Birch Bark Observations

While at a family reunion recently our daughter came upon a birch tree. She had seen them before, but never truly investigated the unique bark. This time, the curly-cues caught her attention, and, as all toddlers do, she investigated with her hands. She began simply by running her hands along…

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Time Vista Picnic Blanket Review

For families with little ones, this waterproof picnic blanket is a must have for all occasions. It features a waterproof bottom and the ability to fold and zip up into a cushion. Most recently we used it for our 4th of July celebration which was fantastic as it kept the…

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Sunday Snippet: Caught on Camera

The warm weather, breeze and beautiful colors make summer a great time of the year to take pictures. While out assisting with senior pictures for a friend of the family, our little squirt decided to take a photo shoot of her own. Using an old digital camera our little one…

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Outdoor Activities for Kids: Giant Bubbles

My grandma had purchased us the “Bubble Thing” which was a kit that included a bubble loop and giant bubble mix; an all-in-one kit to creating humongous bubbles! Just this week we got the opportunity to try out it out, even though my grandmother had gotten it for her second birthday…

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Outdoor Activities: Pokemon Go

Our family has recently discovered Pokemon Go, an app on both the Android market and Apple market geared toward an audience of Pokemon lovers. Using augmented reality, Google maps and your phone’s camera, Pokemon appear as you walk around the world just waiting to be caught. As the Pokemon appear on your…

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Nature Crafts for Kids: Chalk Rockets

For a training recently I got the opportunity to try a new process craft called Chalk Rockets (originally found at Growing a Jeweled Rose). For this craft you need: film canisters, Alka-seltzer tablets, liquid watercolor paint, cornstarch and water. To prepare the craft you’ll want to put these ingredients into…

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Expression Swing Review

This week led our family to a fantastic discovery! While visiting one of the local parks we came upon an unusual swing that allowed for the adult with a young child to swing in front of said child. Of course we had to test it out! Here are some photos…

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Sunday Snippet: Fireflies and Fireworks

Happy fourth of July everyone!!! For our festivities we took our own advice from the article A Green Fourth of July and we spent our Fourth of July weekend viewing a local firework show. Sunday night was when our local fireworks were scheduled so we packed up our little squirt along with…

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A Green Fourth of July

With the fourth of July just a few days away consider these few options to have a greener, more eco-friendly celebration! Visit a local firework show. By visiting a local show you can still get your firework fix without contributing to the chemicals and gases given off by personal and…

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10 Unique Beach Activities

Summer has arrived and with it comes long days, hot temperatures and trips to the beach. Experience the beach in a new and exciting way with these 10 unique beach activities. Make a Sandy Handprint Keepsake by Crafting a Green World to remember your day with 🙂 Make Seashore Windchimes…

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