Jan 06

Wall Names

By Anna Lowell

How to make wall names - a complete tutorial. This would be an easy way to add personality to any room.

Wall names can add personality and make a big statement in any room. Wall letters are relatively inexpensive to decorate if you buy the paper and letters when they are on sale. These letters are so easy to personalize, and can be re-done as your child gets older. By using cute animal paper and stickers, or covering them in a favorite sports team’s colors, you could use this concept for decor for any age group. These wall letters would also be great for wedding, baby shower, or classroom decorations.

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Dec 29

Top Ten Favorite Books for 2-3 Year Olds

By Anna Lowell

10 Favorite Books for 2-3 Year Olds - A great list of sure-to-be-loved books for 2 and 3 year olds.

I love the preschool years! Kids who are 2 and 3 years old are absorbing so much information and learning so quickly. Snuggling on the couch with a young child and introducing him to a silly or sweet book creates priceless memories for both of you. Here are some of my family’s favorite books for 2-3 year olds.

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Dec 11

Christmas Scrapbook Inspiration from a Lazy Scrapbooker

By Anna Lowell

A Christmas Scrapbook Album

Christmas is a time of tradition, when families come together and memories are made. Unfortunately, it can be easy to forget these memories in the hectic rush of the season.

(Don’t believe me? Have you ever asked yourself, “Where did we spend Christmas two years ago? When did we do [some particular activity]?  When did Grandma get the kids that train set?” Mmm-hmm. I thought so.)

Creating a Christmas Scrapbook Album is a perfect way to solve this problem. You can make this simple and fun project that will become a cherished keepsake for your family. And, if you’re super busy, feeling non-creative, or just lazy like I am, you can still make a very simple holiday scrapbook with very little effort.

 

Inspiration and Tips for Making a Christmas Scrapbook, Brought to You From a Lazy Scrapbooker.

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Nov 20

Turkey Napkin Holders

By Anna Lowell

Are you looking for an inexpensive, fun way to dress up your Thanksgiving table? How about an adorable Thanksgiving craft for kids? Look no further than these adorable Turkey Napkin Holders. (They can also be made as pencil holders – scroll to the bottom to see them!)

Turkey Napkin Rings: An adorable Thanksgiving craft for kids, great to make after reading Turkey Trouble.

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Nov 17

Ultra-Simple Activity Advent Calendar

By Anna Lowell

I love the idea of an Advent Calendar, but I didn’t want an Advent Calendar filled with sugar or cheap little toys. So, I grabbed some scrapbook paper and made this one. Sometimes, simple is best.

This Advent calendar is simple to make and focuses on activities, time spent together, and outreach ideas instead of trinkets or candy. Here’s how to make it:

Advent Activity Calendar - so simple to make. You just need scrap book paper, scissors, and glue. Even the stamps are optional!

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