Piggy Cupcakes and Turning Nine

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Over the summer, this (not so) little girl turned nine. How did she get so grown-up? Her last single-digit year! We celebrated with dinner out and a family get-together for dessert, followed the next day by a trip to a nearby lake. Delaney’s favorite animal is a pig, so we made some adorable piggy birthday […]

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Paper Scrap Fall Trees

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Happy Monday! Can you believe fall is just a few days away? We’re already seeing a bit of fall color in the trees around our neighborhood, but we’re still waiting for that cooler autumn weather! I’m sharing an autumn-inspired art project at Make and Takes today – simple and whimsical paper scrap fall trees. If […]

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Math About Me Posters

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We’re slowly easing into another year of homeschooling. I’m having a hard time believing we’re starting our 5th year! One of our back-to-school projects was creating these fun Math About Me posters. The girls loved making them! We started by brainstorming a list of all the things about themselves they could describe using numbers. Then, […]

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Playful Picks

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{From the Let’s Explore Archives} Exploring Apples :: A few art, science, and math activities to do with apples, plus a free apple exploration book download! Our Favorite Drawing Books :: The girls have been pulling out the drawing books a lot lately – check out our most-loved titles. {Activities & Projects} Flannel Halloween Face Pillows […]

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Friday Chit-Chat: Your Kids’ Favorite “Non-Toys”

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Happy Friday! Where has the summer gone? We started back to (home)school this week. I think we were all ready for a little change in routine. If you have school-age kiddos, I hope the transition has been smooth for you, too! With just 6 weeks or so until baby brother arrives (eek!), we’ve been busy […]

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Scenes of Summer :: Game Time

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{Note: This post contains affiliate links.} Happy mid-July! We’re having a nice mix of busy and relaxing this summer. We’ve been organizing and rearranging rooms as we make room for our new addition this fall. We’ve also had pajama days, long afternoons piled on my bed reading, and a few more movie nights than usual. […]

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Meet Socks and Stripey

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The girls recently finished their most difficult hand-sewing project to date – a pair of super-cute and cuddly sock monkeys! We cut, stuffed, and sewed in short sessions over a couple weeks time. We used the excellent sock monkey tutorial at Craft Passion - I have never sewn anything like this, so I was thankful for […]

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Celebrating Dads: Father’s Day Round-Up

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I’m sharing the how-to for our homemade Father’s Day card at Make and Takes today – a fun spinner card filled with special activities and treats for our dad. My girls are so excited to give this to their dad on Sunday! Here are a few more ideas for celebrating Dad that we’ve shared over the […]

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Friday Chit-Chat: Naps and Quiet Time

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Happy Friday! A big thank you to those of you that joined in on the last Friday Chit-Chat. I loved hearing about your newborn essentials – very helpful for my current list-making! We’re just beginning to settle into a more relaxed summer schedule – less structured home school time, more free time for playing, projects, […]

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Playful Picks

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{From the Let’s Explore Archives} Time Capsule in a Tube :: If you didn’t make one at the beginning of the school year, celebrate the end of the year by making your own time capsule Homemade Seasoning Blends :: These make a great Father’s Day gift – my girls loved smelling and measuring all the […]

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