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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) impressed by their engineering skills at such a young age — not to mention, it’s just plain sweet! (=
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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 snow (we used 5 gallon buckets to transport) and let the kids play in it. Then when it melts it goes right down the drain, so
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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 notice — but, we were able to make a quick Bowtruckle from pipe cleaners and sharpies that we found around the house. (=
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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 out a rough pattern design of the character on large paper. Then the kids & I search through the fabric supply in my mom’s
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Birthday card for the cousin 

Cabot(9) was in charge of his cousin’s birthday card. It turned into framed art -very cute! (= We used the IKEA plastic frames, safe for kids’ rooms. (=
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Soggy Sidewalk Chalk is Awesome!

My friend’s kiddos left their sidewalk chalk out in the rain and it created this cool, soggy chalk/paint that looks awesome! She said it was easy to work with too — I love when accidents create amazing art & art supplies! (= I have another friend whose daughter
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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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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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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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