As my kids grow older, I'm becoming a sucker for anything that measures how little they are at this stage in their lives. I love crafts that use their finger or handprints, like here and here. I have their infant footprints framed in my bedroom. I imagine that twenty years from now I will cherish all things that…Continue
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How is it that we went to a double birthday party this week and I felt like I left with a gift?
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The sunshine arrived just in time for one of my favorite monthly reasons to celebrate: Cocktails and Crafts, May Edition! If you're not familiar with Cocktails and Crafts, head up to the tab above or just click here to learn more about it, but I'll give you the short version. Cocktails and Crafts,
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I had big plans to make the decorations for Em's Easter birthday party. They were all crafts that came from toilet paper or paper towel rolls, and I thought they would be an easy touch to her party, something homemade by her brother and me. But as the date approached and I had more and more things on my plate, the crafts were pushed to the wayside. It was all well and good because her party was beautiful just the way it was, with…Continue
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Easter has come and gone and after a wonderful celebration with family and friends, I am left storing my baby chicks and tucking away my Easter books until next year. But what about those stupid plastic eggs?
As far as I…
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Being a parent in the Upper Valley requires me to think outside the typical activities box. There are certainly several places to take my kids on a potentially daily, weekly, or monthly basis, but everyone knows about those places: Billings Farm, VINS, the Montshire Museum, the train exhibit at Quechee Gorge Museum. Those places are packed during school vacation and on the weekends, and are at times expensive to frequent. To truly take full advantage of…
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Last night was the third edition of my monthly get-together with my girlfriends and our kids to craft and enjoy a beverage or two: Cocktails and Crafts!
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With all my craft catastrophes lately, you may be surprised to hear that this morning I hosted a get-together for my friends and our kids with the sole purpose of…Continue
Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 15, 2011 at 7:16am — No Comments
This is a story of a happy little craft that was relatively painless to make and resulted in a very pretty flower arrangement that perhaps will adorn our table at Easter. But in order to fully understand how these flowers rose from the ashes of crafty destruction, you'll have to go back one post (or click here) and read about their humble beginnings. Plus, you won't know how to make the egg-shaped…Continue
Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 6, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments
Note: Feel free to use this tutorial as a lesson on how not-to-craft. This is the anti-craft.
As my kids have grown older I have found an inner craftician that I never knew I had. This should give all of you with craft anxiety hope because I am truly as creative as a wet sock. I have now spent more time (and money) in craft stores in 2011 than I had spent in the past 30 years of my life…
Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 6, 2011 at 9:12pm — No Comments
Yesterday was the first day of spring! Hooray! Are you ready to celebrate spring with your children? I know I am, even though it is snowing as we speak (another 4" or so...oh, bother). But snowstorm or no, it is officially spring and that deserves a celebration! And what better why to celebrate than with a craft? Well, a party would be fun, too, but we're fresh out of cupcakes. This craft took about 15 minutes and it only required materials I'm sure you…
Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 22, 2011 at 8:15pm — No Comments
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On St. Patrick's Day my friends and I got our kids together for our second go-round of Cocktails and Crafts! And I couldn't have planned out a better time.
It was my great…
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...Something That Was Fun and Easy To Make!
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Today I was planning on taking the kids to the library for story time since gymnastics was cancelled due to weather. I don't know why I thought I could get to the library if…Continue
Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 7, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments
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I wanted to be sure I followed up on my post the other day, Smiles and Butterflies, so you can see the finished product. We painted on coffee filters with watercolors and then morphed them into…
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Yesterday was the first day we attempted to paint with watercolors.
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