Posts tagged "Art"

Inspiring Instagram accounts to follow

Inspiring Instagram accounts to follow
These days I find myself scrolling through Instagram frequently.  There are many inspiring Instagram accounts to follow and I am happy to share just a little of view of the pretty photos in my feed. truly_triplets, those adorable faces above, are my daily baby fix. The mom of one son plus three identical triplet girls is a joy... Read more »

Save paper with the Wipenote reusable notebook

Save paper with the Wipenote reusable notebook
My daughter loves art and I am very supportive of her creativity, except the fact that she wastes so much paper!  There are pieces of post-its, notecards, construction, computer and scraps of paper with doodles, notes, games and drawings everywhere.  By this point, my girl is pretty used to me recycling the majority of it.... Read more »

Starting a bullet journal

Starting a bullet journal
Before my friend, Nina, wrote about her bullet journal experience, I hadn’t given this new fad a second thought. Actually, I am still not sure I completely understand all the nuances, but am sold on the fact that everything is in one place. I no longer have to run downstairs to look at my calendar,... Read more »
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Halloween crafts to do with kids

Halloween crafts to do with kids
Sweatshirts and jackets are coming out and I’m getting in the Halloween spirit and feeling crafty.  Here are some easy and adorable Halloween crafts to do with your kids this weekend. Emojis are big this year and these emoji pumpkins are perfect. Pumpkin apple stamps are a great use for the leftover apples. Lollypop ghosts... Read more »

Friday Favorites: The Avett Brothers, The Tilt and Zip Lining

Friday Favorites: The Avett Brothers, The Tilt and Zip Lining
Happy Friday and Earth Day!  Things have been very busy around here lately.  It is Spring Break, and I’ve been making a conscious effort to experience and appreciate our city. My husband and I loved the Avett Brothers last night at the Chicago Theatre.  The brothers and their band from North Carolina have a unique... Read more »

Who I Am project gives confidence to tweens

Who I Am project gives confidence to tweens
As my children are growing up and my son is now a (gasp) tween, I often reflect back to myself during those awkward years of insecurity, doubt and little confidence. Shalimar Beekman, a Chicago mom and photographer, created the Who I Am project to fill in the forgotten photo years while enriching the lives of pre-teens.... Read more »
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How to create a gallery wall

How to create a gallery wall
I’ve been admiring photos of gallery walls and craving one in my own home. We got our house painted over the summer and I took down most of our framed photos and artwork and didn’t rehang most it.  I enjoyed the clean and minimal walls for a few months, but am ready for a change.... Read more »

Adult Coloring Books: A Meditative and Therapeutic Way to Unwind

Adult Coloring Books: A Meditative and Therapeutic Way to Unwind
Adult coloring books are suddenly showing up everywhere I turn.  Although the concept is nothing new, I must admit I am hopping aboard this new trend and loving the peaceful and creative way to spend time. This mindless activity is therapeutic and an excellent distraction to wind down and escape from work, stress and our... Read more »

Easy Art Projects that Kids Love

My daughter loves art.  She can sit for hours with a pad of paper and a box of markers.  It is incredible to watch the calm, creativity and focus she finds from crafts. Even better is when I mention the word project.  Her face lights up in a way that I always want to have... Read more »
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The one household item I never owned

The one household item I never owned
Is it weird that I never owned an iron? Maybe I was too dependent on the dry cleaners, or were we simply walking around wrinkled? Ironically, the reason I ended up getting one was not even to prevent creases and folds, but for an art project with my daughter. Maybe even funnier is I asked... Read more »