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Crocheted Solar System Crib Mobile

My youngest daughter is having her second child any day now.  I'm here at her house in Vicenza, Italy, waiting for baby's birth.  You might say I'm on baby watch.  Anyway for her layette my daughter decided on a planetary or solar system theme.  We ordered the crib set from Crate & Barrel complete with crib sheets, blanket, and changing pad cover.  To complete the look I made her a crocheted solar system crib mobile. You might be wondering how one goes about crocheting a solar ...

Easy Homemade Slime – 4 Ingredients – No Borax involved!

The dog days of summer are upon us and we're home with the kids wondering how to keep them busy.  Listening to kids complain about how bored they are, or worse yet seeing them spend half the day playing video games is making me crazy. I know I'm just about ready for school to start again and for football practice to begin.  So I decided it was time for some homemade slime! Kids of all ages love homemade slime, even my grandson's ever complaining friend Chase!  They think that making ...

Crocheted Jelly Fish Toy – Amigurumi – Free Pattern

As you may know by know my youngest daughter will be having her second child this summer and she's kept me busy with all sorts of baby projects.  She's been searching the internet for all sorts of cute and adorable things that I can make.  One of our favorites are these adorable crocheted jellyfish.   They're very easy to make, beginners will catch on real quick!  And those curly tentacles, well think of them as free form crochet, you can make them as long as you want and as ...

Round Up of Star Wars Crafts for Kids

Here we go again.  Just in time for summer vacation Disney is releasing the newest Star Wars movie.  This one's called Han Solo - A Star Wars Story. Just like Roque One released two summers ago this movie is not part of the original Star Wars saga.  Instead it's a stand alone story designed to eventually tie all the movies together by filling in the background for characters and events brought to life in one of the movies starting with the very first Star Wars classic now called the New ...

DIY Comic Strip Frames & Boxes for Father’s Day

In our family Father's Day is sometimes overlooked, lost in the hustle and bustle of summer vacations, family reunions, and other events.   Determined not to let this happen I scoured the web last month for gift ideas my grandsons could make for their poppa, and uncles.  There were many great ideas out there, I even wrote a post, 12 Really Cool Father's Day Crafts - FREE Printables, highlighting my favorites. I showed the different ideas to my grandsons, Dion and Devon, they both loved ...

Mother’s Day Crafts Kids Can Make – FREE Printable

Mother's Day is fast approaching, this year it's Sunday, May 14th.  If you're planning to take mom out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner you should make reservations now if you haven't made them already; Mother's Day is one of the busiest days for restaurants and reservations fill up fast. Along with taking mom out for a meal the kids like to give her a gift as well, and what better gift to give mom than something made lovingly for her. Here are some really unique ideas that kids can make ...

Move Like a Pro With These Moving Hacks – Savvy Nana’s

  Moving into a new house is exciting, but the physical act of moving your belongings can be a drag. Professional movers have the tips and tricks down to a science but those of us who don’t do it for a living can find it more difficult.   These moving hacks from our friends at Simply Self Storage will help you move faster, easier and more efficiently. They cover 50 essential moving tips, tricks and hacks to help you move like a pro. Here are some of my ...

DIY Easter Plaque – Free Template

My daughter Jaime is planning an Easter Egg Hunt for her 2 year old son Jett, and some of his friends.  While shopping for supplies and decor for the party she ran across a cute cardboard Easter sign in one of the discount stores, it cost $12.  She liked the sign but thought $12 was a bit steep for a small cardboard sign.  When she told me about it I told her about one of my Easter projects, this DIY Easter Plaque.  I was going to send her one along with some other Easter items I've been ...

Rainy Day Kids’ Activities – Fun Activities for All Ages

Many of us are ready for Spring.  Even here in Hawaii I can't wait for Spring and the end of Flu Season.  We've certainly had our fill of the flu!  Although Spring ushers in warm weather and marks the end of flu season it also brings us rain; lots of rain. At our house the kids don't mind the rain, it just means they can play video games all day.  It drives me crazy!  I'm always on the look out for rainy day kids' activities to keep them off the video games and doing something more ...

DIY Super Bowl Snack Stadiums

We all know that Super Bowl Sunday is not just about football, in fact for many it a day to gorge on all sorts of snacks.  It seems that no Super Bowl Party in recent years is complete without a Snack Stadium, what better way to combine the love of football with the love of snack foods?  Snack stadiums can be as simple as a pan of guacamole dip surrounded by tortilla chips and veggies or as elaborate as the 2 story creation pictured above complete with hoagies, hot dogs, twinkies, and ...