Celebrate the Fourth with an Evening at Orchards Park with Kaylee Rutland

This post is compensated by HireInfluence, but all opinions are my own. The Fourth of July, for me, is all about getting together with people and having fun. I remember Fourths of my childhood,

Tips for a More Creative Family Life from the Artful Parent

There are so many great crafty bloggers out there who share art and learning activities for kids, but one of my must reads is Jean Van’t Hul, blogger at the Artful Parent. Her site

Frugal Family Linky June 25

The girl was sick for four days since our last Frugal Family Linky, so other than some decluttering that’s got me in the mood for crafting, I haven’t done much frugal this week. But

Sewing with Kids: Getting Started

The girl, who is almost 6, is super interested in all sorts of crafty things because that’s her life. She’s long wanted to learn how to knit, and before her interests turned toward astronomy,

Cleaning the Craft Closet, a #projectsimplify Update

I have not been doing all that well with my One Little Word this year. Simplify is such a great word — and I did some good stuff with it at the beginning of

How to Take Care of Yourself When You’re Exhausted

The girl has never been the best sleeper. She has never slept as long as I would like, and she still has periods where she just can’t or won’t sleep through the night. We’re

Frugal Family Linky June 18

This week I made a tote bag a little more colorful, and got the girl excited about painting on canvas bags. Though I used one I already had, I’m thinking of a run to