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Category: Kids Highlights

Super Cute Baby Dolls that Look Real

Super Cute Baby Dolls that Look Real

Each of my girls have gone through a baby doll stage. They love dressing up their baby dolls, cuddling them and tucking them in bed. The Feltman Brothers make a variety of super cute baby dolls that look lifelike. These dolls have soft weighted bodies […]

Easy DIY Pomegranate Gummy Snacks

Easy DIY Pomegranate Gummy Snacks

Did you know you can easily make your own homemade gummy bears? Learn how to make DIY gummy snacks by following our simple tutorial.

How to Make Cute Recycled Shoe Box Organizers

How to Make Cute Recycled Shoe Box Organizers

I love organizing stuff. It’s so satisfying to take a messy closet or drawer and turn it into an organized storage space for our most-needed supplies. Did you know you can use old shoe boxes to make the cutest recycled organizers? Shoe boxes often end up in the trash, so using them as organizers for drawers and closets is a great way to be eco-friendly too! Here are some easy steps for how to make cute recycled shoe box organizers.
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DIY Mint Playdough Kids Sensory Activity

DIY Mint Playdough Kids Sensory Activity

Making playdough is a great activity for any afternoon, especially to entertain antsy kids! This DIY mint playdough uses my BEST homemade playdough recipe, with added mint extract!

How to Make Creative Tape Painting Art

How to Make Creative Tape Painting Art

Create beautiful, custom art with this awesome tape painting technique! The possibilities are endless for the decorative patterns and color schemes you can create.

American Girl Doll Kitchen Review

American Girl Doll Kitchen Review

My daughter Kiera loves helping me out in the kitchen. Just this summer, she helped make several batches of cupcakes and cookies. Because of her love for baking, Kiera was ecstatic to hear about American Girl’s new kitchen play set. As the cherry on top, American Girl sent us the set to review! We are thrilled to share all the details about the new American Girl doll kitchen. We’ve also included some highlights of other sets American Girl released this summer and fall 2020.
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Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Welcome to Sprinkle Rush, our kids cupcake baking challenge! Our girls, Kiera and Sylvie, practiced their culinary design skills to make and design their best cupcakes.

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Play this interactive word family dominoes game to make reading fun and reinforce phonics sounds. Kids will love matching up rhyming words and learning through play!

Gorgeous DIY Flower Vases from Cans & Jars

Gorgeous DIY Flower Vases from Cans & Jars

Did you know that recycled cans and jars make the best flower vases? I love keeping a stash of clean jars or tin cans on hand for displaying beautiful fresh-cut flowers. Next time you are emptying a tin can or glass jar from your cupboard, don’t throw it away! Wash it out and use it to display some pretty blooms!

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DIY Happy Heart Wood Wall Art & Custom Stencils

DIY Happy Heart Wood Wall Art & Custom Stencils

Sometimes you just need a custom made sign. My darling Happy Heart wood wall art started out as an old cabinet door, transformed into a beautiful focal point on my wall with easy DIY stencils!

The Best Sugar Cookie Icing & Decorating Tips

The Best Sugar Cookie Icing & Decorating Tips

Easily create colorful sugar cookies in shape or color! Sugar cookie icing is easy to make with a few ingredients. Learn a super efficient method for creating cookie icing designs, without using hard-to-clean pastry bags.

DIY Kids Photo Valentines + Printables

DIY Kids Photo Valentines + Printables

Valentine’s Day is a fun opportunity to get crafty! We love making seasonal crafts and treats. Some years my kids have traded those paper character Valentines. However, they inevitably end up in the trash. One year I wanted to make our family something truly special for Valentine’s Day. I created some templates you can use with any picture to make custom photo Valentines. I’m excited to share my printables and simple tips for making Valentine’s Day fun!
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