May Day Baskets | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I have often wished that we could celebrate May Day properly with a May Pole, but every time we have known of a place that was hosting such a celebration, the event was ridiculously crowded. Then May Day became associated with protests and riots in Seattle, so it just started to seem best to stay […]

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How to Make a Shadow Puppet Theater with Printable Puppets | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Shadow Puppet Plays Putting on shadow puppet plays is a great way to encourage children’s storytelling skills. It’s also a great indoor activity for rainy afternoons when your child is going stir crazy to play outside. When Sola was younger, we used her play stands to put on shadow puppet shows. Unfortunately, when we moved, […]

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Printable Agree - Disagree Signs | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Town Halls Are the New Thing To Do If you are at all politically active, no matter which party you are in, the new thing to do is to attend town halls while Congress is in recess. Since congress is currently in recess, I made some agree – disagree signs that you can use at […]

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The Ten Essentials for Hiking with Your Dog | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RememberBeyond #CollectiveBias Hiking Hiking is a great way to get fresh air and exercise, while learning all about nature. It’s something we love to do, especially in the spring when we have been cooped up all winter. The one […]

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How to Grow Your Own Easter Basket Grass | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

It’s Real Easter Basket Grass! What could be more fun and Earth friendly than growing your own Easter basket grass?!?! Easter is ten days away, but you still have time to do this fun project with your kids! Supplies: Easter basket Plastic liner, container, or pot that fits inside your Easter basket Potting soil Grass […]

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