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DIY Ruffle Lamp Shade

I never knew I’d care so much about a silly lampshade. I mean, it’s a lampshade, for crying out loud! But there I was, staring at a normal shade to sit on top of an old Eiffel Tower lamp I’ve had for ages, and I knew “normal” just wasn’t going to cut it. So I [...]


Counting Sheep Activity

Growing up, I remember seeing lots of cartoons with people counting sheep as they dreamed, and I vaguely remember trying this myself as a means to fall asleep. Did it work? I can’t recall. But I do think that sheep hopping over a fence is awfully cute. This simple activity is designed to do several [...]


Onesie Upcycle

If your toddler is anything like mine, getting them to stand, sit or maintain a position conducive to snapping a onesie closed has become a nearly impossible task. If your dryer is anything like mine (and you have the tendency toward forgetting to snap onesies closed, like I do), you’ve probably lost a few onesie [...]


DIY Dol Towers (Go-Im)

For a traditional Korean First Birthday, items such as fruit and nuts are artfully displayed on a table (dolsang) to symbolize prosperity. Towers made of beans, seeds, nuts, rice cakes, or candy make for a beautiful table display. These days, many parents choose to rent plastic towers or create towers of their own. When I [...]


Sweet Strawberry Basket Beanbag Game

This is a post from our new DIY contributor, Mollie from Wild Olive (love the blog name)! .  .  .  .  . I love making things that don’t take too long and can be used in lots of ways, and I especially love when those things have happy little faces on them. This beanbag game can [...]

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Birthday Banners

I’d consider myself to be a semi-crafty person. I like crafting, to a degree. A little project here and there is fun, but too much of one, especially one that requires lots of precision and exact measurements, and I’m stressed out and frustrated. Because of this, when it comes to Lil’ CB’s birthday parties, I [...]

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Calm Down Bottles

At almost five, one might think that Lil’ CB might be past the need for timeouts. But one would be foolishly mistaken in that case. ;) As Lil’ CB has grown older, his outbursts and tantrums have certainly grown fewer and farther between, but we still do see them and we still combat them with [...]

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