Kiwi Crate Makes Raising Creative Kids Easy

by Dagmar Bleasdale on October 22, 2014

kiwi crate doodle crateKiwi Crate Makes Being Creative Easy

It’s so much fun to see your kids be creative, isn’t it? But I find that in our TV and video game-obsessed times, it’s rare that our kids sit down and draw, color, and craft.

  • Do your kids like to be creative but need a little extra push?
  • Are you running out of crafting ideas?
  • Do you need an amazing gift for a special kid?
  • Are you too pressed for time to buy the materials for fun projects?

Then you’ll love Kiwi Crate.

Kiwi Crate is the leading kids’ craft subscription service for families. Every Kiwi Crate is filled with all of the materials and inspiration for 2-3 hands-on-projects.

Every set is kid tested and approved, so kids really love them! You can order just one crate or buy a subscription.

You might have heard about Kiwi Crate already, but now you can buy craft sets for kids of all ages:

Koala Crate is for ages 2-4 — Sensory and motor play

Kiwi Crate 3-8 — DIY Arts and crafts projects

Doodle Crate 8-13 — DIY crafting, accessories and jewelry projects

Tinker Crate ages 8-13 — DIY science/building/inventing products

Do you have a little one who is just starting to learn to be creative? Then take a look at the cute Koala Crates.

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Fall Nesting, Family, and Hot Chocolate

by Dagmar Bleasdale on October 23, 2014

Silk Almondmilk Dark Chocolate chocolate milk

Fall Nesting, Family, and Hot Chocolate

If you know me a little bit, you know that I love to nest. I love puttering around the house and could spend a whole week at home without feeling the need to leave the house or to see anyone.

Forget just nesting right before your baby is born — and I did plenty of that — that’s for amateurs. I could nest all year, but fall gives me an excuse to do it even more.

Fall is for nesting. For organizing things and getting ready for the winter. In the summer, it was too hot to go into the attic and straighten it out, but now it’s the perfect temperature.

A few days ago I finally made it up there and broke down tons of boxes I had been saving. I always think they will come in handy one day, that I want to keep one in every size for my Etsy business, but there comes a point when you turn into a hoarder.

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Wordless Wednesday With Linky: Corn Maze Fun

October 22, 2014
boy running through corn maze

Corn Maze L and I went to a nearby corn maze last week and had so much fun! Fall is definitely my favorite time of year. What is better than visits to the farm to pick up pumpkins, cider donuts, and apples? Spending time with this sweet boy makes the day perfect. This kind, gentle, […]

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“Thrifty & Vintage Find” Link Party #43 – Titanic Sign

October 20, 2014

Welcome to the next “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party! If you found an amazing deal lately, new or vintage, then play along and link up! This week I’m featuring the thrifty finds by ARod (Makin My Apt a Home). She found some fun things for just a few dollars!

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A Quick Dinner With Mori-Nu Organic Tofu & $100 Gift Card Sweepstakes

October 16, 2014
Mori-Nu Organic Tofu

A Quick Dinner With Mori-Nu Organic TofuNeed an idea for a quick lunch or dinner? You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy tofu, and how fast you can make a meal with it. Just heat and enjoy — it doesn’t get much easier. I was sent the whole line of non-GMO Mori-Nu tofu […]

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Vern Yip and I Talk Interior Design and Cork Flooring

October 16, 2014
Vern Yip apartment

My Tour of Vern Yip’s NYC Apartment A few months ago I was invited to meet designer and HGTV star Vern Yip and tour his NYC apartment. He worked together with the¬†Portuguese Cork Flooring Association (APCOR) and redesigned his NYC apartment with a fashion-forward combination of cork flooring, along with beautiful fabrics and fresh paint […]

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Healthy Breakfast With Skinnygirl Hummus

October 15, 2014
Skinnygirl hummus

{I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Skinnygirl. I received a product sample and a promotional item to facilitate my review.} This was my breakfast today. Whole wheat bread with Skinnygirl hummus, organic cheese, and the perfectly ripe avocado. Finger-licking good! For full disclosure, I had two of these — one just wasn’t […]

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Wordless Wednesday With Linky: Williamsburg

October 14, 2014
Williamsburg Inn cake

Colonial Williamsburg I have so many great pictures from my weekend in Colonial Williamsburg, I can’t use them all for my post about that trip, so here are a few extra ones. Benjamin Moore invited us to a super-fancy dinner at the Williamsburg Inn, and this hazelnut ice cream cake was the icing on the […]

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