Kelsey Norwood

We recently got back from a glorious trip up the west coast through Oregon and Washington and our hearts are still there. Oregon is my favorite place in the world and I think it’s my boys’ favorite place too. We decided we ought to make a special Love Oregon t-shirt to commemorate this year’s adventures. […]

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I love non-fiction books, especially books with beautiful pictures. This book has such rich illustrations – the colors are so vibrant and I love the style and how the books is formatted with a page of numbered illustrations and a page of interesting information. It covers a wide variety of animal species, habitats, etc. I […]

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“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Little Remedies. I received a product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” There is nothing worse than watching your child suffer, no matter the cause. Kids pick up illnesses, infections, rashes, and suffer from allergies, sensitivities, […]

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Have you seen Minions yet? It’s been out for over a week, what are you waiting for ?!? And right after you go see the movie, hop on Amazon and order one of these brand new MegaBloks Minions sets! The Castle Adventure set is brand new and available now on Amazon and it’s packed full […]

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We learned about the Maya and did some of our own weaving as a supplemental activity. I love actual skill building activities like this for my kids – it gets them using their hands and heads together and learning actual skills that may come in handy some day! Or at the very least clue them […]

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I have a few friends who use cloth diapers and like some other things I originally viewed as totally crazy, I’ve come around to the wisdom of this idea too. They’re so expensive to buy and since I can sew my own, I thought I’d give it a go. Babyville Boutique was the obvious choice for supplies […]

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Making a star block is so easy! And a quilt full of these sweet little blocks is just the best. For each star block you’ll need two prints – one for the star and one for the border. The grey print is my star and the green is my border. For the star: Cut 8 […]

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We’re using The Story of the World curriculum for history this year (and forever because we love it!) and just finished up our study about Christopher Columbus. We found several wonderful books about him I wanted to share with you! Some of these are chapter books, some are easy to read picture books, and others […]

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Remember the crocodile and fox hats I made a few months ago from Irarott Patterns? I made another one! This time it’s the Ape/Orangutan hat and they’re all three my favorites! I love the little bananas on the ends of the strings of this one, you’ll see soon enough what I’m talking about. I tried […]

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  This room had a giant bare wall that was screaming for built-ins and we figured we could come up with some DIY something-or-other and we were right. We scoured the internet for built-in tutorials and found some pretty good ones that helped us, especially this one but we couldn’t find a tutorial that had doors. […]

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