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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. […]

Homemade Coconut Yogurt or Sour Creme

Homemade Coconut Yogurt or Sour Creme

Our favorite way to use the plain coconut yogurt (sour creme) is mixed with mashed potatoes. It’s flavor is so similar to dairy sour creme that we have fooled many a dinner guest with our creamy vegan mashed potatoes. It is one of our kid’s (and our) favorite dinner foods.

Springtime “Eggs in the Nest” Craft for Kids

Springtime “Eggs in the Nest” Craft for Kids

“Eggs in the Nest” is a wonderful craft during Springtime and around Easter. I asked the kids to gather twigs and leaves to make their nests. This itself was a fun treasure hunt. While they did that, I prepared some yarn to wrap the twigs […]

Felt Pocket Easter Eggs

Felt Pocket Easter Eggs

Instead of buying plastic eggs this year, I made these lovely felted easter eggs with a pocket. I don’t like to give my kids too much candy on holidays, so when we hide eggs for easter only 2 pieces of small candy goes into each […]

Altoid Mint Tin: Dinosaur Land

Altoid Mint Tin: Dinosaur Land

  It was so fun to create these mini dinosaur lands using Altoid Tins. Using felt and embroidery yarn, it is very simple to create a wonderful dinosaur land. The two I made for my boys has a volcano, palm tree, fish pond, and shrubs. […]