Nature Walk and Collage, Science Kids Craft

With fall on its way my family is enjoying spending more time outside playing. My daughter and I recently went on a nature walk around our yard and turned some of her favorite findings into a collage.  Going on a nature walk and making a collage created a great opportunity to teach my daughter about all the different living things we have in our yard. We began with a short walk around pointing out different plants, leaves, grass, and rocks. My daughter collected a few of her Read More... {Read More...}

Community Fishing Clinic {Arizona}

Brie Brie Blooms, Community Fishing Clinic (9)

We have a lake in our community where homeowners are allowed to fish.  The lake has a strict catch and release policy so there is always plenty of fish.  As the weather is getting warmer we are starting to see more and more residents enjoying the lake.  Last weekend our community held a fishing clinic to teach residents how to properly catch and release fish. Jeff Jenkins of Arizona Lake and Pond coordinated the entire event for our community and made sure we all had a Read More... {Read More...}

Tomato Cage Holiday Trees

Brie Brie Blooms, DIY tomato cage holiday trees

This weekend I decided to work on a quick holiday project that had been on my to do list for a few years.  Driving by my home to look at lights, you would never know I made these holiday trees with wire tomato cages!SuppliesWire tomato cages (you can find these in the garden section of most stores; I purchased mine from Lowe's)String of lights (I used holiday lights found in the garage)Optional: shatter proof ornaments (I used a few leftovers from our holiday decorations)1) Wrap the top of the Read More... {Read More...}

Outdoor Playhouse Makeover featuring Royal Design Studio Stencil

Attending the SNAP conference earlier this year was an amazing experience.  I knew well in advance I would be attending the workshop "Get Your Stencil On!" presented by Royal Design Studio.  Their stencils are absolutely amazing and I've seen so many gorgeous projects from talented bloggers.  Prior to SNAP I was extremely intimidated by the idea of stenciling anything in my home.  I had a horrible experience previously and I vowed to either 1) never stencil again, or 2) learn how to do it Read More... {Read More...}