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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Artful Reminder To Enjoy Your Kids

DSC06945A phrase my dad often says when referring to my kids is, “Enjoy Them.”

I appreciate hearing that because, quite frankly, I can use the reminder. It’s so easy to get caught up in raising our kids that sometimes we forget to just enjoy them. Thankfully, grandparents are excellent reminders of this. Continue reading

How To Make Your Own Bubbles

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I bought this six pack of bubbles thinking they would last us a while but my two year old managed to dump three of them out in a matter of fifteen minutes of playing with them.

They aren’t expensive but how quickly we were going through them made me want to see about making our own solution. Continue reading

Easy Way to Display Kids’ Art

Easy Way To Display Kids' Art

In February, I made a Love Wall to display in Starbucks. To make it, I had to use up frames from around our house which left our living room wall sad and bare.

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Since this room is currently in transition (i’m trying to slowly replace all the browns and dark with bright and colorful), I wasn’t ready to buy any artwork for this area. In fact, I had no idea what I wanted to do here.

All I knew is that I was sick of looking at a blank wall.

I decided to let my kids handle the decorating until I figured out what to do.

There are a lot of great ways to display kids’ art, but I decided on using open frames to hang them. It is easy to swap out the pictures and it’s lightweight to hang.

I’d been looking around for the right frames but was having a hard time. Then I stumbled across a garage sale that had these three frames which were perfect. I love when that happens!

Easy Way To Display Kids' Art

I removed the glass and backing and measured out jute roping to fit across the back. I tied the end in a knot to hold better to the hot glue, which held it down.

Easy Way To Display Kids' Art

Depending on the size of your frame, you can have one or more art hanging lines.

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I just hung them on the wall.

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And then I put my kids to work.

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Using a clothes pin, I hung their artwork and that was it.

Easy Way To Display Kids' Art

I like that this designates a spot for their art instead of getting randomly taped around the house.

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I realize I fell into my old habit of using earth tones (jute) for this project. Rethinking this, these frames might look cute with a bright, decorative ribbon instead. Or if you hang them in a child’s room, a pastel, satiny ribbon would be pretty.

Lots of options. Have fun!

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