Month: March 2012


Living in Los Angeles and then Austin, I thought moss only grew in faraway, fantastical places like Middle-earth or Canada. I was more than excited to find patches of moss growing right in my back yard here in Indiana. I decided to build some terrariums before it got hotter and the moss dries up. It’s Read More

Raised beds

Andy built me some raised beds for my garden area in the backyard. The plans were pretty easy and it just took Andy a few hours to build them. This is the wood you need for one bed: He didn’t have enough posts for one of the beds so he attached two smaller pieces. These Read More

Mortar and pestle chalk painting

We left some chalk out in the rain so they were perfect for smashing to make paint. You can do it with chalk that has not been left in water but it’s harder to break up. Add water and the chalk color becomes very vibrant. And go to town! Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt

I love holidays and I find it as a great way to get kids to remember months and seasons. Once in a while I post seasonal activities here but once all the activities are done, the holiday has passed and no one wants to read about activities that they have to wait a year to Read More