• screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-4-45-02-pm Discover: 10 Creative Websites for Modern Mini-Makers

    The temperature is (slowwww-ly) dropping, the days are getting shorter, and everything seems to be a reminder that winter is coming (full disclosure: I don’t even watch Game of Thrones).  So in preparation for the indoor season, we thought we would share a quick list of of our favorite websites for kids who like to create. […]

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  • barley and birch - 2016 - The Best Y Halloween Costumes for the Whole Family Discover: 30 Quick Homemade Costumes You and Your Kids will Love!

    October has arrived and its almost time to costume up the kids and get out for trick-or-treating! But, it doesn’t have to take tons of time, supplies, a sewing machine or expensive shopping trips to have the best costumes on the block. We scoured the webs to find 30 of our favorite easy, inexpensive or upcycled DIY costume ideas for […]

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  • barley and birch - 2016 - peach - applesauce - 5 Make: Peach Applesauce

    Fall is finally here, and it feels like such a gift after the hot summer we’ve had. I’ve been so excited to ring in my favorite season, that I had to rush out to the local farm stand last weekend to grab some early apples for applesauce. It turns out, the heat has been hard on our early apple crop this […]

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  • 10-minute kid+parent DIY bud vase Make: 10-Minute DIY Kid-Safe Stem Vases

    Ah, August! With the kids already back in school and the summer-like days waning, it has us all longing to gather up and surround ourselves with every last bit of the season. Our wood block stem vases were born out of the desire to bring the last of summer inside, while using up some bits & pieces of […]

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  • best lavender lemonade recipe via barley & birch Make: Lavender Lemonade

    Is there anything more refreshing than lemonade on a hot day? Yes – lavender lemonade – and we’re sharing our secret family recipe! I have surprised so many friends with this, and as a small party gift or picnic addition, it always gets the BEST response. It is also the perfect compliment to an afternoon tea […]

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  • healthy kitchen-sink summer quinoa salad recipe via barley & birch Make: Quinoa Kitchen Sink Salad

      Looking for a super healthy, filling, quick and EASY salad for a weeknight dinner or fast lunch? This is one of my absolute favorite summer meals. It fills you up, but isn’t heavy, you can make the quinoa ahead of time and just toss everything in a big bowl, and it uses up all […]

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