13 Simple Ideas for New Years Eve with kids

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My husband’s birthday is on New Years Eve and my Mom’s is on New Year’s Day.  (I know…..WHAT THE HECK?!  Annnnd..my brother’s on on Christmas DAY to make things even more insane at this time of year!) So, anyway, we always have a party on the 31st!  But, no one is really interested in coming…Read More

Felt Leaf Garland


I saw bags of pretty felt leaves at the Dollar Tree recently and knew I had to do something with them.  I love felt and I.LOVE.FALL (I mean, really, who doesn’t??  Pumpkin Spice Latte anyone?)  I grabbed up two bags and headed home.  They’re called table scatter, which is a funny name, since I have…Read More

Rock and Wire Photo Holders


I am a collector.  (hoarder) I have a collection of rocks and shells in my garden from all of our trips and vacations.  I just found a better way to display some of them!! I’m over at We Use Coupons today sharing the easiest little craft project ever.  I made these Rock and Wire Photo…Read More

DIY Road Trip Trays


I made these DIY road trip trays for the Bird and the Bean, recently.  We went on a long, long trip and are going to be in the car much longer than comfortable!    (FYI – much longer than comfortable is any amount of time over about 15 minutes.)  So, I knew I needed to…Read More

DIY Slip-on Felt Coasters


These DIY Slip-on Felt Coasters double as wine tags and are a super simple and inexpensive way to save your tables and mark your wine glasses.  I’ve seen some cute felt coasters on Etsy lately, but they are about 30 dollars for a set of 4.  I’m sure they are hand-felted, but I can’t afford…Read More

DIY Frozen Ice Cream Play Dough


Frozen DIY Ice Cream Play dough! I am in LOVE with this project.  It only cost 4 dollars and it only took 2 ingredients!   The kids were absolutely into it!!   It really looks and ‘melts’ like ice cream.  It smells fantastic, it’s cold, and it’s so, so soft.  It’s a fabulous textural and sensory…Read More