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The Make & Play Vault

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 […]

It’s that time of year again…   Time for ghosts, witches, and goblins to make their spooky appearances. Mwah ha […]

Isn’t the sun streaming through these fall leaf sun catchers lovely? This was a really easy, no-mess project the kids […]

With the crisper (and around here, decidedly wetter) fall weather comes more time spent indoors. That means, it’s time to […]

A couple of weeks ago my daughter and I decided to make wax paper lanterns. She loves decorating our house for […]

Summer has hit full stride and all the free time off school has lost its allure.  We’ve been swimming, hiking, […]