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Last Minute Gifts in Mason Jar Ideas for Caregivers

Last Minute Gifts in Mason Jar Ideas for Caregivers

It takes a village! We've all heard the phrase before. Have there been any special people in you and your child's live this year to help with their care? As a single mother who works from home, my son spent two days of almost every week this past year at my dear friend's house where she graciously played, fed, and loved on him. I can never repay her for all of those hours spent caring for my child when I needed to get some work done! Whether it's your child's teacher, grandparent, parent, or simply a kind friend... making sure we...

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DIY Clay Plant Fossils - Kay Haupt

DIY Clay Plant Fossils - Kay Haupt

Hello! How is your summer going? We've been starting to welcome in the hot dog days of summer around here, the kind where you can only stand being outside for ten minutes before crawling back into the air conditioning. As much as I'd love to spend every single summer day by the pool, that's just not always achievable, especially with a rascally two-year-old. Instead, we've been finding ways to entertain ourselves with the resources we have around us, making nature crafts and reading books. I came across a really great idea the other day to make some nature fossils with...

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Kid's Craft - DIY Cactus Rocks

Kid's Craft - DIY Cactus Rocks

Hello! Happy May to you! Do any of you out there consider yourselves a black thumb, yet you still love succulents? Hey, that’s okay! I have a really simple craft for you try that’s not only adorable, but is completely chore free. There’s no watering involved or sunlight necessary. All you need is some paint and a few rocks. We’re going to make rock cactuses! SUPPLIES //   Rocks of varying sizes Mini Clay Pot (I bought mine at Joann’s!) Acrylic Paint (green and white) Paintbrush Hot Glue Gun (optional) Sand or small pebbles   INSTRUCTIONS //   First thing’s...

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How to Regrow Celery - Kay Haupt

How to Regrow Celery - Kay Haupt

Fin + Vince: How to Regrow Celery - Super Fun + Easy! Spring has sprung! Isn’t it glorious? Our little homestead is hustling and bustling with the promise of new life on the horizon and lots of new surprises. If you don’t know me too well, our little family, my son and myself, live in a little cottage out in rural Iowa. We’ve been spending the past few months preparing our half an acre backyard into a tiny, urban homestead fit with a full vegetable garden, berry bushes, apple trees, and a small flock of chickens. We just brought our...

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All Natural Play Dough - Kay Haupt

All Natural Play Dough - Kay Haupt

Hello! For the past few weeks I have been on the hunt for all natural art supplies for my little one, Tad. Every day, he and I head out to our studio so that I can get some work done for my business, Under A Tin Roof. Though he usually entertains himself with his toys and books, he likes to “help” mama make things, too! Now that he’s almost two, he’s starting to show interest in crayons and chalk for more than just eating, but that’s not always the case. There’s still some crayon-to-mouth action that happens! While I was...

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Veggie Pin DIY with Kay Haupt

Veggie Pin DIY with Kay Haupt

I love working with wool felt! It’s easy, forgiving, and often can create something adorable in under ten minutes. Who doesn’t love a craft like that? When I came up with the idea for these veggie pins it was almost like a no-brainer. They were so quick and simple, not to mention incredibly cute. All you need is a few simple supplies, some creativity, and a few minutes of free time.I decided to make a little broccoli pin + a carrot pin. In essence, that’s two shades of green and one shade of orange. I also thought a lemon, strawberry,...

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