The Portrait Project {Week 20}

Portraits of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. My goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ Blurb photo book for each of my children. I can see them 20 years from now going through the book together and laughing at each other about the silly things they used to do […]

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Photography Tips From The Pros – Dawn Schaefer

Everybody, meet Dawn. Dawn is sweet, she is super lovely, and she has a graphics design background, which I totally covet. She loves typography and I love quotes, so we totally get a long =) Oh, and we love photography. Meet Dawn Hi there! I’m Dawn, the lifestyle and portrait photographer behind peek photography + […]

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Sunshine Dawn -

Loved doing this! Thank you, Amy 🙂

Jodie Heliker Rodriguez -

Thank you for the advice. Now, I just need to invest in a camera that allows me to change those settings. 🙂

Craft Crates to Spark Creativity – Monthly Subscription Craft Crates for Kids

One look at Elle and you could see how creative she is with her clothing choices. Aside from having her express her creativity with fashion, I’m also teaching her to channel this energy towards all areas of her life, in particular more traditional things like arts and crafts. Creativity is intelligence having fun.   ~Albert Einstein […]

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Simple Invitation To Play (she: Amy) - Or so she says... -

[…] I gave her some bamboo skewers and a handful of left over match sticks we got from our monthly subscription craft crate. If you have smaller children, you could use spaghetti to replace the bamboo […]

The Portrait Project {Week 19}

Portraits of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. My goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ Blurb photo book for each of my children. It’s a gift for me as well as for them. elle’s portraits These days, my girl is all about doing hair – hers, mine and anyone […]

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[…] look at Elle and you could see how creative she is with her clothing […]

How To Dye Pasta – Recipe And Tips To Make The BEST Dyed Pasta

Making dyed pasta is nothing new. After making it a few times, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks to show you how to make the best dyed pasta. This is so easy, even a baby can do it =) Since my usual sidekick is out with her Grandparents today, I involved the ‘help’ of the […]

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Kristen Bobbitt -

Thanks for the tips. We have played with pasta a few times but I haven’t tried dying them yet. Thanks for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday. Pinned to our group board.

Amber Hutt -

Always used rubbing alcohol, guess sanitizer works too. Good to know

Dianna Kennedy -

I love the bright colors! I’ve used liquid food coloring in the past, but the gel might be better. Mine has been dull … I like yours better!

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Mariel Sunday Wangsgard -

This is great!! I love your photography on this post too… so creative! Pinned.

Afterschooling for Smarty Pants -

Great tips! Baby certainly had a lot of fun with it 🙂 Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!

Stephanie Osborne Landers -

If your child isn’t sensitive to smells, you can also try adding some vanilla extract (or another extract) to add another element to the sensory experience 🙂

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Crafty Moms Share -

Looks like a great way to dye it. We will have to give it a try for a craft I have been thinking about. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

Linda Campbell -

my only concern is with the little one that puts things in his mouth (I have a daycare full of them!) We’re not allowed to use hand sanitizer on the kids as it’s considered toxic. Is there another option for the colouring ’cause it looks awesome!

Sticky Play - Contact Paper Crafts for Toddlers -

[…] well as gathered some things I have around the house like yarn, shredded paper and some small dyed pasta we made a few weeks […]

Simple Mama -

Wonderful method to dye pasta! Yours looks as though they came out very nice and even in color.
I have not tried this before and would like to. Thank you for sharing!

Pasta & Beads on a Stick - Pasta Crafts for Kids -

[…] the pasta that we dyed recently, I wanted to create some really simple crafts and invitations to play for […]

Melody Ishin Hsiao -

Thank you! this is a lot fun! (I mean even for me!!) I was able to do yellow and orange in a bag, and was too greedy to think that I could put red in the same bag too…but it didn’t turn out well, I think I’ll give the red batch a re-do.) Also you can actually wash the zip lock bag if you want. I’m just working with some gel coloring that I have right now, but I’ll look for some gel coloring too! thanks for sharing again!

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OurHomeof ManyBlessings -

I have tried dyeing pasta before and it went way wrong,lol. I m gonna try this one and see how it goes. I would love for you to come and share your ideas at my Monday of Many Blessings Link Up!! http://ourhomeofmanyblessings.com/

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[…] learned How to Dye Pasta here, but its so easy! All you need is the ingredients […]

Newborn Photography Tips From The Pros – Jaydene Freund

Today Jaydene from Cradled Creations is sharing her favourite photo and her best newborn photography tip with you. Jaydene is someone special to me because she was the one who captured photos of Jay when he was first born. On the day of his birth, we kept poor Jaydene waiting at the hospital for a […]

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The Portrait Project {Week 18}

Portraits of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. My goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ Blurb photo book for each of my children. It’s a gift for me as well as for them. jay’s portraits Here he is again, whining about the food that we give him and swatting it […]

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Heart Magnet Valentines – Valentine Crafts For Kids

A couple weeks ago Elle and I made a batch of salt dough heart magnets for her friends at school. After all the hearts have been made with the magnets glued on, we played with them for a bit then put them in the box to give out on Valentine’s Day. Then a few days later, […]

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[…] you’re giving your magnets away, here is a valentine printable you can download  and print to card stock to mount your magnets […]

Missy Priebe -

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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Photography Tips From The Pros – Tami Brundage

Today we have Tami Brundage of Butterfly Kiss Photography. I met Tami about 3 years ago at a workshop with a pretty famous photographer from Australia. Tami and I hit if off right away since we both have girls (and now we both have baby boys) and we like to grow our own food =) Tami […]

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Tami Brundage -

Thanks for featuring me Amy, it was a pleasure to write a tip for your series!

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Kim Hilliard -

Love this! A great tip indeed!

The Portrait Project {Week 17}

Portraits of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. My goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ Blurb photo book for each of my children. It’s a gift for me as well as for them. elle’s portraits This right here is probably one of the many best moments of my life. I […]

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Newborn Photography Tips From The Pros - Jaydene Freud -

[…] is someone special to me because she was the one who captured photos of Jay when he was first born. On the day of his birth, we kept poor Jaydene waiting at the hospital for a […]