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The Make & Play Vault

I don’t mean to scare you or anything but, it’s May folks. Summer vacation will be here before you know […]

There are two things I absolutely adore about this simple kid project – No, wait, make that three! First, it […]

I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your attention that Mother’s Day is just around the bend. Whether you’re planning to spend it […]

Before I became a parent, I had no idea of the role knock-knock jokes, mad libs, and the like would one […]

Every year I get a little blindsided by Easter. Halloween I totally equate with lots of candy and general sugar […]

Have you guys noticed that decorating kids’ spaces can be one of the most interesting spots in the house to […]

I have to admit, with three small kids in the house, I don’t have a lot of time for DIY […]

My great aunt passed away at the age of 101 (she almost made it to 102) last week and baby […]

I’m so very excited to FINALLY get to share this post with you guys! We are partnering with our new […]

I was reading one of my favorite MPMK posts the other day, How to Maintain Your Zen When the Kids Have Lost […]

Happy Friday guys! I’m stopping in to share a LOVE-ly little project I’ve put together for 31 Days of Love over at […]

I have never attempted to let my daughter stay up until the New Year before. I am actually contemplating it […]

Looking for a fun craft to do with your kids, that won’t add any more stress to the holiday season? These […]

Here’s a quick and messy little art project for you to tackle with the family this weekend. I first did […]

The holiday season seems to be the time for DIY decor. I don’t know if it’s an attempt to avoid […]