Crafts & Projects 4 results

Why all kids should create a family tree

When I was a junior in high school, my French teacher had us create a family tree. It was a fun assignment for someone like me ... I was already a history nerd, but had never really thought about tracing my own family history to any great extent.  My dad was ecstatic because he was able to introduce me to his family bible. My mom told stories about how "we" arrived in New Orleans in the early 1800s and walked the length of the Mighty Mississippi to southwestern Illinois where the family ...

A Thrifty Christmas Tree

When JD's Grandma Davis passed away, we inherited several items from her home. One of these was a Christmas tree that she has always placed on top of an end table during the holidays. With the tree came its original box! The tree dates to the 1960s and is from the American Tree and Wreath Company from Lexington, Kentucky. Gram purchased it for $5.83 ... the price is written on the front of the box. I love that the tree has a 5-year warranty, too ... I think we're well past that! ...

Strawberry Picking Adventure

One of our first adventures this summer was to Blueberry Hill Farm this past weekend where Noodle was able to pick strawberries for the first time! She also took advantage of my camera to begin her summer photo project. This was a girls-only outing and Grandma Debbie and Aunt Steph went along. We picked strawberries, then hopped across the road a bit to buy produce at Bass Farms. After that, we drove a bit to Flamm Orchards for strawberry shortcake and strawberry Razzles (a rendition of ...

Kid Friendly Summer Photo Project

When Noodle was about 3 years old, we bought her a VTech Kidizoom Camera for Christmas.  She loves it. It doesn't take the best photos, but for a toddler who's just playing photographer, it's perfect. It's rugged, which is good because it was dropped repeatedly.  When she was 5, Grandma Debbie (my mom) bought her a Disney Princes Camera which has been a nice transition to a more common camera style. Noodle loves them both and has recently taken an interest in photogra...