Tag: Best of LM

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 […]

No-melt, Fluffy Vegan Frosting

No-melt, Fluffy Vegan Frosting

Melted, runny frosting is no fun, and can make even a sugary birthday treat look unappealing. I haven’t come across a vegan frosting recipe that holds up long enough to frost the cake before the guests arrive and still be able to blow out the […]

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 […]

Free to Learn

Free to Learn

Free to Learn is a gem of a book, with fast and sound arguments to defend a position that stands so starkly opposing the traditional public education system. It has compelled me to seek a vastly different education experience for my children, something that I knew in my heart was best for them, and now I have a more informed opinion on why the alternative really does encourage a lifelong love of learning that is self motivated.

Natural Oils for Home Pest Control

Natural Oils for Home Pest Control

I have been using essential oils for home pest control for about a year. It is the greenest, cheapest, most effective way to keep those house and plant bugs away. If you find you have an infestation problem, follow the chart below for a list […]

Baby “Mugging”

Baby “Mugging”

Have you heard about baby mugging?  It’s totally not what you think it is.  Rather cute, and definitely a meme on the internet right now.  I have a baby and a couple of mugs and a super rad green carpet, so why not do some baby mug […]

Radish Arugula Salad Recipe

Radish Arugula Salad Recipe

I recently rediscovered how amazing radishes are in a salad.  I first created this salad when in a pinch, I needed a salad to go with dinner for unexpected guests.  I didn’t have anything but radishes around to “star” in a salad, so I went […]

Birdy Baby Mobile: DIY

Birdy Baby Mobile: DIY

In anticipation of our little baby due very soon, I made a sweet birdy mobile.  The entire mobile is made of upcycled materials.  I used fabric scraps from past projects to make the birds.  The branches are taken from our solstice tree (trimmed and dried […]