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BambiniWare at Home for Easter 0

Welcome to Easter at what our family affectionately calls, "Grant Central!" This year's theme is "farmhouse chic," and it was truly a collaborative effort, as you'll see. We wanted something light and airy, a little rustic, a little fancy and child-friendly too without overdoing it with pastels and bunnies. We shopped at Pier 1 Imports, Michaels, Home Goods and VillageFest in Palm Springs, CA to achieve this look. If you read my BambiniWare at Home for Christmas post, then you know that while I love beautiful holiday decorations, I don't like spending a lot of money...

Give Your Easter Eggs a Little Sparkle With Sequins 0

If you want to keep your sequin eggs beyond Easter, use plastic eggs that are available at most craft stores. If you'd prefer to use real eggs, you can always blow them out using our handy trick. And instead of using acrylic craft paints to color your hard-boiled eggs, try using natural Easter egg dye to create different hues from ingredients in your kitchen. Sequin eggs are beautiful, but they're also very intricate and can take a fair amount of time to decorate (our eggs took about 20 minutes each), so be sure to plan accordingly. [FIND INSPIRATION: 50+...

5 Wacky April Fools' Day Pranks That Will Delight Your Kids 0

The keys to successfully pulling off these pranks are to plan ahead when the kids are not around and to keep your finished products well-hidden until it's time to use them. And don't forget to keep your camera on deck to capture their expressions once they realize that they've been tricked. Priceless!   1. "Not so Cheery-Os" Frozen cereal, anyone? For this one, you'll need a bowl, milk, and your child's favorite cereal. Pour the milk and cereal into a bowl until it's about halfway full. Then, place the bowl in the freezer overnight. In...

Take This 3D Paper Heart Mobile for a Valentine's Day Spin 0

Since I've been doing everything with my heart-shaped cookie cutters lately except make actual cookies, I decided to add to the list with this super easy 3D paper heart mobile for Valentine's Day.  It's such an adorable addition to our Valentine's Day decorations, and toddler boss loves it, so I'm guessing that it will stay up long after February 14th. Totally fine with me:-)   MATERIALS: Valentine-themed card stock in various colors and/or prints  Heart-shaped cookie cutter Scissors Stapler Scotch tape Kite string (or any other very thin string); about 30 inches STEP 1 Use...

Heart-Shaped Strawberry Jam and Cream Cheese Sandwiches (Toddler Chef-Friendly) 0

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I've been having fun adding a little extra love to toddler boss's lunches lately with these yummy heart-shaped ("sweetheart") sandwiches. We make ours with homemade strawberry jam and cream cheese, but you can make your own sweetheart sandwiches with a variety of options (jam, nut butters, soft cheese, hummus), depending on your little one's preferences. Feel free to get creative as you spread the love!   RECOMMENDED AGES:  12+ months.  Click here to download our easy baby food reference chart to keep track of what foods you can introduce to your baby...