1. Make Your Own I Spy Book

    Owen turned 3 on Friday!  I can't believe how big he's getting!  For his birthday, Aidan and I worked together to make Owen an "I Spy" book.  We had a…

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  2. Resurrection Garden Centerpiece - The Procrastinator's Version

    I saw this idea for a resurrection garden on We are THAT  Family, and LOVED it, but I didn't get started in enough time to make it the way they…

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  3. Easter Egg Word Match-up Game

    Here's an idea for a quick and easy game for kids who are learning to read!  I cut out Easter egg shapes from construction paper, and then cut them in…

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  4. We tried to take a nice family picture...

    Hi, this is Owen.  Mom doesn't usually let me up at the computer, being as how I'm 2 and all, but since she's folding laundry and not paying attention, I…

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  5. Make an Advent Book

    I can't remember what exactly got me thinking about the word "advent" - maybe it was the Star Wars Lego advent calendar I saw in the store, or the one…

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  6. Fall Tree Art Project

    I was inspired by Red Ted Art's Blog to make fall tree paintings with the boys, and they turned out great!  We did this project over two days.  On the…

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  7. Frugal Costume Ideas: Frontiersman, Zookeeper, and More

    Last night was our church's annual fall fair!  Our costumes were simpler than the Toy Story Army Guy costumes that we did last year, but we still had a great…

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  8. Pet Show Themed Birthday Party

    Gresham is 5 years old!  At our house, we do the first "real" party with invitations and friends at age 5.  Gresham loves dogs, and we came up with the…

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  9. Skateboard Birthday Cake

    I am awful at making birthday cakes.  Somehow, the art of making a traditional two-layer birthday cake seems to elude me.  One year, I forgot to put icing between the…

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  10. Make Your Own Sprinkler with PVC Pipes

    This month's issue of Family Fun magazine had a build-your-own sprinkler toy out of PVC pipes, and we decided to make our own.  We didn't follow the Family Fun directions…

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