Cottagecore on a budget.

“ The cottage represents a family seat, a place of belonging and identity…a symbol for the family”                                Greg Halseth                A couple weeks ago my daughter brought up a trend that has been going on called Cottagecore. “ What’s this Cottagecore business, I’ve never heard of it” I would say to my daughter. She would…

DIY cornstarch birds.

Mother’s Day will be here in America before you know it and I thought I share with you all a fun DIY I did the other week when I made pretty little birds using play doughs that I mixed up in my kitchen. I made salt dough hearts and cornstarch birds. They are perfect as…

ASD table time crafts…sensory dough.

“ Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing that it is stupid.”                                Albert Einstein   Happy World Autism awareness month. I missed the official day of course because honestly it is hard keeping up with all these days. This…

Spring trip to Our Little Red House.

“ I’ll take you up and down these hollers and hills, let me show you how country feels.”   It’s that time of the year. Time to head up and check on the little red house. There were still pockets of snow on the drive up but no ice thank God. The snow is melting and…

It’s TP craft time…a little paper bunny.

How long as it been sense I have done one of these crafts?. The last time I did a TP craft was for Blogmas during Christmas, remember they were little Santa gnomes?. Months just keep flying by. Took a couple hours off one day to design up a TP craft for you all and this…

DIY tiny nest baskets from nature’s art supplies.

“ Great art picks up where nature ends.”                       Marc Chagall   One of my favorite things to do when we are up north during the Spring is to collect little twigs, flowers , and leaves from the forest. I love to use natural items when decorating my homes for Spring. All the colors, beautiful flowers, leaves,…

ASD table time crafts…speech lessons.

Speech lessons don’t always have to be boring and hard work. There are fun ways to get children to be interested in learning language and helping them with communication skills. I used toys to teach speech lessons in my home. It was so hard teaching my son to follow one and two step directions. His…

A chocolate house for Valentine’s Day.

A different take on the traditional gingerbread houses. Got the idea from a boxed Oreo house kit from the holidays. They were sold out at the store at the time so we made one ourselves after looking up the recipe for Oreo cookies. The cookies did not come out like the store bought Oreos but…

A whole lot of DIY for Valentine’s Day.

We have been getting a lot of rain here in Arizona. A lot to me that is. Even those tiny sprinkles with shady clouds are treats to me. Just something to break up having the same weather every day. Here in the desert we love rain storms. You all know what happens when it rains,…