This Creative Week

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Hey friends! How was your weekend? My husband has been sick, and along with that I'm trying hard to balance my life, which at the moment includes learning how to get the kids organized for school, making time to write, spending time with family and friends, turning a closet into a home office, and clearing clutter. I sort of feel like I'm phoning it in over here in … [Read more...]

Baked Pumpkin Seeds

ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS

While it still feels like summer here in California, pumpkins are showing up at our markets and the feeling of Autumn is in the air. How do you cook pumpkin seeds My older daughter asked about getting a pumpkin, so we picked up a small pie pumpkin the other day and then promptly turned it into an afternoon of hacking the pumpkin, digging out the seeds, and then roasting them … [Read more...]

On Failure

FAILURE IS INSTRUCTIVE, via Tinkerlab.com

I've been thinking a lot about failure lately, and how failure is nothing more than an opportunity to learn, improve, iterate, and grow. Innovators aren't afraid of failure, and in many cases it's only by embracing failure that we can learn to pick ourselves up and get closer to the outcome that we envisioned in the first place. What do you think about failure? Are you a … [Read more...]

Halloween Ideas: Spiderweb Printing

printing kids foam easy

This project uses materials that you probably already have at home, or can easily find in your drug store. The only specialty item is a brayer, but without it you'd never expose your kids to the experience of true printmaking. Printing from styrofoam plates can help children learn that they can upcycle everyday materials into beautiful objects and teaches them patience and … [Read more...]

Discover the Art You Love

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This post is sponsored by art.com. Do you love the art on your walls? There's not one thing on my walls that I don't love for one reason or another, and I'm a huge advocate of filling our homes with the things that make us happy, move us spiritually, or make us think. We have this dark, little hallway that was begging for something at the end of it. I had all sorts of … [Read more...]