If you have tried anything on this site please leave a comment and let me know.

The more I hear from you the better! I love hearing how these activities are working in your home/daycare or nursery!
I get lots of emails about what you are doing, just leave a comment so everyone can read it too!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Winners!!!

Thanks for the comments and shares! :)
Thanks for the birthday wishes too! 

Here we go: Winner for Giveaway #1  is comment #9

Zoe Ann KregerApr 23, 2012 07:24 AM
I am a follower! Since 2009!

Winner for Giveaway #2 is comment # 102
Lisa Jepson Apr 26, 2012 09:05 PM
I am a follower! You have such great ideas and prizes. You are awesome.

Winner for Giveaway #3 is comment #42
Julie TimpletonApr 27, 2012 08:34 PM
June is busy. July is busier. Thanks for this giveaway!

And the winner of the Name Puzzle is comment #77
Im a follower

Please email me with your email addresses and home addresses so we can get those shipped to you! Feel free to brag to your friends that you won. Haha. JK
Thanks for joining and the next giveaway is in August!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

April Giveaway - THREE

It's my husband's birthday today!

We both have April birthdays, and luckily our kids skipped this month! It would be so hard to celebrate 3 birhtdays, except for the teeny fact that my dad and his mom are tomorrow and Sunday. So - April is busy for us.  Do you have a month where it seems busier than others? Are they filled with birthdays or something else?

Today's FINAL giveaway

A $100 giftcard to Fat Brain Toys
AND
Here is what you also win:


and because I am the luckiest gal on earth, to have met this handsome man, who gave me 5 beautiful children, 3 of which are gingers like him:
this is his "I'm too sexy for my sweater pose" -LOL JK

I am also going to throw in a 2nd place prize:


Same deal as before:
1 - Leave a comment - 
What is your busiest month and why?

2 - If you are a follower leave another comment and tell me you are a FOLLOWER. 
(its an extra entry!!)

3 - Leaving a comment on Facebook/posting it on Facebook -
Share with your friends!


Contest starts at 6am Pacific Time Friday April 27th and ends Sunday.
 Winners will be announced Sunday April 29th at 12 NOON.




Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April Giveaway - TWO

Today, the prize is from EBeanstalk.com

In addition to your $100 GIFT CARD, you also will get a Red Rody Horse
This is a $55 value!

Here is what you need to do to enter:

1 - Leave a comment - 
It can be just your name or what you will buy with your giftcard.

2 - If you are a follower leave a comment and tell me you are a FOLLOWER. 
(its an extra entry!!)

3 - Leaving a comment on Facebook/posting it on Facebook -
Share with your friends!


Contest starts at 6am Pacific Time Wednesday April 25th and ends Friday when Contest 3 begins.
 Winners will be announced Sunday April 29th at 12 NOON.

Monday, April 23, 2012

April Giveaway! - ONE

I had a pretty big birthday this month, and to celebrate I have 3 giveaways.

Here is how they will work. 
Monday's giveaway ends AS SOON AS Wednesday's starts, and then Friday will end Wednesday's Giveaway and ALL winners will be announced Sunday (when Friday's ends).

So, today's giveaway is:

A $100 Gift Card to One Step Ahead

and


This is a $40 dollar value.

So, you win the gift card AND the bath toy!!!

Here is what you need to do to enter:

1 - Leave a comment - 
It can be just your name or a nice comment, either is fine. :)

2 - If you are a follower leave a comment and tell me you are a FOLLOWER. 
(its an extra entry!!)

3 - Leaving a comment on Facebook/posting it on Facebook -
Share with your friends!


Contest starts at 6am Pacific Time Monday April  23rd and ends Wednesday April 25th - 6am Pacific Time. Contest #2 begins at 6:05am (wednesday)
 Winner will be announced Sunday April 29th at 12 NOON.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Crayon Resist Easter Bunting - KIDMADE!

I love crayon resist-anything. I decided to go the extra mile on this one so it would last longer.

My daughter had a friend over so it was time to do a fun art project.

I am a watercolor fanatic and Prang makes the best ones. 
This isn't a commercial, I truly love Prang better than Crayola when it comes to the Watercolors.
They are thicker and have more options. We used glitter and metallic.

I also grabbed some cardstock, yarn, and some cookie cutters.

First have the kids color with the Pastels/Oil Crayons.
They have such a smooth feel.


Then let them watercolor right over it. The more color, the better. I prefer the randomness.




After it is semi-dry trace some easter cookie cutters!



They can trace and cut if you want, but I wanted it to look more uniform, so I did it.

If I had older kids with me I would have had them do it all themselves.  The plus of me doing it ensured that I got the most out of each paper. :)

After that I added string and cut out with my cricut the easter letters.


There is something about kid-made easter decor. So perfectly cute.

Our little Art friend didn't have enough painted square footage to get a full banner, so we just did her first initial.


from what I am told...she loved it so much, she hardly put it down. :)


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Egg Flair

I will get to the Soap Cloud's next week. But I forgot to post easter fun!

My kids love to dye eggs, but when they are done...they are done. Left wanting more.
Are your kids the same way?


This year I decided to let them paint with Q-tips to add to the fun. I LOVE how they turned out.



Here is mine...

Here is the set!


White paint I had in the Art Closet. This added an egg-tra 15 minutes of our egg dying fun. They are going to look so pretty on Easter Sunday!  

Monday, April 2, 2012

Soap Clouds

A fun experiment, for, you know, when you need to wow your kids!

You need a bar of Ivory Soap.
Not Dove, not generic, not caress, IVORY.

Like this...
 don't do anything to it. just pop it in the microwave for 2 minutes.
 It grows and grows and grows and grows. It starts to change around 20 seconds.
 I let the kids play with it. 
It looks so fluffy and fun huh? It doesn't FEEL fluffy. You need to try it!
They tore it, and smashed it, and then put it nicely in a bowl for tomorrow's experiment. 
I have 4 posts in this series for you to do. So, you can buy a 3 pack like I did. :P 
Didn't any of you do this in Middle School? So fun!


PS - 1 bar is only .88 cents at W.
Worth it for good "clean" fun!

This was one of our Spring Break Activities. Try it!

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