Yesterday my son and I wanted to do something arty. We settled on creating some bean and seed art. (It's not as fancy as it sounds.) We set up a still life on the dining table and got drawing. I enjoyed sitting beside my son and talking while we sketched out our display. I'm reminded […]
I'm not sure how fun having a family workout actually sounds, but it really can be a blast. I promise. It's also quite hilarious. We are having one tonight! So, just imagine us leaping around the living room. It's quite a sight, I can assure you. There are many ways to have a family workout […]
This morning my kids and I enjoyed a simple craft: making bookmarks from old jeans. All that's required are some old jeans, pinking shears, felt, scissors, and craft/tacky glue. I'm sure this could be replicated with scrapbook paper or foam, too. Step One: Use the pinking shears to cut a rectangle from the old jeans. […]
Are you looking for a frugal, easy-to-implement, family fun idea? Well, I have one for you! It's called the Family Draw. I'm sharing all the details (including eleven ideas for adding variety) at Simple Homemade. Read the post here. Before you go, here is a behind the scenes look at what happened after I took […]
My children have always loved to draw. I've contemplated getting rid of all the toys because it seems they would rather draw than do almost anything. Over the years we have collected some helpful how-to-draw books. I'm so thankful to have these on the bookshelf when one of them asks me how to draw something […]
Today I'm sharing a simple, herbal bath recipe especially for babies at Frugal Granola. It's easy to make, smells good, and helps make bath time a soothing and relaxing experience for babies and their parents. To find out how to make it, read the post at Frugal Granola: Herbal Bath for Baby.
When we observe the intricate workings of the natural world, we grow in appreciation and awe of this beautiful earth we call home. Even the smallest insect is absolutely amazing. A deeper connection to the world around us often brings a desire to treat the planet, and the many creatures that live upon it, well. […]