DIY

Sundae Fundae Back-to-School Party

Our Kid-Planned Ice Cream Sundae Party was so much fun! Letting the boys take ownership of the party planning was a great lesson in responsibility as they chose ice cream toppings, made invitations, and even helped set up for the party. I loved watching them make decisions and compromises with each other. But most of […]

Kid-Planned Ice Cream Sundae Party

I love the laid-back days of summer. Trips to the park and play dates with friends fill our days, but eventually they have to end. While I love homeschooling, I’m always sad to see the summer fun start to slow down. With back to school time right around the corner, I wanted to host a […]

DIY Preschool Dress-up Corner

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and ideas are mine alone. #ProjectAmazing #CollectiveBias My kids love to play dress-up. Give them a cape or a hat and they’ll pretend they’re someone else and enter the land of make believe. As we’ve added to the dress-up clothes and […]

Build-a-Minion Busy Bag

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias Has Minion Mania hit your house? Ours too. My kids are in full-out Minion mode and they haven’t even seen the newest movie yet! The Minions are everywhere, so my kids are on the hunt to […]

Candy Shark Jello Snacks

Every time Shark Week rolls around, I think about the birth of our oldest son. As we snuggled our new baby boy in the hospital, we enjoyed all the cable channels we didn’t have at our house. After flipping through all the available channels, Mr. Happy Brown House would settle on watching Shark Week–he couldn’t […]

DIY Bean Bag Tutorial

Bean Bags are a childhood staple. As a teacher, I often used bean bags in my elementary classroom for lots of different learning activities. The possibilities are truly endless! DIY Bean Bags are a perfect easy beginner sewing project and can help use up fabric scraps. The materials are practically free, and even if you […]

DIY Door Draft Stopper {Easy Sewing Project}

As I quietly creep through the house to the coffee maker, I catch a chill as soon as my feet hit the hardwood floor in our entryway. It sends a shiver through me and I make a quick detour to look at the thermostat. It’s holding strong and steady where it was set, but it’s […]

DIY Plastic Grocery Bag Organizer {Beginner Sewing Project}

In my quest for pantry organization, I have a love/hate relationship with plastic grocery bags. On one hand, we reuse them for easy disposal of stinky diapers, mini trash can liners, and more. On the other hand, they seem to multiply faster than rabbits. Even with the use of reusable canvas shopping bags, we STILL end […]

The Rainbow Fish Ornament: Perler Bead Craft

The Rainbow Fish is a simple story about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions–his sparkly scales. While Rainbow Fish starts out prideful, he learns a lesson in giving and friendship. It’s one of my favorite books for talking about how to be a good friend and sharing. […]

Caterpillar/Butterfly Finger Puppets {Flip Dolls Pattern}

I first “met” Laura while I was pregnant with Asher. If you were a reader during that time, you’ll remember I was SO sick with Hyperemesis Gravidarum and the entire house was a little down in the dumps. During that time, Laura sent us a package with hand-drawn artwork from her daughter and a homemade […]