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this can help those school separation anxieties

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Do your kids have a hard time going to school about this time in the year? The excitement begins to wear off and the honeymoon phase is over. Birdie is normally a very confident little girl. But when she doubts herself, and when new situations begin to overwhelm her, separation anxiety rears its ugly head. […]

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make it: glittering birthday crowns

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It’s that time again – time for the Cricut Design Space™ Star Competition! My team is creating projects for a Roaring 20’s birthday party. And for this project, even if you don’t own a Cricut, you can download and print out your very own crown too. I want to make all of my readers happy! I became so […]

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animal jam paper toys printables – lost temple of zios

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National Geagraphic Kids and Small for Big are starting a great new partnership! I’ll be creating printable animal toys for you to download, print, and assemble your own animals and environments: with a different land and its animals featured each month. Today is the second land in our series. Created in partnership with National Geographic, Animal Jam is […]

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make it: weaving with kids

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It’s taking all my willpower to not run over to Birdie’s school and bring her home to make one of these right this second. LIke. Right. Now. Leave it to Bar to come up with the perfect way to take the quickly rising weaving trend, make it approachable for kids, and beautiful too. You’ll have […]

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make it: geo necklaces DIY

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There’s a new Design Star challenge in town, and I intend to … well, to be a part of it! I’m not sure I’ll win, but I’m having a blast playing around as part of the Cricut Design Space™ Star Competition. Contestants have been grouped into teams, and we design new concepts every month to […]

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animal jam paper toy printables – kimbara

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National Geagraphic Kids and Small for Big are starting a great new partnership! I’ll be creating printable animal toys for you to download, print, and assemble your own animals and environments: with a different land and its animals featured each month. Today is the second land in our series. Created in partnership with National Geographic, Animal Jam is […]

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one hundred feet and some photos

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I wanted to share some photos with you that I took as part of a promotional campaign for the new movie The Hundred-Foot Journey. The goal is to fuse French and Indian culture using decor, DIY’s or recipes. I had such a blast working on something a little out of my usual confort zone! Though […]

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make: diy wooden bead dolls

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I suppose you could use wooden beads to make necklaces. We’ve done that, and they’re lovely things to wear. They’re much prettier than the plastic pony beads that are more common kids accessories. But today I thought I’d think outside of the box, are you with me? In fact, I’m thinking outside of a very specific […]

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worth 1000 words: crowded teeth landscapes

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There is really only one thing I have to say about these printables: I wish I’d designed them. Paper Island by Crowded Teeth, found via Mr. Printables.

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everyday to extraordinary: make these tea cups for your next tea party

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I recently visited the Children’s Museum of The Arts New York as a guest of American Express to learn about the new Amex EveryDay Credit Card (which I am an ambassador for). The current exhibit was all about the artful collection of everyday objects, and it reminded me that it’s possible to turn everyday things […]

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animal jam paper toy printables – appondale

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National Geagraphic Kids and Small for Big are starting a great new partnership! I’ll be creating printable animal toys for you to download, print, and assemble your own animals and environments: with a different land and its animals featured each month. Today marks the beginning of the series! Created in partnership with National Geographic, Animal […]

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worth 1000 words: mr. moon

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I loved the print, and I love the DIY hack just as much. Read more about it over at Mommo Design.

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summer craft projects – stack’em high!

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After only a handful of summer vacation days, Birdie and I are still trying to figure out some sort of summer way of being. She wants to go places constantly, or have constant playdates. While I, on the other hand, would prefer some semblance of my own childhood: when days were endless and we played outside […]

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make: craft storage boxes with Duct Tape

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As arty folks everywhere know all too well: craft supplies multiply faster than rabbits. In my own life, it ebbs and flows. Every time I organize things and feel like I’m on top of it, a couple of months later I’ll look around and see several piles of miscellaneous new materials lurking! Why not use […]

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our favorite gift for dad on Father’s Day

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There are gifts that you will never be able to top. The gifts that combine heart, originality, and creativity all into a one-of-a-kind only-for-that-person kind of gift. That’s how I feel about this photo book Birdie and I made for her daddy two years ago. I wish I could just re-give it to him every […]

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