When my boys turned 1 I bought each of them "Oh the Places You'll Go". Their 1st birthdays were small parties, family only. And I had this idea, each family member picked a page and wrote a note to them, now at 1 year old, and when they turn 18 or on their High School … Continue reading One Fish – Two Fish First Birthday Party
Sometimes the prettiest Easter eggs are the ones that nature makes. There is nothing more Easter then a little Robin egg nest. This year we went to our local farmers market and were able to buy a variety of eggs; goose, chicken, and quail. We talked about how different types of birds make different size, … Continue reading Robin Egg Easter Basket – Natural Easter Egg Decorations
Spring time is coming and so is Easter. I love this holiday, for it's meaning and the family time we spend together. One year, we decided to have a big brunch with the entire family. Here is what we did to make it extra special for the little ones. First, we (of course) had the … Continue reading Easy and Fun Easter Brunch for the Entire Family
We love to 3D print in multiple colors. It’s a great way to brighten up any project. But we no longer have our dual extruder printer. To make multicolor prints we use pause points. Meaning, there is a script of code we add to the g-code after we slice the model, that pauses the print … Continue reading Pause points…switching filaments mid-print and 3D printing with style.
This is the easiest DIY gift but it is also one of the most meaningful. I made this for my husband for Valentines after being new parents. The first year having gone by in a blur we now had a one year old and it was Valentines Day. One hand the supplies I had: Acrylic … Continue reading Valentines Day Gift DIY
You need technical hobbies regardless of age. Not just for entertainment value but for the mental health benefits. Here, I’m using “technical hobbies” as a broad term. Sports, crafts, and cooking are all just as much technical hobbies as learning a computer code. It’s up to you to pick a hobby, or hobbies, that you … Continue reading Your Brain Needs A Hobby
According to Forbes the millennial generation is the most educated in our history with 33% holding 4-year degrees and 90% having graduated high school. Meanwhile, from that same population, one out three can’t boil an egg and seven out of ten can’t sew on a button! With the emphasis on college prep, standardized tests, … Continue reading Quick, change your Parenting, before you stifle your child’s curiosity.
I love Alice in the Wonderland! Some of my favorite memories are watching the movie with my mom while having our own tea party. Naturally when my sister asked for help in decorating for my niece's Alice in the Wonderland themed Birthday party I was all in! So here it is Birthday or Valentines Day … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas
Making salt dough ornaments is a kid-friendly craft guaranteed to get the entire family in the holiday spirit! Salt dough ornaments couldn’t be easier to make, since all you need is three simple ingredients you probably already have on hand: flour, salt, and water. This step-by-step tutorial by Shutterfly breaks the Christmas craft down into nine super easy steps. … Continue reading Salt Dough Ornaments
I love Gingerbread and making Gingerbread Houses for the holidays. But this year I wanted to add to the tradition and make something that will last multiple seasons: Clay Gingerbread House inspired Luminary. Here is the step by step on how we made these Gingerbread inspired luminaries. Supplies: Oven hard clay - we used natural … Continue reading Dutch “Gingerbread House” Clay Luminary