Category Archives: Crafts

Be Thankful, Grateful and Count Your Blessings

Be Thankful, Grateful and Count Your Blessings

Thanksgiving Day is only 13 days away! It’s time to get crafty and we’ve found some really great DIY garland to make your holiday extra special. Click on the links for full
DIY Give Thanks Garland


DIY Be Thankful Garland


DIY Happy Thanksgiving Garland


DIY Be Grateful Garland


DIY Count Your Blessings Garland

Fall Family Fun

Fall Family Fun

Here is a fun fall craft for the whole family to enjoy! Get outside, enjoy the soon to be crisp fall weather and gather some pine cones. Here are a few of our favorites we’ve found from some great blogs. Click on the link to find a tutorial. (Before bringing Pine Cones into your house for crafts, REMEMBER to Bake the Bugs Out of them first! Preheat Oven to 200 Degrees and Bake Pine Cones for 45 Minutes! Spread your pine cones out and don’t bake all at once) pine-cone-crafts

flower-pine-conesFlower Pine Cones from The Whoot

pine-cone-fairyPine Cone Fairy from Willodel

pine-cone-batsPine Cone Bats from Fireflies and Mudpies

pine-cone-turkeysPine Cone Turkeys from Sorta

DIY No Carve Pumpkins

DIY No Carve Pumpkins

We love fall, not only for the nice cool weather but for all of the fun activities and treats there are to make! We’ll be sharing some of our favorites this season. Today we’ve made a list of some creative ways to decorate your pumpkins without all of the messy carving! Click on the links for full tutorials from some really great bloggers.

 donut-pumpkinsDonut Pumpkins from Studio DIYpolka-dot-pumpkinConfetti Pumpkins from Cloudy Day Grayowl-pumpkinOwl Pumpkin from I Heart Crafty Thingsfabric-paint-pumpkinFabric Paint Pumpkin from A Beautiful Messmonster-pumpkinMonster Pumpkin from Everyday Dishes

(all credit for photos and tutorials goes to the bloggers)

After School Family Fun

After School Family Fun




What you’ll need :

3 Tbsp Borax
1 Cup Boiling Water
Pipe Cleaners
Glass Jar
Ribbon (curling ribbon works best, we used gold cording)
Stick (you can use straws too!)
Dish Cloth


Directions :

The color of pipe cleaner determines the color of your geodes.
-Shape pipe cleaner and thread ribbon through the outer edge.
-Lower it into your empty container and using your stick tie the ends around it so that your pipe cleaner does not touch the container. Once it is tied to the right height, remove from container.
-Bring water to a boil and pour into container. Add Borax and stir until completely dissolved.
-Add pipe cleaner and cover with dish cloth.
-Let sit for at least 5 hours.
-Remove and carefully pull out your ribbon from geode
-Be amazed at your new creation!

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Create a Homemade Gift That’s on Trend!

Create a Homemade Gift That’s on Trend!

loom weavingWe love our subscription to Parents Magazine and here’s why. They have the cutest craft ideas for your kids that are easy, fun and make great gifts.

A Touch of Fringe: Your kid can craft a woven wall hanging to rival the wildly elaborate ones that are all over Pinterest. It’s a homemade gift that’s right on trend.

Click here for the full instructions on the no-knit trick to  loom weaving.

Turkey on the Table : A New Family Tradition

Turkey on the Table : A New Family Tradition
Did you know that gratitude is a learned behavior? Turkey on the Table™ is a book & activity that encourages the whole family to express and display their gratitude.  Our goal is to turn thankfulness into a daily routine.  As parents, we want to instill values in our children that help them understand and appreciate all of life’s blessings. Cultivating a grateful heart helps create a happy child!
Not only will your family experience the benefits of being thankful, you will also experience the joy of giving, knowing that 10 warm meals will be provided to someone in need with each Turkey on the Table™ sold. To date, 4,102 meals have been donated through the efforts of Turkey on the Table.

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Start a Tradition, Give Thanks & Give Back!™

As moms of young children, we had a vision and wanted to teach our children a sense of gratitude. Our goal was to turn “thankfulness” into an activity, focusing on the things they have, and not the things they don’t. Not only is gratitude a learned behavior, research shows that it is linked to happiness. A thankful heart is a happy heart!

We hope that this new family tradition helps your family focus on all the good things in your life, and while doing so you are helping others too! We feel strongly that every American deserves a Thanksgiving dinner, no matter what their circumstances; and with your help, we believe we can put Turkey on the Table™ for everyone!

Our commitment to THANKS and GIVING is to help spread happiness to your family, and to someone in need by providing a Thanksgiving meal for each product sold.

In Gratitude,

April & Kerry

(all images and quotes from