Creative Things

This is my collection of cool creative things for you to peruse – whether art supplies, art, neato little gadgets, design, books, whatever I find and love.

I Like Small Bowls

Bowls hold secret powers. They are the perfect shape. They are functional, simple, yet they can hold so much meaning for us. When I was slinging clay around in college, I felt the need to prove something to myself by…

A Whole World Full of Color

Thank you to Post-it Brand, one of my favorite companies in the world, for sponsoring this post! Quick! Tell me how many pads of Post-it® Notes you have all around your house, hiding in drawers, stuck all over surfaces, reminding you of little…

More Cool Kid Wall Art

I got some more kid wall art for you to regard. Wall art for kids is one of those areas of decorating where I have such a hard time choosing. I’ll fall madly in love with one piece- until I…

Make a Font Out of Your Handwriting, …

One day Christian casually showed me this set of black magnets with white words on them that he had for the drawers of his big metal tool chest. I immediately exploded into a cacophony of questions, and although I was…

25 So Cool Boys Room Ideas

One of my favorite pinboards is my Kids Spaces board. It is a constant source of inspiration, and one of the reasons I am most excited to move into a new house. I cannot WAIT to tackle 2 fresh, new…

The Artful Year • A Book Review

When Jean from The Artful Parent decided it would be permissible for me to take a peek at her book and be a part of the official blog tour to help launch the book, I was super excited. I have been admiring…

7 Creativity Prompts for Kids

Can we all agree that kids are inherently creative little beasts? Yes, I think we can. Because they are, and they’re cute, too. And funny. Kids are funny. Anyway, since I like kids and I like creativity, and I write…

Take a Sketchbook Class With Me!

  Two things I’ve come to realize over the past year are that my obsession with my blog borders on unhealthy, and my parent guilt is annoying. Every minute of every day has me thinking about, tweaking, working on my blog, and…

A Mind Map for You to do …

Have you ever mind-mapped? The more I’m thinking of this term, the more surreal it’s sounding, I’m in one of those moods. So say ‘mind map‘ with me 10 times fast and now let’s get onto mind mapping. What is Mind…

Spotlight: Huzi Mixed Animals

 I love this toy. It’s so funny, and it’s such a simple idea, executed beautifully. How many times do your kids get to play with a toy that’s actually really well made and thought out and DESIGNED instead of slapped…

The Evolving Creative Christmas Table

I looked through my photos a few years ago and realized that this was one of my most favorite memories from that Christmas. In all it wasn’t the best Christmas since half of everyone was sick, but little moments like…

Spotlight: 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids

If you are drowning in Pinterest boards for kids’ activities, you might yearn to have them all in one place. I’m like this for recipes and kid stuff. I love my pin boards, but I equally love having the tactility and simplicity…