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Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds AND ponchos

I’m afraid I’ve been remiss with any exciting DC experiences this week. But when you live in a place, one often is too tired to be exciting. So instead I’ll show you proof of the useful cleverness out there in blogland. A few weeks ago in my Wednesday Links I shared this DIY poncho. And […]



Craft Book Review: Duct Tape Mania!

Let’s talk about something sticky. Duct tape. My friend,  Amanda Formaro, creative genius over at Crafts by Amanda, has published her first two craft books for kids ages 6 to 12 in the Mania series: Duct Tape Mania and Rubber Band Mania. I’ve already covered rubber bands. Now it’s DUCT TAPE that makes me manic. […]



Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds and Nationals Park

I can’t take credit for these photographs taken at Nationals Park . Because I was not there. My husband took the kids so these are his photographs. See that kid up there in the lower right hand corner? That would be me. See that other kid to the left? That will be my husband’s sports […]



Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds AND apple picking

  Let’s talk apples. And this unseasonably warm weather we’re having in Washington DC. It’s hard to complain, as we had an unseasonably mild summer, but it’s time for crisp air, fire in the fireplace (or in our case, pellets in the stove), and jackets already. In an effort to call Fall to DC, I […]



how to make The BoxTrolls cookies (wearing real boxes!)

  The creators of Coraline and Paranorman are at it again with another 3D stop motion fantasy adventure. This time, an orphaned boy raised by underground trash collecting inventors (or, trolls wearing boxes) faces an evil exterminator to save his friends in The BoxTrolls, based on the book, Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow. Please […]