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Haunted House

A few years ago Rob did some work for a customer who transforms the entire exterior of his house into a haunted showcase every Halloween.  The set up is an impressive array of motion-activated monsters combined with horrific vignettes and live actors.  There is so much thought and detail put into the entire affair that…

Toddler DIY – Halloween Rolly Monsters

Welcome to another week of Toddler DIY! I started these posts two weeks ago and there are more to come! Each Thursday (hopefully) I will share a craft, project, art, recipe that Eliada, my 4 year old practically created herself! We do lots of things together.  We hardly leave each others side, and with this post we will share some…

I’m gonna pop some tags….

My kids joke that the song “Thrift Shop” was written just for me.  If it wasn’t, it should have been, because you know I love me a good thrift store. Since Halloween is around the corner and some of us are still trying to assemble costumes, I forced the entire family to hit our local…

Black Glue and Watercolor Pumpkins

It’s time for another installment of Paint and Play, a series I am doing with Crystal from Growing a Jeweled Rose and Tammy from Housing a Forest. In Paint and Play, we share ideas for having fun with paint. The challenge this week was to use glue and paint to create some art. We made Black Glue…

Early Fall

One day Thomas asked, “Can we go to High Park today?” I said, “No, we’re not going there today.” He paused, and then said, “Tomorrow? Can we go tomorrow?” This caught me off guard. He has grown! This a new stage in his development and shows more complex thinking.

DIY recycled Frame Scraps Chalk Board

I really needed a central place to put a schedule in the Art Center where I am working for the summer. I didn’t want to buy a white board and had an idea to use some of the recycled materials that we already had. We had an awesome donation from a friend of framing scraps…

Popcorn Cupcakes

My twins turned 5 this week and we are having a carnival themed birthday party for them this weekend. After all our work making rainbow cupcakes for their fourth birthday, I was in the mood for something a little more simple this year. I have seen “popcorn cupcakes” all over pinterest and they looked easy…


“Mom, do you know the Don’t Step On a Crack game?” “What are the rules?” “The rules are that you don’t step on any cracks. And if you do you lose.” “Okay.” “Mom? I’m pretty sure we’ll never make it across the street.”