This week's top links include diy poetry for kids, diy planter, guitar chord blocks, quotes for kids, diy necklaces craft.

Another week of summer is slipping away, and with it so goes July too. Are you ready for the end of summer county fairs and back to school prep? Nah, I’m not either. Let’s drown ourselves in these links instead, and pretend summer is forever.

Meanwhile, round about the internet:

  • The easiest way to get your kids making poems ever. via What Do We Do All Day.
  • Help youngsters learn their guitar chords with these blocks – heck, I could use them! via Babyology.
  • The “funnest” necklaces you’ll ever make. via Handmade Charlotte.
  • Quotes just for kids, love these. via Hello, Wonderful.
  • Designy things I hadn’t really thought about before. via Minted.
  • I wish I lived a life filled with hanging planters. via Fall for DIY.

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worth 1000 words: house in the trees

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We have a pretty nice backyard, but on these perfect summer days I catch myself craving a treehouse. Think we could build our own E’terra Samara out back?

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little wooden toys for little happy children

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Modern, but classic, timeless, and full of play value. Those are the things I love to find in a toy – and the things I can’t wait to share with you. I’ll be honest, the first thing that drew me to desEnfantillages was the minimal styling and color palette. But don’t be fooled, desEnfantillages has […]

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the cutest hunchbacked animals you’ll ever meet

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I’m browsing through a favorite online shop of mine, just seeing what’s what. And then, bam, I see Frida. Who is Frida? Well, she’s the adorable hunchbacked monkey by Franck & Fisher. She’s all sweet-faced, open-armed, and ready to love. Her body is 100% organic cotton, and her clothes are all created from repurposed fabrics, […]

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make your cards a rainbow!

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I’ve been thinking our family needs to learn some classic card games, because I can tell my husband finds board games a little blasé when we have a game night. Then I saw this gorgeous deck of rainbow cards and now I’m determined to learn some games so we have an excuse to use these cards! […]

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round about: floating donuts & diy tea parties

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Sometimes at the end of the week, the outcome can surprise you. I thought it was just an average week. But thanks to a slightly lighter workload, and a flipped daily schedule (due to Birdie’s day camp), the two of us girls actually spent the week with a ton of quality time. So much so, that […]

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worth 1000 words – getting lost in the city

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I’m feeling a little lost in the city this summer, I would really love a week away, without the hustle and bustle. Isn’t that what summer’s for? Don’t Get Lost in the City is by Scott Hill.

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let’s say hello to dodobob

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Pugs. The most adorable and simultaneously the strangest dog I can think of.  But they’re a great source of inspiration. Take the world of Dodobob, for example. These sweet stuffed animals are all inspired by the creator Arzu’s own little pug and people’s reactions to her dog. There are three different families of pugs that […]

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the only beach pail you need

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The one thing on my summer to-do list that we haven’t done yet: go to the beach. You’d think that wouldn’t be so hard to get to in a state with the tagline “Land of 10,000 Lakes”. But, well, between summer camp schedules, rainy days, sick days, family travel, you know the drill – things keep […]

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mr. pom pon, lalylala & some animals

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I consider myself a jack of all creative trades – anything from welding to knitting and I’m interested. But there’s one thing I’ve tried several times and always walked away flummoxed: crochet. I know, it’s silly, but I just can’t seem to get the hang of it. Single chain, sure, but what I want to be […]

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round about: pom pom ice cream & flamingo donuts

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What a week! I think I celebrated my 40th birthday about as best as I possibly could. And being on the other side of it, 40 isn’t bad at all. I’m doing just fine. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse for everyoe to tell me how young I look, which I’ll take – even if it’s […]

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6 baby must-haves for summer time

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Summer is such a wonderful time, but when you have a baby it can sometimes feel so much more complicated! Dragging things around, remembering everything you need or might need! The obvious esssentials were what always ran through my head first. Things like pacifiers, snacks, diapers, wipes and changing gear, and sunscreen. (I always forget the […]

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raise a hand for your teacher with thredUP

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Teachers do so much – and though I knew that as a former student and a college professor myself, I didn’t really understand the gravity of that statement until my own daughter started school. Those teachers are everything! I’m still waiting for the day when the world wakes up and the teachers and the professional […]

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this is forty

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Today I turn forty. I’ve been working hard for the last 6 months to feel good about that number. I didn’t think it would be as hard as it is to turn the big four oh. I remember how excited I was to turn 30, it was an amazing year and I was proud to […]

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interviewing a play designer: Toca Boca’s latest app

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Toca Boca continues to be our favorite resource when it comes to kid-friendly apps. They are one of the few app companies out there that focuses on open-ended play for kids. There is no winning, losing, time limits, coins, levels, etc. t’s just kids playing with virtual toys instead of real ones. Plus, their design aesthetic […]

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