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DIY SCRATCH ART (WITH A CRICUT)

August 22, 2019

This post contains affiliated links for your convenience. I only write about products I love and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. For more information see┬áLegal. When I taught elementary school art one of my favorite easy end-of-the-year, "I don't feel like writing a lesson plan" activities was scratch art. I'd buy Scratch Art paper in bulk and cut the pages in half and let the kids draw whatever they wanted for half an hour. If you've never…

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IKEA KITCHEN ICE CREAM SHOP HACK

July 17, 2019

Our IKEA Duktig Kitchen hasn't been getting a lot of love lately. Teddy doesn't pay much attention to it anymore, and Scottie likes to open the cabinets and pull out all of the stuff and throw it all over the floor. I thought it was time for a little makeover to make the play kitchen exciting again and encourage more dramatic play. There are so many awesome IKEA kitchen hacks and makeovers on Pinterest, but none were exactly what I…

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ROBOT 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY

June 30, 2019

This year was the first year Teddy got to pick his own birthday party theme and he told us he wanted a Robot party. He was really into reading Robosauce by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri so I used that as inspiration. Teddy had a few requests; a robot cake, a robot pinata, a robot costume, and most importantly that he got to wear a tie to his birthday party. So, that is exactly what he got! The problem that…

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PETER RABBIT FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY

May 7, 2019
Peter Rabbit first birthday party blueberry pie smash

I can't believe we just threw another first birthday party! It feels like just yesterday we were throwing Teddy's first birthday party and now Scottie is one and Teddy is almost three! With Teddy's party we picked the PARTY ANIMAL FIRST BIRTHDAY theme because his nursery was a zoo theme and I wanted to reuse a lot of his decor. It worked out so well and saved us a ton of money so we did the same for Scottie. Scottie's…

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Creative Monthly Chalkboard Baby Photographs

May 23, 2017

I wanted to do something creative for Teddy’s monthly baby pictures. I have a background in art, and I wanted pictures that combined drawing and photography. I’ve seen sidewalk chalk drawings with kids done before, but I wanted to put a new spin on it! I love thinking of new and funny ideas every month, and until about 10 months Teddy loved posing for them. Taking these monthly chalkboard photographs are easier than you might think, and won’t cost you much…

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