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Thanksgiving wreath Orange Fypon

Simple orange view on a Thanksgiving wreath

Thanksgiving wreath or an homage to a delicious orange? Probably both.

Thanksgiving is a day fixated on food, so my interpretation of a modern Thanksgiving wreath may come from my love of citrus fruit.

Mark Jack Theresa at Old Sturbridge Village MyFixitUpLife

Old Sturbridge Village is a perfect destination for a DIY family

We geek-out on anything hand-made, so Old Sturbridge Village was a perfect spot for us to have some family fun.

Color wheel Clark + Kensington laundry sorting

Kid fix! Colors uncoded for easier laundry sorting

Laundry sorting by color doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Here’s an easy solution that’s helped us. We try our best to give our kids the life skills they need to be fully capable grown-ups. Sometimes lightbulbs click-on, sometimes fireworks burst, and other times it’s like there’s a constant breeze on a little flickering candle. Here [...]

monster Valentine's Day treats

Make monster Valentine’s Day treats

Making Valentine’s Day treats for your child’s class can be a fun way to spend an afternoon together.

12 days Christmas Craft Theresa MyFixitUpLife

Christmas Crafts for Kids: Make 12 Days of Christmas Decoration

Christmas crafts for kids are a fun way to spend time together and extend the fun of the holidays. This holiday craft helps extend the day of Christmas into 12 days of fun for our family. And among all of the Christmas crafts for kids we’ve tried, it’s definitely a craft we can do together [...]

Kid landscaping project

Kid Landscaping Project: The Littlest Tree

Most of the time we mow them down. And we don’t even know it. Because Littlest Trees often get their start growing in the lawn, where we never see them or mistake them for weeds. Grass and weeds and kids playing on the lawn hide these little tree forests ready to grow. But every so [...]

Lemonade Stand

Build a Kid’s Lemonade Stand

Lemonade stands are more than just a way to spend a fun afternoon to raise money for a new toy or a cause that you believe in. It’s a fun way to learn some cooking basics, to practice carpentry skills, and to teach your kids about money. This project is beyond the basics for many [...]

Make it Tire Totter - MyFixitUpLife

Make a Tire Totter

What do you get when you combine a recycled car tire, a piece of cedar, some paint and a smiley-face? A Tire Totter of course—and a great project the whole family can take part in. Materials Finding the tire was easy. We got it from our local service station—free. A 2x6x8 length of Western Red [...]

Grocery Store Tip: Saddlebag Sodas

Jack’s Grocery Store Tip: Saddlebag Sodas

I need to help my dad at the grocery store, of course. There’s a lot of important product inspection that I’m in charge of. I sit criss-cross-apple-sauce in the cart (a pre-truck as far as I’m concerned). It’s safer. So when dad gets sodas, I can’t have them in my way, so I told him, [...]

Jack doing sitework

Kid DIY: Crafts, Tools, Safety

We’re big fans of getting kids involved in any hands-on experience. From coloring and crafting to building and fixing, there’s so much more we can learn when we get our fingers moving beyond the keyboard. The earlier kids start getting their hands messy and busy, the easier it is for them to pick up new [...]

Jack on the sidewalk

Kids Play: Yard Art

My big sister Lexi is fun. She’s 11-years old, and mostly cool. One of the best non-lame things about her is that she likes art projects. It’s OK that some of her projects are about dresses and Barbies and stuff—please note: NON-truck projects are kinda lame. But it’s extra fun when her creativity combines with [...]

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