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heather cahoon, mother of more than a few children, and a children's book illustrator and author who treasures slow, under-scheduled days
Interests: Giving our children wheelbarrow rides, making pancakes, reading children's picture books, drawing pictures together, taking photos, and instilling open-ended creativity and closeness in our family. Please subscribe to see all the ideas and free printables we share. Thank you so much for visiting.
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Make newspaper pots! Make pots out of newspaper—easy to make, compostable, and free! Our 9-year-old shares how to easily make your own pots with her... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at wordplayhouse®
We always soak our beans in water—thanks for the new soaking process we'll have to begin using when we make our own cooked beans and soups! ~heather
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Lovely, Carla. It's wonderful all the love and excitement he has for his baby brother...and, just wait until he meets him. We are all waiting for the announcement! Sending well wishes. Warmly, ~heather
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2014 on Belly Talk and Brotherly Love at small + friendly
It's always wonderful finding new ways to use old things. I hope you and your little guy enjoyed your seed paintings there, Carla! ~heather
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2014 on pantry paintings at wordplayhouse®
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above and below party printables from you make do® below event styling by Supriya Gaindhar of Horseshu Magic Pretty garden party printables to use for a birthday or baby shower! Delightful party decorations to use for a butterfly party theme, bug party theme, garden party theme, butterfly garden party, or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at you make do™
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Healthy Skin | the best natural beauty products With more than a few children to care for, my beauty care routine is simple by necessity;... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at wordplayhouse®
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A simple project for all ages. Even the very youngest can use these natural art materials to create their own colorful paintings using materials you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at wordplayhouse®
From a designer: these magazine covers rock as much as the insides you have given praise here for—I love the simple, modern design. Smiles here at your mention of our regions's very own Stone Barns we visited together. I love coming by and reading up on your new posts. I have a little guy on my lap soaking in his Nana's photography and experiences with me. ~heather
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The best part about taking a class is when you go home to use and enjoy what you have learned. It was a delight to see your tour shared here in this series of posts for those who have not yet had the opportunity to visit this delicious place! ~heather
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Why, this reminds me! While we are on opposite ends of the earth (so we are ankle deep in snow right now), I DO have some of our summer's zucchini harvest in the freezer just waiting to be made up into something and eaten! Thanks for the reminder! We have never made bread and butter pickles with ours—delish! ~heather
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Yes, making valentine boxes are another extra special memory for me too. Thank you for sharing your happy memory here. With the cold weather outside, valentine making is a good shared-together activity inside. There was more valentine making and baking here yesterday—almost all day yesterday, in fact. Enjoy anticipating your Valentines Day this year in whatever ways you have planned—crafting, decorating, baking... heather
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2014 on simple valentines at wordplayhouse®
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Do you remember making your first folded construction paper heart? Do you recall the awe of opening the fold to see the whole heart trimmed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at wordplayhouse®
I do not know where to begin with my comments for my discoveries here in your space today. This healthy cookie recipe here is a must-try for us (we love parsnips and carrots). I have seen a photographic musing in one of your previous posts, some autumn magic with some sweet little pumpkin faces I recognize, and your reflections on a package of some cookies we baked and sent your way—this last one I had smiled at upon discovering on my last visit to your blog. Those hermit cookies were worth making again, weren't they? Full of goodstuffs here. ~h.
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Wonderful! I have spent so much time updating my sidebar by uploading images and configuring the HTML manually—it is how I learned how to create my own HTML code. Having this new, simple way will save so much time. Thank you, Typepad! ~heather
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make valentine printables for your valentine or for a valentine party. Use these customizable sweet heart printables for wedding showers and baby showers too! Add names, dates, and messages to these party printables. Simply click and type to add your own text in any color and font. Create as many... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at you make do™
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We look forward to sharing a new year of projects, play ideas, and inspirational living here. Have a memorable end to this year, and a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at wordplayhouse®
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A peach baby shower made with a sprinkling of sweetness and a dash of prettiness. This party was made by Kelly, who chose the peach baby banner from our shop to complete her baby shower celebration. We think it will look pretty in baby's room after her birth too. Thank... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at you make do™
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Because you want to make something special for the party the birthday child will remember always. Because you want to make something everyone will remember always. That one thing at your party that all will awe over. Fawn over. Fall over with delight. Something so much fun, you can't celebrate... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at you make do™
Thanks, Derrek! I am so happy you enjoyed the list I created of our favorite magazines. Thanks for taking the time to leave a note here! Warmly, ~heather
Thank you so much for dropping by here to leave a message for Mary's pretty photography, Holly. I think she did a beautiful job photographing this cake smash. I was thrilled to run across this photo shoot using my banner design when I was pinning on Pinterest! Smiles here for taking the time to compliment her too :) Warmly, ~heather
You are welcome! I am so happy you stopped by here for the pinwheel tutorial! Enjoy making your own pretty pinwheels! Warmly, ~heather
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2013 on make pinwheels at you make do™
I love the simple, creative play you engaged in as a child, Campbell! I love the receipt idea for store play. We just gave our daughter a play cash register for her birthday last night. Thank you for sharing your idea! Warmly, ~heather
Hello! Thanks for your interest in making these natural wood blocks in your own home for your little one. I searched and found two other natural sealing options to try here: http://everydayroots.com/natural-wood-polish-and-sealant. Warmly, ~heather
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The next post I have created for you simply needs to be wrapped up. Like a gift—the last finishing touches will be added soon before... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at wordplayhouse®
I am so happy you enjoyed this collection of supply ideas so much you shared it! Thank you, Kelly! Warmly, ~heather