5 Fall Crafts and Activities For Little Boys

October 24, 2014 By · No Comments

I always see fall crafts or activities geared more towards little girls instead boys or better both. Today we are going to create a few crafts and activities that are geared towards boys but girls could surely do them too. Why do I say that? As a mom to five I know both can because I have 2 girls and 3 boys.  The only problem with making bracelets, necklaces and tutus is not all little boys can wear them and many won’t even attempt it.


1. Trace a Leaf- This is an easy craft but it takes finding a leaf to trace over, which can be tricky if you live in the desert. You only need three things, a leaf, a crayon and a piece of construction paper. Have your child put the leaf under the paper and rub the crayon over the top of the paper.

2. Jumping in a Pile of leaves- If you have a tree in your yard now is the time to have some fun and enlist some worker bees. Have your child go out and rake a pile of leaves and then tell them to run and jump into it. Make sure to have your camera ready because these will be some amazing Fall shots.

3. Nature walk- Go out on a nature walk and look at all that Mother Nature is sharing with you. To add a bit of creativity have your child take a notebook with and either draw, write or collect items for their book that they can remember this trip. If they are older see if they can identify leaves, paw prints, what type of plant something is, etc.

4. Painting rocks- Go out and grab a handful of rocks, some newspaper, paints, a paintbrush and let your child have fun. Lay the newspaper out so they don’t get the paint everywhere and just let them have fun painting their own creations. Do not forget to ask them what they are painting as they are doing it. Be shocked, be amazed, above all encourage them to have fun. While you have the paint out you may want to let them try making a fall tree painting.

5.  Make a dirt road- Boys (AND GIRLS) love to play in the dirt and many love to play with cars and trucks. Take them outside and have them make little roads, if you don’t have dirt (those of us in the desert have a ton of it) take some chalk and let them draw roads to drive on. Just above all let them imagine life, a world in which they create and sit back and watch as they learn to have fun.

What fall activities/crafts does your child do?

Helene in Between Blogtober
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Best Editing Tools for Blogging

October 23, 2014 By · No Comments


This one is a bit harder than most of the other topics because it calls for the best and I’m sure I haven’t found “the best tools for blogging” just yet, however there are a few tools on use every day or every few days so for the sake of this post that is what we will discuss today. Do you have any favorite editing tools or just tools you use to blog with? I’d love to hear about them, I mean I may not even know about them and find out they help me even more.

WordPress: I think having my own domain name meant I had to move from blogger (which sometimes I really miss) over to wordpress. Honestly it seems like what all bloggers do once they finally purchase their own name. I’m not really sure why we just do it.
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My Top 5 Pet Peeves

October 22, 2014 By · 22 Comments


Today’s prompt is to write about my top 5 pet peeves which is not very hard at all. I’m sure we all will have fun with this topic because I don’t know a single person that doesn’t have a pet peeve.

Talking on the cell phone while driving and not paying attention to what you are doing. Seriously there is no reason to have that thing up to your ear and your hand holding it while you are driving. The light turned green and it isn’t getting any greener just drive. Course please stay in your lane, just because you are important enough to get a phone call does not mean you are important enough to swerve over into my lane while driving and then get mad at me. Stay over there I have kids in my car. If your phone is making you do that there are other devices so your hands can stay on the wheel and you can pay attention to the road. You have absolutely no excuse to try to kill my family.

Chewing ice- Ugh the sound goes right through me. Maybe it stems from the time my back tooth actually popped (exploded) and ever since I can’t stand that sound. Yes, chewing ice sounds like a tooth breaking. If you must chew ice I beg you to do it in another room because as nice as I am I just want to hit you.
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My Dream Vacation

October 21, 2014 By · 15 Comments


My dream vacation is to stay in Italy for about two months and just enjoy everything. Maybe some will say I’ve seen too many movies, I really don’t care this is a dream I have. I am not like most people and want to just visit for a weekend or a week, I want to see the area, take it all in and taste it. In a way you can say I want to be like the girl in Under the Tuscan Sun, just rent a home and possibly end up living there. The people look friendly, they live in a slower time and yeah I realize this may not be reality but sometimes you just want to escape reality and live a dream life. Sure I want to visit all the tourist attractions but I want more than just that. I want to eat at a table in the middle of a field with all the town folks, enjoy an early morning breakfast with them as we all enjoy the view of the sun coming up over the horizon.
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My Biggest Fear is

October 20, 2014 By · 41 Comments

Today’s prompt is “My Biggest fear is…” and just like many I have the fear of closed in spaces. So my biggest fear would be to be locked into something that I can’t get out of. This could probably stem back to when I was a little girl and my parents went fishing at a lake and parked the car on the bank. I was sleeping so they left me in there but apparently at some point I woke up and when I did I got the brakes out of gear. All I know is my parents said they heard the blurp, blurp as the bubbles were swallowing up the car as it went into the lake. My dad dove in to save me, thankfully the windows were down so he tried getting me from one side but due to the water coming in I was frantic and tried running back and forth. He eventually got me out but to this day I hate calm water and am afraid of small spaces. What is your biggest fear?

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