The BEST gift you can give your kids (Hint: It’s Free)

I’ve been working on a project for a while now that I can’t wait to share with you soon! The project involves connecting with the generations before us to draw out their best stories~the stories that made them who they are. It’s been a lot of fun (and a lot of work) but I think it’s really important so it’s become sort of a passion project :)

In my research, I’ve connected with people who share similar philosophies and are doing their own exciting work. One person, in particular, is Jennifer from Tales of a Peanut. She has an online paper and gift shop with all kinds of beautiful paper products. Her latest line is called Handwritten Heritage.

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Photo courtesy of Handwritten Heritage

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Don’t Throw Out Your Dried Up Markers

Little kids have many skills, but remembering to put the cap back on markers is not one of them.

It really doesn’t take long to end up with a pile like this.

how-to-make-watercolors-from-old-markersI used to just throw the dried out makers away but then I started just putting them in a small bucket and saving them. I’d heard about reviving them with a little vinegar or even making watercolors out of them and I wanted to give it a try. Continue reading

Easy Fix For A Bag With Cracking Handles

Whenever you have a bag (that you use a lot) that isn’t genuine leather, you usually end up with handles that start cracking. One day, I grabbed this Clinique bag to return books to the library and from that day on (mainly out of laziness), it had become my purse.

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Turn Your Child’s Artwork Into A Custom Bookcase

Turn your child's Artwork into custom a custom bookcaseIf you have little budding artists around your house, then you know how easy it is to accumulate piles of pictures and artwork. The coloring book pages I can part with, but the freestyle drawings that show so much imagination, I can never seem to throw away. Continue reading