Huge List of Activities to do with Kids during Covid-19

I started this document ages ago and have shared it with many friends, family members, and FB forums already. It's compiled from many, many different places: lists on facebook, travel websites, space websites, family websites, school websites. It's broken down into categories for ease of use: The Arts, Books, Celebrities, Coding, Crafts, Disney, Exercise, Food, … Continue reading Huge List of Activities to do with Kids during Covid-19

Summer of Themes 2020

School got out a couple weeks ago, but my family has been taking a little staycation. I spent some time working on my summer plan for the kids. With summer camps being out of the question, we went back to the drawing board and decided we were going to do another summer of themed days. … Continue reading Summer of Themes 2020

Book Making Weekend

One of my best friends and I made books this weekend. She took a four-day workshop on it and graciously offered to have me down for the weekend and teach me her new skills. I forgot to take a picture of the book press, which is large, red, and dusty from having sat in someone's … Continue reading Book Making Weekend

Homecoming for the non-conformists

My eldest kid surprised me last night with a request for a homecoming mum for his girl. LAST NIGHT. After three weeks of me saying "Are you sure you're not going to change your mind?" They did and they didn't. They still aren't going to the dance, but they are going to go out and … Continue reading Homecoming for the non-conformists

Ben, Ben, Ben….

Ten minutes ago my kid announced he needed a Christmas shirt for school. Here's what 10 minutes and some markers gets you. 

Now with Bonus Content!

I'm feeling list-y at the moment.  Some things I've done/am doing lately: Finished the CD uploads to iTunes.  Put the CD's in boxes.  Put the boxes in the garage. Nick is taking one to his mom and I'm taking the other to Goodwill.  Then I put all the little games into the newly emptied drawers … Continue reading Now with Bonus Content!

Create more

I'm finally getting around to the "Create more" portion of "Pin-free February!" The first thing I'm trying to "create more" of is less chaos.  🙂  I know that sounds weird, but that's the first thing on my list.  So I've been emptying bins around the house and making sure that they are filled with what … Continue reading Create more

It’s been….TWO WEEKS!

Now I have that song stuck in my head. *goes around dancing and singing for a while* ***** Ok, I'm back now. Oh, it has been so crazy around here. The last time I posted I thought I was on my way to work, but NO, I had a small child feeling all explody in … Continue reading It’s been….TWO WEEKS!

Stop Pinning, Start Creating!

My friend Godiva and I are participating in Pin -Free February this month. We're each doing it differently, though. She's not going to Pinterest at all, but is still pinning things from her Pin It button. I, on the other hand, am not pinning new things, but am going to my own boards in Pinterest … Continue reading Stop Pinning, Start Creating!

Pinterest Addiction

I fully admit to it: I am addicted to Pinterest.  I haven't posted much craft-like since I really started looking around there, I know, so here's my round-up of what I've done inspired by things I saw on there. I saw some baby pacifier moustaches and made those (pictured in the previous baby shower post), … Continue reading Pinterest Addiction