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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Front Porch Holiday Style



I collect goodies all year long for my porch. Some never make it to the stage and some are cast year after year. I am loving some of my new pieces! The Morrell red container, the Seater Heater and the Skotch Coolers (which are my favorite).

Hope you find a little inspiration for your porch! Happy decorating!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Art Camp on Spruce part THREE


ice cream
ice cream
we all scream for ice cream!
can you guess the theme this week?

Homemade Ice Cream -
throw everything in a mason jar 
shake it for a couple minutes and 
throw it in the freezer
a couple hours later . . . ENJOY!



Ice Cream Cones -
paper plates
paint
glue
sprinkles
paper grocery bags
scissors
hearts {from the previous week}

One of the things i have been teaching the kiddos each week is USE WHAT YOU HAVE! Paper bags from the grocery store are my new favorite thing to try and incoprate into the craft!


I thought these might be a bit out of our wheelhouse but the kids did so well, and they loved how they turned out! I followed this tutorial from the cutest little girl.  










Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Art Camp on Spruce



Cleo and I are hosting an Art Camp in our garage this summer. Yesterday was the first one and it was a huge success! Cleo had so much fun being the leader and she was so good about going around and complimenting everyone on their projects!

Yesterday's theme was birds. I found these birds on Pinterest. {can I get an AMEN for Pinterest} I really tried to stick to my rule of using what I have on hand but I did need to pick up a couple more supplies since we were making so many. 



Each week I am going to try and add a service project into our Art Camp.  This week we made bird seed ornaments. I plan on dropping those off at the local assisted living facility! Hopefully, the residents and birds will enjoy them!


The birdseed ornaments were super easy to make! I found the same recipe over and over again:

2 cups birdseed
2 packs of gelatin
2/3 cups water
some sort of cookie cutter or mold (i used ramekins)
a straw or lollipop stick to make a hole for hanging
twine

add gelatin to water and let it dissolve 
turn burner to medium
heat until the gelatin simmers, stirring frequently
let the gelatin cool
stir in birdseed 
now you are ready to mold your ornaments
let them sit over night

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This weeks crew + Cleo doing her thing!






Monday, June 12, 2017

Family Camp


We checked off the first item from our Summer Bucket List . . .  Camp Icaghowan family camp! We had a great time and it was clear, Cleo was made for summer camp! This will definitely be a summer bucket list repeat. Art and crafts, s'mores, swimming, parent free-time, the climbing wall, games, horses, hiking; camp had it all! Do you have a family camp in your area? Might be worth looking into!

One of Cleo's favorite books is about summer camp: Thank You, Aunt Tullulah. A really cute book about a little girls who exchanges letter with her aunt during summer camp.




Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Start the week with Sprinkles . . .


Lots and lots of sprinkles. I whipped these up yesterday! I am not a baker. Not even a little so I am totally going to toot my own horn on these things!

You can find the recipe here and the frosting recipe is from the good ol' Betty Crocker Cookbook!


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Summer Bucket List






I love filling out our Summer Bucket list! And I find if I don't jot down our list we never remember everything! Here's a printable to get your started! 

What's on your list this year? I will be sharing some of ours in the next couple weeks! Happy planning!

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Day Baskets



I love a good May Day basket! When I was a little girl my Grandma Marion always celebrated May Day. And now I am trying to continue that tradition!


#usewhatyouhave

tins = My parents received a big box of candy for a Christmas gift years ago. I have been holding onto these candy tins since then.

flowers = a floral banner kit

vintage light reflectors

vintage ribbon

and of course I used my stamp kit from Paper Source

a may day poem

candy from our local candy store