Cereal Bird Feeder

May 2015 Raising Arizona Kids

Throwing bread to the ducks, the classic peanut butter on a pinecone rolled in seed, that bright red juice the hummingbirds like — there are lots of ways to feed birds, but none are as mess-free and straight forward as this cereal bird feeder.

No mess bird feeder made from Cheerios -- no mess and the kids would love it. via @PagingSupermom

We shared how to make this clever bird feed in this month’s issue of Raising Arizona Kids magazine. All you need is a bowl full of Cheerios and pipe cleaners to whip this up.

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Ideas to Dress Up Your Bulletin Board

Tulip Craft Room 14

We’ve been working on a fun Craft Room Command Center for a parternship with Tulip Paint, but we couldn’t help sharing a little sneak peek. Be sure to stay tuned for all the details and the big reveal.

Love this DIY Polka Dot Bulletin Board + Cute Inspiration Print #freepritnable via @PaigngSupermom

Want to make these adorable Yarn-covered Push Pins! Tutorial @PagingSupermom

Today we’re sharing a little tutorial for these adorable Yarn-Covered Push Pins. This project is one of those that we stumbled into by accident. As we were gathering things to display on our bulletin board (which I’m sure will very quickly become cluttered with various project inspiration), we were trying to stick with items that were coral, black and white. We couldn’t find push pins in that perfect coral color, but we did have yarn.

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Books Alive: Little Bunny Follows

Homemade Dill Pickles Recipe

We are joined today by Bonnie of A Golden Afternoon who has a delightful contribution to our Books Alive Summer Reading series.

Do you remember scratch and sniff books? I don’t know how those ever went out of style. What’s better than opening a book and experiencing a deeper part of the story through scent. My very favorite book growing up was Little Bunny Follows His Nose. It’s about a bunny who leaves home to see what’s out in the world. Pine trees, peaches, strawberry jam, and dill pickle scents leap off the page as the bunny meets new friends and learns what delightful scents he finds when he “follows his nose.” Hearing the story and being able to experience what the little rabbit was seeing and smelling was the coolest gift to a little kid.

Easy Dill Pickles Recipe inspired by Little Bunny Follows His Nose #BooksAlive via @PagingSupermom

When I came home from the hospital after having my first baby, my Mom gave me a new copy of the book, and I’ve been reading it to all three of my kids since. Now, my oldest is reading it too! Books are such a gift, aren’t they? Your little ones will love burying their noses in the pages of Little Bunny Follows His Nose and sniffing their way through his adventures.

Easy Dill Pickles Recipe inspired by Little Bunny Follows His Nose #BooksAlive via @PagingSupermom

To bring the pages of this story even closer for my kids to experience, we brought one of the scratch and sniff scents to life. I loved the part of the story most where the bunny smells dill pickles being made in the kitchen of a new friend. Dill and garlic hitting a hot canning jar is still one of my very favorite smells.

How to Make Dill Pickles - Super Easy Recipe via @PagingSupermom

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Books Alive: Tea Rex

Tea Rex Free Printable Tea Party Invitation 1

We feel so lucky to have our amazing friend Sara from Confetti Sunshine here to share a book as part of our Summer Reading Series.

Hi! I am so excited to be here with you today! I love hosting and creating parties as well as celebrating any chance I get. I, also, have three little daughters, so most of our books seem to be about little girls and parties. Go figure.

Tea Rex Fun Book Idea via @PagingSupermom

One of our most recent reads is called Tea Rex by Molly Idle. It is an adorable book about a little girl who invites a Tyrannosaurus Rex over for tea. Most of the book is about the craziness that ensues and the little girl trying to be a gracious host. It is a great book for kids and parents alike.

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