5 Fun Fall Activities for Preschoolers

One of "My Most Popular Posts" right now is "10 Fun Fall Crafts for Toddlers." That seems appropriate, yet all of images from that 2011 post have disappeared due to Pinterest's changes. Here's a 2013 update!These activities are all FRUGAL, FUN, & KID-FRIENDLY. I hope you'll try a few out with your kiddos! 1. Fall Nature CanvasWe actually made this one in September, but we keep replenishing our leaves as the old ones shrivel up. You need a foam board, straight pins, a shirt or paint to cover your … [Read more...]

February’s Pinterest Pick: Faux Chalkboard Herb Pots

One of my goals for 2013 is to try a different Pinterest pin each month. Last month I made these delicious Salted Caramel Pumpkin Muffins. While I was tempted to try another recipe, I dared myself to be bold and go crafty. These cute faux chalkboard herb pots were calling my name: Source: craftsbyamanda.com So, I gathered my supplies: 3 terra cotta pots ($1.99 each) DecoArt"Patio Paints" in Wrought Iron Black, Blue Jay Blue, Sweet Pea Green, & Petunia Purple ($1.99 each) A … [Read more...]

Halloween Photo Tree

I am not a crafty person. But I love crafty things. My motto is: If it requires any sewing, Modge Podge, or a glue gun, forget it!This craft project is so simple that even I can do it. Plus, it's the perfect centerpiece for your Halloween (or birthday) party. {I actually made our Halloween Photo Tree for our girls' birthday party a few weeks ago.}The beauty of this photo tree is that:(1) You can display some of those lovely pictures of your kiddos hidden away in the photo album;(2) You can … [Read more...]