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monoprint-making for kids

Baby K and I are clear across the country visiting my newborn niece -- who is quite literally the cutest four-week-old alive. Since newborn-hood involves a lot of sleeping and lazing around, it was decided that energizer R would be better off back home -- where she can frolic noisily, have daddy days and receive… Continue reading monoprint-making for kids

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Marble Shake Painting 

Summertime is in full swing over here. After wiping sweat beads away from my forehead, burning my legs on my car's black leather seat, and spewing insults at the heavy and thick 105 degree weather, I vowed to stay inside as much as possible. So here we are, cool and comfortable and messy -- making… Continue reading Marble Shake Painting 

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An inaugural call to poison control 

I made it through exactly five years of parenting without one call to poison control. Bare in mind that my half decade of abstinence has no correlation to the amount of times my children have been in contact with potentially perilous substances -- I guess I just always intervened quickly enough and generally hate making… Continue reading An inaugural call to poison control 

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A Carnival Corral Birthday Party

With a sick kiddo (who just swapped screams for sleep) beside me, I feel a bit paralyzed -- scared to get up without waking my tiny but mighty monster. Sooo, it's a pretty excellent time to reminisce about our weekend festivities. I'm pleased to report that we threw an awesome birthday party. The weather was… Continue reading A Carnival Corral Birthday Party

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Signs and Decor: Carnival-Themed Party Prep

Hey there, dolls and guys! I decided to photo-blog a few of my in-process chalkboard signs and themed displays for the carnival birthday corral this weekend. Guess I'm trying to stay positive and not fret the forecast!  But first, here's what's doing in chez R and K (scroll down if you're here strictly for signage).… Continue reading Signs and Decor: Carnival-Themed Party Prep

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Stained Glue Mobiles 

Hello, hello! This is a quickie follow-up to yesterday's Translucent Twist Up. As you know, I found myself overjoyed with that project's harmonious mixing of glue and food coloring -- yeah, my excitement gage must be pretty artymommy-centric right now. R and I wanted to further explore the wonders of colored glue, so we experimented… Continue reading Stained Glue Mobiles