Paper Plate Pumpkins

Written by: Jenn

It’s October first…so let the Halloween project begin!

Tonight Ethan changed paper plates to funny jack o’ lanterns.  This was super easy and fun project to do…especially for an easily distracted 4 1/2 year old preschooler.

All it takes is un-coated paper plates, orange paint, paint brush, black and Continue reading

Yarn Sticks DIY

Written by: Jenn

I am obsessed with yarn…I love it.  It is so cozy and comforting.  But…I do not know how to knit or crochet, nor do I care to learn. Hahaha

So I started to wonder what I could do with yarn.  I love the yarn bombs that artists have done in certain cities…and thought I could do something similar for inside the house. So, I wrapped some tall birch Continue reading

Local Yocal – Steak Class 101

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On our quest to find different and fun things to do around the DFW area…we trekked out to McKinney, TX to Local Yocal for a Steak 101 class. Local Yocal, a farm to market, butcher and store, holds a 3 hour class on beef and steaks.  And the last 45 minutes is a scheduled tasting of the grilled beef…Yum!

Local-Yocal

When we first arrived and paid our $50 class fee (well worth it, by the way).  We had some time before the class started and went to a Continue reading

Easy DIY Dinosaur Terrarium

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I have been wanting to jump on the terrarium trend…but I was a bit apprehensive, I don’t exactly have a black thumb…but it’s not green either.  Then I found this fun Dinosaur Terrarium Kit!  A complete DIY kit…and there are dinosaurs!  Ethan is in a dinosaur phase right now (just in time for Jurassic World this summer!).  So it seemed like a no brainer to buy the kit and have a project to do with the little man. Continue reading

Texas Wildflowers and the Bluebonnet Trail

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There is nothing like springtime in Texas.  People who haven’t been here think it’s all dry, flat and drab landscapes…but the reality is that, come March to May, the fields, front yeards and sides of the highways are filled with Texas native wildflowers.  It is like the worlds largest garden! More than 5,000 species of flowering plants are native to Texas…but the granddaddy of them all is the Bluebonnet. Continue reading

Curated Mantel Decor for April

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I love changing out my mantel decor, typically every few months…of course, more often during holiday times.  After having a birthday mantel for Ethan all of March…it was time to change it up. I prefer a curated style of mantel decor…interesting and unusual objects that I have collected over the years.  Often there are globes, books, vintage cameras and some glass items. Continue reading

Easy Superhero Birthday Party

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So, ever since I found out I was having a boy, I knew I eventually wanted to do a Superhero party.  I love the idea of not having a certain superhero character but just generic heroes (but ultimately I did add some Avengers and Spider-man stuff).  So when Ethan’s 4th birthday was approaching, I felt it was time to bust out some masks and capes. Continue reading

No Sew Superhero Masks – DIY

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When we were deciding on a theme for little man’s 4th birthday party…I saw some pins that showed Superhero parties with the kiddos wearing masks and capes.  I knew this was what we were going to do…they were so fun!  Honestly, I have been wanting to do this theme since I found out I was having a boy! Continue reading

Print your photos.

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“So if you are part of this “digital revolution”, let me ask you- where are YOUR photographs?”Mike Yost Photography

Recently there have been 2 posts/articles that perfectly say what I feel passionate about…to get your photos off your phone and printed.

From Mike Yost Photography:

Cameras.

They’re everywhere. In your phone, on your tablet, you have your point-n-shoot, and maybe even a DSLR. A few might even own a film camera. You can’t escape the selfies, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. People are deluged with photographs. And today, people are taking more pictures than ever before. It’s been estimated that in the past 5 years, more photos have been taken than all the prior years combined. Continue reading

Paper hearts

Written by: Jenn

On Sunday I wanted to make some paper hearts with Ethan.  We haven’t really done any kind of crafts where there is a finished goal in mind….so today was the day.  I had the idea, inspired by this pin, to cut out some colorful paper hearts and string them up for Valentine’s Day.  With the idea that we would hang them over our breakfast table.  Simple dimple. I had visions of myself folding the paper and drawing the template…and Ethan cutting them out.  I knew his almost 4 year old self would’t cut the best hearts, but that didn’t matter…we was going to relish in the imperfectness.  So off we went to Target to buy child’s scissors and some construction paper.  We were going to kill it! Continue reading