The Daily B

Storytelling and Misadventures

September 24, 2021

when life hands you lemons…

  Actually, the neighbors handed us lemons. An enormous bagful from the trees in their backyard, along with some tangelos and grapefruit, also from their yard. Gorgeous, right? But what do you do with 50 lemons? You make lemon curd. You can blame Charlie and Lola for this...

September 24, 2021

DIY advent garland

I wasn't going to do an advent calendar this year, but B is at an age where she is quite aware of Christmas...

September 24, 2021

a bowl of thanksgiving

This was a fun craft project that the kids and I worked on together. On Halloween, we missed the crunch of fall leaves beneath our feet, and I decided we should make our own fall leaves. That evolved into our making a Thanksgiving centerpiece out...

September 24, 2021

Halloween candy exchange

Like many of us, I have a love-hate relationship with Halloween candy. I can't resist it, but my body always protests with a rollercoaster of sugar spikes and then complete lethargy that makes me want to crawl into a hole and hibernate for several weeks....

September 24, 2021

fabric letters for the fridge

Miles has been chewing on our plastic fridge magnets, and since they're all secondhand (read: old), I got a tad worried about phthalates and other toxins. So, I had the idea to make him some fabric magnets that he could gnaw on. THEN I thought,...

September 24, 2021

Upcycle old sweaters into pants for the kids

I'm sure you have a few sweaters in your closet that are destined for the donation pile. Did you know you can turn them into pants for your little one? This is one of my favorite fall projects. It's free, and it only takes about 30...