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.

Lemonade Stand - MyFixitUpLife - Kid's Carpenter Workbook

Build the perfect lemonade stand with your kids

Who doesn’t love a lemonade stand on a hot summer day? Lemonade stands are more than just a way to teach your kids about money. Building a lemonade stand is fun way to learn some basics about construction. And if you take the time to build a sturdy Lemonade Stand, you can keep using it [...]

Valentine's Day craft seed paper

Candy and flowers? Valentine’s craft with seed paper

Seed paper is a fun way to share flowers in a Valentine’s card. Even when sharing little Valentine’s with a classroom of children, chocolate is usually received with smiles. Flowers are bit more difficult to pack in a backpack for a school day, so we’re taking a different approach. I found this company called Botanical [...]

Loft bed

How to build a kid’s loft bed

Building a loft bed for my daughter was one of my favorite DIY projects. And it was something she, me and Theresa got to make and enjoy together. She’s 13 now. Things have changed. But I love this project so I’m glad I get to share it with you. I also like that this project—by [...]

Holiday Buckets

12 Days of Buckets: Holiday Craft

Decorating for the holidays can take several different kinds of approaches. It can be traditional, themed, crafty, or whatever approach captures your family’s mojo best. Here is one of my holiday craft ideas. We usually start by digging out the boxes of ornaments and decor that we’ve collected throughout our life together and that we’ve been [...]

Holiday bucket

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 [...]

Ninja pumpkin's in their coffins.

Amazed and Amused Pumpkins by Jack

It’s Halloween and we’re amazed and amused by Jack’s pumpkin creations. Halloween morning… I still haven’t done anything to our pumpkins. We picked them out at a local farm at the start of October. And I had intentions of painting them. So my 6-year-old decided it was time to decorate. He took out a black [...]

Crayon art door MyFixitUpLife

Crayon art: Back-to-school door decoration

We’re celebrating back-to-school with fun crayon art on our front door.
After pinning fun crafty ideas for back-to-school decorations on Pinterest…

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.

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