Story: 50 states memories

A major story we’re working on in our family is visiting all 50 states before the kids are both out of the house… we still have 10 years for the littlest. I love to scrapbook but I admit that the thought of creating a full travel scrapbook for each child and then one for my husband and I , is […]

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4rd grade Georgia O’keefe art

I recently posted my 1st grade Eric Carle art project- Here’s the 4th grade project I put together for another teacher in our school.  I got a great deal on canvases at Michaels this year (Under $1 each for the 8×10 which are normally $19.99 for a 10 pack). So.. we used those 8×10 canvases and coated them in a […]

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Eric Carle First Grade Art Project

(* some affiliate links included) Our little school in Michigan doesn’t have an art class.  Every spring I get funding through the PTA to put on an art program for the entire school.  I work with our awesome teachers coming up with ideas or helping them purchase supplies for their own ideas.  This year each teacher chose an artist to […]

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Winter bulletin board

I take on a lot of activities that I really don’t have time for…just because I love to help out wherever I can at the kids school.  I took over the entry way bulletin board this year.  It doesn’t get changed often since I’m working a full time job, a direct sales job and of course occasional blogging.  I did […]

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PLanning for 2016

Are you a planner user?  Have you considered starting one?  This is what I’ll be using in 2016:   It’s $29.95 during December for this set.  I’ve already started to fill mine out and I’m so excited about this set.  I can’t wait to share photos once I get it finished for January. I am an Independent Consultant for Close […]

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Kids Painting class

I dabble in a lot of different artsy areas.  Art makes me happy.  My kids go to a school that does not offer an art class (although they have a wonderful music program!) In years past I’d take my kids to a local “kids painting class” which was just like your local paint night events, except without the drinking… since […]

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Crafting for Christmas?

How about some great 25% off deals on crafting supplies.  I try not to post it here too much but I am an Independent Consultant for Close To My Heart- a crafting/ memory keeping company. If you’re interested at all in checking out our Cyber Week deals to see if there’s anything you can use- click here. If not- no […]

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Crayon resist in first grade

This year I’m working with several grades in our local elementary school to provide art opportunities to the kids on a monthly basis.  It takes a lot of time, but my kids benefit as well as many other students in the school. When I was working with first grade to design their October project, I found a link on pinterest […]

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