Books, printables & activities for an intentional Easter

If I was on top of things, I would have made my plans and shared this post with you on or before Ash Wednesday. But, well, February was a tough month, and something had to give. Instead of focusing on the Easter story for the 40 days of Lent (which I would have preferred), I'm shooting…

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Finding inspiration for your doodles {plus 2 printable doodle pages!}

Although I'm still learning the basics of doodling, one thing I've started to do in the last couple of weeks is be more intentional about collecting patterns and borders to use as inspiration and to develop my own style (rather than just copying others). As I was working on these pages in my sketchbook, I…

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Doodling & hand lettering books and supplies

As I've been sharing my newly discovered passion for doodling and hand lettering on social media, I've gotten a lot of questions from other people who want to learn more as well. I spent some time digging into my new books and supplies this weekend and thought I'd share a few more of my thoughts about each…

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Printable Patriotic Pinwheels for the 4th of July

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Summer is a time for kids to be creative and enjoy being kids. As we were spring cleaning our office closet, our nine year old daughter and I uncovered a treasure trove of craft projects. So we're spending a lot of our…

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Preparing for a Road Trip with 4 Kids & a Dog

We're getting ready for our second 18-hour trip to southern Florida, leaving on Sunday at 4 a.m., and it seemed like a good time to repost this. This time, our big girls are already in Florida with my parents, so we'll be making the drive down with 2 kids, a baby and a dog and…

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Our 2014 {Simple} Summer Bucket List

For the past 3 years, I've created a new list of 101 summer activities each year to help inspire your summer plans. While I love being inspired by the ideas on those lists, I figure 303 ideas is enough for you to choose from without me scouring Pinterest for another whole new set this year!…

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Changing the World, One Tutu at a Time

Several months ago, Tanna Clark -- who used to be a professional organizer and fellow organizing blogger -- approached me about working with her non-profit, Grace & Glory. As she shared more with me about Grace & Glory's mission to Fight Hunger, Encourage Play and Give Hope to Children in Need of a Brighter Tomorrow,…

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Make Your Own Washable Paint from Chalk {A Guest Post from My 8 Year Old}

My 6- and 8-year-old daughters began experimenting with making their own chalk paint yesterday using little stubs of chalk that were too hard to color with. My husband "suggested" that I might want to have them move the experiment outside next time, but they had a ton of fun making paint -- more fun than…

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A Simple Easter Weekend Tradition

Our Easter traditions continue to evolve with our girls' understanding of our faith in general -- and Easter specifically. But this simple tradition is our very favorite. It's slightly more meaningful when Easter falls in March and the sun sets earlier, but my girls have been talking about it all week nonetheless, and we'll let…

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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Websites, Printables & Activities {Mom’s Idea Book}

We're pretty excited about the 2014 Winter Olympics in our house -- although my oldest is heartbroken that Lindsey Vonn isn't competing this year -- and I decided to give the girls a break from our regular school assignments and lift the TV limits for the duration of the Games. In 2014, I'm determined to…

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