Easy No Cook Playdough

We have a fun time at our house making our own things rather than purchasing them. Why buy playdough if you can make it with ingredients already in your cupboard? Many no-cook playdough recipes call for cream of tarter. I don't know about you, but I don't have cream of tarter sitting around at my … Continue reading Easy No Cook Playdough


Grow Your Own Crystals

  B loves "treasure" and "jewels" AND Science, so I thought it might be fun to combine them all into one fun at-home project. ¬†Growing our own crystals! This was so fun and easy to do, even I was having fun with it! We made different shapes with our crystals, including a "B", spiral, and … Continue reading Grow Your Own Crystals

Easy Homemade Snow

  B has been asking if we can take a vacation where it snows. It's summer, so that makes it a little difficult, but there's also COVID-19 which puts a large damper on traveling, making it much less desirable. I can't exactly bring him to any place where it snows, BUT, I can bring snow … Continue reading Easy Homemade Snow

Daily Summer Checklist with Choice Board Activities

Summertime is a time for fun, vacations, playdates, sun, and lots of activities outdoors. Our current pandemic has made summer look a little different this year, however, which means, not as many outgoing activities are happening for kids all over the world! Usually B and I spend our summers with friends at the playground, Disney, … Continue reading Daily Summer Checklist with Choice Board Activities

Homemade Butter in a Jar

  B and I made butter in a jar today! I've planned at least one science related experiment to do each day over the summer and today was great because we learned about changes in matter, specifically, physical changes: liquids to solids. AND it required physical activity! (Lots of shaking!) This was a fun activity … Continue reading Homemade Butter in a Jar

Merry Christmas, Delivery Drivers

My absolute favorite part of the holidays is spreading holiday cheer to those who find themselves in stressful situations, particularly those who serve the populations of people this time of year in retail, food service, and delivery drivers! I don't know about you guys, but delivery drivers inevitably find their way to our home during … Continue reading Merry Christmas, Delivery Drivers

Upcycled Candle Lid Ornaments

I really dislike to see things go to waste that have such wonderful possibilities. I can't stand clutter and I'm the first to throw things away when they don't get used, but because I enjoy crafting so much (when I have the time), I always have ideas floating around in my head of ways to … Continue reading Upcycled Candle Lid Ornaments

Meet the Teacher “Icebreaker”

I dislike buying "Hallmark" cards. I'd much prefer to write a personalized message from my stash of blank notecards. Not only is it less expensive, it's just more personal. My extreme indecisiveness also is a factor here, because I spend 20 minutes in a sea of cards at the store trying to find the perfect … Continue reading Meet the Teacher “Icebreaker”

DIY vs Store Bought Grout Cleaner

When we moved into our house 3 years ago it slowly started to become clear that the grout in our tile was never sealed. It's been bothering me recently as we've started slowly doing various projects around the house. Our 2,000 square foot home is entirely covered in tile, which I don't quite care for, … Continue reading DIY vs Store Bought Grout Cleaner

DIY Bath Bombs

Blake is crazy about bath fizzies, as well call them around here, but also known as bath bombs. I found out they were simple to make after some Google researching, and a lot less expensive than purchasing them. Plus, I like knowing what ingredients are going into them because Blake has sensitive skin and eczema … Continue reading DIY Bath Bombs