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How we make our Reading Pillows

I gotten a lot of questions about how we do our pillows, so I thought I’d share our process & some in-progress pics. (= First I sketch
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A Court of Thrones and Roses Review

I just finished A Court of Thrones and Roses (commonly referred to as ACOTAR) by Sarah J. Mass – and, I should have listened to the hype
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Adorable Chibi Harry Potter Art Video 

Cabot and Riley finished another fun art video by Cabot (aka The Nerdy Artist). This one is cute Chibi Harry Potter art — Oops, I Missed
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Dry Ice Photo Shoot Fun -- with a

Fun & Easy Halloween Party Idea

If you’re looking for something fabulously cool to do for your kid’s upcoming Halloween party check this out! (= Bring some Witch’s Brew! It’s
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House As an anonymous Kindergarten Teacher so aptly put it, “A Messy Table is a sign of a Happy and Creative household.” We couldn’t agree more! Check out all of the fun project ideas, recipes, reviews, and other things that keep our table looking well-loved every day. (=

Birthday Board – Harry Potter Theme

We do a Birthday Bulletin Board for Riley’s school each month and I think this month is our favorite yet! (= Check it out……  
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House: I am building an Autographed Collection of my kids’ favorite books – they already think it’s pretty cool, but when they’re older I’m pretty sure they’ll REALLY get how awesome it is, not to mention how awesome their mom is for doing this for them. (= The best part is, it’s not nearly as hard as you might think it would be! (=

Keepsakes your kids will like now – and LOVE when they are older and can really appreciate how special they are!

What was your favorite book when you were a kid? Maybe, if you are like me, you have lots of favorites – and just thinking of them makes
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www.ShenaLeonard.com Messy Table, Creative House: This fun Art Adventure teaches kids about posters, and engages them in designing their own poster featuring their favorite book. This Art Adventure is a HUGE HIT with the Kids because they love creating a poster that features themselves and their favorite book. It is also a huge hit with Teachers and Parents because it encourages reading, and sharing what you love about reading. It’s an overall hit! (=

Art Adventure: Reading Posters! (=

In today’s Art Adventure with Cabot’s class we did Reading Posters –in honor of “I Love To Read” Month. (= We started by discussing what the
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Shena Leonard - sweet mom duplo Lego engineering. (=

Sweet Duplo Lego Engineering

I was going through some old pics and came across this one from long ago when the kiddos still used Duplo-sized Legos. I was (and still am)
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Shena Leonard Homemade Vanilla

Homemade Vanilla Extract, and a Lesson in Patience (=

The kiddo and I are making homemade Vanilla Extract. (= Super simple recipe: Add 25 whole vanilla beans (cut into 1/2″ pieces) to a bottle
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No Mess Indoor Snow Play

No Mess Indoor Snow Play

Flashback to our old trick for when it was too cold to go outside, but our kiddos really wanted to play in the snow… Just fill the tub with
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Bowtruckle for Character Day at school 

Cabot(10) is going to be Newt Scamander for Character Day at school. There’s not a lot of Newt costume stuff available at a day’s
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www.ShenaLeonard.com -- Messy Table, Creative House (=

Reindeer IPad Art

The Ipad can never replace the control you get with an actual pencil, but it’s fun to play with nonetheless. (=
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