Patriotic Tin Can Planter Craft

Patriotic Tin Can Planter Craft

Our hands are stained red and blue from all the painting crafts we've enjoyed lately! The kids love all the paper and glue and cutting, but my favorite has been our Patriotic Tin Can Planter craft, because I get to put flowers in it! Creating a tin can planter with a five-year-old and three-year-old got… Read More ->

10 Things to Do on Block Island

things to do on block island

Hard to believe, but hubby and I just celebrated ten years of marriage last Thursday! TEN! We wanted to celebrate a little, without being away from the kids for too long. Block Island is just about 2 hours (by car, then ferry) from us, so it made for a perfect weekend couples' retreat! We both felt… Read More ->

create a vacation souvenir with bookmaking kit

We interrupt our grown-up writing workshop posts for this very special my-kid's-an-author celebration! We just got our son's bookmaking kit back from Lulu Jr. with his very own published book inside! Holding a hardcover picture book illustrated and written by himself in hand - what an incredibly special day! So, it all began when I stumbled… Read More ->

Summer Bucket List

Everyone's into making bucket lists these days. And as I'm a list-lovin' writer, I'm jumping right in! Originally posted in 2013 but with updates in red for 2015! Where applicable, I'm providing Connecticut area links (to blog posts or websites) to give you more information! All the ideas are free or low cost (sometimes with… Read More ->