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Scout & Indiana's Fancy Forest Quilts

In honor of National Quilting Month, I'm FINALLY sharing a project that I started in the fall of 2016.  Not long after we moved to South Carolina, the girls moved from cribs to big kid beds (which is a whole other blog post that you should definitely check out if you haven't already!).  In my family there is a long history of quilt making and gifting - each of the 8 grandchildren have a quilt made by my grandmother, and both my sister and I have a quilt made by my mother, so to help myself with the transition of my babies becoming big kids, I decided to make the each of the girls their own quilt from me.  Husband...

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Rad Dad Project: standing desks for tots!

Our first blog of the new year (that started over 3 weeks ago – yikes!) is a Rad Dad Project that was inspired by one of the fastest growing trends of 2017 – standing desks! J wanted to build a standing desk for himself (that blog will come later this year), but like the sweet man that he is, he was more inspired to build the girls a fun and kid friendly standing desk first. The ultimate goal was to create a good learning and creative workspace with storage for supplies and materials as well as different modes/areas for learning and art. In one of his most creative designs yet, J incorporated a mutli-functional tabletop, a magnetic backboard, AND a...

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DIY Flamingo Halloween Costumes

Halloween is so much more fun with kids and since this is the first year the girls can really weigh in on their halloween costumes, I thought I'd see what they wanted to be.  So we talked about all the options, from book characters, to movie characters, to just things/people they think are cool. No matter how many times we talked about it, their answer was always the same - FLAMINGOS.  Both of them.  FLAMINGOS.  Which honestly, although totally unexpected, I find completely hilarious, so sure I thought, FLAMINGOS.  But....as it turns out, finding toddler flamingo costumes is a little more difficult than you might think (or maybe not, I'm not sure how many 3 year-olds are demanding to be flamingos......

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our first garden!

I am notorious for my black thumb, which is why it was surprising to everyone, especially me, when I decided that I wanted to try my hand at a garden this summer. It all started when my Mom sent the girls a little seed starting kit in early spring. It came in an egg carton … Continue reading "our first garden!"

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national ice-cream day: mint icecream recipe!

We find most made up national holidays silly, but ones that involve food tend to give us pause.  And National Icecream Day is definitely a day we're happy to make the time to celebrate  So today, we kicked our blog butt back in gear to bring you this amaaaaazeballs homemade icecream recipe, courtesy of … Continue reading "national ice-cream day: mint icecream recipe!"

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