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Low Fat, Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

Low Fat, Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

This vanilla cupcake is fluffy, sweet, and so much lighter than traditional vegan cupcake recipes. Pair this with my No-Melt Fluffy Vegan Frosting and you are ready for any celebration! There are many fabulous vegan cupcake recipes, but they are so high in processed fats. […]

Nature Bow, Arrow & Quiver

Nature Bow, Arrow & Quiver

While at a tinkergarten class, my youngest found a wonderful arched stick. He wished to bring it home so he could have a “boo and arrow.” We found a large rubber band and cut two notches in the end with a hacksaw in order to […]

Felty Campfire and Marshmallows

Felty Campfire and Marshmallows

My kiddos love having a fire, and that occasional treat: roasting marshmallows. Everything about a campfire appeals to them: the outdoors, the mystery of the fire, experimenting to see what burns, telling stories, singing songs, and roasting marshmallows. How fun it has been for them […]

Felty Fishing Game

Felty Fishing Game

Inside each fish is a medium sized washer and a little bit of polyfil, so they are not totally flat fish. (Check to make sure your washers are magnetic, some are not). The fish’s eyes are beads, a request from my youngest. He tells me I sew “sad” eyes when I just use thread, so the beads make the fish eyes more bug-eyed and realistic I suppose.

Tropical Felted Fruit & Pattern

Tropical Felted Fruit & Pattern

There was a stretch of time when the rain would not let up. Too much time had passed since we had been to the beach. The kids surprised me with all their pretend play during the rainy time. They played kitchen/store for hours at a […]

Sewing Snakes, Kid friendly Craft

Sewing Snakes, Kid friendly Craft

When my kids aren’t pretending to be animals, they are often playing with toy versions of their favorite animals. Dinosaurs and snakes are at the top of the list for my kids. The pretend play that arises from this kind of inspiration is incredibly imaginative. […]

Shipping Container Home for less than $50,000

Shipping Container Home for less than $50,000

How cool is this container home?! As we are hatching our plans for a tiny house that uses a 40 foot shipping container, I find an episode of Better Homes and Gardens that shows an easy transformation build from container to home for less that […]

Best Hydroponic System, Cheap & DIY

Best Hydroponic System, Cheap & DIY

In this post, I will show you how to make a $600 Hydroponic system for less than $275. Take a video tour of our system setup!

Blueberry Muffins: Vegan, Oil-free

Blueberry Muffins: Vegan, Oil-free

Adding too much oil to baked goods can weigh them down, prevent a fluffy texture from forming, and ultimately add to the caloric density of the food through adding processed fats. Leaving the oil out of these muffins makes them light and fluffy, and super healthy too!

Framed T-shirt Art for Father’s Day

Framed T-shirt Art for Father’s Day

The kids created this Father’s Day gift last year. The kids painted the back of the shirt with fabric paint and then I used fabric markers to “frame” their art work. I then used the fabric markers to write on the front of the shirt. […]