Fall Crafts For KidsSep. 25th

Fall has arrived! Now you can enjoy some fun crafts with the kids and decorate for the season! We love a good DIY project and we have one that will take you back to your own childhood. We found this craft on Edventures.

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Leaf rubbing is a fun way to bring the bold colors of Fall into your home. Kids love doing this sort of thing and We love it too;) It’s a nice inexpensive way to do a craft and get outside for a bit too. The kids will have fun picking out the perfect leaves for their project.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Feel free to mix and match your papers and drawing supplies in any way you’d like to for the project.  For example, you might use oil pastels with all three types of paper to examine how the leaf print looks different based on the type of paper.  Or you could use all three drawing tools (crayons, oil pastels and colored pencils) on one paper to create a more textured leaf print.

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The last piece to this fun craft is hanging your leaf rubbing for all to see! Yay Fall!

 

Green ThumbApr. 20th

Do your kids love gardening? It’s tough to explain the drought to children, but we found some planet-friendly ways to garden with the kids. Being in Southern California, you have to be outside and take advantage of the good weather. These water-saving tips will let them continue to enjoy planting and caring for a garden. Get out the tools and gloves! We even show you the basic supplies you will need for a fun outdoor project in the dirt.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

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If you prefer to water on your own, make this up-cycled watering jug:
Easy gardening can save your time a lot it is also based on the preference to water on your own then you have to make up cycled watering jug by doing holes in jug. It is an easy way to watering plants and garden.

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Consider your pots, when re-potting. Use glazed terra cotta or plastic pots that aren’t porous.

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Grow what you need and know you will consume.

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Plant accordingly. Place plants that need more water together and separate the plants needing less.(http://www.shtfpreparedness.com/the-complete-companion-planting-guide/)

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Grow for the season. Only grow things that are in season to cut down on wasted water.

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Test for water. Dig in the soil to see if the plants even need more water, before you water.

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Collect the rain. Use pails or buckets to collect rain water to reuse for watering the garden.

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Go native. Plant things that are native to your region and can survive on minimal water. Chances are, if it’s native, it will survive even in a drought. If droughts are common in your region, it is likely that your native plants are used to less water.

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Do your part to save water and still have fun in the garden. Here is a great PDF that can help you find more ways to save water. http://emergencypreparedness.cce.cornell.edu/disasters/Documents/20%20ways%20to%20save%20water.pdf Stay mindful.

Growing GardenMar. 16th

The weather here has us all feeling like it’s summer! Pretty soon, the flowers will blooming and gardens will flourish. Time to start devising a plan for the yard. Most people know us for the hand and foot impressions we do for babies and kids. They make great gifts for the parents and grandparents;) We do much more than that though. Have you ever seen our stepping stones? They are adorable and add so much to your garden or backyard. We can add decorative accents and do them in any color. The kids will love them too! It’s fun to compare their growing hands to the tiny prints in the stones. Our stamping locations and dates are updated for every month and we can do private appointments upon request. Just think of how cute these will be at your home. The perfect keepsake!

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