Low Cost (or FREE) Summer Activities

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free summer activities

One last guest post and then you're stuck with me for awhile... my sister is back with some tips for free or low-cost summer activities to keep everyone busy and having fun.  Because whomever coined the phrase 'lazy days of summer' did NOT have a three year old boy.  ;-)  While summer may feel like it's a time for slowing down and reading books on the beach all day, for kids, it's a time with long spaces just begging to be filled with activities and things to do.  So here you go-- plenty of … [Read more...]

Mom, I’m Bored! {10 Creative Books for Kids}

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kids craft books and ideas

My friend Ginger from Literally Inspired (her blog's tagline?  'a card catalog for the creative home'-- love it!) is sharing her favorite creative books to keep kids busy this summer.  Summer is a time when creative ideas for kids are in big demand, and with long lazy days it never hurts to have some new activities for kids up your sleeve.  Thanks to Ginger's list, you may never hear the words "Mom, I'm bored" again! Hi Making Lemonade Readers! OK, I'm calling it - Summer is here. I … [Read more...]

Big Boy Room Revamp with Disney Paints

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Disney Paint by Glidden at Walmart

Y'all.  I'm not totally emotionally ready to renovate Bee's nautical nursery into a big boy's room, but it's almost that time.  He's growing by leaps and bounds, and when I designed his room 3 years ago he was but a glimmer in my eye (and a bump in my belly).  Now, he's almost three years old with a distinct personality.  He's a boy obsessed with trains, cars, and... cats.  He loves snuggling after naps, reading his books, and his sister.  He speaks in full sentences and knows the name of … [Read more...]

Favorite Spring & Easter Books for Kids

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Favorite Easter Books for Kids

I'd so much rather tuck books into Easter baskets than candy.  Not that I have anything against candy, I'm just a little too addicted and my kids share my sweet tooth.  A much healthier addiction is books.  Or so it seems, until you see how many children's books I hoard.  Being the compulsively organized book hoarder that I am, I pulled out our 'Spring and Easter Book Bin' (I kid you not, it's a sickness people!) to share a few favorites with you. Here's what we're reading around the … [Read more...]

Kidproofing (& Pet Proofing) Houseplants

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Kidproofing and Petproofing Houseplants

Aren't houseplants beautiful?  The endless green leaves, the air freshening qualities, the... DIRT.  Dirt, the stuff of kid's dreams and my nightmares.  What's a plant AND kid loving person to do?  It's simple, really.  Figure out... Last year for Mother's Day, my husband gave me a gorgeous hibiscus tree that amazingly made it through the summer.  Once cooler temps hit, I had a choice: say goodbye to the tree, or bring it inside and attempt to keep it alive amidst two crazy kids and a … [Read more...]