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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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Our favorite field gear and educational toys for children —for outdoor adventures, exploration, and learning about nature. These make engaging educational gifts for children. Or,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at wordplayhouse®
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If you have been following all of the glittery projects, shiny creative decorations, and sparkly ideas we have shared here this week, you are almost ready to invite your friends, family, or colleagues to your own Sparkle Holiday Party! Three more projects ideas to get you started, and you are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at you make do™
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We joined a talented collaborative of 11 other designers, photographers, and creators to create inspiration for your own sparkly holiday party this season! Treasure the sprinkle of sparkle here and make glittery party decorations to whip up your own Season to Sparkle holiday party! We all designed and created together... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at you make do™
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Make your holiday party, sparkle baby shower, or glitter birthday party sparkle and rock! Whip up glittery diy rock candy party favors or rock candy drink stirrers! Our young daughter made this pretty party project with me—the glitter, the glam, and the sweet color was the perfect afternoon party DIY... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at you make do™
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This is the season to sparkle! Find inspiration from the season to sparkle holiday party with the three sparkly holiday projects featured here! This week we share ideas to create your own glittery holiday party that will add sparkle to your guests' amazed gazes this season! Tomorrow we share our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at you make do™
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Whether you are planning a family holiday gift exchange, a holiday office party, or a glittery party for friends— make your holiday party be the one of the season. The one that sparkles. A gathering of talented designers, photographers, creators has pulled together a lovely celebration for you to gather... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at you make do™
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Halloween ideas for simple and pretty Halloween party banners, Halloween favor boxes, Halloween pinwheels, Halloween favor tags, and more like you see here can be found on Giggle Hearts : Crafting Childhood Memories and Brenda's Wedding Blog! We love these DIY Halloween ideas created with instant download printables from you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at you make do™
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For so many children, the only field they have run across, is a soccer or a baseball field. Many have never been to a real... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at wordplayhouse®
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A bee party theme is pretty for bee baby showers, bee birthdays, wedding showers, weddings, and a once-in-a-lifetime first birthday too! Here are bee party ideas for you to add prettiness and charm to your special bee party. top: Customize, print, and make your instant download bee party printables from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at you make do™
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25 apple projects, apple activites, apple crafts, and apple recipes for kids! Click on our links to the best apple ideas to make with your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at wordplayhouse®
Hello, Sandy! I am delighted you loved the way I collected our photos here to share. I am a childrens book illustrator and used the same programs I use to illustrate my childrens books to draw and add in the paper details here. These programs I use for my illustration and design work are expensive, so I direct others to check out the less expensive Adobe Photoshop Elements program to those who are interested in creating special scrapbook like collections of their favorite family photos. I truly appreciate you spending time enjoying our website and what we share here with you. Thank you, Sandy! Warmly, ~heather
Carla, these are beautifully designed and Ronan rocks in the cuteness department! You can not rush a great design (or the time you spend with a newborn), so the wait was worth it. Great tutorial to boot for those who want to follow suit! ~heather
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2014 on DIY Baby Announcement at small + friendly
Thrilled to have your company here, Carla! I have been enjoying the beautiful pics of you newest addition to your family popping up in my online traverses as well! Its wonderful to be in touch, Carla! Warmly, ~heather
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Memories are fleeting. They grow so fast. Savor the moments. Those are the sayings that drive us to photograph the time we want to remember... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at wordplayhouse®
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If your children are like ours, they likely live their days outdoors. Sticks are beheld as swords and queenly staffs. Branches become bouquets and are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at wordplayhouse®
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If you and your children find yourselves trying to fill your down time full of summer activities—think simple. Simple summer activities for children, like spending... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at wordplayhouse®
Thank you for the Argon oil hair care tip! I hope some of mine were helpful for you too!~heather
Toggle Commented May 29, 2014 on simple + natural skin care at wordplayhouse®
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Make healthy cookies! These molasses hermits cookies are a vintage cookie recipe handwritten in a recipe notebook kept by my grandmother. Enjoy the story of... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at wordplayhouse®
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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 Apr 18, 2014 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®