Free Printable: Halloween Countdown Calendar

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Ever since we celebrated Little Bug’s birthday at the end of August, I’ve heard a familiar chant each day… “Halloween is next!”.  Although we’ve enjoyed Halloween the last couple of years, this seems to be the first year that she’s really into it.  In recent weeks, we’ve been talking about how to decorate the house, […]

Party Craft – Paper Baseball Party Bunting

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Baseball.  It’s all the talk around here these days.  Although I know many of you are enjoying football season right now, our house has been consumed by America’s favorite pastime.  And it’s all because the Orioles were crowned American League East Championship last week.  Having been a fan for many years and sitting through a […]

Free Printable: Fourth of July Paper Chain Decoration

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One of my favorite holiday decorating activities as a child was making paper chains.  I loved cutting long strips of construction paper (this was before decorative cardstock was readily available) and attaching them together to make a beautiful paper decoration.  For entire afternoons before a big holiday celebration, you would find me in my room – […]

Free Printable Father’s Day Coupon Card

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I was so excited to sit down to write this post.  I have really missed writing this blog over the past few months.  The funny part was that I sat down and started the post in the exact same way I wrote last year’s Father’s Day post – “I can’t believe that Father’s Day is […]

Kids Craft: Watercolor Heart Bunting

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With all of the snow and cold weather of the recent, I’ve turned to introducing Little Bug to water color painting. Although we’ve tried acrylic painting in the past, I’ve found it a little messy and hard to manage with Baby M around. Since I didn’t want to stifle Little Bug’s creative exploration, I decided […]

Surprise Heart Filled Cupcakes

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Well it finally snowed. We got a little over 4 inches last week, which for the Washington region is a lot. Little Bug was out of school for almost a week, so of course we baked and created lots of fun art projects for Valentine’s Day. I have admired this type of cupcakes for awhile […]

5 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s as a Family

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Photo by Joe Shlabotnik Now that I’m a parent, long gone are the New Year’s Eve celebrations before kids. Late night gatherings with champagne and dancing to the wee hours of the morning have happily been replaced with a small family gathering at home. We’re just figuring out the kinds of New Year’s Eve traditions […]

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