3.31.2014

Let's take a bit of a break


For the next few weeks-months this blog is going to be under construction. We'll be back soon with a new format, new ideas and new projects. I promise! 

Until then, please continue to check out some of our older projects!

3.19.2014

Tape and Vellum Sun Catchers


I watched this little girl at the garden store the other day play with a vellum pinwheel. She kept yelling for her mom to look at the blue and red shadow it cast on the wall. She was blown away by the idea that a blue and red shadow could even exist. And then I got this idea...

2.17.2014

Happy President's Day!


Fun factoid - did you know that both President Jefferson and Washington loved ice cream? I was recently listening to a history podcast on the invention of ice cream when they mentioned that both presidents were big fans of the tasty treat. Washington often served ice cream when entertaining and Jefferson's estate was discovered to have a large quantity of ice cream making supplies along with his very own ice cream recipe, which I'll share with you today.

I don't know about you, but I think food is a great way for kids to connect to any historical figure, especially when that food is a delicious treat. Click here for the recipe.

PS
Presidents and presidential candidates eating ice cream

George Washington's Breakfast



1.27.2014

Australia Day!


In honor of Australia Day (Jan. 26th) I'm reposting a card we made for my friend Maggie (who moved to Melbourne almost a decade ago!), it's a little bit of love from the States to Oz.
Happy (belated) Australia Day to all!!

PS
Here's the original post.

1.24.2014

Happy Friday!




Dawn Casey's beautifully illustrated book tells the story of how the 12 Chinese Zodiac characters came to be. A really entertaining book with a little history for your young ones (and perhaps you too!).