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ROCKETS OF AWESOME FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL

September 5, 2019

It is back to school time again! Which means time to go back to school shopping for your little ones. When I buy kids clothes I look for basics with a little bit of something special (like a little pattern detail or a cool texture etc.) Comfort is also key, because no matter how cute something is, if its scratchy or too tight I know my kids aren't going to wear it. I try to stay away from logos, cartoon…

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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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BEST OUTER SPACE BOOKS FOR PRESCHOOLERS

July 2, 2019

Teddy is fascinated with outer space and the planets. I always try to make an effort to support and expand on Teddy's interests, and a great way to do that is with children's books. It was really difficult finding high quality outer space books. I'm picky with children's books and don't mess with bad cheesy illustrations and then to make sure the books were up-to date (R.I.P. Pluto!) with age-appropriate information seemed like an impossible task. As if an answer…

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BUILD-A-ROBOT PLAY DOUGH KIT

July 1, 2019

Teddy loves his TINKER TRAYS and loose parts play, so I knew I wanted to make something with loose parts for Teddy's ROBOT BIRTHDAY PARTY. I remembered what a hit the play dough party favors were for Scottie's PETER RABBIT FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY and how inexpensive it was to make them so I thought I could figure out a way to make some silver play dough to go along with some loose parts. This post contains affiliated links for your…

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