Inspiring Halloween Costume Ideas for the DIY-er

Inspiring Halloween Costume Ideas for the DIY-er

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I’ve spent a good number of hours looking at the inventive costumes people come up with. We’re a family with a lot of respect for the DIY costume. My husband once spent almost $100 making this Shriner costume (complete with little car) and I almost killed him. I’m cheap you see. I’ve been browsing all […]

Aug14
Origami Art With Kids: Next Stop Sushi!

Origami Art With Kids: Next Stop Sushi!

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Burning Daylight is about 1000% easier when you have three families on your block, compatible kids and a trampoline. Who knew? Oh, right me….and that’s why I fought so hard to sell our first home and move. Luckily, or unluckily, depending on your perspective, today Madison is grounded and unable to play with her new […]

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Jul24
Burning Daylight: Thumbprint Art Ideas for Kids

Burning Daylight: Thumbprint Art Ideas for Kids

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I decided to do thumbprint art with the kids this week because I have a lot of boxes in my house and not a lot of time and this project is really pretty simple. Paper, ink pads (which we had to buy because I packed ours up) and inspiration. The best source of inspiration are […]

Jul19
Burning Daylight: Mixing It Up Edition (homemade: bubbles, playdough, sidewalk chalk)

Burning Daylight: Mixing It Up Edition (homemade: bubbles, playdough, sidewalk chalk)

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We spent a lot of time mixing this week. First we made bubbles. This particular recipe calls for glycerin which is “commonly available at drugstores”. Not at my drugstore but after furtively browsing the laxative aisle I remembered baby laxatives are often glycerin suppositories. I’m not going to lie and tell you I didn’t feel […]

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