give your plants more personality

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Plain planters take up space, but they’re not doing much for you, are they? Up your planter game, and give your plants a dose of personality! The plants will thank you for being able to express their true colors. The kids will be much more likely to water them, at least I’d like to think […]

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color the walls!

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Our household is slowly being overun by robots. Hatchimals, for example, along with several other tech-based gadgets. How about some old fashioned fun? Pirasta knows how we feel, and their solution is monstrous and brilliant in it’s simplicity. Giant posters. Posters so big your kids can’t possibly finish them in an entire afternoon. The amount […]

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start the year/day right with these bowls

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Welcome to 2017 and all of the resolutions, fresh starts, and organizational urges that come along with the beginning of a new year! To help us along that path, Avanchy’s beautiful bamboo bowls caught my eye. Upgrade your youngun’s mealtime routines with bowls that won’t slip, and won’t fall on the floor. Is that for real? Because […]

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happy holidays!

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It’s time to buckle down for the big Christmas celebration at our house. I’m sure many of you are going through the same anticipation and mad dashery – and Hanukah is happening too! We’ll be taking a little break here at Small for Big, so we can fully embrace the “Crazy” that is the holidays. […]

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last-minute holiday cheer

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We’re nearing the final countdown. How about some last-minute fun? Really, this stuff is easy to print out, and something to keep antsy kids and family-members occupied in this final stretch. Which projects would you pick? You could start with the diorama Holiday Ornaments above, they’re some of my favorites. Or cozy up with this […]

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let’s make mother-daughter ugly sweaters this year!

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters have turned into a big deal! They’ve made it to Jimmy Fallon, and local Christmas parties, and I’ve seen them for sale all over the place. But I want to let you in on a little secret: you can make your own ugly sweater and have a lot more fun. Every year […]

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round about: white elephants & snowy gifts

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If you are in the northern half of the US this week, you’re probably feeling the cold just like we are here. I think this morning the low was around -11 degrees Fahrenheit. I hear rumors that on Sunday we won’t even get above zero. I guess that’s one way to bring in Christmas spirit! […]

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worth 1000 words: winter wonderland

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Our home has become a storybook picture of snow on snow. The trees are all coated, the roads are coated, my dogs feet are freezing and frankly, so am I! But, it is a beautiful, clean, crisp, world outside – much like this image from Ryo Takemasa.

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shoot these arrows

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Looking for something unique to give this holiday season? Take a closer look at these bow and arrows sets by Two Bros Bows. They’re made right here in the US, and began three years ago when 2 brothers decided to create a durable and safe bow and arrows set for kids. Now they’re in specialty […]

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round about: holiday stuff & stuff

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It figures that just as I was wrapping up this post about the chaos of this week, my browser crashed and I lost the entire post. That about sums it up around here folks! Looking to find the joy in the season anyway, and hope you can to. Let’s just get to the links shall […]

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worth 1000 words: snowy wreath

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A wintry scene inside a wintry wreath, here’s a simple version that’s right up my alley. See the how-to at Design Improvised.

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the return of the a-frame

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Anyone else remember their Fisher Price Little People A Frame house like I do? It was the best! Now, Land of Nod has created an upgrade, and I’m even more in love. This A-Frame Dollhouse has the same charm, but with so many sweet improvements I don’t know where to start. Using wood and acrylic […]

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round about: holiday diys & inspiration

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It’s my favorite time of year – how many of you want to join me in the joy of this season? The lights, the smells, the crisp air and even the snow storms are magical when it’s December. We’re prepping for the season here – scheduling all the Christmas recitals and plans with family. It’s […]

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build your own video games

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Finding a good gift for tweens is a tough job! Sometimes it feels like it always comes back around to one thing: video games. I don’t like giving video games as gifts, I guess I’m old fashioned? But here’s a twist on video games that has more appeal to me and to kids too. Bloxels […]

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Worth 1000 words: getting outside

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It may be snowing outside my window, but I’m still in the mood to go out and commune with nature. This image by Rachel Katstaller inspired me.

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