One More for the Road — Memory Jars

Here is another fun way to save fun summer memories — create a memory jar.  Use a mason jar, a vase, or anything that would be nice to display.  You can slowly add to it over the summer — keeping items that symbolize fun events, trips and moments.  At the...

A Summer Activity: Adventure Journal

With all 0f this heat in Portland, it feels like summer is already here.  The kids will be out of school soon, and they will suddenly wander around the house asking what you are going to do with them.  Here’s an craft idea that will be special all summer: a...

How to Force Cherry Blossoms

In the spring, I love to bring trimmed tree branches into the house to bloom. I’ve include a few directions for how to force cherry blossoms below.  For Chinese New Year, which was February 8 this year, it’s traditional to force cherry blossoms, so that’s what...