Post-It Note Art Challenge 

The boys and I are excited to launch our first-annual Post-It Note Art Challenge!! Below is the sheet with Participation Instructions. There are fabulous Creative Prompts for each week (chosen by Cabot, The Nerdy Artist) and there’s really no pressure. If you do something y
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Digital Art: Dobby from Harry Potter

I’m trying to teach myself how to draw in Adobe Illustrator… Dobby isn’t done yet (he needs a stack of hats still, obviously) but he’s starting to look somewhat like Dobby. (=
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It looks like the Owl Post arrived with the birthday presents. (= We wrapped all of the presents in brown paper bags (turned inside out so you couldn't see the Target labels, of course) and twine. Then we arranged them all on the table with his Harry Potter poster, the Harry Potter pillow we made, and a Hedwig-looking owl on top so he'd see them first thing in the morning. It was really easy to wrap them this way, and he was SO EXCITED!

It looks like the Owl Post arrived with the birthday presents

It looks like the Owl Post arrived with Cabot’s birthday presents. (= I just ran across this picture from Cabot’s 8th birthday, and I still love it. We wrapped all of his presents in brown paper bags (turned inside out so you couldn’t see the Target labels, of
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The little guy (age 7 here) saw an art piece hanging in the middle school and decided to come home and figure out how to make his own version. I love how creative this little guy is. (=

That Art Looks Cool – I’m going to figure out how to make something like it

I just ran across this picture from a couple of years ago and had to share it. Cabot (age 7 here) saw an art piece hanging in the middle school office and decided to come home and figure out how to make his own version. I love how creative this little guy is. (=  
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Cabot(9) is making a video of himself creating some of his Monogram Art. We'll post it when it's ready.

Cabot’s Cool Monogram Art Video

Cabot(9) made a video of himself creating some of his cool Monogram Art  —  actually, he did the art, and his big brother did the video editing. It’s a bit mesmerizing to watch. (= Check it out! (=    Here’s a pic of him at work.
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Cute Chibi Mickey by Cabot, age 9. (=

Cute (Chibi) Mickey Mouse Art by Cabot

Cabot(9) has been into drawing cute little chibi characters lately. Here’s the Urban Dictionary’s definition of Chibi (just in case you are “un-cool” like me, and didn’t know what it meant). (= chibi It is an adjective that means small and/or
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How to make the Perfect end-of-the-year (or anytime) Teacher Present! It’s small, cute (adorable, actually) and includes EVERY Child’s Favorite Thing about their school year. Each kid has a page with their photo, info and drawing. I have made this for my kids’ teachers the last 8 years and it’s always a big hit! (=

How To Make the Perfect Teacher Gift – “What I Like About School…” books made by the kids in class

For the past 8 years I have been creating the PERFECT end-of-the-year Teacher Gift with my kids’ classes. I know, I know… nothing is perfect you say…. But, this present is pretty close! The teachers really love it! And why wouldn’t they? It’s adorable, it takes up very little
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Perfect Weekend Plans: Tea, Pjs and a Good Book. (=

Perfect Weekend Plans

This is my idea of the perfect weekend plans. (=
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The boys started young with their inventions/contraptions... Flashback to a slide pulley thingy in progress. (=

Play is the highest form of research

The boys started young with their inventions/contraptions… Flashback to a slide-pulley-thingy in progress. (=
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Recipe

Some of my old recipes had seen too many spills to continue, so I thought I’d try rewriting them “cutely.” Here’s my first attempt. These Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins are NUMMY, not to mention whole-grain and decently healthy. Feel free to print/use our
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