Homemade California Rolls

California Rolls

My daughter just turned five. Presents poured in from all of the country — well, mostly from the Midwest. But one came from Japan! That’s right, my brother and sister-in-law sent her a sushi maker capable of producing hearts and teddy bears. (My brother and sister-in-law are in Minnesota, not Japan. But the sushi maker […]

10 Hands On Crafts for Kids

summer crafts for kids

Sometimes kids just wanna make a mess. Who am I kidding, they always want to make a mess. Here’s 10 super fun mess making homemade activities to satisfy the mess maker in all of us.   With the hot weather just around the corner or right on your doorstep water play is a great way […]

Making Do With Chairs: A Lesson In Perseverance

Once upon a time, while I was 10 weeks pregnant, I decided to sand and stain our dining room chairs. The only chairs we had. While 10 weeks pregnant. I’ll give you one guess how that turned out. So we sat at our table with semi-sanded chairs for a few years until some other chairs […]

A Nature Themed Birthday Party

nature themed birthday party

Thus far in my birthday party throwing experience we’ve had parties at home. Simple play in the backyard eat cake parties. That’s how I like it. And if the fun had by all the party goers is any indication, they like it too.

We celebrated a 5th birthday party this past weekend and the birthday girl requested her guests come in costume. The little princesses did not disappoint. One of the things I love about girls is that you can dress them all fancy with glitter and tiaras but they still love getting dirty.

Make Rock Magnets


Post by Pam Weppler. Turn a regular afternoon into a fun-filled exploration to find the perfect rocks and make some rock magnets with your kids. ¬†These unique magnets are useful and add some simple, natural style to your fridge or around the office! Things You Will Need: Rocks with one ¬†flat edge Round Magnets (I […]