DIY: Koinobori

Aug
2
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Koinobori (Japanese flying carp) is supposed to be made for children's day/boy's day in May, but.. they're also just cute! So we decided to make one this week on one of our nothing-to-do-so-let's-make-something days. It was inspired by this wonderful tutorial which I found through Pinterest. We just used all the colored tissue paper we had at home and made a rainbow carp.

Wee Road Trip Bingo

Jul
29
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Summer is vacation time for most families, and that means more road trips! And just like with plane-rides, we're always looking for ways to keep our kids occupied during the drive. Car-rides are much easier than plane rides. I'm not sure if it's the scenery or the sound & rhythm, but kids usually enjoy being in the car... for a certain amount of time. Bring on the entertainment! We sing songs, we play games like "I Spy" (except S doesn't know it's something we have to actually see, he just starts naming things beginning with the letter - fine with us!) and we munch on snacks.

Art Display

Jul
26
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As our little ones start going to school and bringing back lots of artwork, we as parents need to figure out how to preserve the pieces we want to keep, how to display them and show them off, how to store them. Right now, most of S's artwork sit in a folder on the office bookshelf and some are taped onto the fridge (what is up with fridge's that don't take magnets by the way!!). But I've made sure to take pictures of all his precious artwork because I know we won't be able to keep all of it. He hasn't even started preschool yet and we already have a folder full of stuff!

Little Drawstring Shorts

Jul
24
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I wanted these baby Crewcuts drawstring shorts, and I want one in each color. And I also wish that they made them in adult sizes because they are oh-so-cute and they look so comfortable. Perfect for little kicking legs and mini walkers in the summer, get yours now because the sizes are already running out!

Kite On A Stick

Jul
22
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This past weekend we decided to make our first kite! And thanks to this DIY tutorial on Oh Happy Day, it wasn't as hard as we thought it would be. The idea of a kite on a stick is perfect for younger children and it's also great no matter what kind of weather it is. S had so much fun running around on the lawn with his kite.

Kiwi Crate: Summer Discovery Pack

Jul
19
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During the summer, parents search for ideas and activities for their kids. And even those who are signed up for swimming classes, summer camp and other outside activities will have times when they look for activities or DIY's to do with their little ones at home. Your solution: Kiwi Crate! The idea is genius: someone else will come up with the idea for you, they will send you all the instructions and materials needed in a box right to your home and there you have it, a fun project for you and your kids!

Babylit Books

Jul
17
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Surely the whole world knows about the Gibbs Smith Babylit books! I know my friends and I were crazy about them when they first came out (yes, my friends are grown ups, some without kids). We wanted to collect them all! All-time classics were taken and made into the cutest baby books with simple character introductions and number counting.

Personalized Flash Cards

Jul
15
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I've always loved the products of Pinhole Press, so it's no surprise that I think these personalized flash cards are a fabulous idea! Make it more engaging for little ones by putting pictures they're familiar (people they know, their own toys, etc.) with with each letter and help them learn their alphabets. Flash cards are a great method for teaching new things, and we've been using them since the day S was born.

Making it Lovely: Crafty Like A Fox Party

Jul
12
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This baby shower theme created by Nicole of Making it Lovely is yep, lovely! Who doesn't love a fox-themed-anything really, but I love how she took the theme and didn't make it too literal. There were foxes here and there, but her color palette was inspired by a table cloth by Rifle (which I LOVE ofcourse!).

Cooking With Ikea

Jul
8
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There's no better place than Ikea for better basics, and that includes kid things. If you're looking for a little kitchen for your little chef, it's a one-stop shop at Ikea. Their kitchen is one of my all-time favorites because of it's simple clean lines and modern colors.

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