DIY Door Draft Stopper {Easy Sewing Project}

Use scrap fabric to make a DIY Door Draft Stopper

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 […]

90 Must-Have eBooks for Your Homeschool Year

Homeschool Omnibus eBook Bundle Sale

As a public school teacher, my summers were spent sitting in professional development learning new teaching strategies to add to my teaching toolbelt. Now that I’m a homeschool mom, I have to educate myself. While I’d love to go to homeschool conferences all the time, it isn’t always feasible. Going to conferences means investing time […]

Focus on Fine Motor Skills~Pinching

Develop Fine Motor Skills by using a medicine dropper to transfer water from @happybrownhouse www.happybrownhouse.com

Pinching items and picking them up requires children to use their pincer grasp. It’s one of the first fine motor skills your child really develops as a baby, mainly to pick up Cheerios, and then they continue to use it through the “vacuum cleaner” stage when they pick up every tiny thing on the floor […]

How to Take a Shower When Home Alone With a Baby

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Most of us who stay home with the kids would hate to admit how often we are still in our pajamas in the afternoon…ahem. While I think “pajama days” are definitely one of the perks of being a stay at home mom, I’ve come to realize that I get more done on the days I […]

Boutique Baby Series: No-Sew Pacifier Clip Tutorial {Guest Post}

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Note from Sara: My friend Jenny from The Southern Institute is here today to share a tutorial with you while I snuggle up with my newest little guy. Let’s give her a warm welcome to the Happy Brown House! Hello, everyone! It’s so good to be here today as a guest… my first time at […]

Boutique Baby Series: Ribbon Tag Blanket Tutorial

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You can buy Ribbon Tag Blankets in the store, but I figure, why buy one when I can make it with things I already have in my craft stash? Seriously, I already had all of the materials. So for me, this project was FREE~my favorite kind of project! Materials: 12×12″ square of Minky fabric (can […]

Tutorial: How to Applique Without an Embroidery Machine

How to applique without an embroidery machine

Ok, so I know that I have an embroidery machine to make most of my cute appliques for my Etsy Shop. However, I know not everyone has a fancy embroidery machine to do all the hard work. Fear not, my friends, you too can add a cute applique to clothing, pillows, or anything else you […]

Frugal Fun Snacks & Learning, too!

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Just wanted to let you know I have a guest post up on Pennies and Blessings showing a frugal fun snack for the summer…Grapesicles! In addition to that, we made some Fruit Kabobs and practiced making patterns. Super easy to set up and a fun way to let kids help prepare part of a meal! […]

Organizing Children’s Books

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I have an insane amount of children’s books. I think most former teachers do. Until recently, they were boxed up because we really didn’t have the room for them. When I was looking for a specific book to use with Jonah, I would have to go digging and end up frustrated. It just wasn’t working […]

The Summer Park Tour

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We are blessed to live in an area that has tons of great parks. The problem is that we tend to frequent the same park because it is conveniently located near our home. Therefore, we hardly ever take advantage of the other parks available to us….which is a shame, because we REALLY have some awesome […]