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Category Archives: Holidays

Sound Games with Easter Eggs

guess sound easter egg

I guess it’s not really time — or just barely time — for crafts and ideas involving Easter eggs, but all my spring holiday stuff is in the same storage bag so we’ve had Easter eggs floating around for a while. And the girl likes playing with them in lots of different ways, but commonly it has something to do ... Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for You and Your Kids

st particks day sensory montessori

I guess I’m just craving green and rainbows right about now, but I’m really feeling the need to craft things for St. Patrick’s Day. My family is pretty darn Irish (and my brother’s name is Patrick) so this is a holiday I celebrated growing up, but we’ve never done much for it with the girl. This may be the year ... Read More »

Cute Cards Made Simple (and Cheap, Too!)

tiny prints business cards

I’m an affiliate for Tiny Prints. If you buy something through this post they’ll send me money. But I use them and like them, too. Last year around this time I was in the market for some new business cards. I’d just revamped my website, and was going to a fancy conference, so I felt like the ones I printed ... Read More »

An Easy St. Patrick’s Day Activity Tray

bead string pattern development

With a snow day looming Sunday night, I knew I wanted to set up some activities for the girl so that she’d have some fun things to work with that weren’t the same things she’d been playing with while snowed in all day Sunday. Because St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and we have lots of green stuff in the ... Read More »

Valentine’s Homework

tissue paper heart

The girl was home sick from school a couple of days last week, and I was trying to come up with things to amuse her (because she is the least-sick sick kid you have ever seen in your life) so I was casting around for some Valentine things for her to do, since she’s pretty obsessed with the holiday right ... Read More »

Open-Ended Valentine’s Day Crafts

found object valentine person

The other day I went to Target for the first time in a while, and though I was rather determined to stick to my list, I could not resist all the cute Valentine’s stuff in the dollar spot. I spent $7 on some plain red cards, paper stickers, felt stickers, puffy stickers, glittery heart shapes, stick-on gems and sticker-backed ribbons. ... Read More »

The Story of the Stockings

crocheted christmas stockings

It’s an intimate thing when you bring people in to your traditions. Whether its a first holiday with the family you’ve married into or a special gathering with friends, it’s really delicate to share those personal things that have been with you for years. Which is part of why I really wanted to help my friend, Rene, when she asked ... Read More »

Build Your Own Snowman Felt Play Kit

playing felt snowman

Every year for Christmas I try to craft something for the kids in the girl’s class, because it’s fun and I like the idea that the kids will get at least one handmade thing for the holidays. This year it was a felt play kit that allows them to make and remake a snowman. I got the idea (and the ... Read More »

Last-Minute Knit Tree Ornament {Iron Craft Challenge}

knit tree ornament

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was an opportunity to redo a past challenge if we’d missed one or just wanted to try one again. The only one I know for sure that I’ve skipped is that most recent one, which was about making something for the holidays. I guess I just didn’t have anything finished and I was busy and ... Read More »

The Season for Slowing Down

snow in magnolia

Now that the snow is mostly off the roads and the girl has been securely delivered to school (I feel like the moms in those back-to-school memes where the kids are sad and the mom is jumping for joy, except here we were both really excited to get back to our routine) and I’m realizing how very little time there ... Read More »

Finish Your Holiday Shopping with an Uncommon Goods Giveaway

I keep seeing people on Facebook bragging about being done with their Christmas shopping. I guess it’s not really bragging when there are fewer than 20 days to go, but still, it feels like bragging when I’ve bought all of three presents. From the same site. For the same person. We’re not huge on Christmas gifts, but still, it’s clear ... Read More »

Thank a Host This Year with a Petit Jean Gift Box

yummy breakfasts

Just so you know, I’m a member of Petit Jean Meats’ Blue Diamond Club, which means I received a gift box and one to give away in exchange for this post. But y’all, this company is the reason I eat way more pork than I used to. With the holidays upon us, everyone is thinking about gift ideas and ways ... Read More »