Category Archives: let’s get crafty

spreading silliness

spreading silliness
Inspired by the book, sneaky art and this surprise stone family spotted in our Ann Arbor catching fireflies courtyard this August, I decided it would be fun to spread some smiles of our own during our stay South Haven. Filippa, our Swedish daughter and I collected a nice collection of smooth stones in-between building sand castles for Lolo to smash. After sunset we headed to the local Walmart and picked up a few black and white .

a collection of creative & cool iphone photo apps

a collection of creative & cool iphone photo apps
Ready to turn your everyday snapshots into works of art? If you’re a little overwhelmed by all the options out there, this post is for you! We’ve sifted through a long list and have highlighted a few our of favorite iphone photo apps featured by fellow bloggers…even one that will transform your picture into a watercolor painting.   Jenny Collier is just one of the many fans of the PicTapGo app–this one seems to .

diy firefly jars

diy firefly jars
We love firefly season but you can light up your room all year long with this easy to make glow-in-the-dark firefly jar. My 13 year old niece, Morgan came to stay us for a few days this summer so I flew this cool craft project idea by her and she gave me the thumbs up! You can use any glass jar you fancy.  Our collection included a spaghetti sauce jar from the recycling, a small mason jar and cheese .

find the perfect container for your fairy garden

find the perfect container for your fairy garden
Fairy gardens are popping up everywhere! It’s so easy to fill these magical playgrounds with charming fairies and other goodies, but sometimes the first step can be a challenge. Containers are be the perfect solution to this problem. They give you a starting point for your enchanting space and can range from a simple teacup to suitcase or anything in between. One more thing we like~containers make fairy gardens completely portable.   Pick up .

fanciful fairy wings

fanciful fairy wings
It’s been a bit since my last craft project so it was time to see what I could whip up for the Fairy Tale Gathering in Ann Arbor this past Sunday.  Many of the little girls who attend this festive event dress up so I took on the challenge to make some pretty purple fairy wings for Lolo. I didn’t want the wings to be giant since she is only 14 months and relatively new at .

7 secret hideaways made just for kids

7 secret hideaways made just for kids
As a child, I remember draping a blanket over our kitchen table and making my own little hideout. It was magical–my own space…my own world. If you’ve heard “I’m bored” at your house one too many times since school got out, one of these projects may just be the solution you’re looking for. They range from a simple draped bed sheet to a more sophisticated PVC pipe construction project. Don’t forget to let the .

celebrate dad this year with a book of clever coupons

celebrate dad this year with a book of clever coupons
If you’re searching for a cool way to surprise dad this year on Father’s Day–look no further!  If you’ve got a printer, all you’ll need to do is gather a few supplies from around the house and before you know it…you’ll have a gift from the heart in your very own hands. We can’t think of a dad out there that wouldn’t appreciate one of these awesome coupon books…   If your dad is .

birthday baby

birthday baby
Well, look at who is one already!  Lots of things are changing so fast but one constant that remains is Lolo’s cuteness… and I can’t get enough of it.  We celebrated this fun milestone diy style and wanted to share a bit about our happy-happy party. Pinterest might not have been around when I got married, but I’m mighty pleased that I can glean some great ideas from it for lil’ Lolo.  These cupcake toppers caught .

7 snazzy ways to showoff your snapshots

7 snazzy ways to showoff your snapshots
It always warms my heart to have photos of loved ones on display near me. They are a reminder of what’s really important in my life. With the evolution of the photography, it’s really easy these day to turn your pictures into a something very cool.   Once again we are amazed at the endless inspirational projects of fellow bloggers… With the help of a free photo editor, Alex took her favorite pics and .