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An Earth Day Lesson and Craft for Elementary School

Every year I try to visit my children’s classes to do a quick Earth Day lesson and craft activity. This year, I had the opportunity…

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Why I Started Knitting Again

Once upon I was really into knitting. Like really, really into knitting. I started with scarves and then delved into hats, blankets, and rugs. Loads…

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Buy Almost Nothing Moana Birthday Party

If you follow me, you know about me and my Pinatas! Once a year (because my son is getting too old for this) I like…

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Buy (Almost) Nothing Birthday Party – Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor’s Garden

I started writing this post pre-illness. And during my hospital stay, I had one goal: not cancel my daughter’s third birthday party. I already worked…

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DIY Teen Titans Go Halloween Costumes: How I Made It – And How We Actually Wore It

Because I am cheap, green, and love a challenge, I love to DIY Halloween. It’s particularly challenging because I can not cut a straight line or…

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Asbestos in Crayons: How I Salvaged My Recycled Crayon Project

Now this is the kind of stuff that makes me want to write a second book: For months, my 5-year-old Sam and I have been planning…

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Annedroids Inspiration for National Recycling Week

“One persons junk is another person’s potential engineering solution!” I adore 11-year-old scientist Anne on Amazon’s TV series Annedroids. Where most people see junk, Anne…

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DIY Jake and The Neverland Pirates Costume

I refuse to buy made-in-China junky Halloween costumers for $50 a pop – simply refuse! In the past I have borrowed used costumes, bought used costumes…

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Greening a Five Year Old’s Birthday Party on a Budget

Here we go again with the birthday party planning – and FIVE is a big one! My son wants to invite everyone he ever met,…

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Upcycled Chipmunk Party Favors

I’ve written before about one of my biggest pet peeves – super wasteful, toxic, and pointless kids party favors. So I’ve tried to offer some…

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