How to Make a Hippogriff Costume

This one was a challenge. I asked Owen what he wanted to be for Halloween. His typical kid response was a vampire. I told him, why don’t you pick something a bit more original that would be fun to make. We decided to look through the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for … Continue reading How to Make a Hippogriff Costume

Salt Dough Ornaments

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

Dutch “Gingerbread House” Clay Luminary

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

How I Balance Motherhood, Career and a Creative Bussiness

As originally publised on Maroon Oak. Thank you very much for letting us contribute to your community. When we know what success means to us, we find ways to create the balance! I was invited to this community to discuss balancing family life and a full-time career while starting a business. This was honestly hard … Continue reading How I Balance Motherhood, Career and a Creative Bussiness