Fun with Kids: Bead Spiders

The last time we were down visiting Grandparents, Aunt Linda brought her bead supplies, and taught The Boy how to make a bead spider. So I documented the process to share it with you guys! (Now, The Boy’s version reflects how much fun it is for a kid to take all kinds of different beads and put them together, without much regard for symmetry, but The Husband also followed along with the lessons, and the photos below show the more symmetrical and traditional one that he made. But honestly, let the kids go wild. The Boy loves that HIS spider has star shaped front feet and 3 different leg patterns!) [anything_slides cat=spider-2 width=500 height=350 delay=3000 resume=15000 animation=750 order=ASC orderby=menu_order theme=minimalist-square]

Geeky Halloween: Incredible Homemade Weeping Angels

don't blink! halloween weeping angel build by macabre rob
Don’t Blink!!   It’s never too early to start planning for Halloween, especially if your ambitions are this big. Check out this incredible build by HalloweenForum poster MacabreRob. He built not one, but TWO weeping angels (of Doctor Who fame), and describes the entire process – from building the body, to molding the face.   LOVE it… I was thinking what a cool project building an angel would be, but I don’t think I’m up for anything quite this intense for our halloween decor. Maybe we could figure out some way to fake this?  Any ideas ? :) [More Halloween]

Summer Inspirations (and how to embed a Pinterest board on your wordpress blog)

How to Embed a Pinterest Pin Board in Wordpress Blog Post
I was playing around with Pinterest today (note the neat ‘Pin It’ stuff to make it easy to pin Dabbled stuff!) because I was thinking it could be cool to use Pinterest as a way to create inspiration link posts (like I used to do all the time when I had more time to devote to surfing my feed reader).  So with a little bit of research I came up with a cool and easy way to do just that.  So first enjoy the Pins below, then after that, look below to see how to easy embed Pinterest pin boards into your blog posts!… [ KEEP READING ]

Jello Easter Eggs

Jello Easter Eggs
Love this idea from Duhlicious! Jello Easter Eggs made in the shell… and plus the idea of making them into Jello shots?  Awesomeness.  Will have to try these! Go read the whole thing and get the instructions: Jello Easter Eggs  

Leprechaun Traps for St. Pats

Leprechaun Traps for St. Pats
You do try to trap a leprechaun on St. Patrick’s day, right?  To get his pot of gold?  Every year someone asks me about leprechan traps, and every year I have to go through my old stuff and see what I can remember… So here are some resources! [ KEEP READING ]

Get Creative with The Lorax: The Truffula Tree-Shirt!

I’ve always adored The Lorax, it was probably my favorite Dr. Suess book when I was little.  And what really captured my imagination as a kid were those fabulous Truffula Trees, looking like cotton candy on a stick! So when I was invited to participate in the blog tour in promotion of the new movie coming out (in theaters March 2nd. Visit the official site for the movie preview, pictures, downloads and more!) I couldn’t resist doing a project featuring those wonderful trees. The Truffula Tree-Shirt! This is a simple “Freezer Paper Stencil” project. Just print out the stencil I’m providing, and follow the directions below.… [ KEEP READING ]