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Jan15
Organizing Kid’s Craft Supplies.

Organizing Kid’s Craft Supplies.

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Mitzi emailed asking for a way to store her kid’s art supplies. The crayons, markers, dry erase markers, chalk, glue, glitter glue, scissors, stir sticks, finger paint, paint brushes – it is taking over my laundry room. The only thing I can come up with is to get a HUGE tackle box and sort it […]

Jan08
Mad Libs For Kids

Mad Libs For Kids

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I thought I’d share a little story my family wrote together. The Farmer by The Summers Farmers work very hard planting wheat and tennis rackets. They begin by plowing their puppy and if they don’t have a tractor, they use high heels. Then they plant squishy seeds, and by the next Fall, they have many […]

Jan03
Make a Paper Snowflake Day

Make a Paper Snowflake Day

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You probably didn’t know this but there is such a thing as a Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day. Since you didn’t know there was such a thing, you missed it. I knew there was such a thing but somehow thought it was January 3rd. Further research revealed my wishful thinking, still a belated snowflake is […]

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Dec28
New Year’s Eve With Kids

New Year’s Eve With Kids

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For the fourth year in a row we’re hosting a family-friendly New Year’s Eve party with our friends. I shared some great ideas last year, but thought I’d throw out a few more for your viewing pleasure for the 07-08 party. This year since we’ve moved to a place with quite a bit more room […]

Dec20
Last Minute Gift: Peppermint Bark In Enticing Boxes

Last Minute Gift: Peppermint Bark In Enticing Boxes

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As much as I try to pretend it’s not true, it’s go time. It’s time to make Christmas happen, it’s coming ready or not. Because of this I ran out and put together this very quick gift for the great number of people I want to express my kind feelings for. I love peppermint bark […]

Dec18
Holiday DIY: Gumdrop Ornaments With Kids

Holiday DIY: Gumdrop Ornaments With Kids

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Yesterday was a snow day. It snowed a lot on Sunday, I’ll give the school that. But there are also plows and salt trucks who worked very very hard to clear the roads. All their hard work went to waste though, because they still canceled school. I expect the Superintendent to apologize to the DPW […]

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