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Spring Break Planning

Written on March 12, 2014 at 11:33 pm, by

Planet Comicon Kansas City

Last year we were cooped up all Spring Break, but it was still a blast, mostly because I had the foresight to plan awesome activities ahead of time. So hopefully it’ll work again this year.

Here are some of my plans / ideas for this year:

French Monuments with Eliza’s Class | 7/52 Projects

Written on March 7, 2014 at 9:52 am, by

Post-Impressionist Kid Thumb Print French Monument Corn Hole Toss Project | The Nerd Nest

Every year, each class in Eliza’s school creates an art project that is then sold for auction at the school’s biggest fundraiser for the year. I’m on the team of parents organizing the project this year, and it’s been so fun to have so many people collaborating on a single … Continue

Eliza’s Doctor Who Valentines | 4/52 Projects

Written on February 13, 2014 at 4:31 pm, by


DIY Valentines from Kid Art

Eliza’s gearing for her Valentine’s Day party at school and is so excited to swap valentines with her friends. She really wanted Doctor Who valentines (of course–she’s the coolest 8 year old ever!). There are some cute printable versions online, but we decided that it would be more fun if … Continue

Eliza’s Ornament a Day | Week 1

Written on November 30, 2013 at 11:23 pm, by

Eliza's Ornament a Day | Week 1 #ornamentaday

Eliza and I started our Ornament a Day project a week early this year so you can play along with us if you’d like to! Ornament a Day is just like it sounds: each day in December, Eliza (7) and I make an ornament together. We’ve been doing this since … Continue

I’m at the Holiday Extravaganza!

Written on November 30, 2013 at 12:40 pm, by

Eliza's Ornament A Day | The Nerd Nest

Today Eliza and I are over at rukristin papercrafts’ Holiday Extravaganza sharing a vlog post on Ornament a Day. Our annual Ornament a Day project is one of our favorite things to do together, and you can learn all about why we do it and get our tips on … Continue

Windchime Basket Planter DIY

Written on October 9, 2013 at 9:41 am, by

Windchime Basket Planter DIY | The Nerd Nest

Last weekend, we decided to add a little color and music to our herb garden with a windchime basket planter! This is a project we could all work on as a family, because there are kid friendly aspects to this project (adding beads) and grown-up parts (tying knots). We cranked … Continue

Kid Crafts with Kiwi Crate

Written on October 7, 2013 at 6:00 am, by

Kid Crafts with Kiwi Crate | The Nerd Nest

When Kiwi Crate asked us if we’d like to try out a crate, it was pretty much a dream come true. I mean, Eliza’s two favorite things on the planet are art and science, so saying yes to an awesome service that combines the two into projects is a no-brainer! … Continue

Favorite Things to Make in Autumn

Written on September 24, 2013 at 6:00 am, by

Skull headband

Autumn is officially here and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Fall is my favorite. I love the in season food. I love sweater weather. I love the smell of it. I love the sound of leaves crunching under my feet. But most of all, I love that it … Continue

Butterfly Metamorphosis

Written on September 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm, by

Butterfly Metamorphosis | The Nerds Release a Butterfly

One of our goals for the summer was to order eggs for our Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden kit so Eliza could raise a butterfly from an egg. Turns out, there was no need, because we had plenty of baby caterpillars in our garden to kidnap! They were very attracted … Continue


Written on July 5, 2013 at 10:36 am, by







Yesterday Jake told you how to photograph light graffiti and today I thought I’d share the photos we took last night. In our heads, we pictured fun photos with sparklers spelling things out and drawing shapes. What we failed to think of: night doesn’t fall until WAY after the kids’ … Continue

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