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 … Continue Reading →


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 … Continue Reading →


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 … Continue Reading →


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. Continue Reading →


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 … Continue Reading →


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. Continue Reading →


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. … Continue Reading →


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 … Continue Reading →


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. … Continue Reading →


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 … Continue Reading →