Glittering Ornaments – Canning Lid DIY

A few years ago, I started making a homemade ornaments for family. This year’s ornament is a (be)dazzling canning lid ornament. It is the perfect way to reuse the inner lids (that you can reseal) and if you are anything like me, you might seems always have more of the canning rings than jars. Hmm… […]

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Candy Cane Christmas Trees

Need a quick maybe even last minute holiday treat for school? These candy cane trees are simple, only a few supplies needed and the kids can definitely help or maybe do all themselves. Have a little more time – embellish them with glitter, sequins, poms etc.  I just free-handed a quick tree on a piece […]

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Bowl-y Bugs – Toddler Art Activity DIY

Another fun, quick and easy toddler art activity – bowl-y bugs. Not a specific insect per se, but you could certainly do red and black lady bugs, yellow and black bees but I really like letting my little guy chose his own colors and be creative. Supplies Paper bowls or plates google eyes pipe cleaners […]

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Reach & Read: Book Review Round-Up for February 2018

January and February have been busy, so I know I am missing things, but for sure want to share reviews of some of the books we read this month! Mela and the Elephant by Dow Phumiruk and illustrated by Ziyue Chen Mela (‘may-la’) learns about kindness and empathy in this new simple fable set in […]

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Reach & Read: My Family Four Floors Up

 What a delightful book! Stutson and Krampien have created a great rhyming story with emphasis on colors, sounds, fun descriptors all the while featuring different home and families than the usual white nuclear suburbia. There is an urban feel (high rises at night!), but still peaceful, positive and enjoyable to read. There is one picture […]

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Reach & Read: My Red Velvet Cape by Dana Sullivan

What we are reading this week! Seattle-area author  and illustrator, Dana Sullivan has created an great story about an imaginative boy, Mateo, who is hoping for a cape for his birthday. Sullivan’s illustrations really capture the little boy’s superhero cape plans as well as the series events leading up to his birthday. This story is […]

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