DIY-Plaster turtles

For awhile there I was posting a fun DIY to do with your children over the summer months. I am going to try to make an effort to stick with that and post at least one fun kid friendly craft every month.  Hope you all enjoy this one along with the kids. Remember, it’s not…

Baked zucchini

Our neighbors across the street brought us a bunch of zucchini from their garden. So sweet. Thank you Lillian, Vance and baby Phebes. I found a really nice recipe online for a healthier version of fried zucchini and here it is:   Ingredients 2 tablespoons Olive oil 4 medium zucchinis 1 large egg 1/2 cup…

Dollar Day Do over-Wooden folk art dolls.

Guess what I found on one of my junking days at the second hand shop?   THIS…a big bag of mismatched wooden doll pieces and giant peg doll looking things to decorate. Don’t laugh…I know someone is laughing out there. Even here in a world of typed out letters, those giggles are pretty powerful and…

Friday family fun paper crafts-fishing game

This is so easy you guys and it has been around for decades. Nothing new with this old paper craft, except your unique creations of different colored fish. Supplies needed- Large sticks and twigs. Fishing wire, yarn or twine. Paper clips Paint Tacky glue magnets Assorted beads for eyes or black puffy fabric paint. Scraps…

DIY- Christmas in July decorations

Been so busy this year and so far behind with everything that I didn’t really have time to design any new Christmas in July projects. We still celebrated though by spending the day in a small Arizona town shopping for early Christmas gifts at the Antique stores. This is just a fun little tradition of…

 Family fun day paper crafts-milk carton barn.

“Every time you sit down to eat…thank a farmer.” Hey everyone. Only two more paper crafts for the summer are left. I can’t believe how fast the summer is going. This craft is a little more complicated but you can simplify it by not adding little barn doors or a hay loft window. Supplies needed-…

DIY- Americana- Upcycled old jeans

Okay, here it is…finally. Once again I got caught up in things with life and forgot to post this re-post from last year. I just glanced over this post and it took me back to that time and I realized that the summer cold I was writing about down below turned out to be a…

Hunting for vintage books

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get the people to stop reading them.” Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451 This months shopping trip involves books. Old ones at that. I just love old books, even the smell of them. Like a fragrance from back in time. Shopping for actual books seems…

Friday Family fun paper crafts- star garland

4th of July is just around the corner here in our country. Thought it would be fun to do a patriotic themed craft for this week. The supplies for this craft don’t include nature but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and create this easy craft out in nature. When my kids were little and…

DIY- Paper and Plaster Garden Picks

Hope you all enjoy this re-post of mine. I remember doing this craft for a trip up north to Our Little Red House. It was wildflower season up there and I wanted to display these picks surrounded by natural flowers. Got up there, did a bunch of home repairs and painting, was exhausted and on…